Course descriptions

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FOREIGN LANGUAGES (FL)

181. Beginning Credit for Study Abroad. 3-6 hrs. Prerequisites: prior arrangements for evaluation and receipt of credit. Credit will be granted for systematic study of the language and culture of the language and literature of a foreign area. Study must be under the direction of a recognized teaching institution approved in advance by the Department of Foreign Languages; the department will examine and grade the progress and achievement of the participants in this program before granting credit

281. Intermediate Credit for Study Abroad. 3-6 hrs. Prerequisites: At least six hours at the 100 level; otherwise same as 181

310. German Literature in Translation. 3 hrs. A study of major works, including Goethe’s Faust, in their cultural and historical contexts

333. Greek Literature and Culture. 3 hrs. A study in translation of the works of such authors as Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Plato and Aristotle

340. French Literature in Translation. 3 hrs. A study of the major works of French literature from the medieval to the modern period

353. Roman Literature and Culture. 3 hrs. A study in translation of the works of such authors as Lucretius, Cicero, Vergil and Seneca

354. Medieval and Renaissance Humanism. 3 hrs. A study in translation of the works of such authors as Augustine, Boethius, Abelard, Petrarch, Dante and Erasmus

370. Spanish Literature in Translation. 3 hrs. A study of the major works of the literature of Spain from 1140 to 1940

381. Junior Level Credit for Study Abroad. 3-9 hrs. Prerequisites: At least six hours at the 200 level; otherwise same as 181

431. Foreign Language Film. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Study of literary and linguistic aspects of foreign films in a given foreign language

461. Teaching Second Languages: Theory into Practice. 3 hrs. Prerequisite:consent of the instructor. Familiarizes students with the major aspects of foreign/second language teaching theory and with the variety of instructional approaches and techniques pertinent to the foreign/second language teaching and learning situation; may be taken for a total of six hours

461L. Teaching Second Languages Lab. 1 hr. Must be taken concurrently with FL 461

462. Translation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

481. Senior Level Credit for Study Abroad. 3-9 hrs. Arranged. Prerequisite: At least six hours at the 300 level; otherwise same as 181

490. Foreign Language Capstone Seminar. Prerequisite: at least six hours at 400 level.

492. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and approval of chair. May be repeated twice; students undertaking a Senior Honors Project will enroll in FL H492

+494. Student Teaching in Foreign Language I. 6 hrs

+495. Student Teaching in Foreign Language II. 6 hrs

FRENCH (FRE)

101. Beginning French I. 3 hrs. An introduction to the French language and the French-speaking (Francophone) world for students with no previous experience in French; this course provides the opportunity for students to develop all four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing (CC 1113)

102. Beginning French II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FRE 101, 181 or equivalent. This course provides continued emphasis on skill development and reinforces topics introduced concerning France and the Francophone world. (CC 1123)

130. Accelerated Beginning French. 3 hrs. This course is an accelerated review for students who have had previous French classroom experience; it covers the same materials as FRE 101 and 102 in an accelerated format.

181. Beginning French I Credit for Study Abroad. 3-4 hrs. Prerequisites: prior arrangements for evaluation and receipt of credit. Credit will be granted for systematic study of French language and culture in a recognized teaching institution, in a French speaking country, approved in advance by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; the department will examine and grade the progress and achievement of the participants in this program before granting credit. Emphasis on communicative skills (equivalent to FRE 101)

182. Beginning French II Credit for Study Abroad. 3-4 hrs. Prerequisites: FRE 101, 181, or equivalent; otherwise same as FRE 181. Beginning French II Study of the language and culture (equivalent to FRE 102)

201. Intermediate French I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FRE 102, 182 or equivalent. An intermediate course, taught in French, designed to develop and enhance students’ knowledge of the French language and the French-speaking (Francophone) world; focuses on writing and speaking about present and past events, providing students with skills to make predictions and hypothesize about future experiences (CC 2113)

