Department of Foreign Languages

Resources / Courses: Course Description

Descriptions of courses offered by the Department of Foreign Languages are listed below. While every effort has been made to keep this list as current and up-to-date as possible, please consult your student handbook for the most current descriptions.


NOTE: Course credits given in the following format "0-0-0" translate to:
class hours - lab hours - total credits

Chinese (CHNS)

  • CHNS 1001 - Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture I

    • Introduction to Chinese language and culture, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Not open to native speakers of Chinese.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099, READ 0099, if required.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 1002 - Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture II

    • Introduction to Chinese language and culture, Part II, stressing continued progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Not open to native speakers of Chinese.
    • Prerequisites: One year of high school Chinese or CHNS 1001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 2001 - Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture I

    • Students continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Not open to native speakers of Chinese.
    • Prerequisites: Two years of high school Chinese or CHNS 1002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 2002 - Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture II

    • Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Not open to native speakers of Chinese.
    • Prerequisites: Three years of high school Chinese or CHNS 2001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing

    • CHNS 3200 is a study of selected readings of signs, news, and literary and cultural works to increase vocabulary, enhance grammar skills, and develop reading skills. Designed to give students extensive experience in reading Chinese.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 2002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 3302 - Practical Conversation

    • CHNS 3302 stresses expansion of effective listening comprehension and speaking skills through culturally and linguistically appropriate activities.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 2002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 3303 - Grammar and Composition

    • CHNS 3303 is a general review of grammar and composition and other writing activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 2002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 3304 - Readings in Culture I

    • This course introduces students to selected readings in Chinese culture, through which they expand their vocabulary and learn new grammar. Students also learn about cultural issues within the Chinese context and develop their competence in critical analysis of the issues from a global perspective. Readings are in Chinese and discussions are in Chinese and English.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 3200 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 3305 - Readings in Culture II

    • This course continues to introduce students to selected readings in Chinese culture, through which they expand their vocabulary and learn new grammar. Students also learn more about cultural issues within the Chinese context and develop their competence in critical analysis from a global perspective. Readings are in Chinese and discussions are in Chinese and English.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 3200 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 3390 - Upper-division Study abroad in Chinese

    • This course fulfills the study abroad elective for the minor in Chinese Studies. The content of the course may vary depending on available course offerings in the foreign institution. The chair of the Department of Foreign Languages must preapprove the use of this course as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the minor in Chinese Studies and/or for the degree in Modern Language & Culture.
    • Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status and permission of the department chair
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 3398 - Internships

    • This course is a supervised, credit-earning work experience of one semester requiring the use of Chinese in the work place. Prior approval by department coordinator and internship supervisor is required. No more than three semester hours may be applied toward the major.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 3302 or permission of instructor
    • Credits: 1-6 Credit Hours
  • CHNS 4400 - Directed Study

    • This course covers special topics and seminars external to course offerings that allow a student to work individually with an instructor. It requires prior approval by instructor and department chair.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 3200 or permission of instructor
    • Credits: 1-3 Credit Hours
  • CHNS 4402 - Contemporary Culture

    • This course is an examination of the historical, social and political contexts of the contemporary Chinese experience through the analysis of different cultural representations such as film, media, plastic arts, music and literature. Readings are in Chinese and discussions are in Chinese and English.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 3304 or CHNS 3305
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 4404 - Commercial Chinese

    • This course is an in-depth study of business practices and the language of business that focuses on verbal and written communication as well as economic, social and political factors that are important to conducting business in the Chinese-speaking world. Readings and discussion are in Chinese and in English.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 2002 or permission of instructor
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 4434 - Topics in language, Literature and culture

    • This course explores a period, movement or genre in literature, a topic in culture, or language-related issues. Topics are chosen for their significance and impact on Chinese culture and society. Readings are in Chinese and discussions are in Chinese and English.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 3304 or CHNS 3305
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 4456 - Advanced Grammar and Linguistics

    • This course is an advanced study of grammar from a linguistic perspective. It provides an overview of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. The course exposes students to dialectical variations of the Chinese language and stresses development of oral proficiency. The course is taught in Chinese and English.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 3303 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 4490 - Special Topics

    • This course covers special topics relevant to the study of Chinese-speaking societies.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 3302 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 4499 - Senior Seminar

    • This is a capstone course designed to synthesize and connect the students’ prior academic experiences in the major and related fields of study. Students prepare a reflective essay and a research paper to present to the faculty. Papers and presentations are in Chinese.
    • Prerequisites: CHNS 3304 and CHNS 3305
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 7702 - Chinese Linguistics

    • This course is a study of the most important aspects of Chinese linguistics, including the history of the language, linguistic reform, phonology, script, morphology, and syntax. This course will also examine classical and literary languages, modern standard language, and major dialects. Course taught primarily in Chinese.
    • Prerequisites: Admission to the MAT program in Foreign Languages
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 7704 - Chinese Pedagogical Linguistics

    • This course explores teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language. Students will study major aspects of Chinese language and develop teaching strategies. Students will also examine the most commonly used textbooks and study computer-assisted language teaching and learning. Course taught primarily in Chinese.
    • Prerequisites: Admission to the MAT in Foreign Languages
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 7712 - Chinese Civilization and Traditions

    • This course explores Chinese civilization and traditions in pre-modern, modern and contemporary times, including cultural and political movements as well as economic development. Course taught in Chinese and English.
    • Prerequisites: Admission to the MAT program in Foreign languages
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 7714 - Topics in Chinese culture

