Languages and Cultures

Course Offerings

 

Prerequisites may be waived by consent of the department.

General Foreign Language Courses:

FGN LANG 1100 Languages and World View (3) [C,H] [CD]
This course investigates the extent to which peoples’ linguistic and cultural background informs their understanding of the world. Experts on a variety of major Western and non-Western languages will introduce students to differences in ideas about time, space, human relationships, and other issues based on language. The course will also analyze common cultural misunderstandings among native speakers of English and speakers of other languages.

FGN LANG 2192 Service Learning in Foreign Languages (1-3) 
Prerequisites: Permission of course instructor and concurrent enrollment in a Foreign Language course (Arabic, Chinese, English as a Second Language, French, German. Greek, Japanese, Latin or Spanish) at the 2000-level or higher. Taken concurrently with a qualifying foreign language course, students will participate in a community service experience that is academically integrated into the students’ course of study. Community service in a local or international community organization, as approved by the course instructor, is required. Determination of the type of community service to be conducted and the number of hours required will be made in consultation with the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

FGN LANG 4589 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages (3) 
Same as SEC ED 4589. Prerequisites: TCH ED 3310 or TCH ED 5310 and passing the departmental language skills test. A study of the scope and sequence of the foreign language courses in the school curriculum with emphasis on the selection and organization of materials and methods of instruction and evaluation. Attention is also directed toward learning the techniques and research tools of the scholar in the field of foreign languages. To be taken prior to student teaching. This course must be completed in residence. Not available for graduate credit.

FGN LANG 4590 Foreign Language Teaching Seminar (2)
Same as SEC ED 4590. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in SEC ED 4990 or consent of instructor. A practicum course in the teaching of foreign languages. Review and explanation of drills, dialogues, and a variety of classroom techniques, oral and written. A continuation of FGN LANG 4589, Curriculum and Methods, with an emphasis on specific practical skills. To be taken concurrently with SEC ED 4990, Student Teaching. Not available for graduate credit.

FGN LANG 5311 Special Topics in Foreign Language Teaching (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Designed for in-service foreign language teachers, this course focuses on the study of special topics in the field of foreign language learning with an emphasis on research applications to the improvement of practice. Topics may include technology for FL learning, the teaching of writing in the FL classroom, the teaching of reading in the FL classroom, proficiency-oriented instruction and assessment, second language acquisition for FL teachers, action research in the FL classroom. May be repeated for credit provided the topic is different. May be applied toward the Master’s in Secondary Education with an emphasis in FL teaching.

FGN LANG 5399 Standards-Based Foreign Language Instruction (3)
Prerequisites: Teacher certification and one year teaching experience. Designed to provide in-service foreign language teachers with the knowledge and the skills to design instructional units that reflect the profession’s standards for foreign language learning.

Arabic

ARABIC 1001 Arabic I (5) 
Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading and writing of Arabic and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

ARABIC 1002 Arabic II (5)
Prerequisite: ARABIC 1001 or equivalent. Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading and writing of Arabic. Continuation of the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

ARABIC 2101 Intermediate Arabic I (5) 
Prerequisite: ARABIC 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of Arabic culture through discussions, readings and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction.

ARABIC 2102 Intermediate Arabic II (5)
Prerequisite: ARABIC 2101 or equivalent. Continuation of ARABIC 2101.

ARABIC 2190 Special Readings (1-3) 
Prerequisite: ARABIC 2102 or consent of the department. Independent Study through readings, reports and conferences.

Chinese

CHINESE 1001 Chinese I (5) 
Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Mandarin Chinese and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

CHINESE 1002 Chinese II (5) 
Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Mandarin Chinese. Continuation of the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

CHINESE 1003 Chinese III (3.0)
Prerequisite: CHINESE 1002 or equivalent. Review and practice of vocabulary, fundamentals of grammar, syntax, reading and writing acquired in 1002. This course is not a 2101 equivalent and may not be counted towards a foreign language requirement.

CHINESE 1005 Chinese Calligraphy and Writing in East Asia (1.0)
Same as JAPAN 1005. This course is an introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy and the history and basic features of the writing systems in East Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Tibetan, etc.). Emphasis is placed on the Chinese script and writing Chinese characters correctly with a calligraphy brush and ink. Students practice writing basic strokes and characters and creating their own calligraphic works.

CHINESE 1199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Chinese (1)
Prerequisite: CHINESE 1001 or concurrent enrollment in CHINESE 1001.  Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

CHINESE 2101 Intermediate Chinese I (5) 
Prerequisite: CHINESE 1002 or equivalent. Grammar review and continued development of language skills.

CHINESE 2102 Intermediate Chinese II (5) 
Prerequisite: CHINESE 2101 or equivalent. Continuation of CHINESE 2101.

CHINESE 2150 Chinese Literature in Translation (3) 
A historical and critical introduction to great works in classical Chinese literature and culture. All required readings will be in English translation. This course may be repeated for credit with different literary works with departmental approval. This course satisfies the University cultural diversity requirement.

CHINESE 2190 Special Readings (1-3) 
Prerequisite: CHINESE 2102 or consent of the department. Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences.

CHINESE 2191 Special Topics in Chinese Culture (3)
A topically organized introduction to Chinese culture and society. May be repeated for credit (up to 9 credits) when the topics varies.

