Minors & Immersions

ASL

ASL Minor

Faculty Minor advisor:

Sandra Bradley
American Sign Language (ASL) Minor Advisor
LBJ-3616
spbnss@rit.edu

J. Matt Searls
Deaf Cultural Studies (DCS) Minor Advisor
LBJ-1259
jmsdhd@rit.edu

Overview:

The ASL-DCS minor prepares students in the multi-disciplinary study of American Sign Language and Deaf Cultural Studies. The minor is open to Deaf and Hearing students enrolled in bachelors degree programs. Students enrolled in the ASL-English Interpreting major, however, must follow Option #2 as described below to satisfy the language requirement. This minor requires students to achieve a minimal level of competence in American Sign Language (MLAS-202 or equivalent skills) and complete at least one course in Deaf Cultural Studies. The minor is very flexible, and allows students to satisfy requirements in a variety of ways. Specifically, students may pursue the minor with an emphasis in ASL by completing four language courses and one Deaf Cultural Studies course, or they may pursue the minor with an emphasis in Deaf Cultural Studies by completing one language course and four Deaf Cultural Studies courses.  Alternatively, students may pursue the minor by completing any combination of courses satisfying the requirements stated below:

To complete the minor, a student takes fifteen semester credit hours (sch) distributed over five courses as follows:

Prerequisite:

Language course(s): One or two courses in American Sign Language are required, depending on the student’s proficiency in ASL

Option 1:  Students who are not proficient in ASL must complete the following two courses (or demonstrate equivalent skills) (8 sch)

MLAS-201 Beginning American Sign Language I

MLAS-202 Beginning American Sign Language II

Option 2:  Students who are proficient in ASL must complete one of the following courses (3 sch)

MLAS-351 Linguistics of American Sign Language, or

MLAS-352 American Sign Language Literature

Courses:

Elective courses: three or four courses from the following lists are required (9 or 12 sch), depending on the student’s proficiency in ASL.  At least one course must be a Deaf Cultural Studies elective.  

  • Students who want to focus their studies on ASL should choose two or three language courses and one DCS course
  • Students who want to emphasize Deaf Cultural Studies should choose three or four DCS courses depending on their proficiency in ASL
  • Students who prefer a balance of ASL and DCS courses may freely distribute their electives across ASL and DCS in a manner consistent with their ASL proficiency and course prerequisites. 

American Sign Language courses

MLAS-301 Intermediate American Sign Language I

MLAS-302 Intermediate American Sign Language II

MLAS-351 Linguistics Of American Sign Language

MLAS-352 American Sign Language Literature

MLAS-401 Advanced American Sign Language I

MLAS-402 Advanced American Sign Language II

Deaf Cultural Studies courses

ENGL-417 Deaf Literature   

FNRT-440 Deaf Art & Cinema

HIST-230 American Deaf History   

HIST-231 Deaf People in Global Perspective

HIST-330 Deaf People and Technology   

HIST-333 Diversity in the Deaf Community

HIST-334 Oppression in the Lives of Deaf People   

HIST-335 Women and the Deaf Community

SOCI-240 Deaf Culture in America    


ASL Immersion

Faculty Immersion advisors:

Sandra Bradley
American Sign Language (ASL) Minor Advisor
LBJ-3616
spbnss@rit.edu

J. Matt Searls
Deaf Cultural Studies (DCS) Minor Advisor
LBJ-1259
jmsdhd@rit.edu

Overview:

The American Sign Language and Deaf Cultural Studies (ASL-DCS) immersion introduces students to the multi-disciplinary study of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. The immersion is open to Deaf and Hearing students enrolled in bachelors degree programs and can complement majors in fields, such as business, imaging arts and sciences, health sciences, policy studies, professional and technical communication, psychology, and numerous scientific and technical fields.

The immersion introduces students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature) of the Deaf Community. For example, a student who is not fluent in American Sign Language can complete two language courses and one DCS course.  Another example, a Deaf student, who is fluent in ASL, can complete two cultural studies courses and one ASL course. 

