Modern Language Courses: Fall 2017

Modern Language Courses

Chinese

CHI 100: Survival Chinese

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course will stress two language skills (listening and speaking) as well as cultural awareness. The student will progress from the novice low level of language proficiency (as defined by the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: ACTFL) to the novice-mid level. Over the course of the semester, the student will gradually acquire the vocabulary, grammar and cultural information to progress from simple repetition of memorized structures to creation and communication in the target language. To this end, great stress will be placed on the repetition, revision and pronunciation of vocabulary and grammatical items. By the end of CHI 100, the student will be competent in listening and speaking skills at the novice-mid level. This course is intended for students who have less than 2 years of High School Chinese.
Year: As Needed (UG)

CHI 101: Elementary Chinese I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course will stress four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) as well as cultural awareness. The student will progress from the novice low level of language proficiency (as defined by the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: ACTFL) to the novice-mid level. Over the course of CHI 101 and CHI 102, the student will gradually acquire the vocabulary, grammar and cultural information to progress from simple repetition of memorized structures to creation and communication in the target language. To this end, great stress will be placed on the repetition, revision and pronunciation of vocabulary and grammatical items. By the end of CHI 101, the student will be competent in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at the novice-mid level. Prerequisite: This course is intended for students who have less than 2 years of High School Chinese.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

CHI 102: Elementary Chinese II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course will stress four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) as well as cultural awareness. The student will progress from the novice low level of language proficiency (as defined by the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: ACTFL) to the novice-high level. Over the course of CHI 101 and CHI 102, the student will gradually acquire the vocabulary, grammar and cultural information to progress from simple repetition of memorized structures to creation and communication in the target language. To this end, great stress will be placed on the repetition, revision and pronunciation of vocabulary and grammatical items. By the end of CHI 102, the student will be competent in reading,writing, listening and speaking skills at the novice-high level. Prerequisite: CHI 101.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

CHI 105: Intermediate Chinese I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course will stress four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) as well as cultural awareness. The student will progress from the "novice-high" level of language proficiency (as defined by the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: ACTFL) to the "intermediate-low" level. Learners in 105 should be prepared to further develop speaking skills, proficiency, and accuracy in the L2. Learners move out of concrete concepts and into abstract concepts, they comprehend main ideas and details of authentic materials, both written and spoken. The L2 is used exclusively by both learner and instructor. The student will acquire the vocabulary, grammar and cultural information to begin communication in the target language in entry-level professional settings. By the end of CHI 105, the student will be competent in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at the intermediate-low level. Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHI 102 or three years high school Chinese.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

CHI 106: Intermediate Chinese II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course will stress four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) as well as cultural awareness. The student will progress from the "intermediate-low" level of language proficiency (as defined by the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: ACTFL) to the "intermediate-mid" level. Learners in 106 should be prepared to further develop speaking skills, proficiency, and accuracy in the L2. Learners move out of concrete concepts and into abstract concepts, they comprehend main ideas and details of authentic materials, both written and spoken. The L2 is used exclusively by both learner and instructor. The student will acquire the vocabulary, grammar and cultural information to begin communication in the target language in entry-level professional settings. By the end of CHI 106, the student will be competent in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at the intermediate-mid level. Prerequisites: CHI 105.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

CHI 110: Chinese for Teachers

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course will stress four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as well as cultural awareness. The student will progress from the novice low level of language proficiency (as defined by the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: ACTFL) to the novice-mid level. Over the course of the semester, the student will gradually acquire the vocabulary, grammar and cultural information to progress from simple repetition of memorized structures to creation and communication in the target language. It also aims to provide teachers with the knowledge, skills, and tools that they need to bring basic Chinese language to their classrooms. To this end, great stress will be placed on the repetition, revision and pronunciation of vocabulary and grammatical items, as well as the development of student skills in teaching basic Chinese to the elementary and/or secondary level. By the end of CHI 110, the student will be competent in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills at the novice-mid level. Prerequisite: This course is intended for Education majors or those seeking secondary teacher certification who successfully complete CHI 100.
Year: As Needed (UG)

