Intensive introduction to the Catalan language, appropriate for students familiar with another Romance language; emphasizes acquisition of the four basic skills, listening, speaking, writing, and reading, in order to achieve competence in the language. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Basic reading knowledge of another Romance language is helpful but not absolutely necessary.
Studies selected aspects of Catalan literature; taught in Catalan. Topics will be selected from among the major chronological periods and genres of Catalan literature; such as 20th century novel, Ramon Llull and Ausias March. The intention is to offer the student an in-depth view instead of an introductory overview. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: CATL 401 or equivalent.