World Languages and Cultures | College Catalog

Majors

French
Spanish

Minors

French
German
Spanish

Concentrations

French Cultural Studies
German Studies
Hispanic Cultural Studies
Iberian Studies
Latin American Studies
World Languages: French or Spanish

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers a proficiency‑oriented program, which is designed for students who want to increase their language skills and expand their knowledge of the culture and literature from the various areas where the language is spoken. We offer a major and a minor in French and Spanish, as well as a minor in German through study abroad. Our majors study a core of courses designed to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing along with cultural sensitivity and knowledge. Students supplement the core with courses best suited to their future plans.

A French or Spanish major is an excellent basis for graduate study in many fields, and there is also currently a strong demand for world language teachers. In addition, many of our majors and minors study a world language as a type of “value‑added” component to their studies in another field. As a result, alumni of Bridgewater’s world languages and cultures program are using their language skills in business, social work, government service, medicine and education. The study of a world language not only enriches a student’s liberal arts education through the understanding and appreciation of another culture and language, but also provides a practical skill for employment in the global community.

World Languages and Cultures Major

A major in French or Spanish consists of a minimum of 30–36 credit hours, depending on placement. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken in courses numbered 300 or above, and a semester in a study abroad program (see page 32 for a description of the program) or equivalent, usually in the student’s junior year, is strongly recommended.

French Major

Requires the bachelor of arts degree. All majors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test, or complete FREN 201-202 in order to begin the 30 hours of advanced work required in the major. Twenty-four hours of advanced work must be taken on campus. The remaining 6 credits may include study abroad courses. Consists of 30-36 hours, depending on placement: FREN 201 and FREN 202 or placement at the advanced level.

Both of the following:

Study and analysis of advanced grammatical structures translation exercises and composition work. Prerequisites FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Analysis of structure and style exercises in composition special attention to idiomatic use of language practical experience in writing poetry prose and drama in French. Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

One of the following:

Expansion of listening and speaking skills. A study of French phonetics to improve pronunciation skills. Emphasis on development of oral communication skills sufficient to discuss complex issues and express abstract ideas. Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3
 
-or-
Reinforces more advanced syntactical structures of the language. Further develops these and vocabulary through expository persuasive argumentative and debate style speaking. Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

One of the following:

Introduction to French culture and its Revolution. Emphasis is on the intellectual artistic political social economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor General Education World Cultures

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Introduction to French culture and its historical development after the Fall of the Ancient Regime and a study of modern-day France including geography and consideration of intellectual artistic political social economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor General Education World Cultures

Unit(s): 3

One of the following:

Representative French authors from the Middle Ages through the 18th-century including social and historical background. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Representative French authors from the 19th and 20th centuries. Social and historical background is included. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

One of the following:

Writings of representative Francophone authors (African Caribbean Quebecois) primarily of short stories poetry and plays. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Study of French and American Films and fiction to explore competing narratives and representations that have shaped perceptions of Viet nam in France and the United States. Special attention given to literature cinema and art by overseas Vietnamese in France and in the Unuited States. Readings and documentaries provide historical background and critical orientation to discuss how art reflects and influences society. Taught in English. Credit available for French majors and minors upon completion of a French language component. Prerequisite PDP 150 or 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Travel course requiring immersion homestay and language courses. Covers themes of Francophone Caribbean societies and cultures within their social and political contexts. Includes excursions to several different islands to gain a greater awareness of the varied societies within these regional contexts. General Education Global Diversity 2014 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 3800

Unit(s): 3

And 6 credits of electives from FREN courses numbered 300 or above; plus 6 additional credits from study abroad or other French-language experience at the advanced level.

