Global Languages and Cultures

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Minors:

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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.

Faculty members in the Department of Global Languages and Cultures lead one-month language-immersion study programs in China, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, and Spain 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 dual-degree B.A. and B.S.E. programs conducted in conjunction with the Department of Teacher Education in the School of Education and Health Sciences. 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.

A major in French or Spanish consists of 28 semester hours at the 300-level or higher. A major in German consists of 25 semester hours at the 300-level or higher. Many students combine a major in the department with a major in another discipline.

A minor in French, German, Italian or Spanish consists of 12 semester hours at the 300-400 level in the target language. Courses taught in English do not count.

A minor in Chinese consists of 12 semester hours at the 300-400 level. No more than 6 semester hours of the course work in the minor may be taken in courses taught in English.

A minor in Arabic consists of 12 semester hours at the 300-400 level. One course applied to this Minor can be taught in English.

A minimum of 6 semester hours of course work at the 300-400 level in the minor must be completed at the University.

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: Castro, Chiodo, Conard, Espinoza, Krugh, Mosher, O'Meara, Romaguera
Professors: Peñas-Bermejo
Associate Professors: Ventura, Work
Assistant Professors: Aguilar-Sánchez, Costales, Yang
Lecturers: Castro García, Crowner, Elyamani, Figueroa, Schellhammer, Tanova, Tello-Sánchez

Bachelor of Arts, French (FRN) minimum 124 hours

Common Academic Program (CAP) 1
First-Year Humanities Commons 212 cr. hrs.
The West & the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 3
Second-Year Writing Seminar 40-3 cr. hrs.
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3 cr. hrs.
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3 cr. hrs.
Social Science3 cr. hrs.
Social Science Integrated
Arts3 cr. hrs.
Natural Sciences 57 cr. hrs.
Crossing Boundariesup to 12 cr. hrs.
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Study
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies (6 cr. hrs.)
Historical Studies (3 cr. hrs.) 6
Diversity and Social Justice 73 cr. hrs.
Major Capstone 80-6 cr. hrs.
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
FRN 301Intensive Review of French Language Skills3
FRN 311French Conversation I3
or FRN 312 French Conversation II
FRN 321French Composition I3
or FRN 322 French Composition II
Select one course from: 3
Phonetics & Diction
French Linguistics
Introduction to Linguistics
Select one course from: 3
French Culture & Civilization
History of French Cinema
Select one course from:3
Explication De Textes (Select one course from: )
Survey of French Literature I
Survey of French Literature II
French Literature
Old World Meets New (FRN)
Select three FRN courses (300/400 level) 19
LNG 495The Language Major in Professional Careers (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Total Hours28
Breadth
ASI 150Introduction to the University Experience1
Total Hours to total at least124

Bachelor of Arts, German (GER) minimum 124 hours

Common Academic Program (CAP) 1
First-Year Humanities Commons 212 cr. hrs.
The West & the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 3
Second-Year Writing Seminar 40-3 cr. hrs.
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3 cr. hrs.
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3 cr. hrs.
Social Science3 cr. hrs.
Social Science Integrated
Arts3 cr. hrs.
Natural Sciences 57 cr. hrs.
Crossing Boundariesup to 12 cr. hrs.
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Study
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies (6 cr. hrs.)
Historical Studies (3 cr. hrs.) 6
Diversity and Social Justice 73 cr. hrs.
Major Capstone 80-6 cr. hrs.
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
GER 301Intensive Review of German Language Skills3
GER 311German Conversation I3
or GER 312 German Conversation II
GER 321German Composition I3
or GER 322 German Composition II
Select one course from: 3
German Linguistics
Introduction to Linguistics
Select one course from: 3
German Culture & Civilization
Germany and the New Europe
Select one course from: 3
German Film
Survey of German Literature I
Survey of German Literature II
German Literature
Select two GER courses (300/400 level) 16
LNG 495The Language Major in Professional Careers (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
Total Hours25
Breadth
ASI 150Introduction to the University Experience1
Total Hours to total at least124

