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Chinese

CHI 101
BEGINNING CHINESE I
3, 3/0

Fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, with an emphasis on the spoken and written language.

CHI 102
BEGINNING CHINESE II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: CHI 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of CHI 101.

CHI 201
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: CHI 102 or equivalent.
Further development of Mandarin Chinese, with an emphasis on reading and writing.

CHI 202
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: CHI 201 or equivalent.
Continuation of CHI 201.

Foreign Language Education

FLE 240
INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
3; 3/0

A general introduction to the study of language, including syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and language change.

FLE 300
INTRODUCTION TO THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
3; 3/0

Prerequisites: FRE/SPA 302, consent of foreign language education coordinator.
Previously listed as FLE 200. Introduction to the research and standards that inform professional foreign language teaching. Thirty-five clock hours in a middle, high, or senior high school in a variety of field-based tasks. Conducted by school and college staff.

FLE 340
SECOND-LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LITERACY
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Consent of foreign language education coordinator.
Introduction to the main components, including interlanguage systems, sociocultural, psychological, and personality factors, that underpin second language acquisition and literacy theory. Classroom observations in a middle, high, or senior high school. Conducted by school and college staff. Required for all BS French and Spanish education majors (BS-AH-FRS/SPS) and Foreign Language Education Post-Baccalaureate Certification (PBC-AH-FRS/SPS) students.

FLE 401
TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS
3, 3/0

Prerequisites or corequisites: Completion of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, FLE 300, EDF 303, EDF 403.
Exploration of the research and standards that inform professional foreign language teaching. Students in modern and classical languages teacher certification programs should take this course immediately before FLE 407 and FLE 408. Conducted by school and college staff.

FLE 407
STUDENT TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN THE MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
6, 0/0

Prerequisites: Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all requirements in language of specialization and in professional education; minimum grade of C in FLE 405 and FLE 406; consent of modern and classical languages education coordinator.
Teaching under supervision in a middle school or junior high school five days a week, with additional participation in school program. Evaluation by college and school personnel.

FLE 408
STUDENT TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN THE HIGH SCHOOL
6, 0/0

Prerequisites: Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all requirements in language of specialization and in professional education; minimum grade of C in FLE 405 and FLE 406; consent of modern and classical languages education coordinator.
Teaching under supervision in a senior high school five days a week, with additional participation in school program. Evaluation by college and school personnel.

French

FRE 101
BEGINNING FRENCH I
3, 3/0

Fundamentals of French with an emphasis on the spoken and written language.

FRE 102
BEGINNING FRENCH II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 101. Continuation of FRE 101.
Fundamentals of French, with an emphasis on the spoken and written language.

FRE 110
ACCELERATED BEGINNING FRENCH
6, 6/0

Prerequisite: Two or three years of high school French.
Covers material normally studied in FRE 101 and FRE 102. Designed for those who have had two or three years of high school French and feel the need for practice in the basic patterns and structures of French.

FRE 201
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 102.
Further development of basic skills, with emphasis on reading and writing.

FRE 202
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 201.
Continuation of FRE 201. Further development of basic skills, with emphasis on reading and writing.

FRE 210
ACCELERATED INTERMEDIATE FRENCH
6, 6/0

Prerequisite: FRE 102 or FRE 110.
Covers material normally studied in FRE 201 and FRE 202. Designed for those who have more than three years of high school French and who feel the need for intensive practice in speaking and writing in the language.

FRE 301
FRENCH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 202.
Practice in spoken and written French.

FRE 302
FRENCH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 202.
Practice in spoken and written French.

FRE 303
TRANSLATION
3, 3/0

Prerequisites: FRE 301, FRE 302.
Problem words, idiomatic expressions, and contrastive English-French, French-English structures. Intensive work in translation of authentic texts from English to French and French to English.

FRE 304
INTRODUCTION TO READING LITERATURE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 301 or FRE 302.
Introduction to the reading of French literature. Systematic reading and analysis of various genres. Selections from prose, poetry, and drama of various authors from the Middle Ages to the present.

FRE 305
PHONETICS AND ORTHOGRAPHY
3, 3/0

Prerequisites: FRE 301, FRE 302.
Introduction to French phonetics and applied linguistics.

FRE 306
LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF FRANCE FROM PREHISTORY TO THE RENAISSANCE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 301 or FRE 302.
Survey of the literature of France from prehistory to the Renaissance and its relationship to French history and culture.

FRE 307
LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF FRANCE FROM RENAISSANCE TO REVOLUTION
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 301 or FRE 302.
Survey of literature of France in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, and its relationship to French history and culture.

FRE 308
LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF FRANCE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 301 or FRE 302.
Survey of literature of France in the nineteenth century, and its relationship to French history and culture.

FRE 309
LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF FRANCE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 301 or FRE 302.
Survey of the literature of France in the twentieth century, and its relationship to French history and culture.

FRE 341
FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
3, 3/0

Aspects of the Francophone world (Frenchspeaking Europe, North America, Africa, and the Caribbean). Emphasis on historical, political, economic, and social changes resulting from colonial, neocolonial, and antecolonial periods. French majors and minors must obtain department chair and permission of course instructor.

