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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course Description
CHIN 103
Introduces basic facts about Chinese languages and cultures. Topics include Chinese customs, current affairs, and contributions to literature, art, science, and technology of the world. Course taught in English.|
CHIN 151
Introduces the Chinese language, emphasizing all language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing.|
CHIN 152
Continuation of CHIN 151: Elementary Chinese I. Prerequisite: CHIN 151 or placement based on evaluation.|
COLB 100
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COLB 101
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COLB 102
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COLB 201
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COLB 202
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COLB 305
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COLB 306
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COLB 307
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FR 101
Experts on individual countries cover historical and contemporary developments on the European intellectual scene with regard to their relevance for the present American student generation. The special subject is announced at pre-registration. Open,to all students, and may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
FR 103
Introduces contemporary French society, enlightened by glimpses at France's rich history. A study of geography, politics, family life, immigration, art, music, literature, the current status of French feminism, and French media will help students de,fine and understand the multiple aspects of French identity. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
FR 109
A study of representative French literary works emphasizing the characters and ideas that have influenced both French literature and literature of other countries. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
FR 140
Surveys major French films with English subtitles, and provides an introduction to trends of French cinema. Emphasizes cultural differences between Francophone and Anglo-American cultures as revealed through film. Course conducted in English. No pr,erequisite. Fall, annually.|
FR 150
Equivalent to FR 151 and 152 combined. Fall, annually.|
FR 151
Introduces the French language, emphasizing all language skills -- listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each semester.|
FR 152
Continuation of FR 151. Prerequisite: FR 151 or equivalent. Each semester.|
FR 153
Conversational practice emphasizing communication skills. Designed for students who want to increase their aural-oral proficiency. May be taken concurrently with FR 251. Prerequisite: FR 152 or equivalent.|
FR 250
Equivalent to FR 251 and 252 combined. Prerequisite: FR 150 or FR 152, or equivalent. Spring, annually.|
FR 251
Continuation of FR 152, with greater emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: FR 150 or 152, or equivalent. Fall, annually.|
FR 252
Continuation of FR 251. Prerequisite: FR 251 or equivalent. Spring, annually.|
FR 253
Study of the language needed to conduct common business transactions, and discuss financial and technological matters in French. Includes writing of business letters and reports in French. Emphasizes cultural differences between French and American, business practices. Prerequisite: FR 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
FR 257
This course consists of a week of intensive instruction in French language and culture, prior to a two-week trip to France. During this period, students will visit places of historical and cultural interest in the country, receive lectures on the hi,storical, cultural, artistic and literary importance of the sites visited, and conduct as much of thier daily routines in French as possible.|
FR 260
Study of 19th and 20th century French short stories. All readings, discussions, and assignments in French. Required for French and French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
FR 265
Practice creative language use in conversation to develop oral proficiency. May be substituted for FR 252, with permission of instructor. Required for French and French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 251 or equivalent.|
FR 270
Introduces the French phonetic system, including the study of phonemes, intonation, stress, and rhythm. Provides intensive aural/oral training through phonetic dictation with transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet and practice in dicti,on. Introduces corrective phonetics. Recommended for French majors. Required for French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 252 or equivalent. Three-year cycle.|
FR 281
Intensive review of French grammar, designed to increase students' proficiency in all language skills with particular attention to intermediate speaking and writing. Readings cover a range of topics including French culture, history, current affairs,, and literature. One course in FR 281 or FR 282 is required for French and French education majors. Prerequisites: FR 250 or 252 or equivalent.|
FR 282
Continuation of FR 281. One course in FR 281 or FR 282 is required for French and French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 250 or 252 or equivalent.|
FR 301