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish (SPN) minimum 124 hours

Common Academic Program (CAP) 1
First-Year Humanities Commons 212 cr. hrs.
The West & the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 3
Second-Year Writing Seminar 40-3 cr. hrs.
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3 cr. hrs.
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3 cr. hrs.
Social Science3 cr. hrs.
Social Science Integrated
Arts3 cr. hrs.
Natural Sciences 57 cr. hrs.
Crossing Boundariesup to 12 cr. hrs.
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Study
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies (6 cr. hrs.)
Historical Studies (3 cr. hrs.) 6
Diversity and Social Justice 73 cr. hrs.
Major Capstone 80-6 cr. hrs.
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 Requirements28
LNG 495The Language Major in Professional Careers (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
SPN 311Spanish Conversation I3
SPN 312Spanish Conversation II3
SPN 321Spanish Composition I3
Select one course from: 3
Spanish Sociolinguistics
Spanish Linguistics
Select one course from: 3
Spanish Culture & Civilzation
Ibero-American Culture & Civilization
Select one course from: 3
Survey of Spanish Literature I (Select on course from: )
Survey of Spanish Literature II
Survey of Spanish-American Literature I
Survey of Spanish-American Literature II
Topics in Pre-20th Century Spanish Literature
Topics in Pre-20th Century Spanish-American Literature
Topics from 20th and 21st Century Spanish Literature
Topics in Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Film
Spanish & Ibero-American Cinema
Select three SPN courses (300/400 level) 19
Breadth
ASI 150Introduction to the University Experience1
Total Hours to total at least124

Minor in Arabic (ARA)

Minor in Arabic (ARA)
Select four ARA courses (300/400 level) 112
Total Hours12

Minor in Chinese (CHI)

Minor in Chinese (CHI)
Select four CHI courses (300/400 level) 112
Total Hours12

Minor in French (FRN)

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

A minor in French consists of 12 semester hours at the 300-level in the target language. Courses taught in English do not count. A minimum of 6 semester hours of course work at the 300-400 level in the minor must be completed at the University.

Minor in German (GER)

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

A minor in German consists of 12 semester hours at the 300-level in the target language. Courses taught in English do not count. A minimum of 6 semester hours of course work at the 300-400 level in the minor must be completed at the University.

Minor in Italian (ITA)

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

A minor in Italian consists of 12 semester hours at the 300-level in the target language. Courses taught in English do not count. A minimum of 6 semester hours of course work at the 300-400 level in the minor must be completed at the University.

Minor in Spanish (SPN)

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

A minor in Spanish consists of 12 semester hours at the 300-level in the target language. Courses taught in English do not count. A minimum of 6 semester hours of course work at the 300-400 level in the minor must be completed at the University.

Certificate in International and Intercultural Leadership (IIL)

The International and Intercultural Leadership Certificate is a distinguished academic track within multiple disciplines that highlights and promotes the value and necessity of working across cultures.  Courses and experiences within the certificate afford UD students the opportunity to learn and develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to work and lead across cultures in order to build a more just and sustainable future within a specific context and language.  

Interested students should contact:  Dr. Francisco Peñas-Bermejo, Global Languages and Cultures

Other advisers for the certificate include:  Dr. Leslie Picca, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work; Ms. Heather Parsons, Communication; Mr. Nick Cardilino, Center for Social Concern; Dr. Amy Anderson or Dr. Karen McBride, Center for International Programs

Social Justice Core6
Choose two courses from two different disciplines from the following:
Culture & Power
Immigration & Immigrants
Intercultural Communication
Dialogue, Power, and Diversity
Educating Diverse Student Populations in Inclusive Settings
Postcolonial Literature
History of US Foreign Relations Since 1750
Politics of Human Rights
Philosophy of Peace
Philosophy & Human Rights
Faith Traditions: Human Rights
Theology of Inculturation
Social Inequality
PostColonial and Global Art Histories
Context Course3
Choose one course from a discipline different than taken above from the following:
Anthropology of Human Rights
Cultures of Latin America
Making of Modern South Asia
Chinese Civilization and Culture
Global Communication
International Public Relations
African American Literature
US Prison Literature and Culture
Literature & Human Rights
Discourse Analysis
Visual Rhetoric
Literature & Ethics
French Culture & Civilization
History of French Cinema
German Culture & Civilization
German Film
Making of Modern South Asia
Age of Democratic Revolutions
Modern Europe in Decline 1900-1945
Postwar Europe 1945-1990
The British Empire
Americans and the Middle East
India: Traditions and Encounters
History of Modern East Asia
Gandhi's India
History of Women & Gender in the Middle East
Modern Latin America
Social & Cultural History of Latin America
The Soviet Experiment: From Lenin to Putin
History of Mexico
History of the Caribbean
China in Revolution
Italian Culture & Civilization I
Japanese Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
African Philosophy
Islamic Philosophy & Culture
Latin American Philosophy
Faith Traditions: Judaism
Faith Traditions: Islamic Religious Traditions
Faith Traditions: Human Rights
Latino/Latina Religious Experiences
Liberation Theologies
Racial & Ethnic Relations
Sociology of Human Rights
Spanish Culture & Civilzation
Ibero-American Culture & Civilization
Spanish & Ibero-American Cinema
History of Art and Activism
Latin American Art
Arts of Asia
Comparative Visual Culture in Film
Language0-15
Leadership3
Choose one from the following:
Professional Ethics in a Global Community - Education
Professional Ethics in a Global Community - Engineering
Cross-Cultural Management
Leadership in Nongovernmental Organizations
Leadership in Building Communities
Experiential Capstone1
Choose one from the following:
SAIL: Semester, Abroad, Intercultural Leadership and Re-Entry
Journey towards Global Citizenship
Understanding, Respecting and Connecting II: Taking Action
Maxie: Integration
Total Hours13-28