Literature in Translation

FLIT 200: Literature in Translation: Crisis of Identity in the 20th Century

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. The horrors committed against the Jewish people and other ethnic groups, in particular during the 1930s and 1940s in Europe, is the most obvious manifestation of a profound crisis of identity that dates most immediately to the great European conflicts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This course will examine the theme of identity and marginalization through the films and the major works of literature of the pre and post-war period. Offered As Needed.
Session: Spring
Year: As Needed (UG)

French

FRE 101: Elementary French I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of French through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write French. Prerequisite: Less than 2 years previous French instruction.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

FRE 102: Elementary French II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of French through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write French. Prerequisite: This course is intended for students who successfully complete FRE 101 or have completed a college-level Elementary French I course.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

FRE 105: Intermediate French for Professional Communication I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. After a brief review of basics, the student continues to develop communicative ability in French in professional situations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of FRE 102 or its equivalent or 3 years high school French.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

FRE 106: Intermediate French for Professional Communication II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. After a brief review of basics, the student continues to develop communicative ability in French in professional situations. The specific areas covered may include Social Services, Education, Health-related professions, Travel and Tourism, Banking and Finance, and Law Enforcement. Prerequisite: This course is intended for students who have successfully completed FRE 105 or an equivalent college-level Intermediate French I course.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

FRE 207: French Conversation and Composition I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. The course is intended to develop the conversational and writing abilities of students in non-technical areas. Grammar review as needed. A variety of media is used, including film, TV, newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics.
Session: Fall
Year: Even Years (UG)

FRE 208: French Conversation and Composition II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. The course is intended to develop the conversational and writing abilities of students in non-technical areas. Grammar review as needed. A variety of media is used, including film, TV, newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics.
Session: Spring
Year: Even Years (UG)

FRE 220: Introduction to Literature in French

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. The course will introduce students to a variety of genres, time periods and authors of literature in French from France and the Francophone world. Focus will be on short stories, drama, poetry and the novella. While all work will be done in French, the pace will be appropriate for a student's initial experience with literature in the language. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 240: Grammar and Culture Workshop I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course is a bridge between language-learning courses and more advanced study in French. The course will teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with greater emphasis on listening and speaking, focusing on the people and culture of the French-speaking world. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 200 level or higher or permission of instructor. Offered As Needed. Course type: Fluency; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 250: Grammar & Culture Workshop II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A continuation of FRE 240 Grammar and Culture Workshop I. This course is a bridge between language-learning courses and more advanced study in French. The course will teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with greater emphasis on listening and speaking, focusing on the people and culture of the French-speaking world. Pre-requisites: FRE 106, 4 years high school French, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Literature and Culture. (UG)
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 288: Colloquium

1 Credit Hour(s)

The course is designed to assist language majors (including student teaching candidates) to: move beyond the partial control phase in their linguistic development; address language standards and learn by assisting less proficient peers; address the need for intercultural knowledge and competence. Students enroll in the colloquia in 288: the sophomore year of study, 388: the junior year of study, 488: the senior (488) year of study. Prerequisite: FRE-106 or concurrent enrollment in same or completion of any 200 level French course.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

FRE 299: Service Learning in French

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in French in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies, etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previous development project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. This course may be taken up to three times for credit. Prerequisites: Three credits French 200 level course or permission of instructor. Offered as Needed.
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 307: Survey of French Literature I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. This course broadens the student's awareness of the developments of French literature. It provides a literary background for the religious, historical and political growth of the French nation. It fosters critical and creative thinking in French, and will enable the student to compare French literary trends with those of other nations. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 308: Survey of French Literature II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfils core competency: Affective Awareness; Writing Intensive; This course broadens the student's awareness of the developments of French literature. It provides a literary background for the religious, historical and political growth of the French nation. It fosters critical and creative thinking in French, and will enable the student to compare French literary trends with those of other nations. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. Offered As Needed.
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 312: Advanced French Grammar

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfils core competency: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving. The more difficult concepts of French grammar will be analyzed in order to increase the student's ability to use them correctly in both the written and spoken language. Prerequisite: FRE 200-level or higher, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics.
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 315: French Civilization and Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The study of all the elements which combine to form the French nation. This course will include contemporary culture and norms as well as the traditional civilization components of historical, religious, economic, literary and artistic trends. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 326: Advanced Conversation in French

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course will focus on oral expression, giving the student the opportunity to hear and speak French exclusively in both directed and spontaneous conversations. Extensive use of French media is included. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 300-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics.
Session: Spring
Year: Odd Years (UG)