    • This course analyzes selected aspects of Chinese culture, such as painting, calligraphy, seal engraving, music, theater, gardening, architecture, martial arts, qigong, and medicine. Course taught in Chinese.
    • Prerequisites: Admission to the MAT in Foreign Languages
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 7722 - Masterpieces of Chinese Literature

    • This course is a study of the most important works of Chinese literature from ancient times to the early twentieth century. The selected works represent China’s literary traditions, major genres, and literary techniques. Emphasis is given to textual analysis and the relationship between literary texts and Chinese language. Course is taught primarily in Chinese.
    • Prerequisites: Admission to the MAT program in Foreign Languages
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • CHNS 7724 - Chinese Literature and Film since 1978

    • This is a study of Chinese literature and film from 1978 to the present. It explores representative works of various literary trends. Emphasis will be given to the relationship between literary themes and sociocultural changes and developments. Course taught Chinese and English.
    • Prerequisites: Admission to the MAT in Foreign Languages
    • Credits: 3-0-3

Foreign Language (FL)

  • FL 1001 - Introduction to Foreign Language and Culture I

    • Introduction to a foreign language and culture, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of the culture being studied.

      Notes: Not open to native speakers of the language.  

    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099 or READ 0099 if required.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FL 1002 - Introduction to Foreign Language and Culture II

    • Introduction to foreign language and culture, part II, stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of the culture being studied.

      Notes: Not open to native speakers of the language.

    • Prerequisites: One year of foreign language in high school or FL 1001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FL 2001 - Intermediate Foreign Language and Culture I

    • The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways.

      Not open to native speakers of foreign language.

    • Prerequisites: FL 1002 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FL 2002 - Intermediate Foreign Language and Culture II

    • Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities.

      Not open to native speakers of the language.

    • Prerequisites: FL 2001 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FL 2209 - World Languages and Cultures

    • An overview of world languages and cultures and their manifestations in our society. Class discussions and readings are reinforced through supervised field experiences in the metro Atlanta area. In addition, students survey academic and professional career opportunities in fields that require linguistic skills and cultural competence.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FL 3309 - Survey of Chinese Literature and Culture

    • FL 3309, cross-listed as ASIA 3309, is a survey of Chinese literature and culture, examining major works and literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues. Readings and discussion in English; some readings in the original for Chinese language students.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 1102
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FL 4400 - Directed Study

    • Covers special topics external to course offerings in order to allow a student to work individually with an instructor.
    • Prerequisites: FL 2002.
    • Credits: 1-3 Credit Hours
  • FL 4490 - Special Topics in Foreign Language

    • Selected topics of interest to faculty and students.
    • Prerequisites: FL 2002 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 1-3 Credit Hours

Foreign Language Education (FLED)

  • FLED 4408 - Second Language Acquisition

    • Foreign Language Education  This course examines theories of second language acquisition (SLA) and their practical application to second language teaching and learning. It addresses the theoretical foundations of working with second language learners. It focuses on the classroom applications of this theoretical base to interactions with language learners, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Students interpret relevant SLA research that informs language teaching and takes ownership of SLA theories and research as a rationale for pedagogical decisions.
    • Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program or ASIA 3001 or permission of instructor
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FLED 4410 - Methods, Materials, and Curriculum of Foreign Language Education, P-8

    • This course is an overview of methods, materials and curriculum in foreign language instruction grades P-8. The field experience emphasizes principles of classroom and behavior management as well as ways to put theory into practice.
    • Prerequisites: FLED 3303
    • Credits: 3-1-3
  • FLED 4412 - Methods, Materials, and Curriculum of Foreign Language Education, 9-12

    • An overview of methods, materials and curriculum in foreign language instruction grades 9-12. The field experience emphasizes principles of classroom and behavior management as well as ways to put theory into practice. Field experience is required. Proof of liability insurance is required for field experience.
    • Prerequisites: FLED 4408 and FLED 4410
    • Corequisites: FLED 4414
    • Credits: 3-1-3
  • FLED 4414 - Technology for Foreign Language Teaching

    • This course introduces teacher candidates to the use of instructional technology in foreign language education. Specifically, teacher candidates learn to evaluate, design, create, and implement a variety of technology-enhanced teaching and learning materials. A particular focus is placed on forming the essential connections between Second Language Acquisition theories, sound pedagogical approaches, and cutting edge technologies to ensure that teacher candidates can integrate technology meaningfully into P-12 curriculum planning and teaching practices.
    • Prerequisites: FLED 4408 and 4410
    • Corequisites: FLED 4412
    • Credits: 3-1-3
  • FLED 4650 - FLED Yearlong Clinical Experience I

    • This course is the first semester of an intensive and extensive co-teaching yearlong clinical experience in Foreign Language Education. Under the guidance of a collaborating teacher and university supervisor and working in a diverse environment that includes students with exceptionalities and English learners, candidates practice professional competencies that impact student achievement. This experience includes regularly scheduled professional seminars. Notes: (first offered in fall 2016)
    • Prerequisites: FLED 4408, FLED 4410, FLED 4412, FLED 4414, Pre-Service Certificate, and Admission to Yearlong Clinical Experience.
    • Corequisites: FLED 4651
    • Credits: 0-20-6
  • FLED 4651 - FLED Seminar I