French

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ASI 1501FRN 1414
FRN 1014ENG 100 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
HST 103, PHL 103, or REL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3HST 103, PHL 103, or REL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
HST 103, PHL 103, or REL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3MTH (CAP Mathematics)3
CMM 100 (CAP Communication)3INSS (CAP Natural Science w/lab)4
INSS (CAP Natural Science)3 
 17 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FRN 2013FRN 3013
ENG 200 (CAP Writing Seminar)3CAP Arts3
INSS Natural Science w/lab4CAP Integrative3
Social Science - intro level3SSC 200 (CAP Social Science)3
General elective3Social Science - elective3
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FRN 311 or 3123FRN 321 or 3223
CAP Faith Traditions3FRN Major Requirement or Elective3
CAP Inquiry3CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3
Creative & Performing Arts3CAP Advanced Historical Studies3
Social Science - 300/400 level3General elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FRN Major Requirement or Elective3LNG 495 (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
FRN Major Requirement or Elective3FRN Major Requirement or Elective3
FRN Major Requirement or Elective3FRN Major Requirement or Elective3
CAP Practical Ethical Action3CAP Diversity and Social Justice3
CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3General elective3
 General elective1
 15 14
Total credit hours: 124

German

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ASI 1501GER 1414
GER 1014ENG 100 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
HST 103, PHL 103, or REL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3HST 103, PHL 103, or REL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
HST 103, PHL 103, or REL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3MTH (CAP Mathematics)3
CMM 100 (CAP Communication)3INSS (CAP Natural Science w/lab)4
INSS (CAP Natural Science)3 
 17 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
GER 2013GER 3013
ENG 200 (CAP Writing Seminar)3CAP Arts3
INSS Natural Science w/lab4CAP Integrative3
Social Science - intro level3SSC 200 (CAP Social Science)3
General Elective3Social Science - elective3
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
GER 311 or 3123GER 321 or 3223
CAP Faith Traditions3GER Major Requirement or Elective3
CAP Inquiry3CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3
Creative & Performing Arts3CAP Advanced Historical Studies3
Social Science - 300/400 level3General elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
GER Major Requirement or Elective3LNG 495 (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
GER Major Requirement or Elective3GER Major Requirement or Elective3
GER Major Requirement or Elective3CAP Diversity and Social Justice3
CAP Practical Ethical Action3General Elective3
CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3General elective3
 General elective1
 15 14
Total credit hours: 124

Spanish

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ASI 1501SPN 1414
SPN 1014ENG 100 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
HST 103, PHL 103, or REL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3HST 103, PHL 103, or REL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
HST 103, PHL 103, or REL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3INSS (CAP Natural Science w/lab)4
CMM 100 (CAP Communication)3MTH (CAP Mathematics)3
INSS (CAP Natural Science)3 
 17 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
SPN 2013SPN 2023
ENG 200 (CAP Writing Seminar)3CAP Arts3
INSS Natural Science w/lab4CAP Integrative3
Social Science - intro level3SSC 200 (CAP Social Science)3
General elective3Social Science - elective3
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
SPN 311 or 3123SPN 321 or 3223
CAP Faith Traditions3SPN Major Requirement or Elective3
CAP Inquiry3CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3
Creative & Performing Arts3CAP Advanced Historical Studies3
Social Science - 300/400 level3General elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
SPN Major Requirement or Elective3LNG 495 (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)1
SPN Major Requirement or Elective3SPN Major Requirement or Elective3
SPN Major Requirement or Elective3SPN Major Requirement or Elective3
CAP Practical Ethical Action3SPN Major Requirement or Elective3
CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3CAP Diversity and Social Justice3
 General elective1
 15 14
Total credit hours: 124