CHINESE 2199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Chinese
Prerequisite: CHINESE 2101 or concurrent enrollment in CHINESE 2101. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

English as a Second Language

ESL 3201 ESL Listening and Speaking Skills (3) 
Prerequisite: Minimum TOEFL score of 500 or placement by examination. This course is for international students. They gain skills in conversational level listening and speaking. Students improve comprehensive and discrete listening skills, conversation in various situations, strategies and pronunciation. In addition, students will practice these skills and learn about American culture by participating in local field trips.

ESL 3203 Intermediate ESL Reading and Writing (3) 
Prerequisite: Minimum TOEFL score of 500 or placement by examination. In this course international students develop fluency in their reading and writing skills in American English. This course consists of reading a variety of types of written texts, vocabulary building, organization in writing from the paragraph to essay, techniques for generating ideas, grammar use and editing.

ESL 3205 Intermediate ESL Grammar (3) 
Prerequisite: Minimum TOEFL score of 500 or placement by examination. A course for international students who have already studied Basic English grammar. The content covers intensive study of verb tenses; their forms, meanings and integrated use; and other grammatical structures.

ESL 4301 Advanced ESL Conversation and Pronunciation (3) 
Prerequisite: Minimum TOEFL score of 500. Designed for non-native speakers who need to improve their fluency and pronunciation in American English. Conversation strategies, oral presentations and extensive practice to reduce accent are included.

ESL 4302 Advanced ESL Listening and Note-taking (3) 
Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL 3201, minimum TOEFL score of 500 or placement by examination. Listening and note-taking skills are developed through practice. Students learn to recognize the organization and emphasis of class lectures. Strategies include vocabulary building, test taking, and participation in class discussions.

ESL 4303 Advanced ESL Reading and Writing (3) 
Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL 3203, minimum TOEFL score of 500 or placement by examination. To prepare students for English 1100 or English 3210, writing skills include organization of essays, rhetorical forms and their structure works, revision of ideas, research techniques, grammar use and editing. For reading development, students read articles and a novel, practice reading strategies and learn how to summarize articles.

ESL 4305 Advanced ESL Grammar (3) 
Prerequisite: Minimum TOEFL score of 500. This course is for ESL students who need review and applied practice of English grammar for oral and written work. Placement by assessment or consent of program coordinator.

ESL 4307 Advanced Speaking Skills (3) 
Prerequisites: ESL 4301, placement or consent of instructor. Designed for non-native speakers who have fluency in speaking English but need to modify their accent to be better understood and feel confident expressing ideas. Course includes review and practice of the pronunciation of the consonants and vowels in American English; accent modification, achieved through extensive practice of the stress, rhythm and intonation patterns; speaking skills through presentations.

ESL 4390 Special Readings (1-3) 
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Independent study through readings, reports and conferences.

ESL 4603 Research Paper Writing Workshop for International Students (2)
Prerequisites: ESL 4303 or ESL Placement Exam. Minimum TOEFL score of 500. Organized as a workshop, this class focuses on the process of research paper writing, from choosing a topic to the final research paper. Class activities include library resources for research, applying critical thinking skills to synthesizing source material, avoiding plagiarism, and using appropriate MLA or APA format. Editing for grammatical accuracy and work choice is included as necessary. Class enrollment is limited to 12 students.

ESL 5400 International Teaching Assistant Seminar (1-3) 
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Focus is on presentation skills, strategies to facilitate communication, and cultural differences in education. Students develop effective teaching skills through class presentations. Not applicable to graduate degree program.

French

FRENCH 1001 French Language and Culture I (5)
Students will develop communicative skills in French, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Introduction to Francophone culture through discussion of readings and visual media. Intended for students with no previous French experience. Students with previous French experience are expected to contact the department for placement advising.

FRENCH 1002 French Language and Culture II (5)
Prerequisite: FRENCH 1001 or equivalent. Students will continue to develop communicative skills in French, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Continued exploration of Francophone culture through discussion of readings and visual media.

FRENCH 2101 Language and Culture III (3)
Prerequisite: FRENCH 1002 or equivalent. Students will further develop the four language skills through meaningful communicative interaction. Students will advance their understanding of Francophone culture through discussion of readings and visual media. Students who have successfully completed this course may advance to FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180.

FRENCH 2115A, 2115B, 2115C Intensive French (13) 
Prerequisites: Special consent required. 2115A (5); 2115B (5); 2115C (3). An intensive study of French language and culture. Students will develop communicative skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of the course with a grade of C- or better will satisfy the foreign language requirement of the B.A. degree. Students who have successfully completed this course may advance to French 2170 and 2180.  

FRENCH 2170 Intermediate French Language and Culture (3)
Prerequisite: FRENCH 2101 or equivalent. Students will continue to advance in their development of the four language skills through meaningful communicative interaction. Students will further advance their understanding of Francophone culture. This course should be taken concurrently with FRENCH 2180.

FRENCH 2180 Readings in French (3), [C, H] 
Prerequisite: FRENCH 2101 or equivalent. This course will introduce students to a variety of literary and non-literary texts in French. This course should be taken concurrently with FRENCH 2170.  