    • This FLED Seminar I course corresponds to the FLED Yearlong Clinical Practice I course and is designed to support teaching candidates in successful completion of edTPA tasks and assessments, focusing as well on the ethics and practice of culturally-responsive foreign language pedagogy and instruction.
    • Prerequisites: FLED 4408, FLED 4410, FLED 4412, FLED 4414, Pre-Service Certificate and Admission to Yearlong Clinical Experience
    • Corequisites: FLED 4650
    • Credits: 1-0-1
  • FLED 4660 - FLED Yearlong Clinical Experience II

    • This course is the second semester of an intensive and extensive co-teaching yearlong clinical experience in foreign language education. Under the guidance of a collaborating teacher and university supervisor and working in a diverse environment that includes students with exceptionalities and English learners, candidates practice professional competencies that impact student achievement. This experience includes regularly scheduled professional seminars and the completion of a content pedagogy assessment. Notes: (first offered in spring 2017)
    • Prerequisites: FLED 4650, FLED 4651, and eligibility to take GACE
    • Corequisites: FLED 4661
    • Credits: 0-24-6
  • FLED 4661 - FLED Seminar II

    • This FLED Seminar II course corresponds to the FLED Yearlong Clinical Practice II course and is designed to support teaching candidates in successful completion of edTPA tasks and assessments, focusing as well on the ethics and practice of culturally-responsive foreign language pedagogy and instruction.
    • Prerequisites: FLED 4650 and FLED 4651
    • Corequisites: FLED 4660
    • Credits: 2-0-2
  • FLED 4670 - FLED Yearlong Clinical Internship I

    • This course is the first semester of an intensive and extensive supervised, credit-earning yearlong clinical work experience in Foreign Language education for student in the Alternative Teacher Preparation program.
    • Prerequisites: FLED 4410, FLED 4412, FLED 4408, FLED 4414 and FL 4400
    • Corequisites: FLED 4671
    • Credits: 0-20-5
  • FLED 4671 - FLED Internship Seminar I

    • This FLED Internship Seminar I course corresponds to the FLED Yearlong Clinical Internship I course and is designed to support teaching candidates in successful completion of edTPA tasks and assessments, focusing also on the ethics and practice of culturally-responsive foreign language pedagogy and instruction. This course provides candidates the opportunity to work under the guidance of the FLED instructor and engage in discussion of issues related to language teaching with the FLED ATP cohort.
    • Prerequisites: FLED 4410, FLED 4412, FLED 4408, FLED 4414, FL 4400
    • Corequisites: FLED 4670
    • Credits: 1-0-1
  • FLED 4680 - FLED Yearlong Clinical Internship II

    • This course is the second semester of an intensive and extensive supervised, credit-earning yearlong clinical work experience in Foreign Language education for students in the Alternative Teacher Preparation program.
    • Prerequisites: FLED 4670 and FLED 4671
    • Corequisites: FLED 4681
    • Credits: 0-16-4
  • FLED 4681 - FLED Internship Seminar II

    • A multidisciplinary study of the migration history and cultural experience of the major Hispanic groups in the United States, includinThis FLED Internship Seminar II course corresponds to the FLED Yearlong Clinical Internship II course and is designed to support teaching candidates in successful completion of edTPA tasks and assessments, focusing also on the ethics and practice of culturally-responsive foreign language pedagogy and instruction. This course provides candidates the opportunity to work under the guidance of the FLED instructor and engage in discussion of issues related to language teaching with the FLED ATP cohort. g the portrayal of these groups in current events. Requires weekly field experiences.
    • Prerequisites: FLED 4670 and FLED 4671
    • Corequisites: FLED 4680
    • Credits: 2-0-2

French (FREN)

  • FREN 1001 - Introduction to French Language and Culture I

    • Introduction to French language and culture, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of French and Francophone cultures. Not open to native speakers of French.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099 AND READ 0099.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 1002 - Introduction to French Language and Culture II

    • Introduction to French language and culture, “Part II,” stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of French and Francophone cultures. Not open to native speakers of French.
    • Prerequisites: One year of high school French or FREN 1001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 2001 - Intermediate French Language and Culture I

    • The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Not open to native speakers of French.
    • Prerequisites: Two years of high school French or French 1002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 2002 - Intermediate French Language and Culture II

    • Students continue to increase linguistic and cul-tural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Course will serve as a transition between intermediate and upper-level courses in French. Not open to native speakers of French.
    • Prerequisites: Three years of high school French or FREN 2001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 2003 - Accelerated Intermediate French Language and Culture

    • This accelerated intermediate level course in French language and culture covers in one semester the materials presented in FREN 2001 and FREN 2002. The course stresses continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of French and Francophone cultures.
    • Prerequisites: Two years of high school French or FREN 1002.
    • Credits: 6-0-6
  • FREN 2290 - Special Topics

    • Covers special topics and study abroad courses external to course offerings at the intermediate level.
    • Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing

    • This course emphasizes skill development and refinement in the areas of critical reading and writing in French. Designed to give students extensive experience in reading and writing in French, the course focuses on the relationship between writing and reading, and on ways to improve one through the other.
    • Prerequisites: FREN 2002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 3302 - Practical Conversation

    • Stresses expansion of effective listening comprehension and speaking skills through culturally and linguistically appropriate activities.
    • Prerequisites: FREN 2002.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 3303 - Grammar and Composition

    • General review of grammar through composition and other written activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms.
    • Prerequisites: FREN 2002.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 3304 - Literature and Culture I