FRE 333: Special Topics in Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore various authors or genres of French literature. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 334: Special Topics in Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore various aspects of French or Francophone culture. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 335: Special Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore the field of French linguistics. The course is delivered in the French language. Prerequisites: completion of 3 credits in French studies at the 200-level or higher. May be taken for credit up to three times (9 credits maximum). Offered as Needed. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics.
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 348: International Service Learning

1-3 Credit Hour(s)


Session: Fall, Intersession, Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

FRE 388: Colloquium

1 Credit Hour(s)

The course is designed to assist language majors (including student teaching candidates) to: move beyond the partial control phase in their linguistic development; address language standards and learn by assisting less proficient peers; address the need for intercultural knowledge and competence. Students enroll in the colloquia in 288: the sophomore year of study, 388: the junior year of study, 488: the senior (488) year of study. Prerequisite: FRE 288. Offered Each Year.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

FRE 398: International Experiential Learning

1-3 Credit Hour(s)


Session: Fall, Intersession, Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

FRE 399: Service Learning in French

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in French in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies, etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously development project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. This course may be taken up to three times for credit. Prerequisite: 3 credits in French at the 300 level.
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 420: Methods and Assessment

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the fundamental principles and practices of language learning theories and language instruction to prepare for work with and assessment of learners in various learning environments. Prerequisite: FRE 300-level or higher or permission of instructor, upper division status in Adolescent Certification French program. Offered As Needed.
Year: As Needed (UG)

FRE 442: Senior Project Research

1 Credit Hour(s)

Each Modern Language major must complete a senior project as one of the requirements for graduation. In this course, which must be taken in the junior year, students select the topic for research and make substantial progress on researching the senior project under the direction of Modern Language faculty members. Students are required to: submit a polished research proposal, submit an annotated bibliography, and present the research proposal to the class and faculty orally. Students may not enroll in FRE 443 Senior Project until FRE 442 is passed. Prerequisite: All junior majors must register for this course. This preparation course for the Senior Project is required of all majors and must be taken in the junior year.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

FRE 443: Senior Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. The French major will complete this 3 credit project that demonstrates mastery of the language in the context of literary or cultural studies or professional applications. The project may be a traditional thesis on a literary or cultural topic, or it may reflect the student's involvement in professional or volunteer work in the language. The project will normally require a significant research base culminating in the submission of an extensive written report and presentation at the Academic Festival. Prerequisite: Successful completion of FRE 442.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

FRE 488: Colloquium

1 Credit Hour(s)

The course is designed to assist language majors (including student teaching candidates) to: move beyond the partial control phase in their linguistic development; address language standards and learn by assisting less proficient peers; address the need for intercultural knowledge and competence. Students enroll in the colloquia in 288: the sophomore year of study, 388: the junior year of study, 488: the senior (488) year of study. Prerequisites: FRE-388 and either concurrent enrollment in or completion of any 300 level French course. Offered Each Year
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

FRE 499: Service Learning in French

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in French in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies, etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously development project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. This course may be taken up to three times for credit. Prerequisites: Three credits FRE 400 level course or permission of instructor.
Year: As Needed (UG)

Technology in Education

IPP 318: Technology in Education

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines technology in today's educational system for students seeking certification in adolescence education. Emphasis is on current trends and issues, seminal readings, and research findings related to the use of technology in education. Issues related to curriculum planning, program development and evaluation, and staff development are addressed. Prerequisite: 3 credits in a minimum 200 level course with a competency.
Year: As Needed (UG)

Italian

ITA 101: Elementary Italian I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of Italian through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write Italian. Prerequisite: This course is intended for students with less than two years previous Italian instruction.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

ITA 102: Elementary Italian II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A continuation of study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of Italian through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write Italian. Prerequisite: This course is intended for students with less than two years previous Italian instruction.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

ITA 105: Intermediate Italian I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Intermediate I and II courses will continue to stress the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) with stronger emphasis on the listening and speaking components. The art, architecture and history of Italy will be examined. The student will progress from the "novice high/intermediate-low to the intermediate-mid" (Part I) "intermediate-mid to the intermediate-high" (Part II) level as defined by the guidelines established by the American Council On the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ITA 102 or three years high school Italian.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

