Languages and Cultures

Campus Address: 554 Clark Hall
Web Site: http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/forlanglit/
Main Number: 314-516-6240
Fax Number: 314-516-6237

General Information

Degrees and Areas of Concentration

Languages and Cultures in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Languages offers course work in French, German, Japanese and Spanish, leading to the B.A. in Modern Language degree, and a field of concentration in each of these languages for students seeking the B.S. degree in education. In addition, the program offers courses in English as a Second Language, Arabic, Chinese, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, and Latin.

Minors may also be earned in the department. For details, see specific requirements for the minor, which appear later in this section.

Study Abroad

Language students who have been at the University of Missouri-St. Louis at least one semester and have studied the language for at least one year may receive credits for formal study abroad. Students must present a list of language course descriptions from the institution abroad to receive prior consent of the department, and must present a transcript for evaluation upon return to receive credit for those courses. Exchange programs are available with several universities in foreign countries. For information, please contact the study abroad office.

Alumni Scholarship

Qualified junior and senior language majors may apply for the Modern Language Alumni Scholarship, which is renewable each semester on a competitive basis. For information, please contact the department.

Marcus Allen Memorial Scholarship

Qualified students of French may apply for the Marcus Allen Memorial Scholarship which is awarded on a competitive basis and must be used within one semester of the award. For information please contact the department.

Baldini Family Scholarship

Qualified full-time UMSL students pursuing a Modern Language and literature degree with teacher certification may apply for this scholarship which is awarded on a competitive basis and must be used within one semester of the award. For information, please contact the department.

Community College Scholarship

Qualified community college students may apply for the Modern Language Community College Scholarship to be applied for educational fees toward the enrollment in third semester or higher courses in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish. This scholarship must be used within one semester of the award. For information, please contact the department.

German Scholarships

Students of German may apply for the German Scholarship. Funds may be used toward educational fees for German courses during the following semesters or toward study abroad in a German-speaking country. For information please contact the German section coordinator

Departmental Honors

Candidates for departmental honors in Modern Languages must meet the following requirements:

  1. Achieve a GPA of 3.5 in the major for all hours attempted beyond the first two semesters. (Language Courses 1001 and 1002)
  2. Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.
  3. Successfully complete an honors thesis or project.

Undergraduate Studies

General Education Requirements

Each language major must satisfy the general education requirements of the university and the general education requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Specific Requirements or Restrictions

Students entering with no high school language units must enroll in Language 1001 or may enroll in Language 2115. Language 2115 (a, b, and c) is the intensive study of a language and will satisfy the foreign language requirement. 2115a, 2115b, and 2115c are co-requisites and must be taken concurrently. All three sections must be completed with a grade of C- or better, to satisfy the foreign language requirement.

A grade of D in a Language 1001 course is a passing grade but not an entrance grade for a Language 1002 course. A grade of D in a Language 1002 course is a passing grade but not an entrance grade for a Language 2101 course or its equivalent. A grade of D in a Language 2101 course fulfills the language requirement, but is not an entrance grade for a higher-level course.

Demonstration of a high level of proficiency may affect the number of hours required for the major. Native or heritage speakers of a language should consult with the department concerning appropriate placement.

Students may not take for credit an elementary course if they have already completed a higher-level course for which the elementary course, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite.

 

Degree Requirements

All courses for the major must be passed with a grade of C- or better. No course required for the major may be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (s/u) basis with the exception of those taken abroad as part of a university program that has received departmental approval.

Bachelor of Arts

All students seeking a B.A. in a Modern Language must successfully complete FL 2100 Languages and World View, and must meet the departmental requirement of a minimum of 33 hours in French and German, 37 hours in Japanese and 36 hours in Spanish (excluding Language 1001 and 1002). The maximum number of hours that may be taken in the major is 45 (including Language 1001 and 1002). In addition, students seeking the B.A. in Modern Language who desire a teaching certificate must also FGN LANG 4589 (same as SEC ED 4589), Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages, FGN LANG 4590 (same as SEC ED 4590), Foreign Language Teaching Seminar, and fulfill the professional secondary education requirements of the College of Education.

Bachelor of Science in Education

Those students seeking the B.S.Ed. degree, with a concentration in a modern language, are required to complete 30 hours of work (excluding credit for Language 1001 and 1002) of which 9 hours must be on the 4000 level. Students working toward a degree in elementary education, with related work in a modern language, should consult the College of Education concerning their program.

Post Baccalaureate Certification Students

Students who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking teacher certification in a language must have completed 30 hours in that language and will be required to take the Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview exam to determine proficiency. Students who do not demonstrate sufficient proficiency will be required to take additional coursework in the language.

Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in one of the modern languages must complete at UMSL a minimum of 12 graded hours in language courses at the 3000 level or above with a grade point average of 2.0 or better in these courses.

Native Speakers

Native speakers must complete at least two courses at the 3000 level and four courses at the 4000 level to obtain a major in their native language.