Students having little or no knowledge of ASL should enroll in MLAS-201 Beginning ASL I. Students with some ASL proficiency should contact the ASL immersion adviser to set up a placement interview to determine appropriate course placement. MLAS 201 and 202 Beginning ASL I and II are closed to native ASL signers, evening students, and students in the ASL-English Interpreting program; however, these students can take the DCS courses. Students in the ASL-English Interpreting program should confer with their advisor concerning the program-specific restrictions on ASL and DCS courses applied towards the immersion. 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take three of the following courses:

Language Courses

MLAS-201Beginning ASL I

MLAS-202 Beginning ASL II

MLAS-301 Intermediate ASL I

MLAS-302 Intermediate ASL II

MLAS-401 Advanced ASL I

MLAS-402 Advanced ASL II

 

Deaf Cultural Studies Courses

ENGL-417 Deaf Literature

FNRT-440 Deaf Art and Cinema

HIST-230 American Deaf History

HIST-231 Deaf People in Global Perspective

HIST-330 Deaf People and Technology

HIST-333 Diversity in the Deaf Community

HIST-334 Oppression in the Lives of Deaf People

HIST-335 Women and the Deaf Community

MLAS-351 Linguistics of American Sign Language

MLAS-352 American Sign Language Literature

SOCI-240 Deaf Culture in America

Arabic

Arabic Minor

Faculty Minor advisor:

Professor Hiroko Yamashita
G. Eastman Hall 01-3239
hxygsl@rit.edu

Overview:

The Arabic minor prepares students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five language courses fostering linguistic and cultural proficiency. It is not open to fluent native speakers.  Students who have studied Arabic previously in high school, in another college, or who have some other experience in speaking the language, must consult the faculty minor advisor for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad.  

True beginners must start with Beginning Arabic 1. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. This minor is not open to fluent speakers of Arabic.

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take five consecutive language courses

COLA MLAR 201 Beginning Arabic I COLA MLAR 302 Intermediate Arabic II
COLA MLAR 202 Beginning Arabic II COLA MLAR 401 Advanced Arabic I
COLA MLAR 301 Intermediate Arabic I COLA MLAR 402 Advanced Arabic II

*With permission of the faculty minor advisor, under a difficult circumstances, up to two culture courses can be substituted for two of the five sequential language courses required by the minor.  Students are encouraged to take culture courses offered by the Department of Modern Languages. Culture courses from other departments dealing with aspects of culture, society, history, art, and linguistics may also be approved. 

Culture courses appropriate for substitution

COLA ANTH 240  Muslim Youth Cultures
COLA ANTH 365 Islamic Culture/Middle East

Arabic Immersion

Faculty Minor advisor:

Professor Hiroko Yamashita
G. Eastman Hall 01-3239
hxygsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This immersion introduces students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of Arabic-speaking countries. The immersion consists of three language courses or two language courses and one culture course. 
True beginners must start with Beginning Arabic 1.  Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. 
Up to two of the three the requirements for this immersion can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take five consecutive language courses

COLA MLAR 201 Beginning Arabic I COLA MLAR 302 Intermediate Arabic II
COLA MLAR 202 Beginning Arabic II COLA MLAR 401 Advanced Arabic I
COLA MLAR 301 Intermediate Arabic I COLA MLAR 402 Advanced Arabic II

*With permission of the faculty immersion advisor, under difficult circumstances, up to one culture course can be substituted for one of the three sequential language courses.  Students are encouraged to take culture courses offered by the Department of Modern Languages. Culture courses from other departments dealing with aspects of culture, society, history, art, and linguistics may also be approved. 

