NYSCAS: New York School of Career and Applied Studies

Languages and Communications

The Division of Languages and Communications consists of the Department of Languages and Literatures and the Department of Communications. The primary aim of the Division is to teach careful reading, precise writing, effective speaking and critical thinking . skills that are essential to the comprehension and communication of ideas. In teaching these skills, the division seeks to ensure that students at Touro College will benefit from college-level education. an education in which proper English diction and pronunciation, coherently articulated thought, and reading and writing form integral parts and are seriously pursued.

FACULTY

Languages and Literatures

A. Budick, Divisional Officer, Chair; M. Felder, Associate Dean for Language and Communications; M. Grossman, Deputy Chair (Flatbush Campus, Lander Colleges of Arts and Sciences); W. Lewis, Coordinator, College Writing I & II; C. Borkhuis, Coordinator, Study Skills; J. Dardouni, Coordinator, Developmental English; B. Coultas, Coordinator, Introduction to College Writing; R. Abramowitz, Co-coordinator, GLL 122 & Literature; N. Small, Co-coordinator, GLL 121; L. Altusky, C. Boros, H. Buchman, J. Carbine, E. Colon, E. Crystal, J. Deutsch, B. Engelberg, J. Epstein, M. Fox, I. Gold, M. Grossman, R. Hirsch, C. Holzer, A. Irby, L. Kraus, S. Kudless, J. Libfeld, J. Lieberman, D. Mendell, R. Meek-Horton, M. Popkin, R. Reichman, M. Rosenberg, G. Sheinfeld, T. Taylor, R. Thompson, E. Twersky, I. Tyszler, H. Wiener, M. Wohlgelenter.

DEVELOPMENTAL ENGLISH

The non-credit course GLL 007 is designed for entering students who evidence a need for intensive work in the development of English language arts and skills. Separate developmental courses are offered to students for whom English is a second language. The main objective of this sequence is to prepare students to meet the Introduction to College Writing (GLL 110) entrance requirements. A student may exit from GLL 007 if he/she meets these requirements. Students who do not satisfy the Introduction to College Writing entrance requirements but who have done satisfactory work must repeat the course. GLL 007 may be repeated only once.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

GLL 007 Essentials of Effective Reading And Writing (Fall, Spring)
Intensive review of basic vocabulary, sentence structure, usage, and reading comprehension, with emphasis on the writing of individual coherent paragraphs.
8 hours. 0 credits

GIS 001 Career and College Skills (ESL) (not offered at this time)
Intensive remediation in basic study skills with emphasis on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, test taking, time organization and writing skills. Career and College Skills is offered to familiarize students with college programs, services, administrative regulations, practices and procedures.
Co-requisite: E007.2 or E007.3. 4 hours. 0 credits

GIS 001 Career and College Skills (non-ESL) (not offered at this time)
Extensive remediation in developing study skills with emphasis on reading comprehension, note-taking, test-taking, time organization, library skills, identifying main ideas, outlining and summarizing. College career planning is offered to familiarize students with the college programs, services, administrative regulations, practices and procedures.
Co-requisite: GLL 007. 4 hours. 0 credits

GIS 101 Freshman Foundation (Fall, Spring)
Extensive practice in developing study skills, with emphasis on reading comprehension, note taking, time organization, library skills, identifying main ideas, summarizing, and the writing of a term paper. Critical thinking will be taught with on emphasis in constructing arguments, identifying common fallacies, and objectively evaluating ideas.
Co-requisites: GLL 110 or GLL 111 or GLL 121. 4 hours. 2 credits

GIS 500 The College Experience (Fall, Spring)
This course is designed to help students adjust to a college environment in general and to Touro College specifically. It provides strategies for success inside and outside the classroom and a forum for students to discuss their concern and problems. It also assists students in developing and improving their communications and study skills with emphasis on note-taking, study habits, time organization, and library and basic computer skills.
l credit

GLL 110 Introduction to College Writing (Fall, Spring)
Intensive post developmental reading and writing, leading to confidence and proficiency in the composition of three-paragraph essays, and concluding with an introduction to the five-paragraph essay form.
Prerequisite: GLL 007 or placement by examination. 4 credits

GLL 111 Introduction to College Writing (ESL) (See ESL listings)

GLL 112 Communication Skills (Fall, Spring)
Extensive practice in reading, writing, and speaking skills needed to communicate effectively in a business environment.
Prerequisite: GLL007, E007.3 or placement by examination. 4 credits

GLL 121 College Writing I (Fall, Spring)
Extensive practice in expository writing, with emphasis on the composition of clear, concise, and grammatically correct five-paragraph essays.
Prerequisite: GLL 110 or placement by examination. 4 credits

GLL 122 College Writing II (Fall, Spring)
Continued practice in expository writing, leading to proficiency in the composition of larger, multi-paragraph essay forms, based on readings in literature and other disciplines.
Prerequisite: GLL 121 or placement by examination. 4 credits