    • An introduction to French and Francophone literature and culture from the Middle Ages to 1820. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues of the period. Readings and discussion in French.
    • Prerequisites: FREN 3200 and FREN 3303.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 3305 - Literature and Culture II

    • An introduction to French and Francophone literature and culture from 1820 to the present. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues of the period. Readings and discussion in French.
    • Prerequisites: FREN 3200 and FREN 3303.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 3390 - Upper-division Study Abroad in French

    • This course fulfills the study abroad requirement for the B.A. in Modern Language & Culture with a primary language of French. The content of the course may vary depending on available course offerings in the foreign institution. The chair of the Department of Foreign Languages must preapprove the use of this course as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree in Modern Language & Culture.
    • Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status and permission of the department chair.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 3398 - Internship

    • Supervised, credit-earning work experience of one semester requiring use of French in the work place. Prior approval by department coordinator and internship supervisor is required. No more than three semester hours may be applied toward the major.
    • Prerequisites: FREN 3302 AND FREN 3303 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 1-9 Credit Hours
  • FREN 4400 - Directed Study

    • Covers special topics and seminars external to course offerings that allow a student to work individually with an instructor. Requires prior approval by instructor and department chair.
    • Prerequisites: FREN 3302 AND FREN 3303 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 1-3 Credit Hours
  • FREN 4402 - Contemporary Culture

    • An examination of the historical, social, and political contexts of the contemporary French and Francophone experience through the analysis of cultural representations such as film, media, plastic arts, music, and literature. Readings and discussion in French.
    • Prerequisites: FREN 3304 or FREN 3305.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 4404 - Commercial French

    • An in-depth study of business practices and the language of business in the French-speaking world. This course will prepare students for the exam for the Certificat Pratique de Francais Commercial given by the Paris Chamber of Commerce.
    • Prerequisites: FREN 3302 AND FREN 3303 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 4434 - Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture

    • An exploration of a period, movement or genre in literature, a topic in culture, or language- related issues. Topics are chosen for their significance and impact on French and Francophone cultures. Course taught in French.
    • Prerequisites: FREN 3304 or FREN 3305.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 4456 - Advanced Grammar and Linguistics

    • Advanced study of grammar from a linguistic perspective. Provides an overview of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. Exposes students to dialectical variations of the French- speaking world. Stresses development of oral proficiency. Course taught in French.
    • Prerequisites: FREN 3302 AND FREN 3303.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 4490 - Special Topics in French

    • Special topics relevant to the study of French speaking societies.
    • Prerequisites: French 3302 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • FREN 4499 - Senior Seminar

    • A capstone course designed to synthesize and connect the student's prior academic experiences in the major and related fields of study. Students will prepare a reflective essay and a research paper to present to the faculty. Papers and presentation in French.
    • Prerequisites: FREN 3304 or FREN 3305 and permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3

German (GRMN)

  • GRMN 1001 - Introduction to German Language and Culture I

    • Introduction to German language and culture, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of German culture. Not open to native speakers of German.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 1002 - Introduction to German Language and Culture II

    • Introduction to German language and culture, part II, stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of German culture. Not open to native speakers of German.
    • Prerequisites: One year of high school German, or GRMN 1001, or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 2001 - Intermediate German Language and Culture I

    • The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Not open to native speakers of German.
    • Prerequisites: Two years of high school German, or GRMN 1002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 2002 - Intermediate German Language and Culture II

    • Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Course will serve as a transition between intermediate and upper-level courses in the language. Not open to native speakers of German.
    • Prerequisites: Three years of high school German or GRMN 2001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 2003 - Accelerated Intermediate German Language and Culture

    • This accelerated intermediate level course in German language and culture covers in one semester the materials presented in GRMN 2001 and GRMN 2002. The course stresses continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of German culture.
    • Prerequisites: Two years of high school German or GRMN 1002.
    • Credits: 6-0-6
  • GRMN 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing

    • This course emphasizes skill development and refinement in the areas of critical reading and writing in German. Designed to give students extensive experience in reading and writing in German, the course focuses on the relationship between writing and reading, and on ways to improve one through the other.
    • Prerequisites: GRMN 2002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 3302 - Practical Conversation

    • Students learn to express themselves verbally, using role-play, skits and extemporaneous speaking on a variety of topics including basic situations as well as discussions of professional areas. Taught in German.
    • Prerequisites: GRMN 2002 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 3303 - Grammar and Composition

    • Introduction to the more difficult points of German grammar, syntax and style. In addition to the development of writing skills, students will concentrate on expanding their active vocabulary. Taught in German.
    • Prerequisites: GRMN 2002 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 3304 - Literature and Culture I

    • An introduction to the literature and culture of Germany and German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to 1848. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues of the period. Reading and discussion in German and in English.

      Notes: Readings and discussion in German and in English.

    • Prerequisites: GRMN 3200 or GRMN 3302 or GRMN 3303. An introduction to the literature and culture of Germany and German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to 1848. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues of the period.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 3305 - Literature and Culture II

    • An introduction to the literature and culture of Germany and German-speaking countries from 1848 to the present. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues of the period.

      Notes: This course is taught in German.