COLA ANTH 240  Muslim Youth Cultures)
COLA ANTH 365 Islamic Culture/Middle East

Chinese

Chinese Minor

Faculty Minor advisor:

Professor Zhong Chen
G. Eastman Hall 01-3179
zxcgsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This minor provides two full years of modern language and culture instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five courses, either five language courses or a combination of language courses with up to two culture courses. Up to three of the five requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 

True beginners must start with Beginning Chinese 1. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. This minor is not open to fluent speakers of Chinese. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Choose five consecutive language courses

COLA MLCH-201 Beginning Chinese I COLA MLCH-202 Beginning Chinese II
COLA MLCH-301 Intermediate Chinese I COLA MLCH-302 Intermediate Chinese II
COLA MLCH-401 Advanced Chinese I COLA MLCH-402 Advanced Chinese II

Students can take up to two culture courses as part of the Chinese minor. In addition to culture courses listed for the minor, other courses from other departments dealing with aspects of Chinese culture may be approved by the faculty advisor.

COLA ANTH-255    Regional Archaeology*
COLA HIST-261    History of Modern China
COLA HIST-260    History of Pre-modern China
COLA HIST 365    Conflict in Modern East Asia
COLA POLS-350    Politics in East Asia
COLA PHIL-311    East Asian Philosophy

*This course may be taken when the topic focuses on East Asia

 

Chinese Immersion

Faculty Immersion advisors:

Professor Zhong Chen
G. Eastman Hall 01-3179
zxcgsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This immersion introduces students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of Chinese-speaking countries. The immersion consists of three language courses or two language courses and one culture course.
True beginners must start with Beginning Chinese 1.  Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register.
Up to two of the three the requirements for this immersion can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 
 

Courses:

Electives

Choose two or three consecutive language courses

COLA MLCH-201 Beginning Chinese I COLA MLCH-202 Beginning Chinese II
COLA MLCH-301 Intermediate Chinese I COLA MLCH-302 Intermediate Chinese II
COLA MLCH-401 Advanced Chinese I COLA MLCH-402 Advanced Chinese II

One culture course may be used in place of one language course

COLA ANTH-255 Regional Archaeology*

COLA HIST-260 History of Pre-modern China

COLA HIST-261 History of Modern China

COLA HIST-365 Conflict in Modern East Asia

COLA POLS-350 Politics of East Asia

COLA HIST-261 East Asian Philosophy

*This course may be used when the topic focuses on East Asia

French

French Minor

Faculty Minor advisor:

Professor Philippe Chavasse
G. Eastman Hall 01-3233
pxcgsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This minor provides two full years of modern language and culture instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five courses, either five language courses or a combination of language courses with up to two culture courses. Up to three of the five requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 

True beginners must start with Beginning French 1. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. This minor is not open to fluent speakers of French.  
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take five consecutive language courses

COLA MLFR 201 Beginning French I COLA MLFR 302 Intermediate French II
COLA MLFR 202 Beginning French II COLA MLFR 401 Advanced French I
COLA MLFR 301 Intermediate French I COLA MLFR 402 Advanced French II

*With permission of the faculty minor advisor, under a difficult circumstances, up to two culture courses can be substituted for two of the five sequential language courses required by the minor.  Students are encouraged to take culture courses offered by the Department of Modern Languages. Culture courses from other departments dealing with aspects of culture, society, history, art, and linguistics may also be approved.   

Courses available for substitution

COLA MLFR 351 French Films and Hollywood
COLA MLFR 352 The French Heritage in Films
COLA HIST 270 History of Modern France
COLA ARTH 364 Art in Paris
COLA HIST 275 Screening the Trenches: A History of WWI Through Film

French Immersion

Faculty Immersion advisors:

Professor Philippe Chavasse
G. Eastman Hall 01-3233
pxcgsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This immersion introduces students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of French-speaking countries. The immersion consists of three language courses or two language courses and one culture course.

True beginners must start with Beginning French 1.  Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register.