Introduces contemporary French society, enlightened by glimpses at France's rich history. A study of geography, politics, family life, immigration, art, music, literature, the current status of French feminism, and French media will help students de,fine and understand the multiple aspects of French identity. Required for French and French education majors. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 250 or 252, or equivalent. Spring, two-year cycle.|
FR 302
In-depth examination of a French literary movement, literary theme or cultural topic. This course may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course taught in English. Assignment done in French for French, majors and minors. Prerequisite (only for French majors and minors): FR 250 or FR 252 or equivalent.|
FR 340
Surveys major French films with English subtitles, and provides an introduction to trends of French cinema. Emphasizes cultural differences between Francophone and Anglo-American cultures as revealed through film. Lectures in English; assignments i,n French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor. Fall, annually.|
FR 341
Survey and discussion of the main trends of French thought and literary expression from the Middle Ages to the seventeenth century. This course emphasizes the emergence and evolution of literary genres.|
FR 342
Survey and discussion of the main trends of French thought and literary expression from the Age of Enlightenment to Postmodernity. This course emphasizes the concepts of experimentation with subversion of the established literary genres.|
FR 353
Examines development of French drama from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 354
Study of the French novel, with selections from major works in the genre. Course conducted in French. Required for French and French education majors. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 356
Study of French poetry from the Middle Ages to modern times. Introduces poetic form, from the ballad to free verse. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 358
Study of major French thinkers from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 360
Study of the major trends in French Canadian theatre, prose, and poetry. Course conducted in French. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 361
Study of the major trends in Francophone African literature. Includes selections from among the works of Jacques Roumain, Sembene Ousmane, Amadou Kourouma, Francis Bebey, Ferdinand Oyono, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Ame Cesaire, Leo Damas, Bernard DadiÄ,, and others. Lectures conducted in English; assignments in French for French majors or minors, in English for other students. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor. Spring, annually.|
FR 400
Explores in a seminar setting a comparative literary, cultural, linguistic or pedagogical topic, including primary sources and relevant theory and criticism. The course teaches analytical and writing skills relevant to cultural, linguistic and liter,ary analysis. A major paper or unit plan is required of all participants. Required of senior majors in World Languages and Cultures. Prerequisite: Senior status during semester of enrollment, at least one 300-level course in the Department of Mod,ern Languages and Cultures.|
FR 451
Selected readings determined in relation to the needs and interests of the individual student. Prerequisite: FR 252 or permission of instructor.|
FR 501
In-depth examination of contemporary French and Francophone literary and cultural issues. May be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course taught in French.|
FR 551
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student.|
FR 557
This course consists of two weeks of intensive online instruction on French culture and civilzation, prior to a two week trip to France. During this immersion period, students will visit places of historical and cultural interest in the country, rec,eive lectures on the historical, cultural, artistic and literary importance of the sites visited, and conduct as much of their daily routines in French as possible. Courses offered to graduate students.|
GER 1
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GER 2
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GER 3
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GER 4
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GER 101
Experts on individual countries cover historical and contemporary developments on the European intellectual scene with regard to their relevance for the present American student generation. The special subject is announced at pre-registration. Open,to all students, and may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
GER 103
Introduces the geography, history, government, literature, and arts of German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland and Austria). Emphasizes comparison of the cultures and values of German societies to those of Anglo-American society. Conducted in, English. No prerequisite.|
GER 109
Examines representative German literary works, emphasizing the characters and ideas that have influenced both German literature and the literature of other countries. Conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
GER 140
Surveys major German films with English subtitles. Through film, students learn about cultural and social changes in 20th-century German-speaking countries and become aware of differences between German and Anglo-American cultures. Conducted in Engli,sh. No prerequisite.|
GER 150
Equivalent to GER 151 and GER 152.|