ITA 106: Intermediate Italian II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Intermediate I and II courses will continue to stress the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) with stronger emphasis on the listening and speaking components. The art, architecture and history of Italy will be examined. The student will progress from the "novice high/intermediate-low to the intermediate-mid" (Part I) "intermediate-mid to the intermediate-high" (Part II) level as defined by the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

ITA 207: Italian Conversation & Composition I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Conversation and Composition I and II courses will continue to stress the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) with stronger emphasis on productive language skills: writing and speaking. Literature, culture, current events, film, games and role-playing will be some of the elements to foster both spoken and written proficiency in Italian. The student will progress from the intermediate-mid level to intermediate-high/advanced-low level (as defined by the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages:ACTFL). The student will acquire the vocabulary, grammar and cultural information to effectively communicate orally and in writing with native speakers of Italian.
Year: As Needed (UG)

ITA 208: Italian Conversation & Composition II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Conversation and Composition I and II courses will continue to stress the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) with stronger emphasis on productive language skills: writing and speaking. Literature, culture, current events, film, games and role-playing will be some of the elements to foster both spoken and written proficiency in Italian. The student will progress from the intermediate-mid level to intermediate-high/advanced-low level (as defined by the guidelines established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages:ACTFL). The student will acquire the vocabulary, grammar and cultural information to effectively communicate orally and in writing with native speakers of Italian.
Year: As Needed (UG)

Spanish

SPA 101: Elementary Spanish I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of Spanish through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write Spanish. Prerequisite: This course is intended for students with less than 2 years previous Spanish instruction.
Session: Fall and Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 102: Elementary Spanish II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of Spanish through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write Spanish. Prerequisite: This course is intended for students who successfully complete SPA 101 or who have completed a college-level Elementary Spanish I course.
Session: Fall and Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 105: Intermediate Spanish for Professional Communication I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. After a brief review of basics, the student continues to develop communicative ability in Spanish in professional situations. Prerequisite: successful completion of SPA 102 OR 3 years high school Spanish.
Session: Fall and Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 106: Intermediate Spanish for Professional Communication II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. After a brief review of basics, the student continues to develop communicative ability in Spanish in professional situations. Prerequisite: This course is intended for students who have successfully completed SPA 105 or an equivalent college-level intermediate Spanish I course.
Session: Fall and Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 110: Spanish for the Health Professions

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course introduces the student to the basics of Spanish grammar, focusing on vocabulary and expressions useful to health care providers. Classes will concentrate on patient-provider dialog including Q & A and examinations. Cultural information for effective treatment of the Latino population is included. No prerequisites.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 207: Spanish Conversation and Composition I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. These courses are intended to develop the conversational and writing abilities of students in non-technical areas. Grammar review as needed. A variety of media are used, including film, TV, newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: SPA 106, four years high school Spanish, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics.
Session: Fall
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 208: Spanish Conversation and Composition II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. These courses are intended to develop the conversational and writing abilities of students in non-technical areas. Grammar review as needed. A variety of media are used, including film, TV, newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: SPA 106, four years high school Spanish, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics.
Session: Spring
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 209: Business Spanish

3 Credit Hour(s)

Class work will be designed to meet the career needs of the student. The class will include intensive career-specific vocabulary, role-playing, lesson planning and the use of trade and professional journals. Prerequisite: SPA 106, four years of high school Spanish, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 210: Advanced Spanish for the Health Professional

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course prepares students in health care professions to work with a Spanish speaking population. Students will acquire the linguistic and cultural skills to work with patients and professionals in Spanish. Students will work with native speakers and participate in visits to appropriate sites. There are no formal prerequisites for this course, but students should have the equivalent of 4 years of high school, intermediate college level or other previous experience with Spanish. Registration in this course is limited to the following majors: Bio-Chemistry Pre-Professional (Pre-Med), Health Care Studies, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Nursing.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 220: Introduction to Literature in Spanish