Up to two of the three the requirements for this immersion can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take three consecutive language courses

COLA MLFR 201 Beginning French I COLA MLFR 302 Intermediate French II
COLA MLFR 202 Beginning French II COLA MLFR 401 Advanced French I
COLA MLFR 301 Intermediate French I COLA MLFR 402 Advanced French II

Courses available for substitution

COLA MLFR 351 French Films and Hollywood
COLA MLFR 352 The French Heritage in Films
COLA HIST 270 History of Modern France
COLA HIST 270 His COLA ARTH 364 Art in Paris
COLA HIST 275 Screening the Trenches: A History of WWI Through Film

German

German Minor

Faculty Minor advisor:

Professor Ulrike Stroszeck
G. Eastman Hall 01-3156
uisgsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This minor provides two full years of modern language and culture instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five courses, either five language courses or a combination of language courses with up to two culture courses. Up to three of the five requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 

True beginners must start with Beginning German 1. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. This minor is not open to fluent speakers of German. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take five consecutive language courses

COLA MLGR 201 Beginning German I COLA MLGR302 Intermediate German II
COLA MLGR 202 Beginning German II COLA MLGR302 Intermediate German II
COLA MLGR 202 Beginning German II COLA MLGR 402 Advanced German II

Courses available for substitution

COLA MLGR 351 Modern German Culture through Film
COLA HIST 280 History of Modern Germany
COLA FNRT 211 Era of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven
COLA FNRT 210 Bach, Händel and the Baroque

 

Immersion

Faculty Immersion advisor:

Professor Ulrike Stroszeck
G. Eastman Hall 01-3156
uisgsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This immersion introduces students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of German-speaking countries. The immersion consists of three language courses or two language courses and one culture course. 

True beginners must start with Beginning German 1.  Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. 

Up to two of the three the requirements for this immersion can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take three consecutive language courses

COLA MLGR 201 Beginning German I COLA MLGR302 Intermediate German II
COLA MLGR 202 Beginning German II COLA MLGR302 Intermediate German II
COLA MLGR 202 Beginning German II COLA MLGR 402 Advanced German II

*With permission of the faculty minor advisor, under special circumstances, up to one culture course can be substituted for one of the three sequential language courses required by the immersion.  Students are encouraged to take culture courses offered by the Department of Modern Languages.  Culture courses from other departments dealing with aspects of culture, society, history, art, literature, and linguistics may also be approved.    

Courses available for substitution

COLA MLGR 351 Modern German Culture through Film
COLA HIST 280 History of Modern Germany
COLA FNRT 211 Era of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven
COLA FNRT 210 Bach, Händel and the Baroque

Italian

Italian Minor

Faculty Minor advisor:

Professor Elisabetta D’Amanda
G. Eastman Hall 01-3152
exdgla@rit.edu

Overview:

This minor provides two full years of modern language and culture instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five courses, either five language courses or a combination of language courses with up to two culture courses. Up to three of the five requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 

True beginners must start with Beginning Italian 1. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. This minor is not open to fluent speakers of Italian.
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take five consecutive language courses

COLA MLIT 201 Beginning Italian I COLA MLIT 302 Intermediate Italian II
COLA MLIT 202 Beginning Italian II COLA MLIT 401 Advanced Italian I
COLA MLIT 301 Intermediate Italian I COLA MLIT 402 Advanced Italian II

Courses available for substitution

CIAS ARTH 311 Art and Architecture of Italy: 1250 1400
CIAS ARTH 312 Art and Architecture of Italy: 1600 1750
CIAS ARTH 317 Art and Architecture of Florence and Rome: 15th century
CIAS ARTH 318 Art and Architecture of Florence and Rome: 16th century

 

Italian Immersion

Faculty Immersion advisors:

Professor Elisabetta D’Amanda
G. Eastman Hall 01-3152
exdgla@rit.edu

Overview:

This immersion introduces students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of Italian-speaking countries. The immersion consists of three language courses or two language courses and one culture course. 

True beginners must start with Beginning Italian 1.  Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. 