French Minor

All minors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test or complete French 201-202 in order to begin the 21 hours of advanced work required. The French minor consists of 21-27 credit hours depending on placement and consists of:

Both of the following:

Study and analysis of advanced grammatical structures translation exercises and composition work. Prerequisites FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Analysis of structure and style exercises in composition special attention to idiomatic use of language practical experience in writing poetry prose and drama in French. Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3
 

One of the following:

Expansion of listening and speaking skills. A study of French phonetics to improve pronunciation skills. Emphasis on development of oral communication skills sufficient to discuss complex issues and express abstract ideas. Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Reinforces more advanced syntactical structures of the language. Further develops these and vocabulary through expository persuasive argumentative and debate style speaking. Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3
 

One of the following:

Introduction to French culture and its Revolution. Emphasis is on the intellectual artistic political social economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor General Education World Cultures

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Introduction to French culture and its historical development after the Fall of the Ancient Regime and a study of modern-day France including geography and consideration of intellectual artistic political social economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor General Education World Cultures

Unit(s): 3
 

One of the following:

Representative French authors from the Middle Ages through the 18th-century including social and historical background. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Representative French authors from the 19th and 20th centuries. Social and historical background is included. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

And 6 credits in electives from FREN courses numbered 300 or above.

German Minor

All minors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test or complete German 201–202 in order to begin the 18 hours of advanced work required. The German minor consists of 18–24 credit hours depending on placement. Eighteen credit hours numbered 300 or above are chosen in consultation with the German minor advisor. Coursework is normally done in Germany, as part of the study abroad program, but some advanced coursework also may be transferred from their colleges or universities with the approval of the vice president and dean for academic affairs.

Spanish Major

Requires the bachelor of arts degree. All majors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test, or complete SPAN 201-202 in order to begin the 30 hours of advanced work required. Twenty-four hours of advanced work must be taken on campus. The remaining 6 credits may include study abroad courses. Consists of 30-36 hours, depending on placement: SPAN 201 and SPAN 202 or placement at the advanced level.

Both of the following:

An advanced study of the most important grammatical structures of Spanish and extensive practice of these structures in the context of the skill areas of listening speaking reading writing and cultural competency. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

-and-
Provides the tools to develop and enhance students writing skills. Focuses on the skills involved in writing in a second language. Through a variety of writing techniques and reading material such as newspaper and magazine articles essays among others students broaden their vocabulary and learn how to write creatively and critically. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Prerequisites SPAN 202 or permission of the instructor

Unit(s): 3
 

One of the following:

Develops and improves oral and listening skills broadens vocabulary and strengthens grammar. Engages students in functional daily conversations and expression of opinions on culture and current issues. Includes writing component related topics in the readings. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of the instructor

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Reinforces more advanced syntactical structures of the language. Further develops these and vocabulary through expository persuasive argumentative and debate style speaking. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Both of the following:

The historical development of Spain including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

The historical development of Spanish-speaking and Latin America including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

One of the following:

Representative authors works and literary movement of Spain including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350 and SPAN-202 General Education literature

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Representative authors works and literary movements of Latin America including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3
 

And 6 credits of electives from SPAN courses numbered 300 or above; plus 6 additional credits from study abroad or other Spanish--language experience at the advanced level.

Spanish Minor

All minors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test or complete SPAN 201-202 in order to begin the 21 hours of advanced work required. The Spanish minor consists of 21-27 credit hours depending on placement and consists of:

Both of the following:

An advanced study of the most important grammatical structures of Spanish and extensive practice of these structures in the context of the skill areas of listening speaking reading writing and cultural competency. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Provides the tools to develop and enhance students writing skills. Focuses on the skills involved in writing in a second language. Through a variety of writing techniques and reading material such as newspaper and magazine articles essays among others students broaden their vocabulary and learn how to write creatively and critically. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Prerequisites SPAN 202 or permission of the instructor

Unit(s): 3
 

One of the following:

Develops and improves oral and listening skills broadens vocabulary and strengthens grammar. Engages students in functional daily conversations and expression of opinions on culture and current issues. Includes writing component related topics in the readings. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of the instructor

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Reinforces more advanced syntactical structures of the language. Further develops these and vocabulary through expository persuasive argumentative and debate style speaking. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3
 

One of the following:

The historical development of Spain including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

-or-
The historical development of Spanish-speaking and Latin America including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

One of the following:

Representative authors works and literary movement of Spain including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350 and SPAN-202 General Education literature

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Representative authors works and literary movements of Latin America including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

And 6 credits in electives from SPAN courses numbered 300 or above.

