From the Chair
The Department of Languages and Literatures offers a variety of courses in French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. Courses in Arabic and Chinese are offered off campus as part of the Lehman-Manhattan College Language Consortium. The Department also offers courses in literature and culture conducted in English, some of which satisfy the distribution requirement. In addition, a special Spanish-language sequence is offered for heritage speakers of Spanish to enable them to preserve and enhance their knowledge of Spanish. The Department also participates in the interdisciplinary programs in Comparative Literature, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, and Multilingual Journalism. For students majoring in fields with international or global goals, the department offers courses in phonetics, business, translation, reading in the arts and sciences, journalistic writing and health professions. Read more
We congratulate our colleague retired Prof. Zelda Kahan Newman on her recent translation of The Thirteenth Hour: Poems by Rivka Basman Ben-Haim. Please join us for a reading and discussion at the Leonard Lief Library on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Treehouse Conference Room 317. RSVP by September 22nd to http://ZeldaNewman.eventbrite.com http://ZeldaNewman.eventbrite.com . For more information, please contact Alison.LehnerQuam@lehman.cuny.edu or phone 718-960-7756. Light Refreshments will be served.
News & Announcements
Prof. Thomas Spear was honored late last month at the annual Livres en Folie book festival, held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with the Gardien du Livre—or “Keeper of the Books”—prize for his work promoting Haitian literature. He was one of three recipients of the award. ... READ MORE
New Language Requirement
From Fall 2013, the new Lehman General Education Language Requirement is 6 credits for all students not entering with an Associate’s Degree. All elementary level courses have been changed to 3-credit equivalents.
101 ---> 111 (4 hours, 3 credits )
102 ---> 112 (4 hours, 3 credits )
Spanish Heritage Sequence:
103 ---> 113 (4 hours, 3 credits )
104 ---> 114 (4 hours, 3 credits )
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Last modified: Aug 16, 2016