 

Specific Requirements for Concentration in French

Each major with a French concentration must complete the following courses:
FRENCH 2101Intermediate French Language And Culture I (or the equivalent)3
FRENCH 2170Intermediate French Language And Culture3
FRENCH 2180Readings In French3
Select five of the following:15
French Grammar in Review
French in Commerce and Media
Contemporary French Culture
Intermediate French Conversation
French Literature and Culture to 1800
French Literature and Culture After 1800
Select three courses at the 4000-level.9
Total Hours33

 

Specific Requirements for Concentration in Spanish

Each major with a Spanish concentration must complete the following courses:
SPANISH 2101Spanish Language And Culture III (or the equivalent)3
SPANISH 2172
  & SPANISH 2199A
Spanish Composition
   and Spanish Grammar for Language Immersion
4
Select one of the following:4
Readings In Spanish
   and Grammar for Readings in Spanish
Special Topics: Language Immersion: Spanish
   and Spanish Grammar for Language Immersion
SPANISH 3210Hispanic Culture And Civilization: Spain3
or SPANISH 3211
  & SPANISH 3210/3211A
Hispanic Culture And Civilization: Spanish America
   and Hispanic Culture And Civilization: Spain
SPANISH 3280Introduction To Hispanic Literature: Spain3
or SPANISH 3281 Introduction To Hispanic Literature: Spanish America
SPANISH 3326Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
Select two courses at the 3000-level (see course descriptions for more detail)6
Select three courses at the 4000-level 19
Total Hours35

1

One of which must be SPANISH 4399, Seminar on Hispanic Literature

 

Specific Requirements for the Concentration in German

Each major with a concentration in German must complete the following courses:
GERMAN 2101Intermediate Language And Culture: German III3
GERMAN 2170Intermediate Practice in Speaking and Writing German3
GERMAN 2180Intermediate Readings In German3
GERMAN 3201Introduction to German Literature3
GERMAN 3202Introduction to German Film3
GERMAN 3208The German-Speaking Countries in the Modern World3
Select one course at the 3000-level3
Select three courses at the 4000-level9
Total Hours30

 

Specific Requirements for the Concentration in Japanese

Each major with a concentration in Japanese must complete the following courses:
JAPAN 2101Intermediate Japanese I5
JAPAN 2102Intermediate Japanese II5
JAPAN 3201Intermediate Japanese III3
JAPAN 3202Intermediate Japanese IV3
JAPAN 3280Readings in Japanese3
JAPAN 4301Advanced Japanese I3
JAPAN 4302Advanced Japanese II3
JAPAN 4390Special Readings3
Select three courses in Japanese Studies9
Total Hours37

Learning outcomes for Majors

Students completing the BA in Modern Languages should be able to demonstrate competencies in 4 major Skills and Knowledge areas in the language of concentration: Linguistic, Critical Thinking, Cultural/Global Awareness, and Self- Reflection. The competencies should include the ability to:

  • describe and narrate in the past, present and future both orally and in writing
  • read authentic documents such as newspapers and literary texts for concrete information
  • understand conversations, radio and television programming on concrete topics in the target language
  • summarize, analyze and synthesize information derived from a variety of sources and media
  • demonstrate knowledge of the history, geography, politics and arts of the target culture
  • make connections with, and draw contrasts between, the target culture and their own
  • understand the value and necessity of life-long learning and translingual and transcultural competence.

 

Minor in French, German, Japanese or Spanish

A minor in French, German, Japanese or Spanish requires the completion of four courses in the language beyond the basic foundation sequence (Language 1001, Language 1002, and Language 2101) along with any associated “A” courses for Spanish minors. Transfer students must complete at least two courses for the minor at UMSL. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

Specific requirement for the minor in French

FRENCH 2170Intermediate French Language And Culture3
FRENCH 2180Readings In French3
Select two French courses on the 3000-level or above.6
Total Hours12

Specific requirement for the minor in German

GERMAN 2170Intermediate Practice in Speaking and Writing German3
GERMAN 2180Intermediate Readings In German3
Select two German courses on the 3000-level or above. 6
Total Hours12

Specific requirement for the minor in Japanese

JAPAN 2102Intermediate Japanese II5
JAPAN 3201Intermediate Japanese III3
JAPAN 3202Intermediate Japanese IV3
Select one course in Japanese Studies.3
Total Hours14

Specific requirement for the minor in Spanish

Select two of the following:8
Special Topics: Language Immersion: Spanish
   and Spanish Grammar for Language Immersion
Spanish Composition
   and Grammar for Spanish Composition
Readings In Spanish
   and Grammar for Readings in Spanish
Plus two Spanish courses on the 3000-level or above6
Total Hours14

 

Minor in Modern Languages

A minor in Modern Languages requires the completion of 4 courses beyond the introductory sequence (1001, 1002 and 2101), two in each of two different languages. For students who are seeking a BA in Modern Language, the two languages must be different than the language in which they are majoring.

 

Minor in Classical Studies

The minor in Classical Studies is an interdisciplinary course of studies intended to encourage undergraduates in various disciplines to come to a fuller awareness of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome and of the classical tradition that underlies much of modern Western civilization. Specific requirements for the minor are detailed at online

Students pursuing a graduate degree in secondary education may select an emphasis area in French, German, Japanese or Spanish. These required eighteen hours may be selected from 3000 and 4000 level courses in these languages.

 

Certificate in Modern Language and Study Abroad

Students seeking the certificate must complete language courses at UMSL and abroad. The Center for International Studies and Languages and Cultures cooperate in offering the Certificate.

