Modern Languages

Courses

Chinese


CHNS-101 Beginning Chinese I

Introduces students to short conversations in Standard (Mandarin) Chinese while laying foundations for further studies of the language. Includes standard pronunciation, basic vocabulary, and writing simple statements. Explores the systems of language and culture of the Chinese people.

CHNS-102 Beginning Chinese II

Introduces students to short conversations in Standard (Mandarin) Chinese while laying foundations for further studies of the language. Includes standard pronunciation, basic vocabulary, and writing simple statements. Explores the systems of language and culture of the Chinese people. Prerequisite: CHNS-101 or department-approved proficiency.

CHNS-201 Intermediate Chinese I

Review and expansion of elementary-level skills to intermediate level. Focus on developing skills needed to improve: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Topics include culture and civilization with emphasis on current issues, comparisons to own cultures, and interdisciplinary perspectives. Prerequisite: CHNS-102 or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

CHNS-202 Intermediate Chinese II

French


FRNC-101 Beginning French I

Intended for both students who are new to the language and students with limited previous experience in the language who have placed into the first-semester level. Focuses on acquisition of core vocabulary and structures useful for completing conversational and writing tasks associated with daily life. Also, development of strategies for reading short, authentic texts in the target language. Includes study of cultural topics.

FRNC-102 Beginning French II

Continuation of Beginning French I with emphasis on development and application of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Individual and group projects center on cultural dimensions of France and the French-speaking world. Prerequisite: FRNC-101, placement by examination, or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

FRNC-201 Intermediate French I

Expansion of elementary-level skills to intermediate level. Includes discussion of culture and civilization with an emphasis on current issues. Prerequisite: FRNC-102 or placement by examination or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

FRNC-202 Intermediate French II

The first course in the French major/minor, FRNC:202 focuses on broadening and deepening all skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing in preparation for study at the advanced level. Cultural study emphasizes the larger French-speaking world. Prerequisite: FRNC-201, placement by examination,or department-approved proficiency.

FRNC-301 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics

Focus on development of oral expression through role play, storytelling and discussion/debate of a variety of current issues in France and the larger Francophone world. Intensive work on pronunciation and intonation. Prerequisite: FRNC-202, placement by examination,or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

FRNC-302 Advanced Composition and Grammar

Intensive focus on written expression, including study of language as a system. Includes extensive writing, using a process oriented approach. Development of critical thinking skills through analysis of literary texts, film, translation, etc. Prerequisite: FRNC-202 or department-approved proficiency.

FRNC-310 French/Francophon Lit & Cultural Study

Topics vary each semester. Students may take more than one 300-level topics course. Critical study of particular cultural and literary themes and topics related to France and the French-speaking world. Approach and projects will vary with course topics. Prerequisite: FRNC-301 or FRNC-302 or department-approved proficiency.

FRNC-320 French and Francophone Film Study

Critical study of particular themes or topics related to cinema of the French-speaking world. Approach and projects will vary with course topics. Prerequisite:FRNC-301 or FRNC-302 or department-approved proficiency.

FRNC-460 Seminar French Literature/Culture/Film

Topics vary each semester. Students may take more than one 460 seminar. These seminars explore selected topics in depth and from the perspective of more than one discipline. Includes discussion of theory and research methods. Research project is a central component of this course. Prerequisite: Department-approved proficiency.

FRNC-501 Internship

Supervised employment in a foreign language environment. Prerequisite: Department permission.

FRNC-542 Independent Study

Prerequisites: 48 semester hours, a cumulative 3.00 or higher GPA, approval of supervising professor and course area department head.

FRNC-599 Senior Language Proficiency Evaluation

Non-credit. Required for all majoring students. Individually scheduled. Taken only in the student's final semester prior to graduation. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

FRNC-600 Practicum

German


GERM-101 Beginning German I

Intended both for students with previous experience in the language but who have not placed above the first-semester level and for students new to the language. Focuses on conversations to acquire a useful core vocabulary, reading graded prose and writing brief sentences. Explores the systems of language, culture and civilization of German-speaking peoples.

GERM-102 Beginning German II

Intended both for students with previous experience in the language but who have not placed above the first-semester level and for students new to the language. Focuses on conversations to acquire a useful core vocabulary, reading graded prose and writing brief sentences. Explores the systems of language, culture and civilization of German-speaking peoples. Prerequisite: GERM-101, placement by examination, or department-approved proficiency.

GERM-201 Intermediate German I

Review and expansion of elementary-level skills to intermediate level. Focus on developing skills needed to improve: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Topics include culture and civilization with emphasis on current issues, comparisons to own cultures and interdisciplinary perspectives. Prerequisite: GERM-102, placement by examination, or equivalent department-approved placement.

