University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2013-14

Global Languages and Cultures

Majors:

Minors:

The Department of Global Languages and Cultures offers instruction in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Spanish and thus brings a distinctively international perspective to the university community. The language programs focus on the development of proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, and listening, and integrate the study of literature, linguistics, business, and culture.

Each summer, faculty members in the Department of Global Languages and Cultures direct one-month language-immersion study programs in China, France, Germany, Italy, and Latin America or Spain (alternate years) in conjunction with the Center for International Programs (CIP). Participants in these programs can earn up to seven semester hours of language credit.

Students in B.A. programs can acquire teacher licensure in French, German, or Spanish through the E6 or E11A programs (see EDT). For details consult the department chairperson.

All new students who have previously studied their language of choice continue their study in courses in which all enrolled students are at approximately the same level of proficiency. Students' proficiency levels for the first enrollment in a language class are determined by the results of the department's two-phase placement examination. Credit, but not placement, is awarded for scores of three or higher on the Advanced Placement language examinations.

Students may choose a major (twenty-five semester hours at the 300-level or higher) in a single language (French, German, or Spanish) or a composite major in two languages (one of which may be Italian). Many students combine a major in the department with a major in another discipline.

A minor in French, German, Italian, or Spanish consists of twelve semester hours at the 300-level or higher.

Courses beyond the 100-level in Latin and Russian are not offered on a regular basis. Please consult the department chairperson for details.

Faculty

Francisco Peñas-Bermejo, Chairperson
Professors Emeriti: Chiodo, Conard, O'Meara, Romaguera
Professors: Castro, Peñas-Bermejo
Visiting Professor: Wang
Associate Professors: Espinoza, Krugh, Mosher
Assistant Professors: Costales, Ventura, Work
Lecturers: Figueroa, Navarro, Schellhammer, Tanova, Tello-Sánchez, Williams

 

Bachelor of Arts with a major in French (frn) Minimum 124 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Liberal Studies Curriculum
Creative and Performing Arts (May include CAP Arts)3
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)11
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12

Major Requirements25
FRN 311French Conversatn I3
or FRN 312 Frnch Conversatn II
FRN 321Frn Composition I3
or FRN 322 Frn Composition II
LNG 495Lang in Careers (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Select two courses from: (at least one must be in literature)6
Frn Culture & Civ
Explicatn De Textes
Survey-French Lit I
Survey-French Lit II
History-Frn Cinema
French Literature
Old Wrld Meets New
Select four FRN courses (300/400 level) 112

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
Total Hours to total at least124

1

Only one literature in translation course may count toward the major. Students in the E11A program should note that courses in translation do not count toward the forty-five semester hours of a foreign language required for teacher certification.



 

Bachelor of Arts with a major in German (ger) Minimum 124 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Liberal Studies Curriculum
Creative and Performing Arts (May include CAP Arts)3
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)11
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12

Major Requirements25
GER 311Ger Conversation I3
or GER 312 Ger Conversation II
GER 321Ger Composition I3
or GER 322 Ger Composition II
LNG 495Lang in Careers (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Select two courses from: (at least one must be in literature)6
Ger Culture&Civilzn
Survey of Ger Lit I
Survey of Ger Lit II
German Literature
Select four GER courses (300/400 level) 112

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
Total Hours to total at least124

1

Only one literature in translation course may count toward the major. Students in the E11A program should note that courses in translation do not count toward the forty-five semester hours of a foreign language required for teacher certification.



 

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Languages (lng) Minimum 124 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Liberal Studies Curriculum
Creative and Performing Arts (May include CAP Arts)3
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)11
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12

Major Requirements 125
LNG 495Lang in Careers (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Composite major in Language 224

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
Total Hours to total at least124

1

Students in the E11A program should note that courses in translation do not count toward the forty-five semester hours of a foreign language required for teacher certification.

2

Upper-level courses to total twenty-four semester hours distributed between two languages. Courses must include at least one three-semester-hour literature course, not including literature in translation. (Only one literature in translation may count toward the major.)



