Designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of the language, this course reinforces the four acquisition skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing across all modes of communication. It also develops intercultural communicative competence as students get to know the cultures, history, and peoples who speak the target language around the world and in the United States.
Designed for students with some previous study of the target language, experience in the target language-speaking country, or study of another language, this course develops existing language skills to form a solid foundation of the target language and target language-speaking cultures. Students learn to communicate in the target language and about different target language-speaking cultures to develop greater intercultural competence.
This course, taught in English, examines Francophone texts from a variety of media to understand better the impact of power, racial, gender, and economic relationships on the French-speaking world from a historical/contemporary perspective. We cover Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. This course counts toward the global studies, women & gender studies, and international business programs.
Students develop greater understanding of global political, social, economic, and environmental issues through intensive study of authentic target language materials. Through projects, papers, presentations, and opportunities to collaborate with native speakers, participants develop intercultural communicative competence and target-language proficiency. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Intermediate or Advanced proficiency in the target language required.
Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact department chair for more information.
A coop experience spending four weeks immersed in a language and culture not regularly taught on campus. Students serve as unpaid interns assisting the staff while learning the language. The dean of the specific village and a Concordia faculty member with some connection to the language will supervise the experience.
Examines German literature with a focus on literary movements, genres, and representative works from major authors. Special attention given to sociohistorical contexts. The course will be conducted in German and English online with synchronous virtual classroom and threaded discussion forums. Students may take the course in English only or with German-language component.
This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth study of a particular topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Contact the department chair for more information.
This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct research in a specific area of study, completed under the direction of a faculty mentor. Specific expectations of the research experience to be determined by the faculty. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.