GLL 124 Report Writing (upon request)
Extensive study of writing clear, accurate and persuasive reports. Emphasis on research, organization and presentation of information.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 2 credits

GLL 137 Spanish for Native Speakers I (Fall)
This course is designed for students whose first language is Spanish. Through guided compositions, intensive drills, and structured presentation of grammar essentials, the student is expected to become aware of and master oral and written communication in Spanish.
3 credits

GLL 138 Spanish Workshop I (Fall)
Co-requisite: GLL 137. 1 credit

GLL 139 Spanish for Native Speakers II (Spring)
This course is designed to enable the student already familiar with basic Spanish grammar to express himself/herself in Spanish in a coherent and organized manner. The focus of the course is on the development of writing and analytic skills.
Prerequisite: GLL 137 or permission of instructor. 3 credits

GLL 140 Spanish Workshop II (Spring)
Co-requisite: GLL 139. 1 credit

GLL 141-142 Spanish I, II (Fall, Spring)
The essentials of Spanish syntax, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
3 credits each

GLL 144 -145 Spanish Workshop I & II (Fall, Spring)
Co-requisites: GLL 141 and 142 respectively. 1 credit each

GLL 221 Expository Writing (Fall, Spring)
Students develop the ability to write objective reports by studying examples from journals and newspapers.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 222 Creative Writing (upon request))
Students develop various creative writing techniques by studying examples drawn from American and English literature.
Prerequisite: GLL 122 and departmental approval. 3 credits

LITERATURE
Note:
A related one-credit "topics" or workshop course may be offered with certain three-credit Literature courses.

GLL 202 Introduction to American Literature (Fall)
A survey of nineteenth and twentieth century American writers. Readings from such authors as Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Hemingway, Faulkner, Mailer, Bellow, and Malamud.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 203 Literature of the Ancient World (Spring)
The course covers the literature of the ancient world from the beginning of recorded times through the rise of Christianity. Readings in literature include the Scriptures as well as works by such classical writers as Homer, Aeschylus, Plato, Sophocles, Euripides, Virgil, and Ovid.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 204 Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Fall)
The course covers the literature from the medieval period through the Renaissance. Readings in literature include major writers such as Dante, Chaucer, Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Milton.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 205 Emergence of Modern Literature (Fall)
The course will cover the literature from the French Revolution to the present. Readings in literature include major writers such as Rousseau, Blake, Jefferson, Wordsworth, Whitman, Ibsen, Gabriel García Marquez, and Baldwin.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 210 Introduction to Fiction (Spring)
Major narrative traditions in literature from Homeric epics to twentieth century novels.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 211 Modern Drama (upon request)
Plays by Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, Shaw, Brecht, Pirandello, et al.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 215 Introduction to Poetry (upon request)
A survey of poetry from medieval European lyrics to contemporary American verse, this course offers an overview of basic poetic techniques and structures.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 232 Multicultural American Literature (Fall, Spring)
The canon of American literature is vastly changing with the growing interest of scholars and intellectuals in the literature of multicultural writers. This course focuses on these emerging works, emphasizing their impact on American literature, our culture, and ourselves.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 233 Literature of the Third World (upon request)
Major twentieth-century writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia) and Wole Soyinka (Nigeria) whose works both sustain and criticize the European literary tradition, and whose themes include the emergence of national identity and the equality of women.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 235 20th Century Women's Writings (Fall)
An exploration of 20th century women's writing with emphasis on the transcending feminist voices within these texts. Areas of focus will include: the radical, as well as the more subtle feminist voice; autobiographical women's writing; the search for selfhood; the lesbian feminist voice, etc.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 237 African-American Literature (Fall, Spring)
Works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama written by Americans partly or entirely of African descent, from the 1700s to the present. Special emphasis is placed on often undervalued writings that have provided a foundation for a people devising a practical way of surviving physical and psychic adversity and forging a cultural identity of their own.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 310 Literature of Survival (Spring)
The course will focus on how reading and writing can prove to be empowering and life sustaining. Topics include defining literature of survival, exploring one's identity.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 316 Women in Fiction (Fall)
A study of various authors (including Aristophanes, Shakespeare, and Ibsen) who portray efforts by women to affirm their individuality and humanity in cultures dominated by men.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 317 Shakespeare (upon request)
The entire range of Shakespeare's dramatic art from tragedy and comedy to history and romance; a study of the themes around which Shakespeare constructed his dramatic situations as well as of the conventions of Elizabethan theater.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. 3 credits

GLL 400 Topics In Languages and Literature (upon request)
See department Chair for course title and description.
Prerequisite: GLL 122. May be repeated for credit. 1-4 credits

GLL 481/482 Independent Study (upon request)
Prerequisite: Department and Dean's permission. 3 credits


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