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 301. Arabic Conversation and Composition I. 3 Hours

Intensive practice in Modern Standard Arabic with emphasis on development of writing and speaking skills. Students will increase their vocabulary and their grammatical accuracy on topics related to contemporary life in the Arabic world. Prerequisite(s): ARA 201 or equivalent.

ARA 302. Arabic Conversation and Composition II. 3 Hours

Continuation of intensive practice in Modern Standard Arabic with emphasis on development of writing and speaking skills. Students will increase their vocabulary and their grammatical accuracy on topics related to contemporary life in the Arabic world. Prerequisite(s): ARA 301 or equivalent.

ARA 315. Modern Arabic Culture. 3 Hours

Introduction to Arabic culture and civilization with emphasis on social, cultural, political, historical, and artistic aspects of the modern Arab world. Conducted in English.

ARA 391. Directed Study of Colloquial Arabic. 1-3 Hours

Guided study of selected topics and/or issues involving Modern Standard Arabic, colloquial Arabic, culture or literature 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): ARA 201 or equivalent or Approval of department chair.

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 301. Communicating in Chinese. 3 Hours

Further development of communicative skills in Mandarin Chinese through extensive practice in language use. With improved linguistic skills, students will learn to use the language with a growing awareness of cultural appropriateness. Prerequisite(s): CHI 201 or equivalent.

CHI 313. Chinese Conversation and Composition I. 3 Hours

Intensive practice to further develop students’ language skills in Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis on vocabulary expansion, refinement of grammar and style, improvement of writing, as well as a growing understanding of typical Chinese communicative conventions in language use. Prerequisite(s): (CHI 202 or CHI 301) or equivalent.

CHI 314. Chinese Conversation and Composition II. 3 Hours

CHI 314 is a continuation of intensive practice to further develop students’ language skills in Mandarin Chinese. Emphasis on vocabulary development, refinement of grammar and style, improvement of writing, as well as a growing understanding of typical Chinese communicative conventions in language use. Prerequisite(s): CHI 313 or equivalent.

CHI 345. Chinese Civilization and Culture. 3 Hours

Introduction to the culture and civilization of China with an emphasis on how the key ideas and practices of Chinese culture shape the daily lives of contemporary Chinese people. Taught in English.

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 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 301. Intensive Review of French Language Skills. 3 Hours

Enhancement of existing skills in the four areas of language learning: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Intensive exposure to contemporary cultural content in France and the French-speaking world. Prerequisite(s): FRN 201.

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. FRN 311 and FRN 312 may be taken in any order. Prerequisite(s): FRN 301.

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. FRN 311 and FRN 312 may be taken in any order. Prerequisite(s): FRN 301.

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 331. Phonetics & Diction. 3 Hours

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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 301.

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.

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 301; 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

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: GER 101 or GER 131.

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 301. Intensive Review of German Language Skills. 3 Hours

Enhancement of existing skills in the four areas of learning: speaking, listening, reading, writing. Intensive exposure to contemporary cultural content in Germany and the German-speaking world. Prerequisite(s): GER 201 or equivalent.

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. GER 311 and GER 312 may be taken in any order. Prerequisite(s): GER 301.

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. GER 311 and GER 312 may be taken in any order. Prerequisite(s): GER 301.

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 301.

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 GER 312.

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 301; 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 301. Intensive Review of Italian Language Skills. 3 Hours

Practice and refinement of the skills learned in the previous classes (ITA-101, ITA-141 and ITA-201). The goal is to engage the students to interact in Italian through discussions of current events, social problems, and cultural aspects of modern Italy. Prerequisite(s): ITA 201 or equivalent.

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 301.

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 301.