GERM-202 Intermediate German II

Extensive review and expansion of elementary-level skills. Focus on improving all skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Also includes culture and civilization. Prerequisite: GERM-201, placement by examination, or department-approved proficiency.

GERM-301 German Composition and Conversation

Language skill development, emphasizing formal speaking and short essay writing. Includes cultural and/or literary materials. Prerequisite: GERM-202 or equivalent departmental-approved proficiency.

GERM-303 Introduction to Business German

Fundamental business vocabulary and conversation, German business practices and the European Community. (Not intended to duplicate or extend coursework in the Sigmund Weis School of Business.) Includes international career research. Prerequisite: GERM-202, a 300-level course or department approved proficiency.

GERM-404 Multicultural German Literature

A survey of multicultural German literature, including, but not limited to, the following groups: Gastarbeiter, Turkish-, Arabic-, Afro-, Rumanian-, and Jewish-German. Emphasis on living authors. Prerequisite: a 300-level German course or department-approved proficiency.

GERM-460 Seminar in German Studies

Explores selected topics in depth. Research paper required. Prerequisite: A 300-level German course or department-approved proficiency.

GERM-461 German Theatre and Film

Overview of development and criticism of theatre and film in the German-speaking countries. Covers the Reformation Fastnachtspiele to the present. Prerequisite: a 300-level German course or department-approved proficiency.

GERM-503 Internship

Supervised employment in an appropriate foreign language environment. Prerequisite: Department permission.

GERM-542 Independent Study

Prerequisites: 48 semester hours, a cumulative 3.00 or higher GPA, approval of supervising professor and course area department head.

GERM-599 Senior Language Proficiency Evaluation

Non-credit. Required for all majoring students. Individually scheduled. Taken only in the student's final semester prior to graduation. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

GERM-600 Practicum

Italian


ITAL-101 Beginning Italian I

Intended both for students with previous experience in the language but who have not placed above the first-semester level and for students new to the language. Focuses on acquisition of core vocabulary and structures necessary for carrying out short conversations, reading graded prose, and writing brief sentences associated with daily life. Also explores aspects of Italian civilization and culture.

ITAL-102 Beginning Italian II

Focuses on acquisition of core vocabulary and structures necessary for carrying out short conversations, reading graded prose, and writing brief sentences associated with daily life. Also explores aspects of Italian civilization and culture. Prerequisite: ITAL-101 or equivalent placement.

ITAL-201 Intermediate Italian I

Review and expansion of elementary-level skills to intermediate level. Focus on developing skills needed to improve: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Topics include culture and civilization with emphasis on current issues, comparisons to own cultures and interdisciplinary perspectives. Prerequisite: ITAL-102, placement by examination, or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

ITAL-202 Intermediate Italian II

A content-based course focused on continued development of all four skills through a study of various aspects of Italian culture and civilization. Particular emphasis on reading and writing, building content-specific vocabulary, and reviewing principle grammatical structures. Prerequisite: ITAL-201 or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

ITAL-301 Adv Conversation and Oral Expression

This course stresses the development of oral proficiency in all registers, from informal conversational settings to formal oral presentations. Culturally authentic materials found in written texts, film, oral interviews with native speakers, and on-line resources will be used to develop proficiency in speaking and listening. Speaking will also be reinforced through a focus on pronunciation, frequent writing exercises, and a review of problematic grammatical structures. Prerequisite: ITAL-202 or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

ITAL-302 Adv Grammar and Written Expression

This course stresses the development of functional linguistic abilities through the contextualized study of the main grammatical structures of modern Italian. Focus is also given to expanding vocabulary and improving writing skills through exposure to a variety of authentic texts. This course is designed for the student who already has a functional command of the language, and a grasp of the basic structures of Italian grammar. Prerequisite: ITAL-202 or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

ITAL-310 Italian Literature, Culture, Film

Critical study of particular topics related to Italian literature, culture, and film. Themes will vary according to the interest and expertise of the instructor. Lectures, discussions, and readings in Italian. Prerequisite: ITAL-301 or ITAL-302 or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

ITAL-311 Topics in Italian Language & Linguistics

In-depth study of particular topics related to Italian language and linguistics. Themes will vary according to the interest and expertise of the instructor. Lectures, discussions, and readings in Italian. Prerequisite: ITAL-301 or ITAL-302 or equivalent deparemtn-approved proficiency.

ITAL-460 Seminar in Italian Lit, Culture, Film

Explores selected topics in Italian literature, culture, and film in depth. Research paper required. Prerequisite: ITAL-301 or ITAL-302 or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

ITAL-461 Seminar in Italian Language/Linguistics

In-depth study of selected topics in Italian language and linguistics. Research paper required. Prerequisite: ITAL-301 or ITAL-302 or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

ITAL-542 Independent Study

ITAL-599 Senior Language Proficiency Evaluation

Non-credit. Required for all majoring students. Individually scheduled. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Modern Language


LANG-200 Applied Language Credit

LANG-205 Topics in Language

LANG-210 Crossing Cultures Through Literature

As the reflective component of the cross-cultural requirement, this course explores notions of cultural interpretation and difference through study of literary texts in English translation. By comparing multiple English translations of a single text, students reflect on ethnocentric assumptions with respect to their own cultural filter and its influence on their interpretation of the cultures in which they were immersed. Finally, students consider the responsibilities inherent in translating their own experience to others. Same as OFFR:210. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a semester-long study program or instructor approval.

