This is the first of a two-course sequence that
addresses the pronunciation, intonation, and structure of the language within the framework which develops basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Related aspects of the culture supplement the language study. Initial language options are (but are not limited to) Russian, Italian, or Portuguese. It is the
department's intention to offer at least one of these languages each year. Classes meet four hours weekly. Meets the General Studies requirement for Skills and University Requirements. Two semesters of the same language are required.