  1. Modern language study at UMSL
    Students must select one of the following languages and complete the required courses at UMSL. Total: 6 credit hours. (8 hours for Spanish)

French

 

FRENCH 2170Intermediate French Language And Culture3
FRENCH 2180Readings In French3
Total Hours6

 

German

 

GERMAN 2170Intermediate Practice in Speaking and Writing German3
GERMAN 2180Intermediate Readings In German3
Total Hours6

 

Spanish

 

SPANISH 2172
  & 2172A
Spanish Composition
   and Grammar for Spanish Composition
4
SPANISH 2180
  & 2180A
Readings In Spanish
   and Grammar for Readings in Spanish
4
Total Hours8

 

Japanese

 

JAPAN 2102Intermediate Japanese II5
JAPAN 3201Intermediate Japanese III3
Total Hours8

 

2. Foreign language study abroad

Students must complete a minimum of two additional three credit hour courses taught in the target language, at a foreign university that is affiliated with the UMSL Study Abroad Program, with the goal of increasing linguistic competence. All courses must be approved by Language faculty members.

Students should consult the study abroad advisor in International Studies and Programs to select a site for their study abroad experience. Then, students should consult their advisor in Languages and Cultures to select appropriate courses.

Career Outlook

Career options for graduates with a major or minor in modern languages include the following fields: teaching, social work, nursing, engineering, business, communications, government, journalism, travel industry, translation, and research. Our graduates have been especially successful when they combine advanced study in a modern language with another major. They are then able to add proficiency in a foreign language and culture to their knowledge and skills in another specialty. Experience with world cultures makes our graduates more adaptable and better prepared to meet the challenges of a global and increasingly diverse job market.

Arabic Courses

ARABIC 1001 Arabic I: 5 semester hours

Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading and writing of Arabic and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

ARABIC 1002 Arabic II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisites: ARABIC 1001 or equivalent. Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading and writing of Arabic. Continuation of acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

ARABIC 2101 Intermediate Arabic I: 5 semester hours

Prerequisites: ARABIC 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of Arabic culture through discussions, readings and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction.

ARABIC 2102 Intermediate Arabic II: 5 semester hours

Prerequistes: ARABIC 2101 or equivalent Continuation of ARABIC 2101.

ARABIC 2190 Special Readings: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: ARABIC 2102 or consent of the department. Independent study through readings, reports and conferences.

Chinese Courses

CHINESE 1001 Chinese I: 5 semester hours

Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Mandarin Chinese and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

CHINESE 1002 Chinese II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisites: Chinese I or equivalent. Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Mandarin Chinese. Continuation of the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

CHINESE 1003 Chinese III: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: CHINESE 1002 or equivalent. Review and practice of vocabulary, fundamentals of grammar, syntax, reading and writing acquired in CHINESE 1002. This course is not a CHINESE 2101 equivalent and may not be counted towards a foreign language requirement.

CHINESE 1005 Chinese Calligraphy and Writing in East Asia: 1 semester hour

Same as JAPAN 1005. This course is an introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy and the history and basic features of the writing systems in East Asia) Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Tibetan, etc.). Emphasis is placed on the Chinese script and writing Chinese characters correctly with a calligraphy brush and ink. Students practice writing basic strokes and characters and creating their own calligraphic works.

CHINESE 1199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Chinese: 1 semester hour

Prerequisites: CHINESE 1001 or concurrent enrollment in CHINESE 1001. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

CHINESE 2101 Intermediate Chinese I: 5 semester hours

Prerequisites: CHINESE 1002 or equivalent. Grammar review and continued development of language skills.

CHINESE 2102 Intermediate Chinese II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisites: CHINESE 2101 or equivalent. Continuation of CHINESE 2101.

CHINESE 2150 Chinese Literature In Translation: 3 semester hours

A historical and critical introduction to great works in classical Chinese literature and culture. All Required readings will be in English translation. This course may be repeated for credit with different literary works with departmental approval. This course satisfies the University cultural diversity requirement.

CHINESE 2190 Special Readings: 1-6 semester hours

Prerequisites: CHINESE 2102 or consent of the department Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences.

CHINESE 2191 Special Topics in Chinese Culture: 3 semester hours

A topically organized introduction to Chinese culture and society. May be repeated for credit (up to 9 credits) when the topic varies.

CHINESE 2199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Chinese: 1 semester hour

Prerequisites: CHINESE 2101 or concurrent enrollment in CHINESE 2101. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

Foreign Language-Other Courses

FGN LANG 1005 Chinese Calligraphy and Writing in East Asia: 1 semester hour

FGN LANG 2100 Languages and World View: 3 semester hours

SAME AS ANTHRO 2100 and SOC 2200. Prerequisites: Completion of two semesters of one foreign language at the college level. This course investigates the extent to which peoples’ linguistic and cultural background informs their understanding of the world. Experts on a variety of major Western and non-Western languages will introduce students to differences in ideas about time, space, human relationships, and other issues based on language. The course will also analyze common cultural misunderstandings among native speakers of English and speakers of other languages.