 

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Spanish (spn) Minimum 124 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Liberal Studies Curriculum
Creative and Performing Arts (May include CAP Arts)3
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)11
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12

Major Requirements25
LNG 495Lang in Careers (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
SPN 311Spn Conversation I3
or SPN 312 Spn Conversation II
SPN 321Spn Composition I3
or SPN 322 Spn Composition II
Select two courses from: (at least one must be in literature)6
Spanish Cult&Civ
Ibero-Amer Cult & Civ
Survy-Spanish Lit I
Survy-Spanish Lit II
Surv Spn Am Lit I
Surv Spn Am Lit II
Spanish Literature
Spn-Amer Literature
TP:Spn Lit-20th Cent
Spn Lit-20th Cent II
Select four SPN courses (300/400 level) 112

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
Total Hours to total at least124

1

Only one literature in translation course may count toward the major. Students in the E11A program should note that courses in translation do not count toward the forty-five semester hours of a foreign language required for teacher certification.



 

Minor in French (frn)

French
Select four FRN courses (300/400 level)12
Total Hours12

Minor in German (ger)

German
Select four GER courses (300/400 level)12
Total Hours12

Minor in Italian (ita)

Italian
Select four ITA courses (300/400 level)12
Total Hours12

Minor in Spanish (spn)

Spanish
Select four SPN courses (300/400 level)12
Total Hours12

Arabic Courses

ARA 101. Basic Proficiency in Arabic I. 4 Hours

Development of basic communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission is restricted to those who have not studied Arabic or have placed in this course by examination.

ARA 141. Basic Proficiency in Arabic II. 4 Hours

Further development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Prerequisite(s): ARA 101 or placement by examination.

ARA 201. Intermediate Arabic I. 4 Hours

Expansion and extension of proficiency and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through conversation practice, reading assignments, composition assignments, and grammar exercises. Successful completion of this course includes the demonstration of the proficiency level required by the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Studies Curriculum. Prerequisite(s): ARA 141 or placement by examination.

ARA 202. Intermediate Arabic II. 4 Hours

Continued development of proficiency and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through conversation practice, reading assignments, composition assignments, and grammar exercises. Prerequisite(s): ARA 201 or placement by examination.

Chinese Courses

CHI 101. Basic Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese I. 4 Hours

Development of basic communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission is restricted to those who have not studied Mandarin Chinese or have placed into this course by examination.

CHI 141. Basic Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese II. 4 Hours

Further development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Prerequisite(s): CHI 101 or placement by examination.

CHI 170. Study Abroad. 3 Hours

Study in a foreign country/region whose everyday language is Chinese, focusing on the culture and civilization of the country. Conducted in English. Available only during the summer session. Repeatable when topic and content change. Prerequisite(s): CHI 101 (may be taken as a corequisite).

CHI 201. Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I. 4 Hours

Expansion and extension of proficiency and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through conversation practice, reading assignments, composition assignments, and grammar exercises. Successful completion of this course includes the demonstration of the proficiency level required by the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Studies Curriculum. Prerequisite(s): CHI 141 or placement by examination.

CHI 202. Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II. 4 Hours

Continued development of proficiency and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through conversation practice, reading assignments, composition assignments, and grammar exercises. Prerequisite(s): CHI 201 or placement by examination.

CHI 391. Directed Study. 1-3 Hours

Guided study on selected topics and/or issues involving language proficiency, literature, linguistics or culture under the supervision of an instructor. Admission to this course and number of semester hours require approval of the chairperson. May be repeated when topic changes. Prerequisite(s): CHI 202; permission of department chairperson.

French Courses

FRN 101. Basic Proficiency in French I. 4 Hours

Development of basic communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission is restricted to those who have not studied French or have placed into this course by examination.

FRN 131. Intensive Fundamental French. 2 Hours

Intensive development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission restricted to those who have previous experience with the language and place into this course by examination. Credit granted for only ONE of the following: FRN 101 or FRN 131.

FRN 141. Basic Proficiency in French II. 4 Hours

Further development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Prerequisite(s): (FRN 101 or FRN 131) or placement by examination.

FRN 201. Intermediate French I. 3 Hours

Development of reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills. Language laboratory required. Successful completion of this course includes the demonstration of the proficiency level required by the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Studies Curriculum. Prerequisite(s): FRN 141.

FRN 202. Intermediate French II. 3 Hours

Development of reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite(s): FRN 201.

FRN 270. Intermediate Study Abroad. 1-7 Hours

Intermediate intensive study in a foreign country/region whose everyday language is French. Instruction in language, culture and civilization. Conducted in French. Available only during the summer session. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): FRN 141 or equivalent.

FRN 311. French Conversation I. 3 Hours

Intensive practice in speaking French to develop oral communication skills. Emphasis on vocabulary development, listening comprehension, simulation of life-like situations, and discussions on French life and culture. Prerequisite(s): FRN 202.

