Welcome to the Upstate New York Language Consortium

Would you like to become more internationally aware, socially committed, culturally sensitive, and fully prepared to contribute in a globally-connected environment? If so, then you've come to the right place! Upstate New York Language Consortium (UNYLC) member colleges are collaborating to offer our students a broader, more diverse array of world language courses taught in online and blended formats. We invite you to immerse yourself in language and cultural studies; to enhance your linguistic and cultural competency; and to enrich your understanding of other disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Registration Information

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The UNYLC allows you to enroll in remotely-taught foreign language courses at Canisius College, Le Moyne College, Nazareth College and Siena College during the regular academic year and earn credits at your home college. A UNYLC course is part of your regular course load and included in the tuition you pay to your home college as long as that college’s individual requirements are satisfied.

Registration guidelines and forms are available with the Department Chair and with the Registrar at your home college.


Spring 2019 Courses

ARA 102: Elementary Arabic II

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Instructor: Dr. Douja Mamelouk
Course Description: This course is designed for those students who are beginning the study of Arabic. Students will learn to communicate in spoken and written Arabic and will study the cultural contexts in which it is used.
Prerequisites: ARA 101 or equivalent
Format: Hybrid
Credits: 4 semester hours
Classes begin: January 22, 2019

CHN 224: Experiencing China II

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Instructor: Dr. Zhansui Yu
Course Description: This is an intermediate-advanced level language course. It provides students the opportunity to cultivate a comprehensive ability to speak, read, listen, and write Chinese. Students will learn about 400 commonly used Chinese characters and solid knowledge of Chinese grammar which allow them to communicate with others effectively on topics of everyday life and Chinese culture in Chinese.
Prerequisites: 5 semesters of Chinese language study
Format: Synchronous, MWF 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Credits: 3 semester hours
Classes begin: January 14, 2019

CHN 325G: Road to Revolution: Modern Chinese Literature from the Late Qing to 1976 (in English)

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Instructor: Dr. Zhansui Yu

Course description: This course introduces students to the differing literary genres and contending discourses in modern Chinese literature from the Late Qing Dynasty to the death of Mao in 1976, through reading representative Chinese fictional works and seeing films. It also examines the intellectual and aesthetic logic and historical grammar underlying this transformation. Course taught in English.

Prerequisites: None

Format: Synchronous, M 6:00-8:40 p.m.

Credits: 3 semester hours

Classes begin: January 14, 2019

CLSS 275: Roots of Medical Terminology

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Instructor: Dr. Michael Sham
Course Description: Designed for students who are pursuing a career in one of the medical fields, this course will focus on the study of the Latin and Greek roots that form the basis of most medical and scientific vocabulary. The practical aim of the course is to allow the student who is preparing for one of the medical professions to enhance greatly his or her acquisition of medical terminology. This course will also investigate the origin, ideas, and practice of ancient science and medicine.
Prerequisites: None
Format: Asynchronous, Online
Credits: 3 semester hours
Classes begin: January 14, 2019

FLL 302: Introduction to Language and Linguistics (in English)

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Instructor: Dr. Mary Zampini
Course Description: This course will provide an introduction to language and linguistics as scientific fields of inquiry. The first half of the course will focus on the nature of language and linguistic knowledge through a descriptive analysis of its individual components (phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax). The second half of the course will focus on language use (e.g., dialectal and social variation), language change (e.g., the evolution of French and Spanish from Latin), and language acquisition and foreign language teaching. Throughout the course, the role that linguistics plays in other fields and careers will be highlighted. Linguistic data from a variety of languages will be examined. Course will be taught in English.
Prerequisites: None
Format: Hybrid
Credits: 3 semester hours
Classes begin: January 22, 2019

FRN 203: Introduction to French Literature I

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Instructor: Dr. Douja Mamelouk
Course Description: This course consists essentially of background lectures and the reading and discussion of edited selections from the masterpieces of representative modern French authors.
Prerequisites: At least 4 semesters of French
Format: Hybrid
Credits: 3 semester hours
Classes begin: January 22, 2019

ITL 202: Intermediate Conversation & Composition II

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Instructor: Ms. Consuelo Endrigo-Williams
Course Description:  Emphasis on correct expression and vocabulary development. Audio-visual work, oral reports, compositions, and class discussions based on Italian movies.
Prerequisites: At least 4 semesters of Italian
Format: Hybrid
Credits: 3 semester hours
Classes begin: January 22, 2019

SPA 350: Spanish for Business

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Instructor: Dr. Margaret Stefanski
Course Description: This online course is designed to give students with advanced-intermediate and advanced levels of proficiency in Spanish a solid foundation in business vocabulary, basic cultural concepts, and situational practice. It seeks to develop intercultural communicative competence for business purposes based on social values and conventions that shape everyday interaction conducted within a given society.
Prerequisites: At least one Spanish course at 300-level completed with a B or better.
Format: Asynchronous, Online
Credits: 3 semester hours
Classes begin: January 14, 2019