Students enrolled in upper-division courses in French, German, and Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages produce academic and creative work that showcases their increasing proficiency in their languages of choice. Here are examples of the ways students in Modern Languages make use of their language(s) in the classroom, on the Web, in front of the camera, and on the stage.
French Composition and Stylistics
In this course, students explore a variety of expository techniques from description, narration, dialogue, portraits, to the writing of letters. This semester, students also wrote a collective story (a mystery) in which they worked sometimes individually, sometimes in pairs, and sometimes as a group to define, compose, and select the successive chapters composing the story.
German on Stage
German on Stage is designed to strengthen reading skills and oral command of the language through the study and performance of German-language plays. In April 2010, our students performed Der Besuch der alten Dame by Friedrich Dürrenmatt; in April 2011, they performed Andorra by Max Frisch; in April 2012, they performed Der kaukasische Kreidekreis by Bertolt Brecht; in April 2013, they performed Dürrenmatt's Die Physiker; in April 2014, they performed Brecht's Der gute Mensch von Sezuan; in April 2015, they performed Frisch's Biedermann und die Brandstifter; most recently, in April 2017, they performed Bernd Spehling's Der Teufel liest auch Kleinanzeigen.
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Der Teufel liest auch Kleinanzeigen
Biedermann und die Brandstifter
Der gute Mensch von Sezuan
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Der kaukasische Kreidekreis
Al principio is student poetry journal published by the Epsilon Beta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honors Society. Written exclusively in Spanish, the journal gives students the opportunity to publish their creative work. We also welcome contributions from faculty and staff. Send poems to Dr. Miriam Echeverría.
The Comedy of Errors / La comedia de las equivocaciones
From August 3 until August 8th, 2017, Dr. David Navarro's students performed a bilingual adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. A recording of the complete performance is streamable below.
The Comedy of Errors Part 1
The Comedy of Errors Part 2
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