FRN 312. French Conversation II. 3 Hours

Intensive practice in speaking French to develop oral communication skills. Emphasis on vocabulary development, listening comprehension, simulation of life-like situations, and discussions on French life and culture. Prerequisite(s): FRN 202.

FRN 321. French Composition I. 3 Hours

Practice in composition on topics dealing with French life and culture. Systematic vocabulary enrichment, refinement of grammar, and assimilation of stylistic patterns. Emphasis on correct writing and creativity. Initiation into the concept of style in French prose. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 322. French Composition II. 3 Hours

Practice in composition on topics dealing with French life and culture. Systematic vocabulary enrichment, refinement of grammar, and assimilation of stylistic patterns. Emphasis on correct writing and creativity. Initiation into the concept of style in French prose. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 325. Introduction to Commercial French. 3 Hours

Introduction to French business and the French position in international trade. Basic vocabulary of the office and the world of trade, introduction to formal correspondence and transactions. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 341. French Culture & Civilization. 3 Hours

Introduction to the history of French civilization with emphasis on the arts and life in each major cultural period. Recommended for all French majors and minors. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 350. French Literature in Translation. 3 Hours

Course to acquaint students with major topics in French and Francophone literature. Conducted in English. Repeatable when subtitle and content change.

FRN 352. Old World Meets New (ENG). 3 Hours

Readings of (1) non-fictional narratives regarding French encounters with American Indians in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and (2) literary and philosophical works on this topic. Conducted in English. Students receive credit for either FRN 352 or FRN 452, not both.

FRN 360. Explication De Textes. 3 Hours

Introduction to method of analyzing literary texts, both prose and poetry. Elements of French versification. Recommended for all French majors and prospective teachers. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 361. Survey of French Literature I. 3 Hours

Major texts, trends, authors from the Middle Ages to the present, showing influences and continuity. Lectures, discussions, oral and written reports. Recommended for all French majors and prospective teachers. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 362. Survey of French Literature II. 3 Hours

Major texts, trends, authors from the Middle Ages to the present, showing influences and continuity. Lectures, discussions, oral and written reports. Recommended for all French majors and prospective teachers. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 370. Advanced Study Abroad. 1-7 Hours

Advanced intensive study in a foreign country/region whose everyday language is French, treating its language, culture, and civilization. Conducted in French. Available only during the summer session. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): FRN 202 or equivalent.

FRN 381. History of French Cinema. 3 Hours

Survey of the trends, styles, and principal directors in the history of French cinema. Discussion of personal, social, and cultural values portrayed in films. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 450. French Literature. 3 Hours

Lectures and discussion concentrating on specialized genres, periods, or authors. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 452. Old World Meets New (FRN). 3 Hours

Readings of (1) non-fictional narratives regarding French encounters with American Indians in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and (2) literary and philosophical works on this topic. Conducted in French. Students receive credit for either FRN 352 or FRN 452, not both. Prerequisite(s): FRN 311 or FRN 312.

FRN 469. French Linguistics. 3 Hours

Synchronic analysis of modern French language, including a contrast of the French sound system, morphology, and syntax with English structures; the historical derivation of French, creolization, and approaches to teaching French to English-speaking persons. Conducted in French. Prerequisite(s): (FRN 311 or FRN 312); LNG 468.

FRN 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

FRN 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation wit the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

FRN 491. Independent Study. 1-3 Hours

Independent research project under the guidance of an instructor. Admission to project and number of semester hours require approval of the chairperson. Prerequisite(s): FRN 202; permission of department chairperson.

German Courses

GER 101. Basic Proficiency in German I. 4 Hours

Development of basic communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission is restricted to those who have not studied German or have placed into this course by examination.

GER 131. Intensive Fundamental German. 2 Hours

Field-based course examining the geologic history of the Miami Valley and Dayton area; processes leading to the modern landscape; the impact of human activity will be assessed. Prerequisite(s): GEO 109 or GER 115 or permission of instructor.

GER 141. Basic Proficiency in German II. 4 Hours

Further development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Prerequisite(s): (GER 101 or GER 131) or placement by examination.

GER 201. Intermediate German I. 3 Hours

Systematic grammar review. Increased use of the language in written exercises and classroom discussions based on readings. Exposure to the development of German civilization and culture. Successful completion of this course includes the demonstration of the proficiency level required by the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Studies Curriculum. Prerequisite(s): GER 141.