    • Prerequisites: GRMN 3200 or GRMN 3302 or GRMN 3303. An introduction to the literature and culture of Germany and German-speaking countries from 1848 to the present. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues of the period.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 3390 - Upper-division Study Abroad in German

    • This course fulfills the study abroad requirement for the B.A. in Modern Language & Culture with a primary language of German. The content of the course may vary depending on available course offerings in the foreign institution. The chair of the Department of Foreign Languages must preapprove the use of this course as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree in Modern Language & Culture.
    • Prerequisites: GRMN 2002 and permission of the department chair
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 3398 - Internship

    • Supervised, credit-earning work experience of one semester requiring use of German in the work place. Prior approval by department coordinator and internship supervisor is required.
    • Prerequisites: GRMN 3302 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 1-9 Credit Hours
  • GRMN 4400 - Directed Study

    • Covers special topics and seminars external to course offerings that allow a student to work individually with an instructor. Requires prior approval by instructor and department chair.
    • Prerequisites: GRMN 2002 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 1-3 Credit Hours
  • GRMN 4402 - Contemporary Culture

    • This course is an examination of the historical, social, and political contexts of the contemporary experience in the German-speaking world through the analysis of cultural representations such as film, media, plastic arts, music, and literature. Readings and discussions are in German.
    • Prerequisites: GRMN 3304 or GRMN 3305 or permission by instructor
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 4404 - Commercial German

    • An in-depth study of business practices and the language of business that focuses on verbal and written communication as well as economic, social and political factors that are important to the conduct of business in the German-speaking world. Readings and discussion in German and in English.
    • Prerequisites: GRMN 2002 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 4434 - Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture

    • This course explores a period, movement or genre in literature, a topic in culture, or language-related issues. Topics are chosen for their significance and impact on German-speaking cultures. The course is taught in German.
    • Prerequisites: GRMN 3304 or GRMN 3305 or permission by instructor
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 4456 - Advanced Grammar and Linguistics

    • This course is an advanced study of grammar from a linguistic perspective. It provides an overview of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. The course exposes students to dialectical variations of the German-speaking world and stresses development of oral proficiency. The course is taught in German.
    • Prerequisites: GRMN 3303 or permission by instructor
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 4490 - Special Topics in German

    • Selected topics of interest to students and faculty.
    • Prerequisites: GRMN 2002 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • GRMN 4499 - Senior Seminar

    • This is a capstone course designed to synthesize and connect the student's prior academic experiences in the major and related fields of study. Students will prepare a reflective essay and a research paper to present to the faculty. Papers and presentations are in German.
    • Prerequisites: GRMN 3304 or GRMN 3305 and permission by instructor
    • Credits: 3-0-3

Italian (ITAL)

  • ITAL 1001 - Introduction to Italian Language and Culture I

    • Introduction to Italian language and culture stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Italian culture. Not open to native speakers of Italian.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 1002 - Introduction to Italian Language and Culture II

    • Introduction to Italian language and culture, part II, stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Italian culture. Not open to native speakers of Italian.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 1001 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 2001 - Intermediate Italian Language and Culture I

    • The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Not open to native speakers of Italian.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 1002, or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 2002 - Intermediate Italian Language and Culture II

    • Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Course will serve as a transition between intermediate and upper- level courses in the language. Not open to native speakers of Italian.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 2001 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing

    • This course emphasizes skill development and refinement in the areas of critical reading and writing in Italian. Designed to give students extensive experience in reading and writing in Italian, the course focuses on the relationship between writing and reading, and on ways to improve one through the other.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 2001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 3302 - Practical Conversation

    • Stresses expansion of effective listening comprehension and speaking skills through culturally and linguistically appropriate activities.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 2002 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 3303 - Grammar and Composition

    • General review of grammar through composition and other written activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 2002 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 3304 - Literature and Culture I

    • This course is an introduction to Italian literature and culture from the origins to 1848. Students learn about literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues. Students also work across the curriculum, focusing on interdisciplinary issues within the Italian literary context and developing their competence in critical analysis of Italian cultural and literary issues from a global perspective. Readings and discussions are in Italian.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 3200 or permission of the instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 3305 - Literature and Culture II

    • Introduction to Italian literature and culture from 1848 to the present. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues. Students also work across the curriculum, focusing on interdisciplinary issues and developing their competence in critical analysis of Italian cultural and literary issues from a global perspective. Readings and discussions are in Italian.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 2002 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 3390 - Upper-division Study Abroad in Italian

    • This course fulfills the study abroad elective for the minor in Italian Studies. The content of the course may vary depending on available course offerings in the foreign institution. The chair of the Department of Foreign Languages must preapprove the use of this course as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the minor in Italian Studies and/or for the degree in Modern Language & Culture.
    • Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status and permission of the department chair
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 3398 - Internship

    • Supervised, credit-earning work experience of one semester requiring use of Italian in the work place. Prior approval by department coordinator and internship supervisor is required.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 3302 and ITAL 3303 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 1-9 Credit Hours
  • ITAL 4400 - Directed Study

    • Covers special topics and seminars external to course offerings that allow a student to work individually with an instructor.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 2002 and permission of the instructor
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 4402 - Contemporary Culture

    • An examination of the historical, social and political contexts of the contemporary Italian experience through the analysis of different cultural representations such as film, media, plastic arts, music and literature. Readings and discussion in Italian.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 3303 and ITAL 3306 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 4404 - Commercial Italian

    • This course is an in-depth study of business practices and the language of business that focuses on verbal and written communication as well as economic, social and political factors that are important to the conduct of business in the Italian-speaking world. Readings and discussion are in Italian and in English.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 2002 or permission of instructor
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 4434 - Topics in Language Literature and Culture