GER 151
Introduces the German language, emphasizing all language skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Fall, annually.|
GER 152
Continuation of GER 151. Prerequisite: GER 151 or equivalent. Spring, annually.|
GER 250
Equivalent to GER 251 and 252 combined. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 251
Continuation of GER 152, with greater emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: GER 150 or 152, or equivalent. Fall, annually.|
GER 252
Continuation of GER 251. Prerequisite: GER 251 or equivalent. Spring, annually.|
GER 254
A study of the language needed to conduct common business transactions, and discuss financial and technological matters in German. Requires writing of business letters and reports in German. Emphasizes cultural differences between German and American, business practices. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 255
Introduces German society, enlightened by glimpses at Germany's rich history. A study of German geography, politics, family life, immigration, art, education, music, literature, and media helps students define and understand the multiple aspects of G,erman identity. Conducted in German. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 256
A complement to German 255, with greater emphasis on Germany's past.|
GER 257
This course, offered in Germany, will introduce students to German culture, including aspects of everyday life in Germany, as well as facilitate understanding of Germany's history and civilization through study of important monuments and urban design,. Prerequisite: GER 252 or permission of instructor. Pre-session, annually.|
GER 260
Study of German short stories from the turn of the 19th century to the present. All readings, discussions, and assignments in German. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 265
Practice creative language use in conversation to develop oral proficiency. May be substituted for GER 252 with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: GER 251 or equivalent.|
GER 270
Introduces the German phonetic system, including the study of phonemes, intonation, stress, and rhythm. Intensive aural/oral training through phonetic dictation with transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet and practice in diction. Introd,uces corrective phonetics. Prerequisite: GER 252 or equivalent.|
GER 302
In-depth examination of a German literary movements, literary theme or cultural topic. This course may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course taught in English. Assignments done in German for Germ,an majors and minors. Prerequisite (only for German majors and minors): GER 251 or GER 250.|
GER 307
Develops students' abilities in listening, speaking and writing German. This course emphasizes a variety of issues relating to modern Germany. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252.|
GER 308
Continuation of GER 307. Prerequisite: GER 307 or permission of instructor|
GER 340
Surveys major German films with English subtitles. Through film, students learn about cultural and social changes in 20th-century German-speaking countries and become aware of differences between German and Anglo-American cultures. Lectures in Englis,h; assignments in German. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
GER 341
Survey and discussion of the main trends of German thought and literary expression from the Middle Ages through the Classical period. This course emphasizes the emergence and evolution of literary genres. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252.|
GER 342
Survey and discussion of the main trends of German thought and literary expression from German Romanticism to Postmodernity. This course emphasizes the concepts of experimentation with and subversion of the established literary genres. Prerequisite,: GER 250 or 252.|
GER 353
German drama from the middle of the 19th century to the present, covering representative writers of the realist, naturalist, and expressionist movements, as well as selected contemporary writers. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252 or permission of instruct,or.|
GER 355
Study of German Romantic literature and philosophy, with consideration of their influences on American Romanticism. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252 or permission of instructor.|
GER 358
Study of major authors and representative works from the golden age of German literature. Prerequisite: GER 250 or 252 or permission of instructor.|
GER 400
Explores in a seminar setting a comparative literary, cultural, linguistic or pedagogical topic, including primary sources and relevant theory and criticism. The course teaches analytical and writing skills relevant to cultural, linguistic and liter,ary analysis. A major paper or unit plan is required of all participants. Required of senior majors in World Languages and Cultures. Prerequisite: Senior status during semester of enrollment, at least one 300-level course in the Department of Mod,ern Languages and Cultures.|
GER 451
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GER 501
In-depth examination of contemporary German literary and cultural issues. May be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course taught in German.|
GER 551
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student.|
GER 557