GER 202. Intermediate German II. 3 Hours

Systematic grammar review. Increased use of the language in written exercises and classroom discussions based on readings. Exposure to the development of German civilization and culture. Prerequisite(s): GER 201.

GER 311. German Conversation I. 3 Hours

Practice to increase listening comprehension and fluency in speaking about topics from the personal and everyday to issues of current interest with focus on describing and narrating in paragraph-length structures. In-depth exploration of cultural commonalities and differences between the German-speaking countries and the United States. Focus on development of vocabulary and practice of expressions essential for oral communication. May be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): GER 202.

GER 312. German Conversation II. 3 Hours

Practice to increase listening comprehension and fluency in speaking about topics from the personal and everyday to issues of current interest with focus on describing and narrating in paragraph-length structures. In-depth exploration of cultural commonalities and differences between the German-speaking countries and the United States. Focus on development of vocabulary and practice of expressions essential for oral communication. May be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): GER 202.

GER 321. German Composition I. 3 Hours

Practice in personal and topical writing in German that seeks to develop the ability to write well-structured paragraphs. Systematic vocabulary building and grammatical refinement and review. Readings on key issues of the day and/or topics providing crucial insight into German and European thinking and concerns. May be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): GER 311 or GER 312.

GER 322. German Composition II. 3 Hours

Practice in personal and topical writing in German that seeks to develop the ability to write well-structured paragraphs. Systematic vocabulary building and grammatical refinement and review. Readings on key issues of the day and/or topics providing crucial insight into German and European thinking and concerns. May be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): GER 311 or GER 312.

GER 325. Commercial German. 3 Hours

Introduction to the business language, customs, and economic profile of the German-speaking countries. Vocabulary of the office and world of trade. Business correspondence. Germany's economic and cultural position and goals within the context of the European Union and the world. Course provides an introduction to working in an international business setting. Prerequisite(s): GER 311 or GER 312 or equivalent.

GER 341. German Culture & Civilization. 3 Hours

Introduction to German culture and civilization with emphasis on the arts, intellectual developments, and life in various periods of German history. Conducted in German. Prerequisite(s): GER 311 or GER 312.

GER 342. Germany and the New Europe. 3 Hours

Examination of developments in the life and culture, and the political, economic, and social realities in Germany from the end of WWI to the reunited country of today which is the largest member of EU. Course also explores the ideas and ideals on which the EU is founded, its present influence in the world, and how this new Europe differs from the United States of America. Conducted in German. Prerequisite(s): (GER 311 or 312) or equivalent.

GER 350. German Literature & Civilization. 3 Hours

Course to acquaint students with major German writers and literary movements. Conducted in English. Repeatable when subtitle and content change.

GER 351. German Film. 3 Hours

Introduction to the aesthetic and thematic richness of German film. Students will study the cinema of the Weimar Republic within its historical context and its appropriation by Hollywood. This course will also introduce cross-cultural films having to do with idenity, women, immigrant workers, asylum seekers, postcolonialization, nationalism, social theory, ideology, and political activism. Prerequisite(s): GER 311 or GER 312.

GER 361. Survey of German Literature I. 3 Hours

German literary works from 1750 to the present reflecting the philosophy, aesthetics, and concerns of the time. Skills development for reading literary and cultural texts and writing on analytic and interpretative topics. May be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): ((GER 311 or GER 312); (GER 321 or GER 322)) or equivalent.

GER 362. Survey of German Literature II. 3 Hours

German literary works from 1750 to the present reflecting the philosophy, aesthetics, and concerns of the time. Skills development for reading literary and cultural texts and writing on analytic and interpretative topics. May be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): ((GER 311 or GER 312); (GER 321 or GER 322)) or equivalent.

GER 370. Study Abroad. 1-6 Hours

Intensive study in a foreign country whose everyday language is German, treating the culture and civilization of the country. Conducted in German. Available only during the summer session. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): GER 202.

GER 450. German Literature. 3 Hours

Lectures and discussions in German in such specialized areas as Medieval lyric, Romanticism, twentieth-century novel, modern drama, and individual authors. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): GER 311 or GER 312.

GER 469. German Linguistics. 3 Hours

Synchronic analysis of modern German language, including a contrast of the German sound system, morphology, and syntax with English structures; the historical derivation of German, the modern German dialects, and approaches to teaching German to English-speakers. Conducted in German. Prerequisite(s): (GER 311 or 312); LNG 468.