French Cultural Studies Concentration

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

Choose one course from the following:

Study of French and American Films and fiction to explore competing narratives and representations that have shaped perceptions of Viet nam in France and the United States. Special attention given to literature cinema and art by overseas Vietnamese in France and in the Unuited States. Readings and documentaries provide historical background and critical orientation to discuss how art reflects and influences society. Taught in English. Credit available for French majors and minors upon completion of a French language component. Prerequisite PDP 150 or 350 General Education Global Dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Focuses on the varied cultures and regions of France. Travel begins in Paris and continues to other historically and culturally significant regions of the country. Includes visits to nearby Francophone regions.

Unit(s): 3

FREN/
This interdisciplinary travel course (World Languages and CulturesHistory) examines the history and diverse cultural memory of the First and Second World Wars in Britain France and Belgium. While gaining firsthand experience of contemporary culture and society in theses western European nations the class will focus on specific sites of memory and history of these conflicts including London Paris Normandy the Somme Verdun and southern Belgium. Studying both literature and historical documents students will gain an intimate knowledge of the landscapes experiences and legacies of the world wars within the discreet cultural contexts of Britain France and Belgium. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General Education world cultures 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 3300

Unit(s): 3

A survey of French thought drawing together the evolution of French culture through study of representative philosophers and theologians. Taught in English. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110

Unit(s): 3

Choose one:

Introduction to French culture and its Revolution. Emphasis is on the intellectual artistic political social economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor General Education World Cultures

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Introduction to French culture and its historical development after the Fall of the Ancient Regime and a study of modern-day France including geography and consideration of intellectual artistic political social economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor General Education World Cultures

Unit(s): 3

Choose one:

Study of specific topics related to the French language culture and civilization. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Study of specific topics related to Fine Arts including theatre visual arts cinema and music. The course considers the development of the idea of being modern and living a modern life springing from Baudelaires essay of art criticism The Painter of Modern Life (Le peintre de la vie moderne). This course may count toward a French majorminorconcentration with completion of appropriate requirements to be determined by the instructor. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Choose a relevant, advisor approved course in Cultural Studies, or an additional French Literature, Culture elective or May Term course. Course choices may include FREN 305 Paris and the Provinces; FREN 307 Cultural Memory of the World Wars: Britain, France and Belgium; FREN 308 Francophone Cultural Studies; HIST 385 Topics in French History; COMM 334 Intercultural Communications; SOC 301 Classical Social Theory; and SOC 302W Contemporary Social Theory.

German Studies Concentration

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

This course provides a broad introduction to German history and culture and to the field of German Studies. Taught in English it is an ideal course for students considering a minor in German a concentration in German Studies or for those with a general interest in history and culture of German-speaking countries. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 FILA world cultures and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Arts & Literature (choose one):

An overview of the history of art from the Renaissance to the present. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended for other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Corequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Critical study of the visual arts of the last 100 years with emphasis on understanding the implications of the concepts we know as modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 ENG 110 General Education fine arts & music Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Study of the modernist movement in American English and world literatures with emphasis on fiction poetry and drama written in the first half of the 20th century before World War II. Writers studied may include Hemingway Faulkner Yeats T.S. Eliot Woolf Pound Conrad Camus Sartre Joyce Kafka and Mann. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

GER/
Study of German-language fiction non-fiction drama and poetry. Additionally students will gain knowledge of Germanic political cultural and literary histories. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 General education literature and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

History of Western musical style including Classical and Romantic eras as well as music of the 20th century. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. Prerequisites MUS 110 General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

An examination of the lives and works of American composer George Gershwin and French composer Maurice Ravel. Though the two men had very different musical educations and cultural backgrounds their music shares certain key elements the influence of jazz impressionism neoclassicism and exoticism. This course will explore the songs and orchestral works of both composers as well as the cross-cultural interest between French and American composers in the 1920s and 30s.