Up to two of the three the requirements for this immersion can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take three consecutive language courses

COLA MLIT 201 Beginning Italian I COLA MLIT 302 Intermediate Italian II
COLA MLIT 202 Beginning Italian II COLA MLIT 401 Advanced Italian I
COLA MLIT 301 Intermediate Italian I COLA MLIT 402 Advanced Italian II

Courses available for substitution

CIAS ARTH 311 Art and Architecture of Italy: 1250 1400
CIAS ARTH 312 Art and Architecture of Italy: 1600 1750
CIAS ARTH 317 Art and Architecture of Florence and Rome: 15th century
CIAS ARTH 318 Art and Architecture of Florence and Rome: 16th century
 

Japanese

Japanese Minor

Faculty Minor advisor:

Professor Yukiko Maru Leary
G. Eastman Hall 01-3229
yxmgsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This minor provides two full years of modern language and culture instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five courses, either five language courses or a combination of language courses with up to two culture courses. Up to three of the five requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 

True beginners must start with Beginning Japanese 1. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. This minor is not open to fluent speakers of Japanese. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take five consecutive language courses

COLA MLJP 201 Beginning Japanese I COLA MLJP 302 Intermediate Japanese II
COLA MLJP 202 Beginning Japanese II COLA MLJP 401 Advanced Japanese I
COLA MLJP 301 Intermediate Japanese I COLA MLJP 402 Advanced Japanese II

 

Courses available for substitution

COLA MLJP 405 Advanced Speaking in Japanese                           
COLA MLJP 403 Professional Japanese                          
COLA MLJP 404 Japanese Culture in Print                     
COLA MLJP 351 Language in Japanese Society            
COLA MLJP 451 Structure of the Japanese Language                
COLA HIST 450 Modern Japan in History, Fiction and Film
COLA HIST 252 The United States and Japan
COLA HIST 265 History of Modern Japan
COLA POLS 350 Politics in East Asia
COLA ANTH 255 Regional Archeology (When the course focuses on East Asia)
COLA HIST 266 History of Pre modern Japan
COLA HIST 465 The Samurai in Word and Image
COLA PHIL 311 East Asian Philosophy
COLA FRNT 200 Anime

 

Japanese Immersion

Faculty Immersion advisors:

Professor Yukiko Maru Leary
G. Eastman Hall 01-3229
yxmgsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This immersion introduces students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of Japanese-speaking countries. The immersion consists of three language courses or two language courses and one culture course. 

True beginners must start with Beginning Japanese 1.  Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. 

Up to two of the three the requirements for this immersion can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take three consecutive language courses

COLA MLJP 201 Beginning Japanese I COLA MLJP 302 Intermediate Japanese II
COLA MLJP 202 Beginning Japanese II COLA MLJP 401 Advanced Japanese I
COLA MLJP 301 Intermediate Japanese I COLA MLJP 402 Advanced Japanese I

Courses available for substitution

COLA MLJP 405 Advanced Speaking in Japanese                           
COLA MLJP 403 Professional Japanese
COLA MLJP 404 Japanese Culture in Print                     
COLA MLJP 351 Language in Japanese Society            
COLA MLJP 451 Structure of the Japanese Language                
COLA HIST 450 Modern Japan in History, Fiction and Film
COLA HIST 252 The United States and Japan
COLA HIST 265 History of Modern Japan
COLA POLS 350 Politics in East Asia
COLA ANTH 255 Regional Archeology (When the course focuses on East Asia)
COLA HIST 266 History of Pre modern Japan
COLA HIST 465 The Samurai in Word and Image
COLA PHIL 311 East Asian Philosophy
COLA FRNT 200 Anime

Language Science

Language Science Minor

Faculty Minor advisors:

Dr. Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm
Dept. of English
coagla@rit.edu

Dr. Hiroko Yamashita
Dept. of Modern Languages & Cultures
hxygsl@rit.edu

Overview:

