Foreign Language Education | French | Modern and Classical Languages | Spanish

Foreign Language Education

FLE 500
TEACHING A SECOND LANGUAGE
IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into master of science K–12 foreign language teaching program, or instructor permission.
Study of advanced pedagogical approaches, methodologies, and techniques that apply the findings of current research to teaching practices in order to incorporate present standards for second-language learning into the classroom; emphasis on practical application and focus on the learner.

FLE 520
TEACHING A SECOND LANGUAGE AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in foreign language education, or state certification in a language other than English grades 7–12, or instructor permission.
Middle school, high school, or prospective teachers of a second language extend their skills and adapt necessary teaching aids to the K–6 level.

FLE 540
SECOND-LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into master of science K–12 foreign language Teaching program, or instructor permission.
Important trends in second-language acquisition research and their implications for foreign language teaching.

FLE 600
INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO THE SECOND-LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into master of science K–12 foreign language Teaching program, or instructor permission.
Survey of innovations in computer-assisted foreign language learning. Students gain the knowledge and skills of accomplished foreign language teachers to integrate technology into the classroom and to manage
educational innovation in general.

FLE 680
SEMINAR: SPECIAL TOPICS IN RESEARCH ON FOREIGN
LANGUAGE LEARNING
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into master of science K–12 foreign language teaching program, or instructor permission. Survey of current research on foreign language learning. Students gain the knowledge and skills of accomplished foreign language teachers to accommodate language
learners.

French

FRE 590
INDEPENDENT STUDY
3, 0/0

FRE 610
THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Must be admitted into master of science K–12 foreign language
teaching program (French) and have completed an appropriate undergraduate course in French literature, or instructor permission. Detailed text-based study of works by Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau
that characterized and shaped the Enlightenment.

FRE 620
GEORGE SAND SEMINAR
3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Must be admitted into master of science K–12 foreign language
teaching program (French) and have completed an appropriate undergraduate course in French literature, or instructor permission. Detailed study of a selection of George Sand’s romantic, feminist, pastoral, and socialist novels; excerpts from Sand’s autobiography and correspondence; major critics of her works.

FRE 630
FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE POPULAR NOVELS SINCE THE
NINETEENTH CENTURY
3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Must be admitted into master of science K–12 foreign language
teaching program (French) and have completed an appropriate undergraduate course in French literature, or instructor permission.

Extensive reading of selected French and/or Francophone popular novels; in-depth study of how each reflects its society, epoch, and author.

FRE 640
EXPERIMENTAL LITERATURE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Must be admitted into master of science K–12 foreign language
teaching program program (French) and have completed an appropriate undergraduate course in French literature, or instructor permission.

Detailed study of experimental literature of the twentieth century, especially surrealism, the theater of the absurd, and the nouveau roman.

Modern and Classical Language

MCL 590
INDEPENDENT STUDY
3, 0/0

MCL 690
MASTER’S PROJECT
3, 0/0

MCL 695
MASTER’S THESIS
3–6, 0/0

Spanish

SPA 502
SEMINAR IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE: SELECTED TOPICS
3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Graduate status or undergraduate senior with an average of B or better in upper-level Spanish courses and permission of instructor, department chair, and dean of graduate studies and research.
In-depth treatment of a selected topic; analysis of selected works, with readings in history and literary criticism; research into specific problems.

SPA 606
CONTEMPORARY CIVILIZATION AND CULTURES OF SPAIN
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into Master of Science K–12 Foreign Language Teaching program, or instructor permission.
Development of cultures in Spain since the country’s emergence as a modern nation state; their implications for Spain’s future within the
European community.

SPA 609
CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into Master of Science K–12 Foreign Language Teaching program, or instructor permission.
Challenges faced by the emerging nations of Latin America from the nineteenth century to the present; emphasis on the relationships between these diverse cultures and the rest of the world.

SPA 617
DON QUIXOTE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into Master of Science K–12 Foreign Language Teaching program, or instructor permission.
Cervantes’ Don Quixote in its historical  context; multiple levels of interpretive reading; questions of genre relationships.

SPA 631
CINEMA OF SPAIN
3, 3/0

Aspects of the cinema of Spain as a reflection of Spanish cultures; individual directors, periods of film production; influence of politics and culture on the cinema.

Modern and Classical Languages

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