Unit(s): 2
(depending on composer)
Survey of post-Restoration theatrical culture history and production forms. Though it is a continuation of the World Theatre History I the student need not have taken the previous course. Students will begin examining theatrical history and expression in Turkey China and Japan and move across the European continent focusing on the rise of European modernity. Students will cover Romantic theatre and opera melodrama and poetic spectacle Realism Naturalism and the independent theatre movement as well as the innovation of early 20th century theatrical practitioners. The approach will be a documentary one. Students will read specific play texts in conjunction with primary evidence textural and pictorial using both to illuminate the creation and history of theatre. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Fine arts & music Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

THEA/
Examination of theatrical literature and forms from the late 19th century well-made plays Realism Expressionism Futurism and Symbolism to Epic theatre and the Theatre of the Absurd. Playwrights such as Henrik Ibsen Bernard Shaw Anton Chekhov Eugene ONeill Bertolt Brecht Samuel Beckett and others will be studied. The goals of this course are for students to gain an understanding of the scope history techniques and influence of Modern Drama. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Theory and Culture (choose one):

Study of German cultures and media by traveling to German-speaking countries such as Germany Austria or Switzerland and other relevant European sites. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures and experiential learning 2016 Interterm Extra Cost 2900

Unit(s): 3

Examines significant ethical theories such as those based upon duty the results of actions virtue the benefit of actions to self and the benefit of actions to others. We will examine primary texts from thinkers such as Aristotle Mill Kant and Nietzsche. Prerequisites PDP 150 or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
ENG-110 General education philosophy and religion and ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Developments in the 20th and 21st century Western philosophy are analyzed using primary texts from both Analytic and Continental traditions. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

The formative period of thought for contemporary Catholic and Protestant Christianity. Thinkers include representative scholastics the Humanists Luther Zwingli and the Anabaptists Calvin and the Catholic Reform expressed in the Councils from Constance to Trent. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Survey of classical and contemporary sociological theory including the works of Karl Marx Emile Durkheim Max Weber George Herbert Mead Erving Goffman Harold Garfunkel and others. Prerequisite SOC 101

Unit(s): 3

Survey of contemporary sociological theory including the works of Erving Goffman Harold Garfinkel The Frankfurt School Bourdieu and others. Prerequisites PDP 150350 ENG 110 and SOC 301 or permission of instructor General education Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Explores cultural differences in business practices. Combines international travel and experiential learning with classroom discussion and reflection to enrich students educational experience. The travel portion of the course provides opportunities for direct communication with business leaders in the selected location facility tours and attending business lectures at local universities. Travel destinations include Europe South America Japan and China. On campus students actively reflect on cross-cultural similarities and differences in the conduct of business cross-cultural business issues and ways to become more sensitive to the complexities relationships and dialogues among different cultures. May be taken more than once provided a different location is selected each time. Prerequisites ENG 110 and permission of instructor Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

This course examines the historical similarities and differences between American media and European media. The course will involve approximately a week of classes on the Bridgewater campus prior to traveling to several locations throughout Europe. Three major themes will be explored 1) the use of persuasion and propaganda techniques employed during World War II and the Cold War 2) the development of the European television and film industry (prior to WWII and after it) and 3) issues of media conglomeration globalization and the influence of the American film and television industry on Europe. Cities that may be toured include London Munich Prague Berlin and Paris. (The exact cities to be visited will change each year based on availability of speakers film festivals and museum special exhibits.) Additional costs associated with travel. 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 2900 Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3
(pending travel location)
Study of contemporary topics and world issues related to the cultures of the German-speaking world. Explores political social and economic structures through literature film the visual arts andor music. Taught in English. Credit available for German minors upon completion of a German language component. Prerequisite
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA general education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3


History & Global Connections (choose one):
Theory of international economic interrelationships including trade finance and monetary policies and institutions. Prerequisite ECON 200 or 210 General education 2014 global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

This course is an examination of Holocaust remembrance as it takes shape in monuments memorials and museums. Students critically engage with conceptions conversations and controversies around memory at the intersection of Holocaust genocide studies public history and museum studies. Students will use documents images and scholarship to explore sites in Germany Poland Israel and the United States. Students will also travel to monuments memorials and museums. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA world cultures 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 150

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe industrialization the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought the new Imperialism the World Wars and the Holocaust rise and fall of communism and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history from the discovery of the New World to the eve of the French Revolution. Major topics include Europeans interactions with peoples and cultures outside Europe the Reformation the development of both limited and absolutist governments the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

This course is a survey and examination of modern German history and its empires from 1871 until the present. Explores major issues and broader dynamics tied to Imperial Germany Weimar Germany Nazi Germany and a divided post-WWII Germany as well as current conversations. Discusses more specific dynamics including the German colonial empire WWI WWII and the Holocaust and the East German dictatorship.

