Modern Languages and Literatures

*Students with AP credit and/or language experience may be able to take 100-level language courses. Please see bottom of page for contact information. 

 
ARAB 001: Elementary Arabic
4 credits - CRN 41059
The general objective of this course is to familiarize students with the sounds and the letters of Arabic, along with basic communication skills. Students are required to use Arabic in class discussion. Attendance and class participation are necessary to achieve the above-stated goals. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to read, write, speak, and understand Arabic at the elementary level.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
CHIN 001: Begin Chinese Reading and Writing I
2 credits - CRN 40771
Introduction to the Chinese writing system and beginning character acquisition; reading practice with pinyin transcription system. (Fall) Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
CHIN 003: Beginning Spoken Chinese I
2 credits - CRN 40601
Introduction to Mandarin Chinese pronunciation, the pinyin transcription system, and modern colloquial Chinese; emphasis on oral proficiency. Not open to native speakers. Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
CHIN 011: Intermediate Chinese Reading and Writing I
2 credits - CRN 40772
Continued focus on vocabulary/character acquisition and text-based reading and writing exercises using Chinese characters. Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
CHIN 013: Intermediate Spoken Chinese I
2 credits - CRN 40604
Further development of communicative skills in Chinese using situational dialogues and class discussion; emphasis on oral proficiency. Not open to native speakers. Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
FREN 001: Elementary French I
4 credits - CRN 40113
Multimedia approach to the study of French. Introduction to French conversation, grammar, and culture.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
FREN 011: Intermediate French I
4 credits - Two sections offered - CRNs 40605, 40823
Further acquisition of the fundamentals of French conversation, writing, and culture. Multimedia approach.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
GERM 001: Elementary German I
4 credits - CRN 42458
Fundamentals of German; reading and simple texts; simple conversation and composition; vocabulary building. Three class hours plus one laboratory or drill hour each week. No previous German required.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
GERM 011: Intermediate German I
4 credits - CRN 40116
Review of grammar, composition, reading of intermediate texts, vocabulary building.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
JPNS 001: Elementary Japanese I
4 credits - Four sections offered - CRNs 40298, 40299, 40824, 40825
This course introduces the basic grammatical structures commonly found in daily situations in Japan. All four aspects of language skills are introduced. Hirangana, Katakana, and approximately 50 Kanji are introduced.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
JPNS 011: Intermediate Japanese I
4 credits - Two sections offered - CRNs 40129, 44529
Continuation of JPNS 002. This course introduces more complex grammatical structures and develops all four aspects of language skills. Slightly more emphasis on reading and writing. Approximately 100 Kanji are introduced.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MLL (ASIA, HIST) 075: Chinese Civilization
4 credits - CRN 42906
The development of traditional Chinese thought, beliefs, technology, and institutions from a historical perspective. (Crosslisted with ASIA 075 and HIST 075)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
RUSS 001: Elementary Russian I
4 credits - CRN 40608
Classroom and laboratory, audio, and video introduction to the fundamentals of conversational and grammatical patterns; practice in pronunciation, simple conversation, reading, and writing.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
RUSS 011: Intermediate Russian I
4 credits - CRN 42923
Classroom and laboratory practice in conversation. Development of reading and writing skills.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
SPAN 001: Elementary Spanish I
4 credits - Four sections offered - CRNs 40606, 40286, 42349, 44398
Basic conversational Spanish illustrating essential grammatical principles. Reading of simple texts and writing.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
SPAN 011: Intermediate Spanish I
4 credits - Three sections offered - CRNs 42028, 40287, 40288
Limited review of elementary grammar concepts and introduction to more advanced grammar and vocabulary. Emphasis on discussion, reading, and writing about short literary works and current topics in the Spanish-speaking world.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
SPAN 012: Intermediate Spanish II
4 credits - Two sections offered - CRNs 40555, 41231
Continuation of SPAN 011.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
To request permission to take a 100-level language course please reach out to the appropriate professor: 
Chinese: Professor Cook - cac8@lehigh.edu 
French: Professor Armstrong - ma07@lehigh.edu
German: Professor Stegmann - vss2@lehigh.edu
Japanese: Professor Lee - kjl2@lehigh.edu 
Russian: Professor Nicholas - man3@lehigh.edu
Spanish: Professor Prieto - ap01@lehigh.edu