GER 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

GER 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

GER 491. Independent Study. 1-3 Hours

Independent research project under the guidance of an instructor. Admission to project and number of semester hours require approval of chairperson. Prerequisite(s): GER 202; permission of instructor.

Hindi Courses

HND 101. Beginning Hindi I. 3 Hours

Development of fundamental communication skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission to HND 101 restricted to those who have not studied Hindi or have placed into that course by examination. Offered only in India in connection with the B.A. Program in Philosophy. Credit is granted for only one of the following: HND 101, HND 102 or HND 121.

HND 102. Beginning Hindi II. 3 Hours

Development of fundamental communication skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission to HND 102 is open only to those who have successfully completed 101. Offered only in India in connection with the B.A. Program in Philosophy. Credit is granted for only one of the following: HND 101, HND 102 or HND 121.

HND 121. Elementary Hindi. 4 Hours

Review and further development of fundamental communication skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Admission restricted to those who have studied the language for at least two years and place into the course by examination. Offered only in India in connection with the B.A. Program in Philosophy. Credit granted for only one of the following: HND 101 and HND 102 or HND 121.

HND 141. Basic Proficiency in Hindi. 3 Hours

Further development of communication skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Admission by examination or successful completion of HND 102 or HND 121. Successful completion of this course includes the demonstration of the minimal level of proficiency required for the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Studies Curriculum. Offered only in India in connection with the B.A. Program in Philosophy.

HND 201. Intermediate Hindi I. 3 Hours

Review of the essentials of grammar, intensive conversation and comprehension exercises, reading of graded modern prose and poetry; brief essays in Hindi. Offered only in India in connection with the B.A.. Program in Philosophy. Prerequisite(s): HND 141; previous study of elementary Hindi in school or elsewhere; ability to speak, read, understand, and write simple Hindi.

HND 202. Intermediate Hindi II. 3 Hours

Review of the essentials of grammar, intensive conversation and comprehension exercises, reading of graded modern prose and poetry; brief essays in Hindi. Offered only in India in connection with the B.A.. Program in Philosophy. Prerequisite(s): HND 201.

Italian Courses

ITA 101. Beginning Italian I. 4 Hours

Development of basic communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission is restricted to those who have not studied Italian or have placed into this course by examination.

ITA 141. Basic Proficiency in Italian. 4 Hours

Further development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Prerequisite(s): ITA 101 or placement by examination.

ITA 170. Study Abroad. 3 Hours

Study in a foreign country/region whose everyday language is Italian, focusing on the culture and civilization of the country. Conducted in English. Available only during the summer session. Repeatable when topic and content change. Prerequisite(s): ITA 101 (may be taken as a corequisite).

ITA 201. Intermediate Italian I. 3 Hours

Development of reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills. Conversation practice, oral reports, reading assignments, composition assignments, and grammar exercises. The course is conducted in Italian. Successful completion of this course includes the demonstration of the proficiency level required by the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Studies Curriculum. Prerequisite(s): ITA 141.

ITA 202. Intermediate Italian II. 3 Hours

Development of reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills. Conversation practice, oral reports, reading assignments, composition assignments, and grammar exercises. The course is conducted in Italian. Prerequisite(s): ITA 201.

ITA 313. Communicating in Italian I. 3 Hours

Intensive practice in speaking and writing Italian at an advanced level. Emphasis on building vocabulary, learning correct idiomatic usage, increasing fluency, and improving syntax and style. The course is conducted in Italian. ITA 313 and 314 may be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): ITA 202.

ITA 314. Communicating in Italian II. 3 Hours

Intensive practice in speaking and writing Italian at an advanced level. Emphasis on building vocabulary, learning correct idiomatic usage, increasing fluency, and improving syntax and style. The course is conducted in Italian. ITA 313 and 314 may be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): ITA 202.

ITA 341. Italian Culture & Civilization I. 3 Hours

Survey of the major historical and cultural events in Italy from the Middle Ages to the present. All readings, lectures, discussions, reports, and tests are in Italian. ITA 341 and 342 may be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): ITA 202.

ITA 361. Survey of Italian Literature I. 3 Hours

Italian literature from its beginnings in the thirteenth century to the present. Principal writers and literary trends; the techniques of literary analysis. Lectures, discussions, readings, and papers are in Italian. ITA 361 and ITA 362 may be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): ITA 202.