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. The course will introduce students to a variety of genres, time periods and authors of literature in Spanish from Spain, Latin America and the U.S. Focus will be on short stories, drama, poetry and the novella. While all work will be done in Spanish, the pace will be appropriate for a student's initial experience with literature in the language. Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish, or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 240: Grammar and Culture Workshop I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course is a bridge between language-learning courses and more advanced study in Spanish. The course will teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with greater emphasis on listening and speaking, focusing on the people and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Pre-requisites: SPA 106, 4 years high school Spanish , or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Literature and Culture.
Session: Fall
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 250: Grammar and Culture Workshop II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A continuation of SPA 240 Grammar and Culture Workshop I. This course is a bridge between language-learning courses and more advanced study in Spanish. The course will teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with greater emphasis on listening and speaking, focusing on the people and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: Complete 3 credits in Spanish at the 200 level or higher or permission of instructor. Offered As Needed. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics.
Session: Spring
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 288: Colloquium

1 Credit Hour(s)

The course is designed to assist language majors (including student teaching candidates) to: move beyond the partial control phase in their linguistic development; address language standards and learn by assisting less proficient peers; address the need for intercultural knowledge and competence. Students enroll in the colloquia in the sophomore (288), junior (388), and senior (488) year of study. Prerequisite: SPA 106 or either concurrent enrollment in or completion of any 200 level Spanish course.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 299: Service Learning in Spanish

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in Spanish in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies, etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously developed project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 200 level course or permission of instructor.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 307: Survey of Spanish Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. This course provides a survey of literature written in Spanish. This course will present narrative, poetry and drama from major authors from Spain approximately covering the Early Middle Ages to contemporary writers. Students will understand and appreciate the many cultures that have contributed to literature written in Spanish from the Islamic, Jewish and Christian traditions of early Spanish literature to the Italian influences of the Renaissance, the height of Spanish literary achievement in the Golden Age and the considerable French influence in the 18th and 19th centuries, the critical self-analysis of the Generation of `98, the innovations of the Generation of `27, the censorship of the Franco era and the explosion of creativity on the heels of democracy. Critical thinking skills will be promoted as students analyze literature as part of a broader cultural reality that deals with issues of national and personal identity, gender, social status and religion. Prerequisite: 200-level Spanish course, or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 309: Survey of Spanish-American Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. This course provides a survey of literature originally written in Spanish by authors in the Spanish speaking nations of the Western Hemisphere. This course will present narrative, poetry and drama from major authors from pre-conquest indigenous writing to contemporary writers. Students will understand and appreciate the European, Indigenous and African cultures that have contributed to Spanish-American literature from the creation book of the Maya, Aztec poetry and Inca drama, the historical narratives of the Conquest, the nascent regional identities of Colonial texts, nationalistic post-independence literature, the innovations of Vanguardista poetry of the early 20th century and the phenomenal creativity of the Boom narrative of the late 20th century. Select contemporary readings will be included as well, including writings by US Latino authors. Critical thinking skills will be promoted as students analyze literature as part of a broader cultural reality that deals with issues of national and personal identity, gender, social status and religion. Prerequisite: 200-level Spanish course, or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 312: Advanced Spanish Grammar

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving. The more difficult concepts of Spanish grammar will be analyzed in order to increase the student's ability to use them correctly in both the written and spoken language. Prerequisite: Three credits of SPA 200-level or higher, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 315: Spanish Civilization and Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The study of all the elements which combine to form the Spanish nation. This course will include contemporary culture and norms as well as the traditional civilization components of historical, religious, economic, literary and artistic trends. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 200-level or higher or permission of instructor.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 316: Spanish-American Civilization and Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration; Communication Skills; Moral and Ethical Discernment. This course will introduce the student to the major geographic, historical, artistic, political and economic factors that reflect the diversity of Spanish-speaking nations in the Western Hemisphere. We will examine the significant linguistic, religious, artistic and political contributions of Spain, which reflect Christian, Jewish and Islamic traditions, the importance of the varied indigenous societies that existed pre-conquest and how their legacy survives in language, culture, and social and political institutions and the impact of Africans from the slavery of colonial times, through independence movements and the cultural, social and political integration of the 20th - 21st centuries. We will analyze how in each nation of the Spanish speaking world - Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America - these three influences have combined to form distinct national cultures. This exploration of historical events will be examined concurrently with discussion and analysis of the moral and ethical concerns both of the historical period and in the context of our own sensibilities. Prerequisites: 3 credits of 200 level Spanish course or Permission of Instructor.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 326: Advanced Conversation in Spanish

