World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Minor

Program Curriculum

Requirements (18 credits):

Required Courses (12 credits):  a four-semester sequence of language courses in a single language:

  • In French, Italian, German and Spanish for non-heritage speakers, students must reach intermediate level IV (226 level)
  • In Spanish for heritage speakers, students must reach Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II (SPAN 291)
  • In all other languages, Intermediate Level II must be reached (126 level)

Electives (6 credits): 

6 credits of directed electives approved by the Chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, including advanced study of the language. If no other language courses are offered, directed  electives may include courses in other disciplines taught in English, dealing with the communities or countries where the target language is used.  Availability of intermediate level courses is subject to sufficient enrollment for course to be offered.

Required Courses:

FR 125 Intermediate French I 3 Credits

FR 126 Intermediate French II 3 Credits

FR 225 Intermediate French III 3 Credits

FR 226 Intermediate French IV 3 Credits

  or  

ITAL 125 Intermediate Italian I 3 Credits

ITAL 126 Intermediate Italian II 3 Credits

ITAL 225 Intermediate Italian III 3 Credits

ITAL 226 Intermediate Italian IV 3 Credits

  or  

GER 125 Intermediate German I 3 Credits

GER 126 Intermediate German II 3 Credits

GER 225 Intermediate German III 3 Credits

GER 226 Intermediate German IV 3 Credits

  or  

CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I 3 Credits

CHIN 112 Elementary Chinese II 3 Credits

CHIN 125 Intermediate Chinese I 3 Credits

CHIN 126 Intermediate Chinese II 3 Credits

  or  

JAPN 111 Elementary Japanese I 3 Credits

JAPN 112 Elementary Japanese II 3 Credits

JAPN 125 Intermediate Japanese I 3 Credits

JAPN 126 Intermediate Japanese II 3 Credits

  or  

ASL 111 American Sign Language I 3 Credits

ASL 112 American Sign Language II 3 Credits

ASL 125 Intermediate American Sign Language I 3 Credits

ASL 126 Intermediate American Sign Language II 3 Credits

  or  

ARAB 111 Elementary Arabic I 3 Credits

ARAB 112 Elementary Arabic II 3 Credits

ML 125 Intermediate Modern Language I 3 Credits

ML 126 Intermediate Modern Language II 3 Credits

  or  

LAT 111 Elementary Latin I 3 Credits

LAT 112 Elementary Latin II 3 Credits

ML 125 Intermediate Modern Language I 3 Credits

ML 126 Intermediate Modern Language II 3 Credits

  or  

POL 111 Elementary Polish I 3 Credits

POL 112 Elementary Polish II 3 Credits

POL 125 Intermediate Polish I 3 Credits

POL 126 Intermediate Polish II 3 Credits

Electives:

6 CREDITS of Directed Electives approved by the Chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, including further study of the target language or – if no other language courses are offered – courses in other disciplines taught in English, dealing with the communities or countries where the target language is used. 

  and  

  6 credits of directed electives  

6 credits of directed electives are required to complete the minor.

Total Credit Hours: 18

ASL 125 and ASL 126 were approved in Spring 2016, and should replace ML 125 and ML 126, as part of required courses for Minor in America Sign Language. Students may take advantage of coursework offered through the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, particularly if required courses in the language are not available at CCSU.  For more information about the Hartford Consortium, click here.

Faculty

Hazza Abu Rabia
Lecturer
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 403
860.832.2875
Silvia Bettega
Lecturer
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 403
860.832.2875
M. Yvonne Brown
Faculty Staff
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Maria Casas
Professor
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 40310
860.832.2889
Matthew Chudnow
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Maha Darawsha
Lecturer
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 403
Alice Emery
Lecturer
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 403-07
860.832.2876
Montserrat Ferres
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Rocio Fuentes
Associate Professor, Department Chair
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 40314
860.832.2880
Gilbert Gigliotti
Professor
English, World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall W 401-29
860.832.2759
Angela Gulielmetti
Lecturer
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 403
860.832.2875
SSu-Fang Liu Jessie
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Marianne Labergerie
Adjunct Faculty
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 403
Paloma Lapuerta
Professor Emerita
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 40305
860.832.2884
Gustavo Mejia
Professor Emeritus
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Davidson Hall 212
860.832.2876
Angela Morales
Professor
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D40306
860.832.2887
Carmela Pesca
Professor Emerita
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
860.832.2890
Rosy Pitruzzello
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Viviana Rigo de Alonso
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Shirley Rojas
Lecturer
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 403
860.832.2875
Jessica Rutherford
Assistant Professor
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 40312
860.832.2884
Myriam Santamaria
Lecturer
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 403
860.832.2875
Jonathan Shea
Lecturer
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 403
860.832.2875
Steven Simmon
Lecturer
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Chun-Kong Wong
Lecturer
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 403
860.832.2875
Samuel Zadi
Associate Professor
World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Willard-DiLoreto Hall D 40316
860.832.2878