ITA 362. Survey of Italian Literature II. 3 Hours

Italian literature from its beginnings in the thirteenth century to the present. Principal writers and literary trends; the techniques of literary analysis. Lectures, discussions, readings, and papers are in Italian. ITA 361 and ITA 362 may be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): ITA 202.

ITA 491. Study Abroad. 1-3 Hours

Independent research project under the guidance of an instructor. Admission to project and number of semester hours require approval of chairperson. Prerequisite(s): ITA 202 or permission of instructor.

Languages Courses

LNG 101. Beginning Language Study. 4 Hours

Development of fundamental communication skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking with a focus on basic proficiency in survival communication, and familiarization with culture in languages other than those regularly taught in the Department of Languages. May be offered through distance learning or study abroad with the support of the Department of Languages. No previous study of the language is presupposed (for LNG 101 only). Offered with different suffixes according to the language studied.

LNG 141. Basic Proficiency in Language. 4 Hours

Further development of communication skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking with a focus on basic proficiency in survival communication, and familiarization with culture in languages other than those regularly taught in the Department of Languages. Offered with different suffixes according to the language studied. Prerequisite(s): LNG 101 in the same language or equivalent.

LNG 201. Intermediate Language I. 4 Hours

Expansion and extension of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through conversation practice, reading assignments, composition assignments, and grammar exercises. Offered with different suffixes according to the language studied. Prerequisite(s): LNG 141 in the same language or equivalent.

LNG 202. Intermediate Language II. 4 Hours

Continued development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing through conversation practice, reading assignments, composition assignments, and grammar exercises. Offered with different suffixes according to the language studied. Prerequisite(s): LNG 201 in the same language or equivalent.

LNG 320. Instructed Second Langauge Acquisition. 2 Hours

Study of cognitive, linguistic, sociolinguistic, and constructivist approaches to instructed second language acquisition, including the relationship between classroom interaction and language acquisition.

LNG 330. Teaching World Languages in the Elementary School (PK-6). 4 Hours

An introduction to the pedagogical, philosophical, and psychological aspects of teaching foreign languages in elementary school. Topics: national and state standards, learners with special needs, reading in the foreign language, and professional associations. Prerequisite(s): EDT 110; at least two 300-level courses in the language to be taught.

LNG 468. Introduction to Linguistics. 3 Hours

Survey of the various aspects of a scientific description of human language: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Interdisciplinary exploration of the reciprocal impact of linguistics on psychology, sociology, and language acquisition theory. Prerequisite(s): CMM 110 or equivalent; ENG 102 or equivalent.

LNG 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

LNG 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

LNG 495. The Language Major in Professional Careers. 1 Hour

Exploration of life-long learning opportunities to maintain and increase functional proficiency in the language studied; the relationship between language proficiency and cross-cultural studies and the application of language proficiency in the work place; determination of the student's proficiency-level at the conclusion of the undergraduate experience. Required of declared majors in languages (FRN, GER, LNG, and SPN). Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Completion of 18 credit hours of upper-division courses in language major.

Latin Courses

LAT 101. Basic Proficiency in Latin I. 4 Hours

Development of basic skills in reading, listening, and writing through extensive practice in language use. Admission is restricted to those who have not studied Latin or have placed into this course by examination.

LAT 131. Intensive Fundamental Latin. 2 Hours

Intensive development of fundamental skills in reading, listening, and writing through extensive practice in language use. Admission restricted to those who have previous experience with the language and place into this course by examination. Credit granted for only ONE of the following: LAT 101 or LAT 131.

LAT 141. Basic Proficiency in Latin II. 4 Hours

Further development of fundamental skills in reading, listening, and writing through extensive practice in language use. Prerequisite(s): (LAT 101 or LAT 131) or placement by examination.

LAT 201. Intermediate Latin I. 3 Hours

Systematic review of grammar, exercises in vocabulary development, readings from Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, or Ovid. Successful completion of this course includes the demonstration of the proficiency level required by the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Studies Curriculum. Prerequisite(s): LAT 141.

LAT 202. Intermediate Latin II. 3 Hours

Systematic review of grammar, exercises in vocabulary development, readings from Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, or Ovid. Prerequisite(s): LAT 201.

LAT 321. Latin Composition & Syntax. 3 Hours

Practice in writing Latin, for enrichment of vocabulary, refinement of grammar, and control of major Latin prose styles. Prerequisite(s): LAT 202.

LAT 350. Latin Literature. 3 Hours

Advanced readings in a particular author or genre (epic, drama, history, philosophy). Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): LAT 202.