    • An exploration of a period, movement or genre in literature, a topic in culture, or language-related issues. Topics are chosen for their significance and impact on Italian culture. Readings and discussions in Italian.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 3303 and ITAL 3306 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 4456 - Advanced Grammar and Linguistics

    • This course is an advanced study of grammar from a linguistic perspective. It provides an overview of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. The course exposes students to dialectical variations of the Italian language and stresses development of oral proficiency. The course is taught in Italian.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 3303 or permission of the instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 4490 - Special Topics in Italian

    • Special topics relevant to the study of the Italian society.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 3302 and ITAL 3303 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • ITAL 4499 - Senior Seminar

    • This is a capstone course designed to synthesize and connect the students’ prior academic experiences in the major and related fields of study. Students prepare a reflective essay and a research paper to present to the faculty of the Department of Foreign Languages. Papers and presentations are in Italian.
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 3304 or ITAL 3305 and permission of instructor
    • Credits: 3-0-3

Japanese (JPN)

  • JPN 1001 - Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture I

    • Introduction to Japanese language and culture stressing progressive acquisition of effective communications skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Japanese culture. Not open to native speakers of Japanese.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • JPN 1002 - Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture II

    • Introduction to Japanese language and culture, part II, stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Japanese culture. Not open to native speakers of Japanese.
    • Prerequisites: One year of high school Japanese, or JPN 1001, or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • JPN 2001 - Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture I

    • The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Not open to native speakers of Japanese.
    • Prerequisites: Two years of high school Japanese, or JPN 1002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • JPN 2002 - Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture II

    • Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Not open to native speakers of Japanese.
    • Prerequisites: Three years of high school Japanese or JPN 2001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • JPN 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing

    • This course is a study of selected readings of signs, news, and literary and cultural works to increase vocabulary, enhance grammar skills, and develop reading skills. This course is designed to give students extensive experience in reading Japanese.
    • Prerequisites: JPN 2002 or the equivalent
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • JPN 3302 - Practical Conversation

    • This course emphasizes expansion of effective listening comprehension and speaking skills in Japanese through culturally and linguistically appropriate activities. Communicative tasks are limited to those in uncomplicated and straightforward social situations.
    • Prerequisites: JPN 2002 or the equivalent
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • JPN 3303 - Grammar and Composition

    • This course is a general review of grammar and composition and other writing activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms.
    • Prerequisites: JPN 2002 or the equivalent
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • JPN 3304 - Readings in Culture I

    • This course introduces students to selected readings in Japanese culture, through which they expand their vocabulary and learn new grammar. Students also learn about cultural issues within the Japanese context and develop their competence in critical analysis of the issues from a global perspective. Readings are in Japanese and discussions are in Japanese and English.
    • Prerequisites: JPN 3200 or the equivalent
    • Credits: 3-0-3

Korean (KOR)

  • KOR 1001 - Introduction to Korean Language and Culture I

    • KOR 1001 is the first semester of the beginning Korean course designed for students who have no previous home or formal background in the language. In this course, emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. In addition, students will learn how to look up words in an English-Korean dictionary (hard copy and on-line), how to type, and how to surf the web, all in Korean and be exposed to everyday life contexts (e.g., language use, culture, etc.). Approximately 1 lesson will be covered for 4 class meetings, and there will be a vocabulary quiz and a test for each lesson to help you maximally reinforce your learning.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099 or READ 0099, if required.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • KOR 1002 - Introduction to Korean Language and Culture II

    • This course is an introduction to Korean language and culture, Part II, stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Korean culture. This course is not open to native speakers of Korean.
    • Prerequisites: One year of high school Korean or KOR 1001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • KOR 2001 - Intermediate Korean Language and Culture I

    • The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. This course is not open to native speakers of Korean.
    • Prerequisites: Two years of high school Korean or KOR 1002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • KOR 2002 - Intermediate Korean Language and Culture II

    • Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. This course is not open to native speakers of Korean.
    • Prerequisites: Three years of high school Korean or KOR 2001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • KOR 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing

    • This course emphasizes skill development and refinement in the areas of critical reading and writing in Korean. This course is designed to give students extensive experience in reading and wring in Korean.
    • Prerequisites: KOR 2002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • KOR 3302 - Practical Conversation

    • This course emphasizes expansion of effective listening comprehension and speaking skills in Korean through culturally and linguistically appropriate activities. Communicative tasks are limited to those in uncomplicated and straightforward social situations.
    • Prerequisites: KOR 2002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • KOR 3303 - Grammar and Composition

    • This course is a general review of grammar through composition and other writing activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms.
    • Prerequisites: KOR 2002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • KOR 3304 - Readings in Culture I

    • This course introduces students to selected readings in Korean culture, through which they expand their vocabulary and learn new grammar. Students also learn about cultural issues within the Korean context and develop their competence in critical analysis of the issues from a global perspective. Readings are in Korean and discussions are in Korean and English.
    • Prerequisites: KOR 3200 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3

Latin (LATN)

  • LATN 1001 - Introduction to Latin Language and Culture I

    • Introduction to Latin stressing progressive acquisition of grammar, composition, prose translation and pronunciation.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • LATN 1002 - Introduction to Latin Language and Culture II

    • Introduction to Latin, part II, stressing continued progressive acquisition of grammar, composition, prose translation and pronunciation.
    • Prerequisites: One year of high school Latin or LATN 1001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • LATN 2001 - Intermediate Latin Language and Culture I

