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501. Theatre in Spanish–Workshop (1/4)
Group reading, discussion, and preparation of one or more Latin American or Spanish plays,
with attention to meaning, interpretation, staging, and costuming. Rehearsals and performances
in Spanish. Prerequisites: knowledge of Spanish and permission of instructor. (CR)

511. Spanish Reading and Conversation Group (1/4)
Maintenance of Spanish language skills through reading and conversation. (CR)

941. Costa Rica: Studies in Latin American Culture and Society: see ACM Programs.

942. Costa Rica: Tropical Field Research: see ACM Programs.

988. There are semester programs in Spain, Central America, and South America run by the
School for International Training. In addition to language and culture studies, many of these
programs have a special theme, e.g., Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Social
Justice, the Arts, and Language Immersion.

Additional Programs

Language and Linguistics (LAL)

280/380. Internship: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study
Courses 280/380.

290/390. Individual Project: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent
Study Courses 290/390.

350. Philosophy of Language
Introduction to problems and methods in the philosophy of language: meaning, reference, the
relation between speech and thought, the relation between language and reality, speech acts,
metaphor. Alternate years. (Humanities)

352. Linguistics
A scientific view of languages, their characteristics, and their variations. Introduction to the
more important sub-field of linguistics. Illustrations from English and other languages.
Relationships between linguistics and other social sciences, showing research methods and
conveying the view that language permeates both thought and culture. Offered subject to
availability of faculty. (Social Science)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

All students from nations in which English is not the native language are required to take
written tests in English at Cornell College prior to their first registration. These tests will be used

for placement in the courses in English as a Second Language. The Coordinator of the ESL

program, in consultation with the instructors and the student, will determine when the student
may be permitted to register for courses in other departments. Coordinator: IKACH

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Rapid survey of English grammar. Intensive drills designed to improve practical skills in
reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking. Continued practice in writing
paragraphs. Discussions about American culture and history.

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