FGN LANG 2192 Service Learning In Foreign Languages: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Permission of course instructor and concurrent enrollment in a Foreign Language course (Arabic, Chinese, English as a Second Language, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin or Spanish) at the 2000-level or higher. Taken concurrently with a qualifying foreign language course, students will participate in a community service experience that is academically integrated into the students' course of study. Community service in a local or international community organization, as approved by the course instructor, is required. Determination of the type of community service to be conducted and the number of hours required will be made in consultation with the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

FGN LANG 4307 Community Based Research: 3 semester hours

FGN LANG 4589 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Foreign Language: 3 semester hours

Same as SEC ED 4589. Prerequisites: TCH ED 3310 or TCH ED 5310 and passing the departmental language skills test. A study of the scope and sequence of the foreign language courses in the school curriculum with emphasis on the selection and organization of materials and methods of instruction and evaluation. Attention is also directed toward learning the techniques and research tools of the scholar in the field of foreign language. To be taken prior to student teaching. This course must be completed in residence. Not available for graduate credit.

FGN LANG 4590 Foreign Language Teaching Seminar: 2 semester hours

Same as SEC ED 4590. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in SEC ED 4990 or consent of instructor. A practicum course in the teaching of foreign languages. Review and explanation of drills, dialogues, and a variety of classroom techniques, oral and written. A continuation of FGN LANG 4589 / SEC ED 4589, Curriculum and Methods, with an emphasis on specific practical skills. To be taken concurrently with SEC ED 4990, Student Teaching. Not available for graduate credit.

FGN LANG 5311 Special Topics In Foreign Language Teaching: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Designed for in-service foreign language teachers, this course focuses on the study of special topics in the field of foreign language learning with an emphasis on research applications to the improvement of practice. Topics may include technology for FL learning, the teaching of writing in the FL classroom, the teaching of reading in the FL classroom, proficiency-oriented instruction and assessment, second language acquisition for FL teachers, action research in the FL classroom. May be repeated for credit provided the topic is different. May be applied toward the Master's in Secondary Education with an emphasis in FL teaching.

FGN LANG 5399 Standards-Based Foreign Language Instruction: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Teacher certification and one year teaching experience. Designed to provide in-service foreign language teachers with the knowledge and skills to design instructional units that reflect the profession's standards for foreign language learning.

French Courses

FRENCH 1001 French Language and Culture I: 5 semester hours

Students will develop communicative skills in French, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Introduction to Francophone culture through discussion of readings and visual media. Intended for students with no previous French experience. Students with previous French experience are expected to.

FRENCH 1002 French Language and Culture II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 1001 or equivalent. Students will continue to develop communicative skills in French, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Continued exploration of Francophone culture through discussion of readings and visual media.

FRENCH 2101 Intermediate French Language And Culture I: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 1002 or equivalent Students will advance their understanding of Francophone cultures through discussions, readings, and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction.

FRENCH 2115A Intensive French: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: Special Consent Required. An intensive study of French language and culture. Students will develop communicative skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of the course with a grade of C- or better will satisfy the foreign language requirement of the B.A. degree. Students who have successfully completed FRENCH 2115A, FRENCH 2115B, and FRENCH 2115C this course may advance to FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180.

FRENCH 2115B Intensive French: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: Special Consent Required. An intensive study of French language and culture. Students will develop communicative skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of the course with a grade of C- or better will satisfy the foreign language requirement of the B.A. degree. Students who have successfully completed FRENCH 2115A, FRENCH 2115B, and FRENCH 2115C this course may advance to FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180.

FRENCH 2115C Intensive French: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Special Consent Required. An intensive study of French language and culture. Students will develop communicative skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of the course with a grade of C- or better will satisfy the foreign language requirement of the B.A. degree. Students who have successfully completed FRENCH 2115A, FRENCH 2115B, and FRENCH 2115C this course may advance to FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180.

FRENCH 2170 Intermediate French Language And Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 2101 or equivalent. Students will continue to advance in their development of the four language skills through meaningful communicative interaction. Students will further advance their understanding of Francophone culture. This course should be taken concurrently with FRENCH 2180.

FRENCH 2180 Readings In French: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 2101 or equivalent. This course will introduce students to a variety of literary and non-literary texts in French. This course should be taken concurrently with FRENCH 2170.

FRENCH 2190 Special Readings In French: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 2101 and consent of the department. Independent study on mutually acceptable topics through readings, reports, and conferences.

FRENCH 2199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: French: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 2101 or consent of instructor. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the topic is different.

FRENCH 3200 French Grammar in Review: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. This course is designed to increase students' ability to communicate clearly and effectively through study and practice of forms and structures of the French language. Strong emphasis in writing.

FRENCH 3205 French in Commerce and Media: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. Professional and practical applications of French in commerce and media, including conventions of correspondence, business etiquette, and travel.

FRENCH 3211 Contemporary French Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. Aspects of contemporary French culture, including history, geography, education, politics, and gastronomy, studied through a variety of authentic cultural materials.

FRENCH 3271 Intermediate French Conversation: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 2170 or consent of the instructor. Emphasis will be placed upon the further development of communicative skills in French.

FRENCH 3280 French Literature and Culture to 1800: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. Designed to acquaint students with French literature and culture from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century.

FRENCH 3281 French Literature and Culture After 1800: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 2170 and FRENCH 2180. Designed to acquaint students with French literature and culture from the nineteenth century to the present.

FRENCH 3290 Special Readings: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of department. Independent study through readings, reports and conferences.

FRENCH 4300 Advanced Grammar & Stylistics: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 3200 or equivalent. This course is designed to improve students' writing skills through advanced study of modern French prose style.

