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SUBJECT AREA: Modern Languages

Last Update: January 4, 2007 by Maureen Weicher

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Purpose: The St. Johnís University Libraries support teaching, study, and research for undergraduate students, masters students, and faculty associated with the Department of Languages and Literature of St. Johnís College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The course schedule includes current offerings. The relevant Bulletin has detailed information about all courses.

Undergraduate Programs: Programs of study include the B.A. in French, Italian, or Spanish. There is also a combined B.A./M.A. in Spanish. In addition, Department faculty teach courses Modern and Classical Greek, Latin, German, Linguistics, Russian, Arabic and the Classics. Minors are offered in Classical Studies, French, Italian, Italian Studies, German, Modern Greek, Linguistics, Russian and Spanish.

Interdisciplinary majors and minors with the School of Education and the Peter J. Tobin College of Business are available in French, Italian and Spanish.

Courses in Chinese, Japanese and Korean are also offered by the Institute of Asian Studies.

Graduate Programs: The Masters of Arts in Spanish covers the literature, linguistics and civilization of the Hispanic world.

Centers/Institutes: St. John's offers an Intensive English Program at the Queen's campus.

The Language Lab is located in room B 48, St. Augustine Hall.

Enrollment Trends: See Institutional Research Factbook.

Department and Subject Area Trends:

  • Latin American/Caribbean Studies

Established Specialization:

Queens has a basic collection for study of peninsular literature, medieval through 20th century and Spanish-American literature, from pre-Columbian times to the present.

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Subject Depth: The Queens collection is on study or instructional support level, introductory (3a), and the goal is maintain this level. The Staten Island collection is on the minimal level, even coverage (1b), and the goal is to maintain this level.

Selection Considerations: Please see Selection of Materials. In addition, the following resources may be consulted for book reviews:

Materials to be Excluded: Please see Materials Not To Be Acquired. Also exclude:

Withdrawal Considerations: Please see Collection Maintenance: Withdrawals.

Other Considerations: n/a

Notes: Study Abroad programs are held in Argentina, France, Greece, Italy and Spain. The Department sponsors a publication devoted to Spanish Medieval literature, called Anuario Medieval, among other publications. The Chair is Nicolas Toscano, Ph.D.

Related Collections: n/a

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