    • Review of Latin grammar and syntax. Prose translations from selected prose authors such as Livy, Caesar, Tacitus, and Sallust.
    • Prerequisites: Two years of high school Latin or LATN 1002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • LATN 2002 - Intermediate Latin Language and Culture II

    • Continued refinement of grammar and reading skills through the study of prose and poetry from the Golden Age of Latin Literature.
    • Prerequisites: Three years of high school Latin or LATN 2001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • LATN 3500 - Topics in Latin Epic Poetry

    • In this course, students analyze Latin epic poetry, poetic syntax, meter, and style through readings from selected poets. The course content focuses on one or more of the following poets: Catullus, Vergil, Ovid, Horace. Students review Latin grammar and syntax, build vocabulary, and develop a variety of reading strategies. Readings are Latin; instruction is in English. The course may be repeated once for credit with permission of the department chair with different content.
    • Prerequisites: LATN 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • LATN 4490 - Special Topics in Latin

    • Selected topics of special interest to faculty and students.
    • Prerequisites: Latin 2002 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • LATN 4500 - Topics in Latin Prose

    • In this course, students read and analyze Latin prose by various writers. The course content focuses on one or more of the following prose writers: Livy, Caesar, Cicero, Tacitus, Propertius, Tibullus, or Seneca. Students review Latin grammar and syntax, build vocabulary, and develop a variety of reading strategies. Readings are in Latin; instruction is in English. The course may be repeated once for credit with permission of department chair when content differs.
    • Prerequisites: LATN 3500 or permission of the instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3

Portuguese (PORT)

  • PORT 1001 - Introduction to Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures I

    • This course introduces students to Portuguese Language and Lusophone cultures, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Lusophone cultures. Not open to native speakers of Portuguese.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099 or READ 0099, if required.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • PORT 1002 - Introduction to Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures II

    • This course is an introduction to Portuguese language and Lusophone cultures, “Part II,” stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Lusophone cultures. Not open to native speakers of Portuguese.
    • Prerequisites: One year of high school Portuguese or PORT 1001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • PORT 2001 - Intermediate Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures I

    • The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Not open to native speakers of Portuguese.
    • Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Two years of high school Portuguese or PORT 1002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • PORT 2002 - Intermediate Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures II

    • Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Not open to native speakers of Portuguese.
    • Prerequisites: Three years of high school Portuguese or PORT 2001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • PORT 3200 - Advanced Reading and Writing in Portuguese

    • This course emphasizes skill development and refinement in the areas of critical reading and writing in Portuguese. It is designed to give students extensive experience in reading and writing in Portuguese and on Lusophone Linguistic and Cultural issues.
    • Prerequisites: PORT 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • PORT 3302 - Conversation in Portuguese

    • This course emphasizes skill development and refinement in the areas of critical thinking through discussion in Portuguese. It is designed to give students experience in conversation in Portuguese and on Lusophone Linguistic and Cultural issues.
    • Prerequisites: PORT 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • PORT 3304 - Introduction to Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

    • This course introduces literary and cultural texts to the Advanced-level student in Portuguese. It is designed to give students extensive experience in reading and writing in Portuguese and on Lusophone Linguistics and Cultural issues as they appear in literature of the Lusophone world.
    • Prerequisites: PORT 3200 or permission of the instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3

Russian (RUSS)

  • RUSS 1001 - Introduction to Russian Language and Culture I

    • Introduction to the Russian language and culture, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communications skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of the culture being studied. Not open to native speakers of Russian.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • RUSS 1002 - Introduction to Russian Language and Culture II

    • Introduction to Russian language and culture, part II, stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Russian culture. Not open to native speakers of Russian.
    • Prerequisites: RUSS 1001.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • RUSS 2001 - Intermediate Russian Language and Culture I

    • Builds upon acquisition of communication skills begun in high school. The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Not open to native speakers of Russian.
    • Prerequisites: RUSS 1002.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • RUSS 2002 - Intermediate Russian Language and Culture II

    • Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Not open to native speakers of Russian.
    • Prerequisites: RUSS 2001.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • RUSS 2290 - Special topics in Russion

    • This course covers special topics of interest at the beginning or intermediate levels. It is primarily for studies abroad in Russian language and culture.
    • Prerequisites: Permission of the department chair
    • Credits: 3-0-3

Spanish (SPAN)

  • SPAN 1001 - Introduction To Spanish Language and Culture I

    • Introduction to Spanish language and culture, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Hispanic cultures. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099 or READ 0099 if required.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 1002 - Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture II

    • Introduction to Spanish language and culture, "Part II," stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Hispanic cultures. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: One year of high school Spanish or Spanish 1001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 2001 - Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I

    • The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: Two years of high school Spanish or SPAN 1002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 2002 - Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II

    • Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Course will serve as a transition between intermediate and upper-level courses in Spanish. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: Three years of high school Spanish or SPAN 2001 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 2003 - Accelerated Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture

    • This accelerated intermediate level course in Spanish language and culture covers in one semester the materials presented in SPAN 2001 and SPAN 2002. The course stresses continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Hispanic cultures.
    • Prerequisites: Two years of high school Spanish or SPAN 1002.
    • Credits: 6-0-6
  • SPAN 2032 - Spanish for Health Professionals

    • This course focuses on Spanish language and culture appropriate for working with Hispanics in the medical field.
    • Prerequisites: None.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 2034 - Spanish for Criminal Justice