FRENCH 2190 Special Readings in French (1-3) 
Prerequisites: FRENCH 2101 and consent of the department. Independent study on mutually acceptable topics through readings, reports, and conferences.

FRENCH 2199 Special Topics: Language Immersion in French (1-3)
Prerequisite: FRENCH2101 or consent of instructor. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the topic is different.

FRENCH 3200 French Grammar in Review (3)
Prerequisites: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. This course is designed to increase students’ ability to communicate clearly and effectively through study and practice of forms and structures of the French language. Strong emphasis in writing.

FRENCH 3205 French in Commerce and Media (3) 
Prerequisites: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. Professional and practical applications of French in commerce and media, including conventions of correspondence, business etiquette, and travel.  

FRENCH 3211 Contemporary French Culture (3) 
Prerequisites: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. Aspects of contemporary French culture, including history, geography, education, politics, and gastronomy, studied through a variety of authentic cultural materials.

FRENCH 3271 Intermediate French Conversation (3) 
Prerequisite: FRENCH 2170 or consent of the instructor. Emphasis will be placed up the further development of communicative skills in French.

FRENCH 3280 French Literature and Culture to 1800 (3) 
Prerequisites: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. Designed to acquaint students with French literature and culture from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century.

FRENCH 3281 French Literature and Culture after 1800 (3) 
Prerequisites: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. Designed to acquaint students with French literature and culture from the nineteenth century to the present.

FRENCH 3290 Special Readings (1-3) 
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences.

FRENCH 4300 Advanced Grammar and Stylistics (3) 
Prerequisite: FRENCH 3200 or equivalent. This course is designed to improve students’ writing skills through advanced study of modern French prose style.  

FRENCH 4311 Special Topics in French Culture and Literature (3) 
Prerequisite: Three French courses at the 3000 level or above. Selected topics in French/Francophone culture and literature. This course may be repeated for credit provided the topic is different each time.

FRENCH 4350 Studies in Eighteenth-Century French Literature and Culture (3)
Prerequisites: FRENCH 3280 or FRENCH 3281. A study of eighteenth-century French literature and culture. Topics may include the philosophic movement, the French Revolution, and representative novels and plays.

FRENCH 4360 Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture (3)
Prerequisites: FRENCH 3280 or FRENCH 3281. A study of nineteenth-century French literature and culture. Topics may include romanticism, realism, symbolism, and impressionism.

FRENCH 4370 Studies in Twentieth-Century French Literature and Culture (3)
Prerequisites: FRENCH 3280 or FRENCH 3281. A study of twentieth-century French literature and culture.  Topics may include surrealism, existentialism, the influence of the world wars, post-colonialism, and cinema.

FRENCH 4375 Modern French Theater (3)
Prerequisite: FRENCH 3280 or FRENCH 3281. A study of French drama in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through critical study of selected works by major dramatists.

FRENCH 4380 Studies in Twenty-First Century French Literature and Culture (3)
Prerequisites: FRENCH 3280 or FRENCH 3281. A study of twenty-first century French literature and culture. Topics may include literature, media, and culture since 2000.

FRENCH 4390 Advanced Independent Study(1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Independent study through readings, reports, and discussions.

FRENCH 4399 French Seminar (3) 
Prerequisite: FRENCH 3280 or FRENCH 3281. Specialized topic in French literature. Subject to be announced by instructor in charge of seminar.

FRENCH 5311 Advanced Topics in French Culture and Literature (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Selected topics in French/Francophone culture and literature. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the topic is different each time. Students will be expected to conduct an independent research project.  Students will be expected to conduct an independent research project. 


German

GERMAN 1001 Beginning Language and Culture: German I (5) 
Introduction for students with little or no knowledge of German. Students will develop listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills and become familiar with the cultures and history of the German-speaking countries. The course is conducted mainly in German, GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101 together form the introductory German language sequence.

GERMAN 1002 Beginning Language and CultureGerman II (5) 
Prerequisite: GERMAN 1001 or equivalent. Students will continue to develop listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills and to become familiar with the cultures and history of the German-speaking countries. The course is conducted mainly in German. GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101 together form the introductory German language sequence.

GERMAN 2101 Intermediate Language and Culture: German III (3) 
Prerequisite: GERMAN 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of German-speaking cultures through discussions, readings, and written work.  Through meaningful communicative interaction, students will further develop their language skills. This course is conducted mainly in German, GERMAN 1001, 1002, and 2101 together form the introductory German language sequence. Students who have successfully completed this course may advance to GERMAN 2170 or GERMAN 2180.

GERMAN 2170 Intermediate Practice in Speaking and Writing German (3) [C, H] 
Prerequisite: GERMAN 2101 or equivalent. In this course students will strengthen their communication skills and grammar in spoken and written German. Students will work with authentic literary texts, news articles, film, and music. GERMAN 2170 and 2180 together form the bridge between introductory German language sequence (GERMAN 1001, 1002, and 2101) and the advanced culture and literature courses. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 2175 Business German (3)
Prerequisite: GERMAN 2101 or equivalent.  Students will continue to expand their German skills for realistic use in the context of the German language business world.  Particular emphasis is placed on business-related vocabulary, speaking skills and correspondence. No previous business experience necessary.