LAT 491. Independent Study. 1-3 Hours

Independent research project under the guidance of an instructor. Admission to project and number of semester hours require approval of chairperson. Prerequisite(s): LAT 202 or permission of department chairperson.

Russian Courses

RUS 101. Basic Proficiency in Russian I. 4 Hours

Development of basic communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission is restricted to those who have not studied Russian or have placed into this course by examination.

RUS 141. Basic Proficiency in Russian II. 4 Hours

Further development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Prerequisite(s): RUS 101 or placement by examination.

RUS 201. Intermediate Russian I. 3 Hours

Review of the essentials of grammar, intensive conversation and comprehension exercises, reading of graded modern and contemporary prose and poetry. Successful completion of this course includes the demonstration of the proficiency level required by the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Studies Curriculum. Prerequisite(s): RUS 141.

RUS 202. Intermediate Russian II. 3 Hours

Review of the essentials of grammar, intensive conversation and comprehension exercises, reading of graded modern and contemporary prose and poetry. Prerequisite(s): RUS 201.

RUS 311. Russian Conversation I. 3 Hours

Vocabulary development, pattern drills, and the use of idioms in discussion and oral reports centered on Russian life and culture. RUS 311 and 312 may be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): RUS 202.

RUS 312. Russian Conversation II. 3 Hours

Vocabulary development, pattern drills, and the use of idioms in discussion and oral reports centered on Russian life and culture. RUS 311 and RUS 312 may be taken in either sequence. Prerequisite(s): RUS 202.

RUS 321. Russian Composition. 3 Hours

Practice in composition on topics dealing with Russian life and culture; personal and business letters. Short weekly assignments to build vocabulary and control of idioms. Prerequisite(s): RUS 202.

RUS 361. Survey of Russian Literature. 3 Hours

Russian literature and its development during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Study of exemplary works and literary movements. Prerequisite(s): RUS 202.

RUS 491. Independent Study. 1-6 Hours

Independent study under the guidance of an instructor. Admission to course and number of semester hours require approval of chairperson. Repeatable when content changes.

Spanish Courses

SPN 101. Basic Proficiency in Spanish I. 4 Hours

Development of basic communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission is restricted to those who have not studied Spanish or have placed into this course by examination.

SPN 131. Intensive Fundamental Spanish. 2 Hours

Intensive development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Admission restricted to those who have previous experience with the language and place into this course by examination. Credit granted for only ONE of the following: SPN 101 or SPN 131.

SPN 141. Basic Proficiency in Spanish II. 4 Hours

Further development of fundamental communication and intercultural skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking through extensive practice in language use. Prerequisite(s): (SPN 101 or SPN 131) or placement by examination.

SPN 201. Intermediate Spanish I. 3 Hours

Intensive development of the basic principles of Spanish through writing and conversation, stressing fluency. Language laboratory required. Successful completion of this course includes the demonstration of the proficiency level required by the College of Arts and Sciences' Liberal Studies Curriculum. Prerequisite(s): SPN 141.

SPN 202. Intermediate Spanish II. 3 Hours

Intensive development of the basic principles of Spanish through writing and conversation, stressing fluency. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite(s): SPN 201.

SPN 270. Study Abroad. 1-6 Hours

Intensive study in a foreign country whose everyday language is Spanish, treating the culture and civilization of the country. Conducted in Spanish. Available only during the summer session. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): SPN 141 or equivalent.

SPN 311. Spanish Conversation I. 3 Hours

Development of fluency in the vocabulary and idioms of the spoken language through discussion of topics related to contemporary life in the Hispanic world. Prerequisite(s): SPN 202.

SPN 312. Spanish Conversation II. 3 Hours

Development of fluency in the vocabulary and idioms of the spoken language through discussion of topics related to contemporary life in the Hispanic world. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311.

SPN 321. Spanish Composition I. 3 Hours

Practice in composition on a variety of topics. Systematic refinement and mastery of grammar and assimilation of stylistic patterns. Emphasis on developing facility in writing clearly and correctly in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or SPN 312.

SPN 322. Spanish Composition II. 3 Hours

Practice in composition on a variety of topics. Systematic refinement and mastery of grammar and assimilation of stylistic patterns. Emphasis on developing facility in writing clearly and correctly in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPN 321.

SPN 325. Commercial Spanish. 3 Hours

Introduction to commercial correspondence as a basis for developing skills in writing Spanish business letters and other correspondence. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or SPN 312.