This course consists of two weeks of intensive online instruction on German culture and civilization, prior to a two week trip to a German-speaking country. During this immersion period, students will visit places of historical =, cultural, artistic,, and literary importance of the sites visited, and conduct as much of their daily routines in German as possible. Course offered to graduate students.|
GU 160
Introduces students to global perspectives that shape how we facilitate and coordinate interactions with people from different backgrounds through the use of verbal and nonverbal codes.|
GU 340
Capstone course for the Minor in Global Understanding. Interdisciplinary seminar focused on the development of a research project to be implemented during a subsequent approved experience abroad. Students will identify a topic for their research pr,oject, develop a well-articulated prospectus and literature survey, and link with and secure the participation of a faculty advisor with whom they will work on this project. Prerequisite: GU 160|
GU 341
Under the supervision of a faculty advisor in their major area of study, students pursue a reseach project (defined in a proposal written as part of GU 340 - Seminar in Global Understanding) while on an approved experience abroad. The final products, of this research are a paper and oral presentation. Prerequisite: GU 340|
RUSS 305
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SPAN 1
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SPAN 2
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SPAN 3
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SPAN 4
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SPAN 101
Experts on individual countries cover historical and contemporary developments on the European intellectual scene with regard to their relevance for the present American student generation. The special subject is announced at pre-registration. Open,to all students, and may be taken up to three times for credit, provided that different topics are offered. Course conducted in English. No prerequisite.|
SPAN 103
Taught in English. Provides students with a basic knowledge of Hispanic culture, history and civilization. Emphasizes comparing the cultures and values of Hispanic societies among themselves as well as to those of Anglo-American society. No prerequis,ite.|
SPAN 109
A study of representative Hispanic literary works emphasizing themes relevant to all cultures. Conducted in English. No knowledge of Spanish required.|
SPAN 140
This course, taught in English, will examine major Spanish and Latin American films with English subtitles. It offers a special and important perspective to approach the contemporary history and culture of Hispanic countries. Students are encourage,d to develop an awareness of differences between Hispanic and Anglo-American Cultures. Lectures and assignments in English.|
SPAN 150
Equivalent to SPAN 151 and 152 combined. As needed.|
SPAN 151
Introduces Spanish language, emphasizing all language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Fall annually.|
SPAN 152
Continuation of SPAN I. Prerequisite: SPAN 151 or satisfactory placement test score.|
SPAN 250
Equivalent to SPAN 251 and 252 combined. Prerequisite: SPAN 150 or SPAN 152, or satisfactory placement test score. As needed.|
SPAN 251
Systematic review of basic grammar: graded readings, conversation, translation, and composition based on selected topics. Prerequisite: SPAN 150 or 152, or satisfactory placement teest score. Fall annually.|
SPAN 252
Continuation of SPAN 251. Prerequisite: SPAN 251 or satisfactory placement test score. Spring annually.|
SPAN 253
A study of commercial terminology and style, with extensive practice in the writing of business letters of various kinds. Prerequisite: SPAN 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
SPAN 260
A study of representative short stories by contemporary Spanish and Latin American writers. All readings and discussions in Spanish. Required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 252|
SPAN 265
Practice creative language use in conversation to develop oral proficiency for everyday situations and travel. May be substituted for SPAN 252, with permission of instructor. Required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 251 o,r equivalent.|
SPAN 270
Introduces the Spanish phonetic system, including the study of phonemes, intonation, stress, and rhythm. Includes intensive aural/oral training through phonetic dictation with transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet and practice diction., Introduces corrective phonetics. Recommended for majors. Required for Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or equivalent.|
SPAN 280
Equivalent to SPAN 281 and 282 combined. Meets five days a week. Prerequisites: SPAN 250 or 252, or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 281
Intensive review of Spanish grammar, designed to increase students' proficiency in all language skills with particular attention to intermediate speaking and writing. Readings cover a range of Hispanic culture, including history, current affairs and,literature. One course in SPAN 281 or SPAN 282 is required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisites: SPAN 250 or 252 or equivalent.|
SPAN 282
Continuation of SPAN 281. One course in SPAN 281 or SPAN 282 is required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 250 or 252 or equivalent.|
SPAN 300
Introduces Spanish Culture through its geography, art, history, politics, archiecture, music and literature. Intended for World Languages majors concentrating in Spanish and Spanish education. Prerequisites: SPAN 281 or 282 or permission of instru,ctor.|