LANG-500 Language Teaching Methods

LANG-502 Independent Study

LANG-503 Classroom Assistant

An opportunity for students to collaborate with a professor by assisting in one of the language courses offered through the Modern Languages Department to gain insight into language learning and teaching. Expectations and responsibilities will vary depending on the course in question, the needs of the professor, and the goals of the student. Generally, they will include attendance and participation in the class in which the student is assisting and regular meetings with the supervising instructor. This course may be taken multiple times for credit.

Spanish


SPAN-101 Beginning Spanish I

Intended for students with no previous experience in the language. An introduction to speaking, reading, listening, and writing in Spanish. Skills-oriented,including grammatical structures, plus civilization and culture. SPAN-104 is the next level.

SPAN-103 Introduction to College Spanish I

Intended for students with previous experience in the language who have not placed above the first-year level. An introduction to speaking, reading, listening, and writing in Spanish. Skills-oriented, including grammatical structures, plus civilization and culture. SPAN-104 is the next level.

SPAN-104 Introduction to College Spanish II

Continuation of SPAN-103 and SPAN-101. Further development of speaking, reading, writing, listening, and cultural skills at the introductory level. Prerequisite: SPAN-101 or SPAN-103 or placement by examination or equivalent department-approved proficiency. The next level is SPAN-201.

SPAN-105 Super Spanish

Intended for students with previous experience in the language but who have not placed above the first-year level. Two semesters normally covered in SPAN:103-104 are covered in one summer session of SPAN-105. Through a variety of activities, the course focuses on further development of speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills, along with any necessary review to prepare students to continue with Spanish at the 200-level.

SPAN-201 Intermediate Spanish I

Review and expansion of elementary-level language and cultural skills to the intermediate level. Prerequisite: SPAN-104,placement by examination or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

SPAN-202 Intermediate Spanish II

A continuation of SPAN-201, and the first course for the minor and major, this course focuses on grammar structures not covered in 201 and further develops students' language and cultural skills at the intermediate level in preparation for 300-level coursework. Topics of current interest in the Hispanic world form the basis of course activities. Prerequisite: SPAN-201 or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

SPAN-301 Advanced Conversation & Oral Expression

Develops communicative abilities at the advanced level along with knowledge of the Hispanic world. Emphasis on building oral proficiency. Prerequisite: SPAN-202 or equivalent department-approved proficiency. Required for the major.

SPAN-302 Grammar and Composition

Reinforces the fundamental grammar studied previously and introduces more advanced structures. Emphasis on development of writing skills. Prerequisite: SPAN-202 or equivalent department-approved proficiency. Required for the major.

SPAN-305 Spanish for the Service Professions

Emphasizes language skills for professionals in education, health care, personnel or welfare. Readings from sociological, cultural and technical sources and interviews in and out of class with native speakers. Includes a service-learning component, which requires substantial student interaction with Spanish-speaking individuals outside of class. Prerequisite: SPAN-302 or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

SPAN-310 Topics in Hispanic Culture

In-depth study of a selected topic of interest for both majors and minors. Prerequisite: SPAN-301 and SPAN-302 or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

SPAN-350 Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Reading and discussion of selected texts. Includes historical and cultural contexts, literary terminology, and critical theory. Prerequisite: SPAN-301 and SPAN-302 or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

SPAN-401 Advanced Spanish Language

Linguistic analysis of fundamental grammatical structures of Spanish. Frequent oral and written reports. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

SPAN-445 Seminar in Peninsular Spanish Studies

In depth study of a selected topic of interest for majors. Research paper required. Prerequisite: Senior standing or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

SPAN-447 Seminar in Hispanic-American Studies

In depth study of a selected topic of interest for majors. Hispanic-American encompasses both Spanish America and Hispanic cultures in the United States. Prerequisite: Senior standing or equivalent department-approved proficiency.

SPAN-503 Internship

Supervised employment in an appropriate foreign language environment. Prerequisite: Department permission.

SPAN-542 Independent Study

Prerequisites: 48 semester hours, a cumulative 3.00 or higher GPA, approval of supervising instructor and course area department head.

SPAN-599 Senior Language Proficiency Evaluation

Non-credit. Required for all majoring students. Individually scheduled. Taken only in the student's final semester prior to graduation. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

SPAN-600 Practicum



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