Course descriptions

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ARABIC (ARA)

101. Beginning Arabic I. 3-4 hrs.

102. Beginning Arabic II. 3-4 hrs.

201. Intermediate Arabic I. 3 hrs.

202. Intermediate Arabic II. 3 hrs.

305. Reading in Arabic. 3 hrs. Develops reading skills in Arabic.

321. Intermediate Arabic Conversation. 3 hrs. Develops oral communication skills in Arabic.

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

GERMAN (GER)

101. Beginning German I. 3 hrs. (CC 1313)

102. Beginning German II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 101 or equivalent (CC 1323)

201. Intermediate German I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 102 or equivalent (CC 2313)

202. Intermediate German II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 201 or equivalent (CC 2323)

281. Intermediate German Credit for Study Abroad. 3-4 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 102 or equivalent; prior arrangements for evaluation and receipt of credit. Intermediate level study abroad of the German language and culture (the equivalent of GER 201 and/or 202), with particular emphasis on communicative skills at this level; may be used toward fulfillment of the language requirement; credit will be granted for systematic study of the German language and culture in a recognized teaching institution, in a German speaking country, 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

282. Intermediate German Credit for Study Abroad. 3-4 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 102 or equivalent; otherwise, same as GER 281. Intermediate study abroad of the German language and culture (the equivalent of GER 102); may be used toward fulfillment of the language requirement

305. Conversation and Composition. 3-6 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. May be taken for a total of six hours if topics vary (WI)

341. Reading German. 3-6 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 202. An introduction to reading German literature and other documents for comprehension and literary analysis; may be taken for a total of six hours if topics vary (WI)

381. Junior Level Credit for Study Abroad. 3-9 hrs. Prerequisites: GER 202 or equivalent; otherwise same as GER 281.Intermediate-advanced systematic study abroad of the German language and culture, with particular emphasis on (I) oral communication, (II) reading, (III) writing, at the junior year level

405. German Phonetics and Diction. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

406. Advanced Grammar. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 341. Advanced study of German grammar, reading and stylistic analysis

442. Survey of German Literature. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 341. A chronological study of German literature. May be taken for a total of six hours if topics vary; credit obtained through study abroad (WI)

443. Survey of German Literature II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 341. May be repeated for a total of six hours if topics vary. Credit obtained through study abroad (WI)

445. Topics in German Literature. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 341. May be taken for a total of six hours if topics vary. Credit obtained through study abroad (WI)

446. The German Novelle. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GER 341. A study of important Novellen representative of literary currents in the 19th and 20th centuries, and an examination of literary theory relevant to the genre (WI)

481. Senior Level Credit for Study Abroad. 3-9 hrs. Prerequisites: At least six hours at the 300 level; otherwise same as GER 281. Advanced systematic study abroad of the German language, with particular emphasis on (I) oral and written communication (equivalent to GER 406), (II) culture and civilization, (III) literature (equivalent to GER 445), at the senior year level

491. Advanced Studies in the German Language. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: At least three hours of German at the 300 level. May be repeated for a total of six hours if topics vary; credit obtained through study abroad

GREEK (GRK)

101. Beginning Greek I. 3 hrs

102. Beginning Greek II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GRK 101 or equivalent

201. Intermediate Greek I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GRK 102 or equivalent

202. Intermediate Greek II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GRK 201 or equivalent

445. Readings in Greek Literature. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: GRK 201 or equivalent. May be taken for a total of nine hours; topics range from Greek epic and tragedy to philosophy and New Testament (WI)

LATIN (LAT)

101. Beginning Latin I. 3 hrs

102. Beginning Latin II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LAT 101 or equivalent

201. Intermediate Latin I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LAT 102 or equivalent (CC 2413)

202. Intermediate Latin II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LAT 201 or equivalent (CC 2423)

411. Medieval Latin. 3 hrs. A survey of medieval Latin from St. Augustine to Copernicus.

445. Readings in Latin Literature. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LAT 202 or equivalent. May be taken for a total of nine hours; topics range from Latin poetry and epic to history and medieval Latin (WI)

PORTUGUESE (POR)

101. Beginning Portuguese I. 3 hrs. Designed for greater fluency in oral and written use of Portuguese, increase vocabulary, grammar and culture

102. Beginning Portuguese II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: POR 101 or equivalent. Designed for greater fluency in oral and written use of Portuguese, increase vocabulary, grammar and culture

200. Portuguese for Spanish Speakers. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SPA 202 and/or consent

201. Intermediate Portuguese I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: POR 102 or equivalent. Designed for greater fluency in oral and written use of Portuguese, increase vocabulary, grammar and culture

202. Intermediate Portuguese II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: POR 201 or equivalent. Designed for greater fluency in oral and written use of Portuguese, increase vocabulary, grammar and culture

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)

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