SPN 341. Spanish Culture & Civilzation. 3 Hours

Readings and discussions on the historical, social, political, and cultural phenomena of Spain. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or SPN 312.

SPN 342. Ibero-American Culture & Civilization. 3 Hours

Readings and discussions on the historical, social, political, and cultural phenomena of Ibero-America. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or SPN 312.

SPN 350. Hispanic Literature in Translation. 3 Hours

Course to acquaint students with major Spanish and Spanish-American writers and literary movements. Conducted in English. Repeatable when subtitle and content change.

SPN 361. Survey of Spanish Literature I. 3 Hours

Readings and analysis of the works of major Spanish authors and discussion of the principal literary trends in Spain from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Lectures, discussions, and assignments in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or SPN 312.

SPN 362. Survey of Spanish Literature II. 3 Hours

Readings and analysis of the works of major Spanish authors and discussion of the principal literary trends in Spain from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Lectures, discussions, and assignments in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or SPN 312.

SPN 363. Survey of Spanish-American Literature I. 3 Hours

Readings and analysis of the works of major Spanish-American authors and discussion of the principal literary trends in Spanish America from Discovery and Conquest through Realism and Naturalism. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or SPN 312.

SPN 364. Survey of Spanish-American Literature II. 3 Hours

Readings and analysis of the works of major Spanish-American authors and discussion of the principal literary trends in Spanish America from Modernism through the present day. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or SPN 312.

SPN 370. Study Abroad. 1-6 Hours

Intensive study in a foreign country whose everyday language is Spanish, treating the culture and civilization of the country. Conducted in Spanish. Available only during the summer session. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): SPN 202.

SPN 380. Spanish & Ibero-American Cinema. 3 Hours

Introduction to cinematography and culture of Spanish and Ibero-American countries, emphasizing themes related to human rights (Socioeconomic, class, sexuality, gender, ethnicity), as well as critical and theoretical perspectives on films from these regions. Conducted in English. Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 or equivalent.

SPN 440. Spanish Sociolinguistics. 3 Hours

Analysis of the interrelations between linguistic practices and ideas in the Spanish-speaking world and the social contexts in which they develop. Topics examined include language contact, minority languages, and human rights; language policy and education planning; socially conditioned variation according to gender, class, and ethnicity; and linguistic ideologies and identities in Spain and Latin America. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPN 321 or permission of department chairperson.

SPN 450. Topics in Spanish Literature. 3 Hours

Lectures and discussions concentrating on specialized genres, periods, or authors of Peninsular literature prior to the twentieth century. Conducted in Spanish. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or SPN 312.

SPN 451. Topics in Spanish-American Literature. 3 Hours

Lectures and discussions concentrating on specialized genres, periods, or authors of Spanish-American literature prior to the twentieth century. Conducted in Spanish. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or SPN 312.

SPN 469. Spanish Linguistics. 3 Hours

Synchronic analysis of modern Spanish language, including a contrast of the Spanish sound system, morphology, and syntax with English structures; the historical derivation of Spanish, the modern Spanish dialects (Spain and Latin America), and approaches to teaching Spanish to English speakers. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): LNG 468; (SPN 311 or SPN 312).

SPN 471. Topics in Spanish-American Literature of the Twentieth Century. 3 Hours

Lectures and discussions concentrating on specialized periods, genres, or authors of twentieth-century Peninsular literature. Conducted in Spanish. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or SPN 312.

SPN 472. Topics in Spanish-American Literature of the Twentieth Century II. 3 Hours

Lectures and discussions concentrating on specialized periods, genres or authors of twentieth-century Spanish-American literature. Conducted in Spanish. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or SPN 312.

SPN 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consulation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

SPN 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

SPN 480. Spanish & Ibero-American Cinema. 3 Hours

Introduction to cinematography and culture of Spanish and Ibero-American countries, emphasizing themes related to human rights (socioeconomic, class, sexuality, gender, ethnicity), as well as critical and theoretical perspectives on films from these regions. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPN 312 or equivalent; SPN 342 recommended.

SPN 491. Independent Study. 1-3 Hours

Independent research project under the guidance of an instructor. Admission to project and number of semester hours require approval of chairperson. Prerequisite(s): SPN 202; permission of department chairperson.

SPN 497. Service Learning Experience. 1-3 Hours

Supervised service experience or project which requires the use of Spanish. Repeatable up to a total of three semester hours. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 or equivalent.