FRE 411
STUDIES IN FRENCH POETRY
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 307, FRE 308, or FRE 309.
French and Francophone poetry selected from major literary periods. May be limited to one historical period. May be repeated once where content varies.

FRE 412
STUDIES IN THE FRENCH NOVEL
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 307, FRE 308, or FRE 309.
French and Francophone novels from the Middle Ages to the present. Includes historical introduction to the novel as social phenomenon, and introduction to the formal development of the French and Francophone novel. May be limited to one historical period. May be repeated once where content varies.

FRE 413
STUDIES IN FRENCH THEATER
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: FRE 307, FRE 308, or FRE 309.
One or several of the major periods of French and Francophone theater. Includes historical introduction, discussion of French-language theater as a literary form, and detailed analyses of representative authors and works. May be limited to one historical period. May be repeated once where content varies.

FRE 416
ADVANCED CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION
3, 3/0

Prerequisites: FRE 301, FRE 302.
Advanced conversation dealing with contemporary French civilization and institutions. Recommended for secondary education majors.

FRE 417
BUSINESS FRENCH
3, 3/0

Prerequisites: FRE 301, FRE 302.
Study of the French business world to develop competence in French commercial language. Practice in translating and writing business communiqués.

FRE/SPA 496
SEMINAR I
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Topic chosen by instructor.

FRE/SPA 497
SEMINAR II
1, 3/0

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Topic chosen by instructor.

German

GER 101
BEGINNING GERMAN I
3, 3/0

Fundamentals of German, with emphasis on the spoken and written language.

GER 102
BEGINNING GERMAN II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: GER 101.
Continuation of GER 101.

GER 201
INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: GER 102.
Further development of basic skills, with emphasis on reading and writing.

GER 202
INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: GER 201.
Continuation of GER 201.

GER 301
GERMAN CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: GER 202.
Practice in spoken and written German, with emphasis on the spoken language.

GER 302
GERMAN CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: GER 202.
Practice in spoken and written German, with emphasis on the written language.

GER 303
THE GERMAN NOVELLE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: GER 202.
The romantic, realistic, and contemporary developments of the short prose form, the novella.

GER 304
THE GERMAN DRAMA
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: GER 202.
Chief literary trends and major authors of German drama from 1750 to 1870.

GER 306
GERMAN CIVILIZATION
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: GER 202.
The growth of German civilization. Emphasis on artistic and intellectual contributions to the Western world.

GER 307
HISTORY OF GERMAN LITERATURE I
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: GER 202.
Major authors from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.

GER 308
HISTORY OF GERMAN LITERATURE II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: GER 202.
Major authors of the classical period and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

GER 338
GERMAN FILM AND RELATED LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
3, 3/0

The main artistic phases of the German cinema and their relationship with literature (primarily drama and narrative) from the Weimar period to contemporary times. Films are subtitled; instruction is in English. German minors must obtain department chair and permission of course instructor.

GER 339
MODERN GERMAN CULTURE
3, 3/0

Modern German-speaking cultures from 1871 to the present. Emphasis on the Weimar period, the Third Reich, the postwar era, and recent developments. Readings and instruction are in English. German minors must obtain department chair and permission of course instructor.

GER 401
TWENTIETH-CENTURY GERMAN LITERATURE
0, 3/0

Prerequisite: GER 202.
Chief literary trends and major authors of German literature in the twentieth century.

Greek

GRK 101
BEGINNING NEW TESTAMENT GREEK I
3, 3/0

Fundamentals of Koine Greek, with emphasis on reading.

GRK 102
BEGINNING NEW TESTAMENT GREEK II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: GRK 101.
Continuation of GRK 101.

Italian

ITA 101
BEGINNING ITALIAN I
3, 3/0

Fundamentals of Italian, with emphasis on listening and speaking.

ITA 102
BEGINNING ITALIAN II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: ITA 101.
Continuation of ITA 101.

ITA 201
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: ITA 102.
Further development of basic skills, with emphasis on reading and writing.

ITA 202
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: ITA 201.
Continuation of ITA 201.

ITA 301
ITALIAN CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: ITA 202.
Practice in written and spoken Italian.

ITA 302
ITALIAN CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: ITA 202.
Practice in written and spoken Italian.

ITA 306
CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN CIVILIZATION
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: If offered in English, none; if offered in Italian, ITA 202 or equivalent.
Cultural, intellectual, and social developments in Italy, past and present. Offered in English or Italian, as noted in the master schedule. When in English, this course may not be applied to the Italian minor.

ITA 307
SURVEY OF ITALIAN LITERATURE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: ITA 202.
Readings and discussions of major works from the origins through the cinquecento.

ITA 308
SURVEY OF ITALIAN LITERATURE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: ITA 202.
Readings and discussions of major works from the seicento to the ottocento.

ITA 336
CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
3, 3/0

Major writers and cultural movements since Italian unification. Italian minors must obtain department chair and permission of course instructor.

ITA 401
DANTE’S DIVINA COMMEDIA
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: One upper-division Italian course.
Selected cantos as an introduction to Dante’s work and times.