The Language Science minor prepares students in the interdisciplinary scientific study and analysis of human language. The minor is directly applicable to students interested in computing and media, human-computer interaction, brain and cognition, language acquisition, human health, interpreting, relevant branches of engineering, and policy studies. Students can complete the minor requirements irrespective of their skills in languages other than English. Some courses in the minor include core linguistic principles, technology of language, psychology of language, and language in culture and society. 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Required core course

ENGL-310 Introduction to Language Science

Foundations course: one course in a foundation area is required
ENGL-371 Language, Dialects, and Identity
ENGL-351 Language Technology
 

Elective courses: any three of these courses are required

A Beginning I modern language course

ENGL-371 Language, Dialects, and Identity

ENGL-351 Language Technology

MLCU-301 Psycholinguistics

ENGL-470 Evolving English Language

ENGL-481 Introduction to Natural Language Processing

ENGL-482 Language and Brain

PHIL-414 Philosophy of Language

PSYC-331 Language and Thought

MLAS-596 Linguistics of American Sign Language

MLJP-351 Languages in Japanese Society

MLJP-451 Structure of the Japanese Language

Special Topic or Independent Study if approved by the steering committee


Language Science Immersion

Faculty Immersion advisors:

Dr. Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm
Dept. of English
coagla@rit.edu

Dr. Hiroko Yamashita
Dept. of Modern Languages & Cultures
hxygsl@rit.edu

Overview:

The language science immersion prepares students in the interdisciplinary scientific study and analysis of human language. Language science is directly applicable to students interested in computing and media, human-computer interaction, brain and cognition, language acquisition, human health, interpreting, relevant branches of engineering, and policy studies. Students can complete the immersion irrespective of their skills in languages other than English. Besides a core course on linguistic principles, students can choose electives covering technology of language, philosophy of language, and language in culture and society 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Required core course 

ENGL-310 Introduction to Language Science

Elective courses: any three of these courses are required

A Beginning I modern language course

ENGL-371 Language, Dialects, and Identity

ENGL-351 Language Technology

MLCU-301 Psycholinguistics

ENGL-470 Evolving English Language

ENGL-481 Introduction to Natural Language Processing

ENGL-482 Language and Brain

PHIL-414 Philosophy of Language

PSYC-331 Language and Thought

MLAS-596 Linguistics of American Sign Language

MLJP-351 Languages in Japanese Society

MLJP-451 Structure of the Japanese Language

Special Topic or Independent Study if approved by the steering committee

Latino/Latina/Latin American Studies

Latino/Latina/Latin American Studies Minor

Faculty Minor advisor:

Professor Diane Forbes
G. Eastman Hall 01-3197
djfgsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This minor provides two full years of modern language and culture instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five courses, either five language courses or a combination of language courses with up to two culture courses. Up to three of the five requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 
True beginners must start with Beginning Latina/Latina/Latin American Studies. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. This minor is not open to fluent speakers of 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take five Latino/Latina/Latin American culture courses:

COLA MLSP 351 Gender and Sexuality
COLA MLSP 353 Trauma and Survival
COLA MLSP 352 Caribbean Cinema
COLA ANTH 255 Regional Archeology (When the course focuses on Mesoamerica)
COLA ANTH 335 Culture and Politics in Latin America
COLA ANTH 350 The Global Economy and the Grassroots
COLA ANTH 235 Immigration to the U.S.

COLA MLSP 201 Beginning Spanish I COLA MLPO 201 Beginning Portuguese I
COLA MLSP 202 Beginning Spanish II COLA MLPO 202 Beginning Portuguese II
COLA MLSP 301 Intermediate Spanish I COLA MLPO 301 Intermediate Portuguese I
COLA MLSP 302 Intermediate Spanish II COLA MLPO 302 Intermediate Portuguese II
COLA MLSP 401 Advanced Spanish I COLA MLPO 401 Advanced Portuguese I
COLA MLSP 402 Advanced Spanish II COLA MLPO Advanced Portuguese II

 

Latino/Latina/Latin American StudiesImmersion

Faculty Immersion advisor:

Professor Diane Forbes
G. Eastman Hall 01-3197
djfgsl@rit.edu

Overview:

The Latino/Latina/Latin American Studies Immersion prepares students for understanding, living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The Immersion consists of three courses fostering cultural proficiency, with the option of including one Spanish or Portuguese language course. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad.  