Unit(s): 3

Hispanic Cultural Studies Concentration

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

The historical development of Spain including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

The historical development of Spanish-speaking and Latin America including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Study of specific topics related to the Hispanic language culture and civilization. Recent topics include Hispanic Cinema. Hispanics in the U.S. Regional Studies etc. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Choose a relevant, advisor approved course in Cultural Studies, or an additional Spanish Literature, Culture elective, or Interterm travel course/study abroad course. Course choices may include SPAN 305 Culture of Costa Rica; SPAN 306 Culture of Mexico; SPAN 307 Cuban Life & Culture; SPAN 308X Spanish Life & Culture; COMM 334 Intercultural Communications; or SOC 335 Immigrants of the Shenandoah Valley.

Latin American Studies Concentration

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

The historical development of Spanish-speaking and Latin America including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Representative authors works and literary movements of Latin America including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Choose one course from the following:
SPAN-403 (pending topic)

Study of specific topics related to the Hispanic language culture and civilization. Recent topics include Hispanic Cinema. Hispanics in the U.S. Regional Studies etc. May be taken more than once provided different topics are covered. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3
(pending topic)
Travel course requiring immersion homestay and language courses in the capital city. Covers themes of Central American life and cultures. Includes excursions out of the city to gain a greater awareness of the whole society within the regional context. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350 General Education World Cultures Estimated Extra Cost 2015 Interterm 3000

Unit(s): 3

Travel course designed as a total immersion cultural experience. Classes in language conversation and culture taken at a Mexican university in Cuernavaca. Students live with families. Includes weekend excursions and visits to museums. Taught in Spanish. Estimated Extra Cost

Unit(s): 3

Travel course to Cuba. The first two weeks will be spent in Havana with daily language and culture classes excursions around the city to museums musical events and other relevant cultural activities. Students will stay with a host family in pairs. Week three will be spent traveling around the island to see and study Caribbean architecture and colonial heritage. Prerequisites PDP-150 or PDP-350 General Education global dynamics Estimated Extra Cost 2016 Interterm 3500

Unit(s): 3

Study Abroad in Latin America course

Choose one course from the following:
Latin American Studies course (advisor approved)
Additional Spanish Literature or Culture course

Comparative analysis of contemporary Latin American politics and governments. Considers political and economic themes noting especially the challenges of democracy development and inequality. Examines the regions relationship with the rest of the world including the United States. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

A socio-economic history of the world since 1500 that emphasizes the origins of the global economy its expansion with industrialization and European colonization and its transformation after the era of the World Wars. Major themes include the evolution of economic paradigms products and production methods that shaped the modern world and the impacts of economic changes for ordinary people. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education history

Unit(s): 3

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Examines the rise and fall of an Atlantic World system that tied Europe Africa and the Americas into a web of cultural political and economic interdependence. Major themes include different models of New World exploration colonization by European colonial powers missionary activities and religious migrations the ramifications of New World slavery encounters and conflicts between native and colonial peoples and the development of nation states in the Western Hemisphere. Corequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
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An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education history

Unit(s): 3

Dilemmas tensions and theoretical and policy issues related to the position of Third World countries in the modern world. Questions of urbanization industrialization modernization westernization and distribution of economic resources are discussed. Various theories of development and underdevelopment are critically examined. Prerequisite PDP-150 or PDP-350 and SOC 101 and major in one of the social sciences or permission of the instructor General education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

Iberian Studies Concentration

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

The historical development of Spain including consideration of geography as well as political social economic intellectual and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite SPAN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Representative authors works and literary movement of Spain including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Continued strengthening of core skills with a practical approach. Emphasis given to augment professional competency in the language through career focused vocabulary and grammatical structures in key career fields. Modern cultural and literary texts are included. Prerequisites SPAN 201 or placement

Unit(s): 3
General Education literature

Unit(s): 3

Choose one course from the following:
SPAN-403 (Pending Approval)