GERMAN 2180 Intermediate Readings in German (3) [C, H] 
Prerequisite: GERMAN 2101 or equivalent. In this course students will strengthen their communication skills and grammar in spoken and written German. Students will read and discuss authentic German texts. GERMAN 2170 and GERMAN 2180 together form the bridge between the introductory German language sequence (GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101) and the advanced culture and literature courses. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 2190 Intermediate Independent Study (1-3) 
Prerequisites: GERMAN 2170 and GERMAN 2180 and consent of instructor and department. In consultation with the instructor, students undertake independent work to further develop intermediate German language skills and to deepen their knowledge of culture and history. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 2199 Special Topics: Languages Immersion: German (1)
Prerequisite: GERMAN 1002. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of German language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

GERMAN 3201 Introduction to German Literature (3) 
Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent. Readings and critical analysis of selected works literature written in the German language. This course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3202 Introduction to German Film (3) 
Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent. Viewings and critical analysis of selected films produced in the German language. The course is conducted in German. 

GERMAN 3208 The German-Speaking Countries in the Modern World (3) 
Two years of college German or equivalent. GERMAN 2170 or equivalent. Emphasis on speaking and writing German.  A critical examination of issues in the culture and politics of the German-speaking countries since 1945 through a variety of media. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3210 German Culture and Civilization (3) 
Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent. A survey of the development of German culture and civilization and the emergence of a German identity. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3211 Topics in German Culture (3)
Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent. Discussion of significant topics in German culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary. The course is conducted in German, or in English when cross-listed with another department.

GERMAN 3280 German Literature and Culture I: Beginning-Enlightenment (3)
Prerequisite: At least one 3000-level course or consent of instructor and department.  The survey course will familiarize students with the development of German literature and culture through the end of the Enlightenment. Critical analysis of representative texts and other media. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3281 German Literature and Culture II: Romanticism-Present (3)
Prerequisite: At least one 3000-level German course or consent of instructor and department. This survey course will familiarize students with the development of German literature and culture from the end of the Enlightenment through the present day. Critical analysis of representative texts and other media. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3290 Advanced Independent Study I (1-3) 
Prerequisites: GERMAN 3201, GERMAN 3202, GERMAN 3208, and GERMAN 3210 and consent of instructor and department. In consultation with the instructor, students undertake independent work to transition from intermediate to advanced German language skills and to deepen their knowledge of culture and history. This course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 4311 Special Topics in German Culture (3) 
Prerequisites: At least two 3000 level German course or consent of instructor and department. Discussion of significant topics in German culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary. The course is conducted in German, or in English when cross-listed with another department.  

GERMAN 4390 Advanced Independent Study II (1-3) 
Prerequisite: GERMAN 3201,GERMAN 3202, GERMAN 3208, and GERMAN 3210, and consent of instructor and department.  In consultation with the instructor, students undertake independent work to further develop advanced German language skills, and to deepen their knowledge of culture and history. This course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 4398 Survey of German Literature Part II (3)
Prerequisite: German 3201 or German 3202. Special emphasis on the summary and synthesis of trends and characteristics of major periods in German literature considered in the general context of European culture.

GERMAN 5311 Advanced Topics in German Culture (3) 
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor and department.  Discussion of significant topics in German culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary. The course is conducted in German, or in English when cross-listed with another department.  

Ancient Greek

GRK ANC 1001 Ancient Greek I (5) 
Study of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, accompanied by readings of simple prose selections.

GRK ANC 1002 Ancient Greek II (5) 
Prerequisite: GRK ANC 1001 or equivalent. The study of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax is continued from Greek 1. Readings and discussion from selected classical authors.

GRK ANC 2101 Intermediate Ancient Greek Language and Culture (3) 
Prerequisite: GRK ANC 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of ancient Greek culture through discussions, readings, and written work.

GRK ANC 2151 Greek and Latin in English Today (3)
Same as LATIN 2151 Language and culture of Greece and Rome reflected in modern English. Emphasis on vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin. Included will be the Greek alphabet and an introduction to historical language change involving the relationship among Greek, Latin and Romance languages, and Germanic languages (particularly English). Attention will be paid to terms used in law, medicine, science, liberal arts, and to general vocabulary enrichment.

GRK ANC 2152 A Brief Introduction to Greek and Latin in English Today (1)
Same as LATIN 2152.  This outline course is designed to enrich the student’s general liberal arts vocabulary as well as to improve mastery of terms used in law, medicine, and science. The emphasis is on vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin. Included will be the Greek alphabet and an introduction to historical language change involving the relationship among Greek, Latin, and Romance languages, and Germanic languages (particular English). This course is not to be taken in addition to GRK ANC 2151.


Modern Greek

GRK MOD 1001 Modern Greek I (5) 
Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Modern Greek and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

GRK MOD 1002 Modern Greek II (5) 
Prerequisite: GRK MOD 1001 or equivalent. Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Modern Greek and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

GRK MOD 2101 Intermediate Modern Greek Language and Culture (3) 
Prerequisite: GRK MOD 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of Modern Greek culture through discussions, readings, and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction.

