Barbara Petrosky

Barbara Petrosky, Spanish Language & Culture 1, Fall 2018

Course Description
As a language course other than English, Spanish 0111 will provide the fundamentals of the Spanish language in order to increase proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing (Communication). The course will provide you with opportunities to use Spanish both inside and outside the classroom. Students will actively engage themselves in pair/group activities to express themselves in basic situations. Classroom time will be used for intensive language practice in meaningful contexts (i.e,. applying important grammatical concepts, essential vocabulary, and cultural norms needed to maintain basic communication). Class time will consist of communication activities and, when necessary, brief grammatical explanations. Students are expected to study and complete the unfinished exercises in the textbook. The class will be conducted in Spanish and students should attempt to use Spanish as much as possible.

Required Texts:
-Bregstein, Barbara. Easy Spanish Step-by-Step. McGraw Hill Education
ISBN# 978-0-07-146338-6
•If you do not have the textbook after the first week of classes, you will be marked absent until you have the textbook.
-Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary (Required).

Barbara Petrosky, Introduction to French Civilization, Fall 2018

Course Description

This course is designed to lead students to a better understanding of France today. Particular attention is directed to the major aspects of contemporary French life and society. Prerequisite: FR 0212.

Required Texts:

- Cinema for French Conversation/ Le cinéma en cours de conversation. 3rd edition by Anne-Christine Rice.

Barbara Petrosky, Spanish for Business Professionals, Fall 2018

Course Description
This course is designed as a practical elementary Spanish course that will include technical vocabulary and idiomatic expressions needed by business professionals who must communicate in both oral and written ways with Spanish-speaking companies and bilingual colleagues as well. The course will offer an essential foundation in grammar, vocabulary and speech related to functional business areas, and practice in carrying out simple business transactions in Spanish.

Required Texts:
- Spanish for Business. Patricia Rush and Patricia Houston, Pearson.Textbook and Workbook
- English-Spanish/Spanish-English Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary [Paperback] Nicholas Rollin (Editor), Carol Styles Carvajal (Editor), Jane Horwood (Editor).

Barbara Petrosky, French Language & Culture 1, Fall 2018

Course Description

This class will be taught mostly in French. Communicative contexts and grammatical guides are introduced through a variety of activities; acquisition is reinforced by interactive use of new structures and vocabulary.

Required Texts:

TBD

Syllabus: 

Barbara Petrosky, French Literature & Modern Cinema, Spring 2018

Course Description
The readings in this course are designed to help you become acquainted with the English translations of a small selection of sixteenth century French prose. While plot summary is important, what matters most is your reading of the texts and how well you support your interpretation with specific examples found in the text! The course is designed to continue to develop your ability to analyze and synthesize literary works. This is what is meant by the term close reading. The relationship between a text and its reader is at once personal and scholarly. Your aim should be to increase your ability to recognize and appreciate the works in their historical, intellectual, and literary contexts, considering various critical approaches and scholarship.

Required Texts:

Barbara Petrosky, Intermediate French 1, Spring 2018

Course Description

This class will be taught mostly in French. Communicative contexts and grammatical guides are introduced through a variety of activities; acquisition is reinforced by interactive use of new structures and vocabulary.

Required Texts:

TBD

Syllabus: 

Barbara Petrosky, French Language & Culture 1, Spring 2018

Course Description

This class will be taught mostly in French. Communicative contexts and grammatical guides are introduced through a variety of activities; acquisition is reinforced by interactive use of new structures and vocabulary.

Required Texts:

TBD

Barbara Petrosky, Spanish Language & Culture 1, Spring 2018

Course Description
As a language course other than English, Spanish 0111 will provide the fundamentals of the Spanish language in order to increase proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing (Communication).

Required Texts:

-Bregstein, Barbara. Easy Spanish Step-by-Step. McGraw Hill Education
ISBN# 978-0-07-146338-6
•If you do not have the textbook after the first week of classes, you will be marked absent until you have the textbook.
-Oxford or Larousse Spanish/English dictionary (Required).

Barbara Petrosky, Spanish for Business Professionals, Spring 2018

Course Description
This course is designed as a practical elementary Spanish course that will include technical vocabulary and idiomatic expressions needed by business professionals who must communicate in both oral and written ways with Spanish-speaking companies and bilingual colleagues as well. The course will offer an essential foundation in grammar, vocabulary and speech related to functional business areas, and practice in carrying out simple business transactions in Spanish.

Required Texts:
- Spanish for Business. Patricia Rush and Patricia Houston, Pearson.Textbook
- English-Spanish/Spanish-English Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary [Paperback] Nicholas Rollin (Editor), Carol Styles Carvajal (Editor), Jane Horwood (Editor).
-- The Course Pack will be distributed by the instructor at the beginning of the semester

Barbara Petrosky, Approaches to French Literature, Spring 2018

Course Description

In this course, we will discover French literature. We will start by reading texts from the Middle Ages, and famous tales from the seventeenth century. We will also read more advance literary text such as the play L’École des femmes by Molière, and the eighteenth century libertine epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos. We will finish the semester by studying Anna Gavalda’ famous novel entitled Ensemble, c’est tout.
Learning how to read literature in the target language can be a difficult task. At the beginning of each new work, we will discuss the author’s biography or the context in which the work was written and its importance in French literature. We shall read a number of texts form modern critical perspectives, including feminism, gender-related, and intertextuality.

Required Texts:
Molière. L’École des femmes. Édition de Myrna Bell Rochester et Eileen M. Angelini. Focus Student Edition : Newburyport, 2006.

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