202. Intermediate French II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FRE 201 or equivalent. A course designed to consolidate already acquired knowledge and practice known structures; the goal is to be able to speak French on a variety of topics, to be able to express opinions and viewpoints with ease (CC 2123)

281. Intermediate French I Credit for Study Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: French 102, FRE 182, or equivalent; otherwise, same as FRE 181. Intermediate level study abroad of the French language and culture (the equivalent of FRE 201 or 202), with particular emphasis on communicative skills at this level

282. Intermediate French II Credit for Study Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: FRE 201, 281 or equivalent; otherwise same as FRE 181. Intermediate French II Study abroad (equivalent to FRE 202)

305. French Grammar Review. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FRE 202, 282 or equivalent. Intensive study of French grammar taught in context using authentic materials

321. French Conversation and Discourse. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FRE 202, 282 or equivalent. Development/improvement of listening and speaking skills in French

340. Reading in French. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: FRE 202, 282 or equivalent and consent of instructor. This course aims to build reading skills in French with special attention given to word recognition, global comprehension and the understanding of cultural and historical context.

342. Survey of Francophone African Literature in Translation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ENG 203. Surveys, in translation, the works of major writers from the French-speaking areas of Africa and the Caribbean; may not be used to fulfill requirements for either a major or minor in foreign languages or to fulfill the language requirements for the B.A. degree

381. Junior Level Credit for Study Abroad. 3-9 hrs. Prerequisite: FRE 202, 282 or equivalent; otherwise same as FRE 181. Intermediate-advanced systematic study abroad of the French language and culture, with particular emphasis on (I) oral communication, (II) reading, (III) writing, at the junior year level

405. French Phonology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least three hours at the 300 level or permission of instructor. An introduction to French phonemics and phonetics with intensive practice in the pronunciation of standard and nonstandard French

406. Advanced Composition. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least three hours of French at the 300 level. Practice in descriptive, narrative, analytical and research composition, with attention to style, vocabulary and morphology as well as to methods of organization and presentation (WI)

411. Advanced Conversation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least three hours of French at the 300 level. Intensive practice in formal and informal language use; on topics drawn from print and electronic media

431. French Film. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least one French course at the 300 level. Overview of French cinema; discussions will emphasize cultural and socio-historical issues

434. France in the Fifth Republic. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least one French course at the 300 level. Contemporary French education, politics, social and intellectual attitudes, urban and rural life (WI)

435. Modern France. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least three hours of French at the 300 level. Overview of the period of French history from 1870 to 1970 including topics such as the formation of the Third Republic, the foundation of French Socialism, Modernism in art and literature and colonial and post-colonial upheaval; may be repeated for a total of six hours if topics vary (WI)

436. Francophone Civilization and Culture. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least three hours of French at the 300 level. Studies in the history, art, beliefs, behavior and values of France and French-speaking cultures; may be repeated for a total of six hours if topics vary (WI)

437. Topics in French Culture. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Variable topics in the study of French culture. May be repeated as content varies (WI)

441. French Capstone Seminar. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: at least six hours at 400 level.

442. Survey of French Literature. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FRE 340. A chronological study of French literature. May be repeated for a total of six hours if topics vary (WI)

445. Topics in French Literature. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: FRE 340. May be taken for a total of six hours if topics vary (WI)

481. Senior Level Credit for Study Abroad. 3-9 hrs. Arr. Prerequisite: At least six hours at the 300 level; otherwise same as FRE 181. Advanced systematic study abroad of the French language, with particular emphasis on (I) oral and written communication (equivalent to FRE 411, FRE 406), (II) culture and civilization (equivalent to FRE 435, FRE 436), (III) literature (equivalent to FRE 445), at the senior year level

491. Advanced Studies in the French Language. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Completion of at least one 300-level course or permission of instructor. Content varies in response to students’ interests and needs; may be repeated once

492. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and approval by chair; may be repeated twice


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)