GRK MOD 2102 Intermediate Modern Greek Language and Culture II (3) 
Prerequisite: GRK MOD 2101 or equivalent. Emphasis is placed on the study of Greek and Greek-American culture and on the continued development of language skills through meaningful communicative interaction.

GRK MOD 2150 Modern Greek Literature in Translation (3) 
This course is an exploration of significant works by major Modern Greek authors, dealing with relevant issues of Western literary traditions. Authors include Cavafy, Kazantzakis, Seferis, Solomos, Elytis.

GRK MOD 2190 Special Readings (1-3) 
Prerequisite: GRK MOD 2101 or consent of the department. Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences.

Japanese

JAPAN 1001 Japanese I (5) 
Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

JAPAN 1002 Japanese II (5) 
Prerequisite: JAPAN 1001 or equivalent. Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese. Continuation of the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax. 

JAPAN 1003 Japanese III (3) 
Prerequisite: JAPAN 1002 or equivalent. Review and practice of fundamentals of grammar, syntax, reading and writing acquired in 1002. This course is not a 2101 equivalent and may not be counted towards a foreign language requirement.

JAPAN 1005 Chinese Calligraphy and Writing in East Asia (1.0)
Same as CHINESE 1005. This course is an introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy and the history and basic features of the writing systems in East Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Tibetan, etc.). Emphasis is placed on the Chinese script and writing Chinese characters correctly with a calligraphy brush and ink. Students practice writing basic strokes and characters and creating their own calligraphic works.

JAPAN 1011 Anime Nation: Popular Culture in Japan (3)
A look at postmodern samurai, preteen ninjas, praying at shrines and other elements of  J-pop culture. This on-line course uses various clips and full-length animated features, to introduce and explore topics such as family life, school life, shared values, contemporary social issues, fashion, and metaphysics. Critical texts, essays, and narrated presentations provide background for analysis and appreciation.

JAPAN 1199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Japanese (1)
Prerequisite: JAPAN 1001 or concurrent enrollment in JAPAN 1001. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

JAPAN 2101 Intermediate Japanese I (5) 
Prerequisite: JAPAN 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of Japanese culture through discussions, readings, and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction.

JAPAN 2102 Intermediate Japanese II (5) 
Prerequisite: JAPAN 2101 or equivalent. Continuation of JAPAN 2101.

JAPAN 2150 Classical Japanese Literature in Translation (3) 
An exploration of Classical Japanese literary masterpieces and the world from which they arose. All required readings will be in English translation. This course may be repeated once for credit with different literary works as a topic.

JAPAN 2190 Special Readings (1-3) 
Prerequisite: JAPAN 2102 or consent of the department. Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences.

JAPAN 2191 Special Topics in Japanese Culture (3)
A topically organized introduction to Japanese culture and society. May be repeated for credit when the topics varies.

JAPAN 2199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Japanese (1)
Prerequisite: JAPAN 2101 or concurrent enrollment in JAPAN 2101. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

JAPAN 3201 Intermediate Japanese III (3) 
Prerequisite: JAPAN 2102 or equivalent. Students will continue to advance their understanding of Japanese culture through discussions, readings, and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction. This course satisfies the University cultural diversity requirement.

JAPAN 3202 Intermediate Japanese IV (3) 
Prerequisite: JAPAN 3201 or equivalent. Continuation of JAPAN 3201.

JAPAN 3280 Readings in Japanese (3)
Prerequisite: JAPAN 3202 or equivalent. Development of language skills through reading and discussion of a variety of literary and non-literary texts in Japanese.

JAPAN 3290 Special Readings (1-3) 
Prerequisite: JAPAN 2190 or consent of instructor. Independent study through readings, reports and conferences.

JAPAN 4301 Advanced Japanese I (3)
Prerequisites: JAPAN 3202 or equivalent. Further development of skills in both spoken and written Japanese. Students will read/view and discuss selected newspaper articles, editorials, essays, short stories, television programs and films.

JAPAN 4302 Advanced Japanese II (3)
Prerequisites: JAPAN 4301 or equivalent. Continuation of Japanese 4301 Further development of skills in both spoken and written Japanese. Students will read/view and discuss selected newspaper articles, editorials, essays, short stories, television programs and films.

JAPAN 4390 Special Readings (1-3)
Prerequisite: JAPAN 3290 or consent of instructor. Independent study through readings, reports and conferences.

Latin

LATIN 1001 Latin I (5) 
A study of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, accompanied by reading selections from literary texts.

LATIN 1002 Latin II (5) 
Prerequisite: LATIN 1001 or equivalent. The study of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax is continued from Latin 1. Readings and discussion from selected classical authors.

LATIN 2101 Intermediate Latin Language and Culture (3) 
Prerequisite: LATIN 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of Roman culture through discussions, readings, and written work.

LATIN 2150 Latin Literature in Translation (3)
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Reading and discussion of selected works in Latin literature from Republican Rome to late antiquity in English translation. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

LATIN 2151 Greek and Latin in English Today (3) 
Same as GRK ANC 2151. Language and culture of Greece and Rome reflected in modern English. Emphasis on vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin. Included will be the Greek alphabet and an introduction to historical language change involving the relationship among Greek, Latin, and Romance languages, and Germanic languages (particularly English). Attention will be paid to terms used in law, medicine, science, liberal arts, and to general vocabulary enrichment.