FRENCH 4311 Special Topics In French Culture and Literature: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Three French courses at the 3000 level or above. Selected topics in French/Francophone culture and literature. This course may be repeated for credit provided the topic is different each time.

FRENCH 4350 Studies in Eighteenth-Century French Literature and Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 3280 or FRENCH 3281. A study of eighteenth-century French literature and culture. Topics may include the philosophic movement, the French Revolution, and representative novels and plays.

FRENCH 4360 Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 3280 or FRENCH 3281. A study of nineteenth-century French literature and culture. Topics may include romanticism, realism, symbolism, and impressionism.

FRENCH 4370 Studies in Twentieth-Century French Literature and Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 3280 or FRENCH 3281. A study of twentieth-century French literature and culture. Topics may include surrealism, existentialism, the influence of the world wars, post-colonialism, and cinema.

FRENCH 4375 Modern French Theatre: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: FRENCH 3280 or FRENCH 3281. A study of French drama in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through critical study of selected works by major dramatists.

FRENCH 4380 Studies in Twenty-First-Century French Literature and Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: FRENCH 3280 or FRENCH 3281. A study of twenty-first-century French literature and culture. Topics may include literature, media, and culture since 2000.

FRENCH 4390 Advanced Independent Study: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Independent study through readings, reports and discussions.

FRENCH 4399 French Seminar: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: French 3280 or 3281. Specialized topic in French literature. Subject to be announced by instructor in charge of seminar.

FRENCH 5311 Advanced Topics in French Culture and Literature: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Selected topics in French/Francophone culture and literature. This course may be repeated for credit provided the topic is different each time. Students will be expected to conduct an independent research project.

German Courses

GERMAN 1001 Beginning Language and Culture German I: 5 semester hours

Introduction for students with little or no knowledge of German. Students will develop listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills and become familiar with the cultures and history of the German-speaking countries. The course is conducted mainly in German. GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101 together form the introductory German language sequence.

GERMAN 1002 Beginning Language and Culture: German II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: GERMAN 1001 or equivalent. Students will continue to develop listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills and to become familiar with the cultures and history of the German-speaking countries. The course is conducted mainly in German. GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101 together form the introductory German language sequence.

GERMAN 2101 Intermediate Language And Culture: German III: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: GERMAN 1002 or equivalent Students will advance their understanding of German-speaking cultures through discussions, readings, and written work. Through meaningful communicative interaction, students will further develop their language skills. The course is conducted mainly in German. GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101 together form the introductory German language sequence. Students who have successfully completed this course may advance to GERMAN 2170 or GERMAN 2180.

GERMAN 2170 Intermediate Practice in Speaking and Writing German: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: GERMAN 2101 or equivalent. In this course students will strengthen their communication skills and grammar in spoken and written German. Students will work with authentic literary texts, news articles, film, and music. GERMAN 2170 and GERMAN 2180 together form the bridge between the introductory German language sequence (GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101) and the advanced culture and literature courses. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 2175 Business German: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: GERMAN 2101 or equivalent. German skills for realistic use in the context of the German-language business world. Particular emphasis is placed on business-related vocabulary, speaking skills and correspondence. No previous business experience necessary.

GERMAN 2180 Intermediate Readings In German: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: GERMAN 2101 or equivalent. In this course students will strengthen their communication skills and grammar in spoken and written German. Students will read and discuss authentic German texts. GERMAN 2170 and GERMAN 2180 together form the bridge between the introductory German language sequence (GERMAN 1001, GERMAN 1002, and GERMAN 2101) and the advanced culture and literature courses. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 2190 Intermediate Independent Study: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: GERMAN 2170 and GERMAN 2180, and consent of instructor and department. In consultation with the instructor, students undertake independent work to further develop intermediate German language skills and to deepen their knowledge of culture and history. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 2199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: 1 semester hour

Prerequisites: GERMAN 1002. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of German language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3201 Introduction to German Literature: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent. Readings and critical analysis of selected works of literature written in the German language. This course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3202 Introduction to German Film: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent.Viewings and critical analysis of selected films produced in the German language. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3208 The German-Speaking Countries in the Modern World: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent; GERMAN 2170 or equivalent. A critical examination of issues in the culture and politics of the German-speaking countries since 1945 through a variety of media. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3210 German Culture And Civilization: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Two years of college German or equivalent. A survey of the development of German culture and civilization and the emergence of a German identity. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3211 Topics in German Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Two years of college German or equivalent. Discussion of significant topics in German culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary. The course is conducted in German, or in English when cross-listed with another department.

GERMAN 3280 German Literature and Culture I: Beginnings-Enlightenment: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: At least one 3000-level German course or consent of the instructor and department. This survey course will familiarize students with the development of German literature and culture through the end of the Enlightenment. Critical analysis of representative texts and other media. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3281 German Literature and Culture II: Romanticism - Present: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: At least one 3000-level German course or consent of instructor and department. This survey course will familiarize students with the development of German literature and culture from the end of the Enlightenment through the present day. Critical analysis of representative texts and other media. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 3290 Advanced Independent Study I: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: GERMAN 3201, GERMAN 3202, GERMAN 3208, GERMAN 3210, and consent of instructor and department. In consultation with the instructor, students undertake independent work to transition from intermediate to advanced German language skills and to deepen their knowledge of culture and history. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 4311 Special Topics In German Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: At least two 3000 level German courses or consent of instructor and department. Discussion of significant topics in German culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary. The course is conducted in German, or in English when cross-listed with another department.