    • This course focuses on Spanish language and culture appropriate for working in the fields of Criminal Justice with Hispanics. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: ENGL 0099 or READ 0099 if required. This course focuses on Spanish language and culture appropriate for working in the fields of Criminal Justice with Hispanics. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 2290 - Special Topics

    • Special topics of interest at the intermediate level. Used primarily for studies abroad.
    • Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing

    • This course emphasizes skill development and refinement in the areas of critical reading and writing in Spanish. Designed to give students extensive experience in reading and writing in Spanish, the course focuses on the relationship between writing and reading, and on ways to improve one through the other.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 2002 or the equivalent.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 3302 - Practical Conversation

    • Stresses expansion of effective listening comprehension and speaking skills through culturally and linguistically appropriate activities.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 2002.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 3303 - Grammar and Composition

    • General review of grammar through composition and other written activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 2002.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 3304 - Literature and Culture I

    • An introduction to Hispanic literature and culture from the Middle Ages to 1850. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues of the period. Readings and discussion in Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 3200 and SPAN 3303.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 3305 - Literature and Culture II

    • An introduction to Hispanic literature and culture from the 1850 to the present. Students examine literary and artistic movements as well as cultural issues of the period. Readings and discussion in Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 3200 and SPAN 3303.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 3390 - Upper-division Study Abroad in Spanish

    • This course fulfills the study abroad requirement for the B.A. in Modern Language & Culture with a primary language of Spanish. The content of the course may vary depending on available course offerings in the foreign institution. The chair of the Department of Foreign Languages must preapprove the use of this course as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree in Modern Language & Culture.
    • Prerequisites: Junior or Senior status and permission of the department chair
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 3398 - Internship

    • Supervised, credit-earning work experience of one semester requiring use of Spanish in the work place. Prior approval by department coordinator and internship supervisor is required. No more than three semester hours may be applied toward the major.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 3302 AND SPAN 3303 OR Permission of Instructor.
    • Credits: 1-9 Credit Hours
  • SPAN 4400 - Directed Study

    • Covers special topics and seminars external to course offerings that allow a student to work individually with an instructor. Requires prior approval by instructor and department chair.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 3302 AND SPAN 3303 or Permission of Instructor.
    • Credits: 1-3 Credit Hours
  • SPAN 4402 - Contemporary Culture

    • An examination of the historical, social, and political contexts of the contemporary Hispanic experience through the analysis of different cultural representations such as film, media, plastic arts, music and literature. Readings and discussion in Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 3304 or SPAN 3305.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 4404 - Commercial Spanish

    • An in-depth study of business practices and the language of business that focuses on verbal and written communication as well as economic, social and political factors that are important to the conduct of business in the Spanish-speaking world.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 3302 AND SPAN 3303 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 4434 - Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture

    • An exploration of a period, movement or genre in literature, a topic in culture, or language- related issues. Topics are chosen for their significance and impact on Hispanic cultures. Course taught in Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 3304 and SPAN 3305.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 4456 - Advanced Grammar and Linguistics

    • Advanced study of grammar from a linguistic perspective. Provides an overview of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. Exposes students to dialectical variations of the Spanish-speaking world. Stresses development of oral proficiency. Course taught in Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 3302 and SPAN 3303.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 4490 - Special Topics in Spanish

    • Special topics relevant to the study of Spanish- speaking societies.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 3302 AND SPAN 3303 or permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 4499 - Senior Seminar

    • A capstone course designed to synthesize and connect the student's prior academic experiences in the major and related fields of study. Students will prepare a reflective essay and a research paper to present to the faculty. Papers and presentation in Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 3304 and SPAN 3305 and permission of instructor.
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 7702 - Sociolinguistics

    • This course explores how social, geographic, cultural, and economic factors contribute to language variation across the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to discussing variation theory, students gain experience in conducting empirical research. Requires weekly field experiences. Course taught in Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: Admission to the MAT program in Foreign Languages.
    • Credits: 3-1-3
  • SPAN 7704 - Topics in Spanish Linguistics

    • An exploration of language-related issues (theoretical and/or applied) that impact the teaching and learning of Spanish as a second/foreign language. Students gain an understanding of these issues through readings, discussion, and action research. Requires weekly field experiences. Course taught in Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 7702.
    • Credits: 3-1-3
  • SPAN 7712 - Hispanics in the U.S.

    • A multidisciplinary study of the migration history and cultural experience of the major Hispanic groups in the United States, including the portrayal of these groups in current events. Requires weekly field experiences. Course taught in Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: Admission to the MAT program (Foreign Languages).
    • Credits: 3-1-3
  • SPAN 7714 - Topics in Hispanic Culture

    • In-depth analysis of Hispanic cultural representations in the media, literature, and other artistic productions. Topics are chosen for their significance and impact on Hispanic cultures. Requires weekly field experiences. Course taught in Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 7712
    • Credits: 3-1-3
  • SPAN 7722 - Literary Masterpieces

    • This course explores the most representative masterpieces of twentieth century Peninsular and Spanish American Literature from all genres. Students examine how these works define (or defy) the aesthetic and cultural canon of the period. Requires weekly field experiences. Course taught in Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: Admission to the MAT program (Foreign Languages).
    • Credits: 3-0-3
  • SPAN 7724 - Topics in Literature

    • An exploration of a period, movement or genre in literature and its relationship to culture. Topics are chosen for their significance and impact on Hispanic cultures. Course taught in Spanish.
    • Prerequisites: SPAN 7722.
    • Credits: 3-0-3