LATIN 2152 A Brief Introduction to Greek and Latin in English Today (1)
Same as GRK ANC 2152. This online course is designed to enrich the student’s general liberal arts vocabulary as well as to improve mastery of terms used in law, medicine, and science. The emphasis is on vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin. Included will be the Greek alphabet and an introduction to historical language change involving the relationship among Greek, Latin and Romance languages, and Germanic languages (particularly English). This course is not to be taken in addition to GRK ANC 2151.

LATIN 2190 Special Readings (1-3) 
Prerequisites: LATIN 2101 and consent of department. Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences.

Spanish

SPANISH 1001 Spanish Language and Culture I (5) 
The first Spanish course is designed to encourage the development of communicative proficiency through an integrated approach to the teaching of all four language skills – listening and understanding, reading, writing, and speaking. It encourages development of communicative proficiency through an interactive task-based approach, provides students with an active and rewarding learning experience as they develop their language skills and cultural competency, and fosters awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic cultural materials and information. Spanish 1001, 1002, and 2101 together form the introductory Spanish language sequence. Note: Intended for students with no previous Spanish experience. Students with previous Spanish experience are expected to contact the department for placement advising.

SPANISH 1002 Language and Culture II (5) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 1001 or equivalent. The second Spanish course is designed to continue the development of communicative proficiency through an integrated approach to the teaching of all four language skills – listening and understanding, reading, writing, and speaking. It encourages development of communicative proficiency through an interactive task-based approach, provides students with an active and rewarding learning experience as they strengthen their language skills and cultural competency, and fosters awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic cultural materials and information. SPANISH 1001, 1002, and 2101 together form the introductory Spanish language sequence.

SPANISH 1199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Spanish (1-3)
Prerequisites: SPANISH 1002 or equivalent. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated, provided the topics vary, for a maximum of 3 credits.

SPANISH 2101 Spanish Language and Culture III (3) 
Prerequisite: Special consent required. Contact department for information. This intensive study of Spanish is equivalent to SPANISH 1001, SPANISH 1002, and SPANISH 2101, and is offered in a condensed format. It is designed to develop communicative proficiency through an integrated approach to the teaching of all four language skills; listening and understanding, reading, writing, and speaking. It develops communicative proficiency through an interactive task-based approach, provides students with an active and rewarding learning experience as they build their language skills and cultural competency, and fosters awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic cultural materials and information. Students will complete a final project that demonstrates the knowledge acquired through the basic language sequence. Successful completion fulfills the foreign language requirement for Bachelor of Arts candidates. Students who have successfully completed this course may advance to SPANISH SPANISH 2172/SPANISH 2172A orSPANISH 2180/SPANISH 2180A. SPANISH 2115A, SPANISH 2115B, SPANISH 2115C are co-requisites and must be taken concurrently.  All three must be completed with a grade of C- or better to satisfy the foreign language requirement.  

SPANISH 2115A, 2115B, 2115C Intensive Spanish Language and Culture (13) 
Prerequisites: Special consent required. Contact department for information. This intensive study of Spanish is equivalent to SPANISH 1001, SPANISH 1002, and SPANISH 2101, and is offered in a condensed format. It is designed to develop communicative proficiency through an integrated approach to the teaching of all four language skills; listening and understanding, reading, writing, and speaking. It develops communicative proficiency through an interactive task-based approach, provides students with an active and rewarding learning experience as they build their language skills and cultural competency, and fosters awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic cultural materials and information. Students will complete a final project that demonstrates the knowledge acquired through the basic language sequence. Successful completion fulfills the foreign language requirement for Bachelor of Arts candidates. Students who have successfully completed this course may advance to SPANISH 2172 / SPANISH 2172A or SPANISH 2180/SPANISH 2180A. SPANISH 2115A, SPANISH 2115B,SPANISH 2115C are co-requisites and must be taken concurrently.  All three must be completed with a grade of C- or better to satisfy the foreign language requirement.  

SPANISH 2171 Spanish Conversation and Pronunciation (3) [C, H] 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Emphasis will be placed upon the development of oral skills in Spanish and upon the problems of Spanish pronunciation and intonation.

SPANISH 2172 Spanish Composition (3), [C, H] 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Emphasis in developing the capacity and the ability to write in Spanish. To be taken concurrently with the online course SPANISH 2172A.

SPANISH 2172A Grammar for Spanish Composition (1)
Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Development of language skills through continued study of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. To be taken online concurrently with SPANISH 2172.

SPANISH 2175 Commercial Spanish (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Students will continue to expand their skills in Spanish within a real-world framework related to business with an emphasis placed on business-related vocabulary and improved public speaking skills in Spanish. No previous business experience is necessary, although this course is perfect for those students pursuing a major or minor in Business, International Business, marketing, Communication, or any other business-related field. This course may not be taken for credit toward a major, but will count toward a minor in Spanish.

SPANISH 2180 Readings in Spanish (3) [C, H] 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Development of language skills through reading and discussion of a variety of texts. To be taken concurrently with the online course SPANISH Grammar 2180A.