GERMAN 4390 Advanced Independent Study II: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: GERMAN 3201, GERMAN 3202, GERMAN 3208, and GERMAN 3210, and consent of instructor and department. In consultation with the instructor, students undertake independent work to further develop advanced German language skills and to deepen their knowledge of culture and history. The course is conducted in German.

GERMAN 4398 Survey Of German Literature Part II: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: GERMAN 3201 or GERMAN 3202. Special emphasis on the summary and synthesis of trends and characteristics of major periods in German literature considered in the general context of European culture.

GERMAN 5311 Advanced Topics In German Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor and department. Discussion of significant topics in German culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary. The course is conducted in German, or in English when cross-listed with another department.

Greek Ancient Courses

GRK ANC 1001 Ancient Greek I: 5 semester hours

Study of grammar, syntax and vocabulary accompanied by readings of simple prose selections.

GRK ANC 1002 Ancient Greek II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: GRK ANC 1001 or equivalent. The study of vocabulary, grammar and syntax is continued from GRK ANC 1001, including readings and discussion from selected classic authors.

GRK ANC 2101 Intermediate Ancient Greek Language And Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: GRK ANC 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of ancient Greek culture through discussions, readings, and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction. This course fulfills the Humanities requirement.

GRK ANC 2151 Greek And Latin In English Today: 3 semester hours

Same as LATIN 2151. Language and culture of Greece and Rome reflected in modern English. Emphasis on vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin. Included will be the Greek alphabet and an introduction to historical language change involving the relationship between Greek, Latin and Romance languages, and Germanic languages (particularly English). Attention will be paid to terms used in law, medicine, science, liberal arts, and to general vocabulary enrichment.

GRK ANC 2152 A Brief Introduction to Greek and Latin in English Today: 1 semester hour

Same as LATIN 2152. This outline course is designed to enrich the student's general liberal arts vocabulary as well as to improve mastery of terms used in law, medicine, and science. The emphasis is on vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin. Included will be the Greek alphabet and an introduction to historical language change involving the relationship among Greek, Latin, and Romance languages, and Germanic languages (particularly English). This course is not to be taken in addition to GRK ANC 2151.

Greek Modern Courses

GRK MOD 1001 Modern Greek I: 5 semester hours

Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Modern Greek and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

GRK MOD 1002 Modern Greek II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: Greek 1001 or equivalent. The study of vocabulary, grammar and syntax is continued from Greek 1. Readings and discussions from selected classical authors.

GRK MOD 2101 Intermediate Modern Greek Language And Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: GRK MOD 1002 or equivalent Students will advance their understanding of modern Greek culture through discussions, readings, and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction. This course fulfills the Humanities requirement.

GRK MOD 2102 Intermediate Modern Greek Language And Culture II: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: GRK MOD 2101 or equivalent. Emphasis is placed on the study of Greek and Greek-American culture and the continued development of language skills through meaningful communicative interaction.

GRK MOD 2150 Modern Greek Literature In Translation: 3 semester hours

This course is an exploration of significant works by major Modern Greek authors, dealing with relevant issues of Western literary traditions. Authors include: Cavafy, Kazantzakis, Seferis, Solomos, Elytis.

GRK MOD 2190 Special Readings: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: GRK MOD 2101 or consent of the department Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences.

Japanese Courses

JAPAN 1001 Japanese I: 5 semester hours

Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, and writing of Japanese and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

JAPAN 1002 Japanese II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisites: JAPAN I002 or equivalent. Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese. Continuation of the acquistition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.

JAPAN 1003 Japanese III: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: JAPAN 1002 or equivalent. Review and practice of fundamentals of grammar, syntax, reading and writing acquired in JAPAN 1002. This course is not a JAPAN 2101 equivalent and may not be counted towards a foreign language requirement.

JAPAN 1005 Chinese Calligraphy and Writing in East Asia: 1 semester hour

Same as CHINESE 1005. This course is an introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy and the history and basic features of the writing systems in East Asia, (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Tibetan, etc.). Emphasis is placed on the Chinese script and writing Chinese characters correctly with a calligraphy brush and ink. Students practice writing basic strokes and characters and creating their own calligraphic works.

JAPAN 1011 Anime Nation: Popular Culture in Japan: 3 semester hours

A look at postmodern samurai, preteen ninjas, praying at shrines and other elements of J-pop culture. This on-line course uses various clips and full-length animated features, to introduce and explore topics such as family life, school life, shared values, contemporary social issues, fashion, and metaphysics. Critical texts, essays, and narrated presentations provide background for analysis and appreciation.

JAPAN 1199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Japanese: 1 semester hour

Prerequisite: JAPAN 1001 or concurrent enrollment in JAPAN 1001. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the targe language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

JAPAN 2101 Intermediate Japanese I: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: JAPAN 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of Japanese culture through discussions, readings, and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction. This course fulfills the Humanities requirement.

JAPAN 2102 Intermediate Japanese II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisites: JAPAN 2101 or equivalent. Continuation of JAPAN 2101.