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course will focus on oral expression, giving the student the opportunity to hear and speak Spanish exclusively in both directed and spontaneous conversation. Extensive use of Spanish media is included. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 300-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 328: Spanish Language Film

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course will use film in Spanish from Spain, Latin America and the US as a vehicle for artistic expression, for linguistic enrichment and for cultural understanding. Students will come to see film both as an art form and as a vehicle for social commentary. Prerequisites: 200-level SPA course or permission of instructor. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 333: Special Topics in Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore various authors or genres of Spanish literature. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 334: Special Topics in Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore various aspects of culture of Spanish speaking people. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 335: Special Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore the field of Spanish linguistics. The course is delivered in the Spanish language. Prerequisites: completion of 3 credits in Spanish studies at the 200-level or higher. May be taken for credit up to three times (9 credits maximum). Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 336: Phonetics & Phonology-Spanish

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Spanish Phonetics and Phonology is designed to bring an understanding of the phonetic features of Spanish sounds, the linguistic logic and historical context behind how the sounds are organized into a system, and how they operate when they form syllables, words, sentences and discourse (phonology). This course is both analytical and practical and covers: contemporary Spanish pronunciation (phonetics and phonology); how geographical, social and ethnic variation is manifest throughout the Spanish sound system through the study of geolects and dialects; as well as the interplay of morphological, syntactical and lexical elements with the phonological system. Ultimately students will: improve their pronunciation in Spanish, develop and improve their auditory perception of the Spanish sounds, reasonably successfully replicate L2 pronunciation and intonation patterns, recognize dialectal variation for improved comprehension and communication, all within sociocultural, historical, pragmatic, and contexts of the language and the cultures particular to the language. Prerequisite: Completion of a 200-level Spanish course. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 388: Colloquium

1 Credit Hour(s)

The course is designed to assist language majors (including student teaching candidates) to: move beyond the partial control phase in their linguistic development; address language standards and learn by assisting less proficient peers; address the need for intercultural knowledge and competence. Students enroll in the colloquia in the sophomore (288), junior (388), and senior (488) year of study. Prerequisites: SPA 288.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 398: International Experiential Learning

1-3 Credit Hour(s)


Session: Fall, Intersession, Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 399: Service Learning in Spanish

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in Spanish in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously developed project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. Prerequisite: SPA 299 or permission of instructor.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 420: Methods and Assessment

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the fundamental principles and practices of language learning theories and language instruction to prepare for work with and assessment of learners in various learning environments. Prerequisite: SPA 300-level or higher or permission of instructor, upper division status in Adolescent Certification Spanish program. Offered As Needed.
Year: As Needed (UG)

SPA 442: Senior Project Research

1 Credit Hour(s)

Each Modern Language major must complete a senior project as one of the requirements for graduation. In this course, which must be taken in the junior year, students select the topic for research and make substantial progress on researching the senior project under the direction of Modern Language faculty members. Students are required to: submit a polished research proposal, submit an annotated bibliography, and present the research proposal to the class and faculty orally. Students may not enroll in SPA 443 Senior Project until SPA 442 is passed. Prerequisite: All junior majors must register for this course. This preparation course for the Senior Project is required of all majors and must be taken in the junior year.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 443: Senior Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. The Spanish major will complete this 3-credit project that demonstrates mastery of the language in the context of literary or cultural studies or professional applications. The project may be a traditional thesis on a literary or cultural topic, or it may reflect the student's involvement in professional or volunteer work in the language. The project will normally require a significant research base culminating in the submission of an extensive written report and presentation at the Academic Festival. Prerequisite: SPA 442.
Session: Spring
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 488: Colloquium

1 Credit Hour(s)

The course is designed to assist language majors (including student teaching candidates) to: move beyond the partial control phase in their linguistic development; address language standards and learn by assisting less proficient peers; address the need for intercultural knowledge and competence. Students enroll in the colloquia in the sophomore (288), junior (388), and senior (488) year of study. Prerequisites: SPA-388 and either concurrent enrollment in or completion of any 300 level Spanish course.
Session: Fall
Year: All Years (UG)

SPA 499: Service Learning in Spanish

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in Spanish in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously developed project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. Prerequisite: SPA 399 or permission of instructor.
Session: Fall, Intersession, Spring
Year: All Years (UG)