ITA 321. Italian Composition I. 3 Hours

Practice in Italian language composition on a variety of topics. Development of writing skills with emphasis on the complexities of structure and idioms and composition techniques. Systematic refinement and mastery of grammar and assimilation of stylistic patterns. Prerequisite(s): ITA 301.

ITA 322. Italian Composition II. 3 Hours

Practice in Italian language composition on a variety of topics. Development of writing skills with emphasis on the complexities of structure and idioms and composition techniques. Systematic refinement and mastery of grammar and assimilation of stylistic patterns. Prerequisite(s): ITA 313 or ITA 314.

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 313 or ITA 314.

ITA 350. Topics of Italian Literature I. 3 Hours

Concentration using lecture and discussion of specialized genres, periods, or authors of Italian literature prior to the twentieth century. Conducted in Italian. Repeatable when content changes. Prerequisite(s): ITA 311 or ITA 312.

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 313 or ITA 314) and (ITA 321 or ITA 322) or equivalent.

ITA 362. Survey of Italian Literature II. 3 Hours

Survey of Italian literature from its beginnings in the thirteenth century to the Renaissance. 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 313 or ITA 314) and (ITA 321 or ITA 322) or equivalent.

ITA 451. Topics of Italian Literature II. 3 Hours

Concentration, using lecture and discussion, on specialized genres, periods, or authors of Italian literature from 1700 to the twentieth century. Conducted in Italian. Repeatable when content changes. Prerequisite(s): ITA 311 or ITA 312.

ITA 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): ITA 202 or permission of instructor. Prerequisite(s): ITA 301 and permission of instructor.

Languages Courses

LNG 000. Language Placeholder. 0 Hours

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): ((ENG 102 or ENG 200 or ENG 200H) or ASI 120) or equivalent; junior or senior standing or permission of department chairperson.

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 lifelong learning opportunities to maintain and increase functional proficiency in the language studied; the relationship between language proficiency and intercultural studies, and the application of language proficiency in the workplace. Student's language and cultural proficiency-level at the conclusion of the undergraduate experience will be determined. Required of declared majors in languages (FRN, GER, 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 230. Intermediate Spanish II - Medical. 3 Hours

Intensive development of the basic principles of Spanish through writing and conversation, stressing fluency applied to the medical field. Prerequisite(s): SPN 201 or by examination.

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. May be taken concurrently with SPN 321. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 and SPN 321. May be taken concurrently with SPN 321.

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. May be taken concurrently with 311. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311. May be taken concurrently.

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. Spanish in Business Settings. 3 Hours

SPN 325 will give students an opportunity to expand and practice their cross-cultural communication skills to interact with Spanish speakers in business settings. This course will develop geographic literacy and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world, as these are central to being able to conduct business successfully in Spanish. The course will also provide students with a foundation in the vocabulary and discourse used in when interacting in business situations. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 and SPN 321.

SPN 340. Advanced Spanish Grammar and Syntax. 3 Hours

Study of the principles of grammar and syntax of the Spanish language. Emphasizes the analysis and practice of grammatical rules needed to achieve an advanced level of Spanish proficiency (Speaking and Reading) on the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages proficiency scale. Prerequisite(s): SPN311 or concurrent enrollment with 321.

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 and SPN 321.

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 and SPN 321.

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 1800's. Lectures, discussions, and assignments in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 and SPN 321.

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 1800's to the present day. Lectures, discussions, and assignments in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPN 311 and SPN 321.

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 and SPN 321.

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 387. Sustainability in Spanish. 3 Hours

Overview of current issues in sustainability, developing speaking, reading, writing and critical thinking skills in Spanish, gaining awareness of local and global challenges and solutions for economic, social, and environmental justice. Prerequisite(s): SPN 312.

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 312 and 321 or permission of department chairperson.

SPN 450. Topics in Pre-20th Century 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 312 and SPN 321.

SPN 451. Topics in Pre-20th Century 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 312 and SPN 321.

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): SPN 312 and SPN 321.

SPN 471. Topics from 20th and 21st Century Spanish Literature. 3 Hours

Lectures and discussions concentrating on specialized periods, genres, or authors of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries of Peninsular literature. Conducted in Spanish. Repeatable when subtitle and content change. Prerequisite(s): SPN 312 and SPN 321.

SPN 472. Topics in Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Film. 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 312 and SPN 321.

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. SPN 342 recommended. Prerequisite(s): SPN 312 or equivalent; SPN 321.

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.