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take three Latino/Latina/Latin American culture courses:

COLA MLSP 351 Gender and Sexuality
COLA MLSP 353 Trauma and Survival
COLA MLSP 352 Caribbean Cinema
COLA ANTH 255 Regional Archeology (When the course focuses on Mesoamerica)
COLA ANTH 335 Culture and Politics in Latin America
COLA ANTH 350 The Global Economy and the Grassroots
COLA ANTH 235 Immigration to the U.S.
 

One Spanish or Portuguese language course may substitute for one of the culture courses

COLA MLSP 201 Beginning Spanish I COLA MLPO 201 Beginning Portuguese I
COLA MLSP 202 Beginning Spanish II COLA MLPO 202 Beginning Portuguese II
COLA MLSP 301 Intermediate Spanish I COLA MLPO 301 Intermediate Portuguese I
COLA MLSP 302 Intermediate Spanish II COLA MLPO 302 Intermediate Portuguese II
COLA MLSP 401 Advanced Spanish I COLA MLPO 401 Advanced Portuguese I
COLA MLSP 402 Advanced Spanish II COLA MLPO Advanced Portuguese II
 

Portuguese

Portuguese Minor

Faculty Minor advisor:

Professor Hiroko Yamashita
G. Eastman Hall 01-3239
hxygsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This minor provides two full years of modern language and culture instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five courses, either five language courses or a combination of language courses with up to two culture courses. Up to three of the five requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 

True beginners must start with Beginning Portuguese 1. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. This minor is not open to fluent speakers of Portuguese. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take three consecutive language courses

COLA MLPO 201 Beginning Portuguese I COLA MLPO 302 Intermediate Portuguese II
COLA MLPO 202 Beginning Portuguese II COLA MLPO 401 Advanced Portuguese I
COLA MLPO 301 Intermediate Portuguese I COLA MLPO Advanced Portuguese II

Culture courses appropriate for substitition

COLA ANTH 335 Culture and Politics in Latin America


Portuguese Immersion

Faculty Immersion advisors:

Professor Hiroko Yamashita
G. Eastman Hall 01-3239
hxygsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This immersion introduces students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of Portuguese-speaking countries. The immersion consists of three language courses or two language courses and one culture course. 

True beginners must start with Beginning Portuguese 1.  Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. 

Up to two of the three the requirements for this immersion can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take three consecutive language courses

COLA MLPO 201 Beginning Portuguese I COLA MLPO 302 Intermediate Portuguese II
COLA MLPO 202 Beginning Portuguese II COLA MLPO 401 Advanced Portuguese I
COLA MLPO 301 Intermediate Portuguese I COLA MLPO Advanced Portuguese II

Culture courses appropriate for substitition

COLA ANTH 335 Culture and Politics in Latin America

Russian

Russian Minor

Faculty Minor advisor:

Professor Hiroko Yamashita
G. Eastman Hall 01-3239
hxygsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This minor provides two full years of modern language and culture instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five courses, either five language courses or a combination of language courses with up to two culture courses. Up to three of the five requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 

True beginners must start with Beginning Russian 1. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. This minor is not open to fluent speakers of Russian. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take five consecutive language courses

COLA MLRU 201 Beginning Russian I COLA MLRU 302 Intermediate Russian II
COLA MLRU 202 Beginning Russian II COLA MLRU 401 Advanced Russian I
COLA MLRU 301 Intermediate Russian I COLA MLRU 402 Advanced Russian II

 

Culture courses appropriate for substitition

COLA ENGL 418 Great Authors (when specifically pertaining to Russian authors)
COLA ENGL 416 Global Literature (when specifically pertaining to Russian authors)

Russian Immersion

Faculty Immersion advisors:

Professor Hiroko Yamashita
G. Eastman Hall 01-3239
hxygsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This immersion introduces students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of Russian-speaking countries. The immersion consists of three language courses or two language courses and one culture course. 