ITA 406
NINETEENTH-CENTURY ITALIAN LITERATURE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: One upper-division Italian course.
Readings and discussions of representative works of poetry and novels.

ITA 410
MODERN ITALIAN LITERATURE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: One upper-division Italian course.
Readings and discussions of representative novels and short stories of the twentieth century.

Latin

LAT 101
BEGINNING LATIN I
3, 3/0

Fundamentals of Latin, with emphasis on reading.

LAT 102
BEGINNING LATIN II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: LAT 101.
Continuation of LAT 101.

Modern and Classical Language

MCL 100
ITALIAN CINEMA I
3, 3/0

Masterpieces of Italian Cinema 1940–1970s. Taught in English.

MCL 337
GREEK AND ROMAN MYTHOLOGY
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: One college-level literature course.
Stories of the gods, goddesses, and heroes of Greece and Rome as presented in Greek and Roman literature. Emphasis upon determining possible origins and meanings of the myths studied.

MCL 338
INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL GREEK DRAMA
3, 0/0

Prerequisite: One literature course.
Origin of European drama as a distinct literary form. Characteristics of Greek tragedy and theatrical conventions. Study of works by major playwrights, with emphasis on cultural patterns of the time.

Spanish

SPA 101
BEGINNING SPANISH I
3, 3/0

Fundamentals of Spanish, with emphasis on the spoken and written language.

SPA 102
BEGINNING SPANISH II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 101.
Continuation of SPA 101.

SPA 201
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 102.
Further development of basic skills, with emphasis on reading and writing.

SPA 202
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 201.
Continuation of SPA 201.

SPA 301
INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC CULTURE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 202.
Practice in spoken and written Spanish, with emphasis on the written language.

SPA 302
INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC MEDIA
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 202.
Practice in spoken and written Spanish, with emphasis on the spoken language.

SPA 303
INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LITERATURE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 202.
Basic concepts of literary theory, and their application to masterpieces of prose and poetry.

SPA 305
SPANISH PHONETICS
3, 0/0

Prerequisites: SPA 301, SPA 302.
The speech sounds of Spanish. Comprehension and pronunciation difficulties caused by differences in the sound systems of English and Spanish. Exercises aimed at improvement of pronunciation and intonation.

SPA 306
THE CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE OF SPAIN
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 301 or SPA 302.
Culture of the Spanish people. Focus on their achievements, customs, and way of life as affected by geographic, historical, political, and economic factors.

SPA 307
SPANISH AUTHORS PRE-1800
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 301 or SPA 302.
The Middle Ages through the golden age.

SPA 308
SPANISH AUTHORS 1800-PRESENT
3, 3/0

Prerequisites: SPA 301, SPA 302.
The eighteenth century to the present.

SPA 309
CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 301 or SPA 302.
Culture of the Latin American people. Focus on their achievements, customs, and way of life as affected by geographic, historical, political, and economic factors.

SPA 310
SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE AUTHORS 1492-1810
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 301 or SPA 302.
The colonial period through romanticism.

SPA 311
SPANISH AMERICAN AUTHORS 1810-PRESENT
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 301 or SPA 302.
Realism to the present.

SPA 317
BUSINESS SPANISH
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 302, or equivalent.
Introduction to Spanish commercial language. Extensive practice in translating and composing Spanish business communiqués.

SPA 402
SPANISH DRAMA OF THE GOLDEN AGE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 307.
Prelopistas and the works of Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Juan Ruiz, de Alarcson, and others.

SPA 404
CERVANTES
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 307.
Reading and analysis of Don Quixote or the Novelas Exemplares.

SPA 405
OLD SPANISH
0, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 305.
Development of Spanish from the Middle Ages to the fifteenth century, including the earliest documents in Spanish. Lectures, readings, and reports.

SPA 406
NINETEENTH-CENTURY SPANISH LITERATURE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 308.
Representative works of the period.

SPA 408
TWENTIETH-CENTURY SPANISH LITERATURE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 308.
Appreciation, analysis, and criticism of major trends in the development of Spanish poetry and theater of the twentieth century.

SPA 409
TWENTIETH-CENTURY SPANISH LITERATURE
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 308.
The novel, short story, and essay.

SPA 411
SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE OF THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES: NOVEL, SHORT STORY, AND ESSAY
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 310 or SPA 311.
Major trends in these genres in the context of the cultural diversity of the hemisphere.

SPA 412
SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: SPA 310 or SPA 311.
Theater and poetry.

SPA 416
ADVANCED CONVERSATION
3, 3/0

Prerequisites: SPA 415, upper-division status, or permission of instructor.
Development of speaking and aural comprehension at the advanced level. Required for secondary education majors.

SPA 421
STRUCTURE OF MODERN SPANISH
3, 0/0

Prerequisite: SPA 305.
An analysis of the principles of modern Spanish from a linguistic perspective. A study of Spanish phonology, morphology, and syntax.

SPA/FRE 496
SEMINAR I
3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Topic chosen by instructor.

SPA/FRE 497
SEMINAR II

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