SPANISH 2180A Grammar for Readings in Spanish (1)
Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Development of language skills through continued study of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. To be taken online concurrently with SPANISH 2180

SPANISH 2190 Special Readings (1-3) 
Prerequisites: SPANISH 2101 and consent of department. Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences.

SPANISH 2199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Spanish (1-3)
Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated, provided the topics vary, for a maximum of 3 credits.

SPANISH 2199A Spanish Grammar for Language Immersion (1)
Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Development of language skills through continued study of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. To be taken online concurrently with SPANISH 2199.

SPANISH 3199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Spanish (1-3)
Prerequisite: 2 of the following 3 courses: SPANISH 2171, SPANISH 2172, SPANISH 2180 or equivalent. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated provided the topics vary for a maximum of 3 credits.

SPANISH 3200 Syntax of the Spanish Language (3) 
Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, 2172, 2180 (2 of the 3 courses) or equivalent. Study of the syntactical and morphological characteristics of the Spanish language. Designed primarily for students majoring in Spanish.

SPANISH 3210 Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Spain (3) 
Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, 2172, 2180 (2 of the 3 courses) or equivalent. The development of Spanish peninsular civilization from its Roman beginnings to the present.

SPANISH 3210A Spanish Grammar for Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Spain (1)
Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, SPANISH 2172, or SPANISH 2180 (2 of the 3 courses) or equivalent. Development of language skills through continued study of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. To be taken online concurrently with SPANISH 3210.

SPANISH 3211 Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Spanish America (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 2171, 2172, or 2180 (2 of the 3 courses) equivalent. The development of the cultures and civilization of the Spanish-speaking nations of the Western hemisphere.

SPANISH 3211A Spanish Grammar for Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Spanish America (1) 
Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, SPANISH 2172, or SPANISH 2180 (2 of the 3 courses) or equivalent. Development of language skills through continued study of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. To be taken concurrently with SPANISH 3211.

SPANISH 3215 Practicum in Spanish (3)
Prerequisites: 2 of the following: SPANISH 2171, 2172, 2180 or equivalent, or consent of the instructor. This course introduces students to the Hispanic/Latino cultures in the US through community service and academic work. Students will perform a minimum of 20 hours per semester of supervised fieldwork in local organizations that serve area Hispanics. Students will study several issues related to the community they serve, will reflect on their field experience, and will connect their field experience with class readings and discussions. Required weekly seminar accompanies the field experience. Designed for majors of various disciplines. Placement at the agencies is relevant to the enrolled student’s major, dependent upon availability of resources. To ensure proper placement, students are required to contact the instructor at least one month before the beginning of the semester.

SPANISH 3260 Spanish for Business (3) 
Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171 or 2172 or equivalent and SPANISH 3200 or permission from the instructor. Cultivation of advanced language skills with emphasis on business vocabulary, basic business and cultural concepts and situational practice to help prepare for interaction in the Spanish-speaking business world. Designed for international business students, economics students, or anyone interested in expanding their awareness of the Spanish language or wishing to explore the possibilities of positions with companies that need to conduct business in Spanish.

SPANISH 3271 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 2171 or consent of department. Emphasis will be placed upon the further development of oral skills in Spanish.

SPANISH 3280 Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Spain (3) 
Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, 2172, 2180 (2 of the 3 courses) or equivalent and SPANISH 3200. or two of the following: SPANISH 2172A, SPANISH 2180A, SPANISH 3210A, SPANISH 3211A.  A survey course that introduces students to a rich variety of Peninsular texts ranging from the early Hispano-Arabic texts, through the Middle Ages, the Golden Age, and finally, modern Peninsular literature. The focus is on texts and excerpts that will familiarize students with the major movements and styles of Peninsular literature. The focus is on texts and excerpts that will familiarize students with the major movements and styles of Peninsular literature. The socio-political contexts in which the works were written will be studied. Required of Spanish majors. SPANISH 2180 is recommended for prerequisite.

SPANISH 3281 Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Spanish America (3) 
Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, 2172, 2180 (2 of the 3 courses) or equivalent and SPANISH 3200. or two of the following SPANISH 2171A,SPANISH 2180A, SPANISH 3210A, SPANISH 3211A.  A survey course that introduces students to selected texts of Spanish-American writers from the Colonial period to the present. The focus is on texts and excerpts that will familiarize students with the major movements and styles of Spanish-American literature. The socio-political contexts in which the works were written will also be studied. Required of Spanish majors. SPANISH 2180 is recommended for prerequisite.

SPANISH 3290 Special Readings: Spanish (1-3) 
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences.

SPANISH 3311 Introduction to Special topics in Hispanic Culture (3)
Prerequisites: Two of SPANISH 2172, SPANISH 2180 or SPANISH 2199 and two of the following SPANISH 2172A, SPANISH 2180A, or SPANISH 2199A or equivalent. Selected topics in Hispanic culture taught in Spanish. This course may be repeated twice for credit provided that the topic is different each time.

SPANISH 3327 Introduction to Hispanic Dialectology (3)
Prerequisites: SPANISH 2172 with SPANISH 2172A, and one of the following: SPANISH 2180 with SPANISH 2180A, or SPANISH 2199 with SPANISH 2199A; or the equivalent. Students will develop awareness of the different dialects and colloquialisms found in the Spanish-speaking world.

