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

SPANISH (SPA)

101. Beginning Spanish I. 3 hrs (CC 1213)

102. Beginning Spanish II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 101 or equivalent (CC 1223)

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

164. Spanish for Health Professionals I. 3 hrs. Basic linguistic, cultural concepts, situational communication practice for interaction with Hispanic community in health care setting; no Spanish prerequisite; health majors only

165. Spanish for Health Professionals II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 164 or equivalent. Enhanced skill development in understanding, reading, writing and speaking Spanish in the health and medical care context; health majors only

167. Spanish for Business Professionals I. 3 hrs. Basic linguistic, business/cultural concepts, situational communication practice for interaction with Hispanic business community; no Spanish prerequisite; business majors only

168. Spanish for Business Professionals II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 167 or equivalent. Enhanced skill development in understanding, reading, writing and speaking Spanish in the business context; business majors only

181. Beginning Spanish I Credit for Study Abroad. 3-4 hrs. Prerequisites: prior arrangements for evaluation and receipt of credit. Beginning study of the Spanish language and culture, with emphasis on communicative skills (equivalent to SPA 101); credit will be granted for systematic study of the Spanish language and culture in a recognized teaching institution, in a Spanish 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

182. Beginning Spanish II Credit for Study Abroad. 3-4 hrs. Prerequisites: SPA 101, 181 or equivalent; otherwise same as SPA 181 Equivalent to SPA 102

184. Spanish for Health Professionals I Study Abroad. 3 hrs. Basic linguistic, cultural concepts, situational communication practice for interaction with Hispanic community in health care setting; no Spanish prerequisite; health majors only

185. Spanish for Health Professionals II Study Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 164 or equivalent. Enhanced skill development in understanding, reading, writing and speaking Spanish in the health and medical care context; health majors only

187. Spanish for Business Professionals I Study Abroad. 3 hrs. Basic linguistic, business/cultural concepts, situational communication practice for interaction with Hispanic business community; no Spanish prerequisite; business majors only

188. Spanish for Business Professionals II Study Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 167 or equivalent. Enhanced skill development in understanding, reading, writing and speaking Spanish in the business context; business majors only

201. Intermediate Spanish I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 102 or equivalent (CC 2213)

202. Intermediate Spanish II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 201 or equivalent (CC 2223)

281. Intermediate Spanish II Credit for Study Abroad. 3-4 hrs. Prerequisites: SPA 102, 182 or equivalent; otherwise same as SPA 181 (See SPA 181). Intermediate level study abroad of the Spanish language and culture (the equivalent of SPA 201), with particular emphasis on communicative skills at this level

282. Intermediate Spanish I Credit for Study Abroad. 3-4 hrs. Prerequisites: SPA 201, 281 or equivalent; otherwise same as SPA 181. Equivalent to SPA 202

305. Spanish Reading and Composition. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 202. Reading of contemporary short story, discussion of literary techniques, composition, grammar review

313. Grammar Review. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 202. A review of the principles of Spanish grammar

321. Spanish Intermediate Conversation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 202. Prepared dialogs based on life situations and current events

331. Hispanic Daily Life. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent. A comprehensive study and review of the language and cultural protocols commonly encountered in everyday life in the Hispanic world

332. Traditions, Festivals, and Icons. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: One 300-level SPA course. The cultural traditions, festivals and icons of the Hispanic world, their origins, underlying motives and roles they play in shaping society’s culture and values

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

341. Introduction to Hispanic Literature. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent and SPA 305. Introduction to genres, literary structure, terms, methods of critical analysis and approaches to the reading and study of Spanish literature

344. Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Minimum of six hours at the 300 level. Introduction to linguistic concepts and the phonology morphology, syntax, pragmatics and socioloinguistics, and second language acquisition of Spanish.

361. Spanish for Law Enforcement. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 201. For Criminal Justice majors or minors only. Not for Spanish majors and minors. Intensive language training for law enforcement personnel with special emphasis in oral communication

381. Intermediate Oral Communication Credit for Study Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 202, 282, or equivalent; otherwise same as SPA 181 (See SPA 181). Intermediate-advanced study abroad, emphasis on oral communication; equivalent to SPA 321; repeatable

382. Grammar and Composition Credit for Study Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: SPA 202, 282, or equivalent; otherwise same as SPA 181. Intermediate-advanced study abroad, with emphasis on grammar and composition (Equivalent to SPA 313, 305)

383. Culture and Intro to Literature Credit for Study Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Minimum of six hours at the 300-level; otherwise same as SPA 181. Intermediate-advanced study abroad with emphasis on culture and literature (Equivalent to SPA 332 or 341).

405. Spanish Phonetics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: A minimum of 6 hours at the 300-level. A contrastive study of the phonetic systems of English and Spanish with emphasis on corrective exercises in Spanish pronunciation.

406. Advanced Composition and Grammar. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Minimum of nine hours at the 300-level or equivalent. Review of basic grammar, progressing to more sophisticated aspects; idiom study; composition (WI)

421. Advanced Conversation. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Minimum of nine hours at the 300-level, including SPA 321 and SPA 313. Conversational practice in formal and informal language drawn from print and electronic media

433. Hispanic Film. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 6 hours 300-level Spanish. Overview of Spanish and Latin American cinema. Discussions will emphasize cultural and socio-historical issues

435. Spanish Culture and Civilization. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: A minimum of six hours at 300 level. A chronological survey of Spanish history and culture from Celt-Iberian times to the present (WI)

436. Latin American Culture and Civilization. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: A minimum of six hours at the 300 level. A chronological survey of Hispanic civilizations and institutions (WI)

441. Spanish Capstone Seminar. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least six hours at the 400 level.

442. Survey of Spanish Literature. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least six hours of Spanish at the 300-level and SPA 341. May be taken for a total of six hours if topics vary (WI)

445. Topics in Spanish Literature. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least nine hours of Spanish at the 300-level and SPA 341. May be taken for a total of six hours if topics vary (WI)

452. Topics in Latin American Literature. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least six hours of Spanish at the 300 level and SPA 341. May be taken for a total of six hours if topics vary (WI)

481. Advanced Oral and Written Communication Credit for Study Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Minimum of nine hours at the 300 level; otherwise same as 181 (see SPA 181). Advanced study and practice of oral and written skills (Equivalent to SPA 421, SPA 406); repeatable

482. Hispanic Culture and Civilization Credit for Study Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Minimum of three hours at 400-level; otherwise same as SPA 181. Advanced culture and civilization study abroad. (Equivalent to SPA 435, 436)

483. Topics in Hispanic Literature Credit for Study Abroad. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Minimum of six hrs at 400-level; otherwise same as SPA 181. Systematic study of certain topics in Hispanic literature. (Equivalent to SPA 442, 445, 452) (WI)

491. Advanced Studies in the Spanish Language. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least three hours at the 400-level. Content varies in response to students’ interests and needs. Topics include: syntax, lexicography and etymology; may be repeated for a total of six hours

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.)