This course will examine the historical relationship between Spain and Africa as portrayed in literature film and cultural studies. We will specifically examine the Muslim conquest of Spain and the subsequent Spanish reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula and the history of the Hispano-African territories of Morocco Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea and also the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla and the Canary Islands. We will read about and study topics such as the AfricanMuslim heritage of Spain EuropeSpanish exploration and colonization of Africa the independence of the colonies postcolonial realities and contemporary issues such as globalization and immigration. We will also research and discuss the topics of race culture language religion and national identity. We will read fiction and nonfiction texts as well as view films and documentaries that discuss these issues. Our readings will primarily be in Spanish but may include academic or theoretical works in English. Class will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite PDP 150350 and SPAN 202

Unit(s): 3

Travel course exploring the visual arts and culture of Spain. General Education Europe FILA world cultures(effective 2016-17) Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 3876

Unit(s): 3

This course is an introduction to the life culture and history of Spain. Through homestays with families daily language classes and various excursions students will be immersed in the life and culture of Spain to experience firsthand the Spanish lifestyle through its art food music marketplaces historical landmarks and landscapes. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures and experiential learning Estimated Extra Cost 3700

Unit(s): 3

This course examines the historical similarities and differences between American media and European media. The course will involve approximately a week of classes on the Bridgewater campus prior to traveling to several locations throughout Europe. Three major themes will be explored 1) the use of persuasion and propaganda techniques employed during World War II and the Cold War 2) the development of the European television and film industry (prior to WWII and after it) and 3) issues of media conglomeration globalization and the influence of the American film and television industry on Europe. Cities that may be toured include London Munich Prague Berlin and Paris. (The exact cities to be visited will change each year based on availability of speakers film festivals and museum special exhibits.) Additional costs associated with travel. 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 2900 Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

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Study Abroad in Spain course

Choose one course from the following:
European Studies course (advisor approved)
Additional Spanish Literature or Culture course

Surveys developments in European history from the discovery of the New World to the eve of the French Revolution. Major topics include Europeans interactions with peoples and cultures outside Europe the Reformation the development of both limited and absolutist governments the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe industrialization the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought the new Imperialism the World Wars and the Holocaust rise and fall of communism and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

A study of major themes questions events and problems in European history chosen by the instructor. The course will include the examination of primary documents andor artifacts and explore the implications of the theme on the cultures economics and social systems of the region. Examples include the Greeks and the Romans the Crusades the Renaissance the Protestant Reformation and others. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures

Unit(s): 3

Examines the rise and fall of an Atlantic World system that tied Europe Africa and the Americas into a web of cultural political and economic interdependence. Major themes include different models of New World exploration colonization by European colonial powers missionary activities and religious migrations the ramifications of New World slavery encounters and conflicts between native and colonial peoples and the development of nation states in the Western Hemisphere. Corequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education history

Unit(s): 3

World Languages: French or Spanish Concentration

Consists of 12 credit hours from the courses listed below (Grammar, Writing and Conversation) in a language that is not the same as current major or minor.
SPAN/

Continued strengthening of the core skills with a practical approach. Emphasis given to augment professional competency in the language through career focused vocabulary and grammatical structures in key career fields. Modern cultural and literary texts are included. Prerequisite FREN 201 or placement

Unit(s): 3
or placement
SPAN/
Study and analysis of advanced grammatical structures translation exercises and composition work. Prerequisites FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

SPAN/
Analysis of structure and style exercises in composition special attention to idiomatic use of language practical experience in writing poetry prose and drama in French. Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

SPAN/
Reinforces more advanced syntactical structures of the language. Further develops these and vocabulary through expository persuasive argumentative and debate style speaking. Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

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SPAN/
Provides a practical opportunity to enhance students oral and aural skills. Focus may include the discussion of practical topics related to careers such as medical business journalism etc. Prerequisites FREN 202 or permission of the instructor

Unit(s): 3

General Education

The College’s general education requirement of courses in world cultures through language can be met by completing one course in world language at the 102, 201 or 202 level (3 credits). A placement credit for 202 in a world language course will exempt a student from this requirement.