True beginners must start with Beginning Russian 1.  Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. 

Up to two of the three the requirements for this immersion can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take three consecutive language courses

COLA MLRU 201 Beginning Russian I COLA MLRU 302 Intermediate Russian II
COLA MLRU 202 Beginning Russian II COLA MLRU 401 Advanced Russian I
COLA MLRU 301 Intermediate Russian I COLA MLRU 402 Advanced Russian II

Culture courses appropriate for substitition

COLA ENGL 418 Great Authors (when specifically pertaining to Russian authors)
COLA ENGL 416 Global Literature (when specifically pertaining to Russian authors)

Spanish

Spanish Minor

Faculty Minor advisor:

Professor Diane Forbes
G. Eastman Hall 01-33197
djfgsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This minor provides two full years of modern language and culture instruction to prepare students for living and working within an intercultural society both at home and abroad. The minor consists of five courses, either five language courses or a combination of language courses with up to two culture courses. Up to three of the five requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad.

True beginners must start with Beginning Spanish 1. Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. Part of the requirements for this minor can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. This minor is not open to fluent speakers of Spanish. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take five consecutive language courses

COLA MLSP 201 Beginning Spanish I COLA MLSP 302 Intermediate Spanish II
COLA MLSP 202 Beginning Spanish II COLA MLSP 401 Advanced Spanish I
COLA MLSP 301 Intermediate Spanish I COLA MLSP 402 Advanced Spanish II

  

Culture courses appropriate for substitition

COLA MLSP 351 Gender and Sexuality            
COLA MLSP 353 Trauma and Survival in First person Narrative
COLA MLSP 352 Caribbean Cinema
COLA ANTH 335 Culture and Politics in Latin America
COLA ANTH 350 The Global Economy and the Grassroots
COLA ANTH 235 Immigration to the U.S.
COLA ANTH 255 Regional Archeology (When the course focuses on Mesoamerica) 
COLA ENGL 416 Topics in Global Literature (When the course deals with Spanish and/or Latin American literature)
COLA ENGL 418 Great Authors (When the course deals with Spanish and/or Latin American literature)
 

Spanish Immersion

Faculty Immersion advisors:

Professor Diane Forbes
G. Eastman Hall 01-33197
djfgsl@rit.edu

Overview:

This immersion introduces students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of Spanish-speaking countries. The immersion consists of three language courses or two language courses and one culture course. 

True beginners must start with Beginning Spanish 1.  Students with previous language skills must consult the minor adviser for placement evaluation before they register. 

Up to two of the three the requirements for this immersion can be fulfilled by courses taken abroad. 
 

Prerequisite:

None

Courses:

Take three consecutive language courses

COLA MLSP 201 Beginning Spanish I COLA MLSP 302 Intermediate Spanish II
COLA MLSP 202 Beginning Spanish II COLA MLSP 401 Advanced Spanish I
COLA MLSP 301 Intermediate Spanish I COLA MLSP 402 Advanced Spanish II

  

Culture courses appropriate for substitition

COLA MLSP 351 Gender and Sexuality            
COLA MLSP 353 Trauma and Survival in First person Narrative
COLA MLSP 352 Caribbean Cinema
COLA ANTH 335 Culture and Politics in Latin America
COLA ANTH 350 The Global Economy and the Grassroots
COLA ANTH 235 Immigration to the U.S.
COLA ANTH 255 Regional Archeology (When the course focuses on Mesoamerica) 
COLA ENGL 416 Topics in Global Literature (When the course deals with Spanish and/or Latin American literature)
COLA ENGL 418 Great Authors (When the course deals with Spanish and/or Latin American literature)
CIAS ARTH 561 Latin American Art