SPANISH 4172 Introduction to Creative Writing in Spanish (3)
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3280 or 3281 (junior status) or consent of instructor. This course will be presented in two parts. First, students will read literature samples and discuss theory for creative writing; and second, they will explore their own creativity by writing poetry, essays and short stories through exercises and examples given by the instructor.

SPANISH 4199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Spanish (1-3)
Prerequisites: SPANISH 3280 or SPANISH 3281 or equivalent. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit, provided the topics vary, for a maximum of 3 credits.

SPANISH 4300 Advanced Spanish Grammar (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3200 or equivalent. Advanced theoretical and practical study of the form and syntax of the Spanish language, focusing especially on sentence structure. Analysis of texts, which illustrate different linguistic levels and their values. Designed to develop accuracy and fluency of expression in Spanish.

SPANISH 4310 Spanish Literature From 1898 to 1939 (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3280. A study of cultural and literary characteristics of the period. Emphasis on leading novelists, poets, essayists, and dramatists.

SPANISH 4311 Special Topics in Hispanic Culture (3) 
Prerequisite: Junior standing or SPANISH 3280 or 3281. Selected topics in Hispanic culture taught in Spanish. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the topic is different each time.

SPANISH 4312 Special Topics in Hispanic Literature (3)
Prerequisites: Junior standing or SPANISH 3280 or SPANISH 3281. Selected topics in Hispanic literature taught in Spanish. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the topic is different each time.

SPANISH 4315 Spanish Literature From 1939 to the Present (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3280. A study of cultural and literary development since the Spanish Civil War. Emphasis on leading novelists and dramatists.

SPANISH 4320 Realism and Naturalism in the Nineteenth-Century Spanish Novel (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3280. A study of the culture and literature of Spain in the nineteenth century with emphasis on the leading novelists of the epoch (Galdos, Clarin, Pardo-Bazan, Blasco-Ibanez).

SPANISH 4321 Poetry and Drama of the Nineteenth Century (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3280. A study of the culture and literature of Spain in the nineteenth century with emphasis on the leading poets (Espronceda, Becquer) and playwrights (Zorrilla, Duque de Rivas).

SPANISH 4325 Poetry and Drama of the Golden Age (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3280. Selected readings from the drama of Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Ruiz de Alarcon, and Calderon de la Barca, and from the poetry of Garcilaso, Fray Luis de Leon, San Juan de la Cruz, Gongora, Lope de Vega, and Quevedo.

SPANISH 4326 Applied Linguistics in Spanish (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3200 or equivalent. Study of the general principles of linguistics applied to the learning and teaching of Spanish with special emphasis on historical linguistics. The course will focus on the development of the Spanish language with emphasis on etymological and phonological changes. Recommended for prospective teachers of Spanish.

SPANISH 4327 Spanish Dialectology (3)
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3200 or equivalent. The course will focus on the syntactical, lexical and phonological variations of modern Spanish from a sociolinguistics perspective. Regional variations may include Castilian, Mexican, and Caribbean Spanish, Spanish of the northern Andes region and the Southern Cone, and the Spanish spoken in the United States.

SPANISH 4330 Cervantes (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3280. A study of Don Quixote in relation to the author's life and with the cultural background of the Spanish Golden Age. Independent readings on other works of Cervantes.

SPANISH 4331 Picaresque and Satirical Prose (1550-1650) (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3280. A study of Renaissance and Baroque prose in its social context. All readings and discussions are in Spanish.

SPANISH 4345 Spanish-American Literature of the Twentieth Century (3)
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3281. A study of the leading Spanish American poets, essayists, and novelists of this period as interpreters of contemporary man's dilemma and the Apathos--and Aethos--of their culture.

SPANISH 4351 Spanish-American Fiction in the Twentieth Century (3) 
Prerequisite: SPANISH 3281. The role of prose fiction in Spanish American literary and cultural history from World War I to the present.

SPANISH 4390 Special Readings (1-3) 
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences.

SPANISH 4399 Seminar on Hispanic Literature (3) 
Required of major students in the senior year. Subject to be announced every year by the instructor in charge of the seminar.

SPANISH 5172 Introduction to Creative Writing in Spanish (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course will be presented in two parts. First, students will read literature samples and receive theory for creative writing; and second, they will explore their own creativity by writing poetry, essays and short stories through exercises and examples given by the instructor

SPANISH 5199 Intensive Advanced Immersion Experience (1-3)
Prerequisite: In-service teacher of target language or enrollment in post degree completion program. Designed for in-service and pre-service/post baccalaureate foreign language teachers, this course focuses specifically on enhancing oral proficiency in the target language and enriching cultural knowledge for purposes of classroom language instruction. The course may simulate a study abroad immersion experience or may be taught within the context of a study abroad program. This course may be repeated, provided the topics vary, for a maximum of 3 credits.

SPANISH 5311 Advanced Topics in Spanish Culture (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.  Selected topics in Spanish culture; may be repeated for credit with a different topic.  Students will be expected to conduct an independent research project.  Language of instruction is Spanish.

SPANISH 5312 Advanced Topics in Hispanic Literature (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission from the instructor. Selected topics in Hispanic literature taught in Spanish. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the topic is different each time.

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