SPAN 301
Introduces Spanish culture through its geography, art, history, politics, architecture, music and literature. Further develops cultural themes introduced in SPAN 281 and 282. Required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 o,r 282 or permission of instructor.|
SPAN 302
In-depth examination of one or more Hispanic literary movements, literary themes or cultural topics. No pre-requisite. Course taught in English. Not eligible for Spanish minor requirements.|
SPAN 304
In-depth examination of the major cultural contributions of the Latino population living in the U.S. Course taught in English. Not eligible for Spanish minor or major requirements. May be used for the B.A. World Languages degree as Additional Req,uired Credits. Prerequisite: 30 university credits completed including English 111 or equivalent.|
SPAN 340
This course, taught in Spanish, will examine major Spanish and Latin American films with English subtitles. It offers a special and important perspective to approach the contemporary history and culture of Hispanic countries. Students are encourage,d to develop an awareness of differences between Hispanic and Anglo-American cultures. Course counts as a 300-level capstone course for BS and BA majors and minors in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 282 or Permission of Instructor.|
SPAN 344
Reviews basic translation theory and introduces advanced translation techniques. Includes Spanish to English translation as well as English to Spanish, and also techniques of oral interpretation. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed,.|
SPAN 352
Introduces Spanish literature from the 11th to the 17th centuries. Emphasizes the role of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity in the texts of this period, as well as the development of Spain as the most powerful nation in Europe and the New World during, this period. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 353
Surveys readings from the decline of Spain as a world power to its present position as a democracy. Emphasizes the unique role of the Spanish writer as the conscience and consciousness of the nation, as well as the emergence of women writers. Prerequ,isite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 354
Examines the development of the novel in Spain during the 19th and 20th centuries, with discussion of Romanticism, Regionalism, Realism and Naturalism. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 360
Surveys literature of Spanish-America from Pre-Columbian times to Romanticism. Emphasizes the clash between the autochthonous and the invading European culture that ultimately led to the formation of the Latin American character. Prerequisite: SPAN 2,81 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 361
Covers the period from beginnings of Modernismo to the writers of the 20th century, emphasizing both prose and poetry. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 362
Examines development of the novel in Latin America from the early 20th century to The Boom. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 400
Explores in a seminar setting a comparative literary, cultural, linguistic or pedagogical topic, including primary sources and relevant theory and criticism. The course teaches analytical and writing skills relevant to cultural, linguistic and liter,ary analysis. A major paper or unit plan is required of all participants. Required of senior majors in World Languages and Cultures. Prerequisite: Senior status during semester of enrollment, at least one 300-level course in the Department of Mod,ern Languages and Cultures.|
SPAN 401
In-depth examination of contemporary Hispanic literature and cultural issues including but not limited to such topics as Hispanic Women Writers, Latino Cultures in the U.S. and relationships between Hispanic nations and the U.S. Course is taught in,Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 282 or permission from instructor|
SPAN 417
This course consists of a trip to a Spanish speaking country for two to five weeks depending on the itinerary planned by the instructor prior to departure (no matter what the length, however, it will consist of the usual number of semester hours). D,uring this period, students will visit places of historical and cultural interest in the country, receive lectures on the historical, cultural, artistic or literary importance of the sites visited, conduct as much of their daily routines in Spanish a,s possible. Course offered to graduate students and undergraduates.|
SPAN 461
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent.|
SPAN 501
In-depth examination of contemporary Hispanic literature and cultural issues including but not limited to such topics as Hispanic Women Writers, Latino Cultures in the U.S. and relationships between Hispanic nations and the U.S. Course is taught in,Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 282 or permission from instructor.|
SPAN 540
This course will examine major Spanish and Latin American films. It offers a special and important perspective to approach the contemporary history and culture of Hispanic countries. Students are encouraged to develop an awareness of differences be,tween Hispanic and Anglo-American cultures. Course is taught in Spanish.|
SPAN 561
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student.|