JAPAN 2111 The World of Anime - Advanced Topics in Japanese Animation: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: JAPAN 1011 or permission of instructor. Students will explore and analyze anime and manga from sociological, literary, and anthropological perspectives, attempting to foster deeper understanding of contemporary Japan and the historical context from which the selected works emerged.

JAPAN 2150 Classical Japanese Literature In Translation: 3 semester hours

An exploration of Classical Japanese literary masterpieces and the world from which they arose. All required readings will be in English translation. This course may be repeated for credit with different literary works as a topic.

JAPAN 2190 Special Readings: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: JAPAN 2102 or consent of the department Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences.

JAPAN 2191 Special Topics in Japanese Culture: 3 semester hours

A topically organized introduction to Japanese culture and society. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

JAPAN 2199 Special Topic s: Language Immersion: Japanese: 1 semester hour

Prerequisite: JAPAN 2101 or concurrent enrollment in JAPAN 2101. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

JAPAN 3201 Intermediate Japanese III: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: JAPAN 2102 or equivalent. Students will continue to advance their understanding of Japanese culture through discussions, readings, and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction. This course satisfies the University cultural diversity requirement.

JAPAN 3202 Intermediate Japanese IV: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: JAPAN 3201 or equivalent. Continuation of JAPAN 3201.

JAPAN 3280 Readings in Japanese: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: JAPAN 3202 or equivalent. Development of language skills through reading and discussion of a variety of literary and non-literary texts in Japanese.

JAPAN 3290 Special Readings: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: JAPAN 2190 or consent of instructor Independent study through readings, reports and conferences.

JAPAN 4301 Advanced Japanese I: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: JAPAN 3202 or equivalent. Further development of skills in both spoken and written Japanese. Students will read/view and discuss selected newspaper articles, editorials, essays, short stories, television programs and films.

JAPAN 4302 Advanced Japanese II: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: JAPAN 4301 or equivalent. Continuation of Japanese 4301. Further development of skills in both sopken and written Japanese. Students will read/view and discuss selected newspaper articles, editorials, essays, short stories, television programs and films.

JAPAN 4390 Special Readings: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: JAPAN 3290 or consent of instructor. Independent study through readings, reports and conferences.

Latin Courses

LATIN 1001 Latin I: 5 semester hours

A study of Latin grammar, syntax and vocabulary accompanied by reading selections from literary texts.

LATIN 1002 Latin II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: LATIN 1001 or equivalent. The study of vocabulary, grammar and syntax is continued from LATIN 1001, including readings and discussion from selected classical authors.

LATIN 1035 English Grammar For Students Of Foreign Languages: 1 semester hour

This course is designed to familiarize the student with basic English grammer and the terms commonly used in the teaching of most languages. This course does not count toward a major or minor in English or any foreign language.

LATIN 2101 Intermediate Latin Language And Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: LATIN 1002 or equivalent Students will advance their understanding of Roman culture through discussions, readings, and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction. This course fulfills the Humanities requirement.

LATIN 2150 Latin Literature In Translation: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. Reading and discussion of selected works in Latin literature from Republican Rome to late antiquity in English translation. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary.

LATIN 2151 Greek And Latin In English Today: 3 semester hours

Language and culture of Greece and Rome reflected in modern English. Emphasis on vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin. included will be the Same as GRK ANC 2151. Greek alphabet and an introduction to historical language change involving the relationship between Greek, Latin and Romance languages, and Germanic languages (particularly English). Attention will be paid to terms used in law, medicine, science, liberal arts, and to general vocabulary enrichment.

LATIN 2152 A Brief Introduction to Greek and Latin in English Today: 1 semester hour

Same as GRK ANC 2152. This online course is designed to enrich the student's general liberal arts vocabulary as well as to improve mastery of terms used in law, medicine, and science. The emphasis is on vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin. Included will be the Greek alphabet and an introduction to historical language change involving the relationship among Greek, Latin, and Romance languages, and Germanic languages (particularly English). This course is not to be taken in addition to GRK ANC 2151.

LATIN 2190 Special Readings: 1-3 semester hours

prerequisite: LATIN 2101 and consent of department. Independent study through readings, reports and conferences.

Spanish Courses

SPANISH 1001 Spanish Language and Culture I: 5 semester hours

This first Spanish course is designed to encourage the development of communicative proficiency through an integrated approach to the teaching of all four language skills - listening and understanding, reading, writing, and speaking. It encourages development of communicative proficiency through an interactive task-based approach, provides students with an active and rewarding learning experience as they develop their language skills and cultural competency, and fosters awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic cultural materials and information. SPANISH 1001, SPANISH 1002, and SPANISH 2101 together form the introductory Spanish language sequence. Note: Intended for students with no previous Spanish experience. Students with previous Spanish experience are expected to contact the department for placement advising.

SPANISH 1002 Spanish Language and Culture II: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPANISH 1001 or equivalent. This second Spanish course is designed to continue the development of communicative proficiency through an integrated approach to the teaching of all four language skills - listening and understanding, reading, writing, and speaking. It encourages development of communicative proficiency through an interactive task-based approach, provides students with an active and rewarding learning experience as they strengthen their language skills and cultural competency, and fosters awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic cultural materials and information. SPANISH 1001, SPANISH 1002, and SPANISH 2101 together form the introductory Spanish language sequence.

SPANISH 1199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Spanish: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 1002 or equivalent. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated, provided the topics vary, for a maximum of 3 credits.

