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Course Descriptions

French Courses


1001 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I (3 hours)
An introduction to the French language, both oral and written.

1002 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II (3 hours)
A continuation of the introduction to the French language.

2011 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I (3 hours)
A third-semester course which reinforces first-year proficiencies in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Cross-cultural aspects within contextual situations will be emphasized.

2012 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II (3 hours)
A fourth-semester course which further reinforces proficiencies in the basic language skills with additional emphasis on cultural diversities.

4003 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN FRENCH (1-4 hours)
Self-directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and approved by the departmental faculty.


German Courses

1001 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I (3 hours)
An introduction to the German language, both oral and written.

1002 ELEMENTARY GERMAN II (3 hours)
A continuation of the introduction to the German language.

2011 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I (3 hours)
A third-semester course which reinforces first-year proficiencies in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Cross-cultural aspects within contextual situations will be emphasized.

2012 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (3 hours)
A fourth-semester course which further reinforces proficiencies in the basic language skills with additional emphasis on cultural diversities.

4003 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GERMAN (1-4 hours)
Self-directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and accepted by the staff.


Spanish Courses


1001 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (3 hours)
An introduction to the Spanish language, both oral and written.

1002 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II (3 hours)
A continuation of the introduction to the Spanish language.

2011 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (3 hours)
A third-semester course which reinforces first-year proficiencies in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Cross-cultural aspects within contextual situations will be emphasized.

2012 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (3 hours)
A fourth-semester course which further reinforces proficiencies in the basic language skills with additional emphasis on cultural diversities.

2023 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH CONVERSATION (3 hours)
An intensive second-year course which reinforces conversational skills on the intermediate level and offers an introduction to Spanish phonetics. Because of its different emphasis, this course may be taken in addition to SPAN 2012; at the discretion of departments which require intermediate proficiency, this course may be accepted in lieu of SPAN 2012 to satisfy this proficiency. Prerequisites: (1) Placement through Fall testing; or (2) Completion of SPAN 1001, 1002, and 2011.

2051 HISPANICS IN THE U.S. (3 hours)
An examination of Latino minority communities through film, literature, and interdisciplinary readings. All work will be done in English.

2052 HISPANIC CULTURE IN LITERATURE AND FILM (3 hours)
An examination of Peninsular and Latin American cultures through film, fiction, and drama. All work will be done in English.

3011 SPANISH LITERATURE TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (3 hours)
A survey of Medieval, Renaissance, and Golden Age Spanish literature. All work will be done in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012.

3012 SPANISH LITERATURE 1700 TO PRESENT (3 hours)
A survey of Spanish Literature from the Enlightenment, Romanticism, the Generation of 1898, and the modern period. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012.

3013 SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE (3 hours)
A survey of the important works of Spanish American literature. All course work will be done in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012.

3021 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR (3 hours)
An intensive exploration of Spanish grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 2011 and 2012, and placement exam.

3022 ADVANCED SPANISH COMPOSITION (3 hours)
Intensive practice of compositional skills in Spanish, to include a variety of writing formats and writing strategies. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012.

3023 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION AND PHONETICS (3 hours)
Intensive practice in oral skills in Spanish, including conversations and presentations, along with a thorough study of Spanish phonetics. All work will be done in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012

3024 CULTURE OF SPAIN (3 hours)
A study of the history, art, daily life, and various regional and national cultures of Spain. All course work will be done in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012.

3025 CULTURE OF SPANISH AMERICA (3 hours)
A study of the history, art, daily life, and various regional and national cultures of Spanish America. All course work will be done in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012.

3026 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS (3 hours)
A detailed examination of Spanish syntax, morphology, history or the language, and phonetics/phonology. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012.

3027 FOREIGN LANGUAGE METHODS (3 hours) An examination of the theoretical and practical issues, relating to the teaching of foreign languages. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012.

4001 SPANISH SEMINAR (3 hours)
Reading, discussion, independent research, and written reports on a topic selected by the department. All course work will be done in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012.

4002 SPECIAL TOPICS (3 hours)
A study of a topic selected by the department focusing on an area of interest in the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. All course work will be done in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012.

4003 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPANISH (1-4 hours)
Self-directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and accepted by the staff. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012.

4201 PRACTICUM (1-12 hours)
Applied projects or field experience under the direction of the departmental supervisor in Spanish, such as language instruction, specialized tutoring, translation or interpretation. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012, formalized plan, departmental supervisor, and permission of Department Chairperson.

4301 INTERNSHIP (1-12 hours)
Field experience in some aspect of Spanish with the formal evaluation, supervision, and direction provided by an outside agency in concert with the supervisory professor and student. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012, formalized plan, permission of coordinating professor, outside supervisor and department chairperson. Application must be approved in the semester preceding the one in which the internship is to be undertaken.

4401 SENIOR PROJECT (1-3 hours)
An individual, capstone experience for Majors taken in the student’s final semester which focuses on substantive research and formal presentation of a topic chosen by the student and under the direction of a department professor. All work will be done in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2012 and permission of Department Chair.