Bridging Cultures

12 credits for 15 students.  Coordinator: Oscar Sarmiento

This is the ideal choice for students considering studying more language, linguistics, anthropology, or traveling abroad. The idea is to take the Spanish language course for your levelon the side and still have room in your Fall schedule for. . .  History? Economics? Physics? Whatever you like.

95017 LANG 292 Languages, Cultures and Differences:Hispanic Case 3 Cr. MW 2-3:15pm Sarmiento, O.
This course examines the intermingling of Hispanic/Latino and American culture(s,) and the intersection of English and Spanish. Understanding cultural differences is a significant quest of ethical value for contemporary citizens. This course also studies people of nonwestern cultural heritage who take up Spanish, and its impact on their cultural ways. Students may scrutinize films, videos, music videos, magazines, and also recognized pieces of literature to understand layers of differences (gender, race, ethnicity, class, and others) operating between and within Hispanic and American cultures. Student involvement is expected and presenting alternative views on the subject is always a must. Satisfies General Education XC requirement.

94558 COMP 101 Writing and Critical Thinking 4 Cr. TuTh 9:30-10:45am plus 1 hour TBA Levitt, E.
Encourages development of writing, critical thinking and the use of information resources. Addresses how language permits communication, shapes thought and changes through time. Satisfies General Education FW requirement.

94993 SPAN 203 Oral and Written Spanish 1 3 Cr. MWF 1-1:50pmTrevizan, L.(Non-honors regular class section)
Intensive, systematic review. Phonetics, grammar, syntax and vocabulary building. Prerequisite: SPAN 103. Satisfies General Education ML requirement.

93586 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. Th 11-12:15pm Schwabrow, C.
The First-Year Success Seminar (FYSS) is a two-credit course designed to accelerate students' transition to SUNY Potsdam. FYSS provides students with the opportunity to become integrated into the life of the campus by exploring their academic and social development.  A strong emphasis is placed on critical inquiry – enhancing reading and writing, time management, and study skills.  In addition, the course provides an orientation to campus resources and services and encourages self-exploration and personal development.