SPANISH 2101 Spanish Language And Culture III: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 1002 or equivalent. This third Spanish course is designed to further develop communicative proficiency through an integrated approach to the teaching of all four language skills - listening and understanding, reading, writing, and speaking. It continues the development of communicative proficiency through an interactive task-based approach, provides students with an active and rewarding learning experience as they strengthen their language skills and cultural competency, and fosters awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic cultural materials and information. Students will complete a final project that demonstrates the knowledge acquired through the basic language sequence.SPANISH 1001, SPANISH 1002, and SPANISH 2101 together form the introductory Spanish language sequence. Successful completion fulfills the foreign language requirement for Bachelor of Arts candidates. Students who have successfully completed this course may advance to SPANISH 2172/ SPANISH 2172A or SPANISH 2180/ SPANISH 2180A.

SPANISH 2111 Spanish American Literature In Translation: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Lectures on the literature and culture of Spanish America. Reading and discussion of works of representative poets, novelists and essayists of the contemporary period. No credit toward major in spanish.

SPANISH 2115A Intensive Spanish Language and Culture: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: Special consent required. Contact department for information.This intensive study of Spanish is equivalent to SPANISH 1001, SPANISH 1002, and SPANISH 2101, and is offered in a condensed format. It is designed to develop communicative proficiency through an integrated approach to the teaching of all four language skills: listening and understanding, reading, writing, and speaking. It develops communicative proficiency through an interactive task-based approach, provides students with an active and rewarding learning experience as they build their language skills and cultural competency, and fosters awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic cultural materials and information. Students will complete a final project that demonstrates the knowledge acquired through the basic language sequence. Successful completion of SPANISH 2115A, SPANISH 2115B and SPANISH 2115C fulfills the foreign language requirement for Bachelor of Arts candidates. Students who have successfully completed this course may advance to SPANISH 2172/ SPANISH 2172A or SPANISH 2180/ SPANISH 2180A. SPANISH 2115A, SPANISH 2115B and SPANISH 2115C are co-requisites and must be taken concurrently. All three must be completed with a grade of C- or better to satisfy the foreign language requirement.

SPANISH 2115B Intensive Spanish Language and Culture: 5 semester hours

Prerequisite: Special consent required. Contact department for information.This intensive study of Spanish is equivalent to SPANISH 1001, SPANISH 1002, and SPANISH 2101, and is offered in a condensed format. It is designed to develop communicative proficiency through an integrated approach to the teaching of all four language skills: listening and understanding, reading, writing, and speaking. It develops communicative proficiency through an interactive task-based approach, provides students with an active and rewarding learning experience as they build their language skills and cultural competency, and fosters awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic cultural materials and information. Students will complete a final project that demonstrates the knowledge acquired through the basic language sequence. Successful completion of SPANISH 2115A, SPANISH 2115B and SPANISH 2115C fulfills the foreign language requirement for Bachelor of Arts candidates. Students who have successfully completed this course may advance to SPANISH 2172/ SPANISH 2172A or SPANISH 2180/ SPANISH 2180A. SPANISH 2115A, SPANISH 2115B and SPANISH 2115C are co-requisites and must be taken concurrently. All three must be completed with a grade of C- or better to satisfy the foreign language requirement.

SPANISH 2115C Intensive Spanish Language and Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Special consent required. Contact department for information.This intensive study of Spanish is equivalent to SPANIS 1001, SPANISH 1002, and SPANISH 2101, and is offered in a condensed format. It is designed to develop communicative proficiency through an integrated approach to the teaching of all four language skills: listening and understanding, reading, writing, and speaking. It develops communicative proficiency through an interactive task-based approach, provides students with an active and rewarding learning experience as they build their language skills and cultural competency, and fosters awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through authentic cultural materials and information. Students will complete a final project that demonstrates the knowledge acquired through the basic language sequence. Successful completion of SPANISH 2115A, SPANISH 2115B and SPANISH 2115C fulfills the foreign language requirement for Bachelor of Arts candidates. Students who have successfully completed this course may advance to SPANISH 2172/ SPANISH 2172A or SPANISH 2180/ SPANISH 2180A. SPANISH 2115A, SPANISH 2115B and SPANISH 2115C are co-requisites and must be taken concurrently. All three must be completed with a grade of C- or better to satisfy the foreign language requirement.

SPANISH 2171 Spanish Conversation And Pronunciation: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Emphasis will be placed upon the development of oral skills in Spanish and upon the problems of Spanish pronunciation and intonation.

SPANISH 2172 Spanish Composition: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Emphasis in developing the capacity and the ability to write in Spanish. To be taken concurrently with the online course SPANISH 2172A.

SPANISH 2172A Grammar for Spanish Composition: 1 semester hour

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent.Development of language skills through continued study of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. To be taken online concurrently with SPANISH 2172.

SPANISH 2175 Commercial Spanish: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Students will continue to expand their skills in Spanish within a real-world framework related to business with an emphasis placed on business-related vocabulary and improved public speaking skills in Spanish. No previous business experience is necessary, although this course is perfect for those students pursuing a major or minor in Business, International Business, Marketing, Communication, or any other business-related field. This course may not be taken for credit toward a major, but will count toward a minor in Spanish.

SPANISH 2180 Readings In Spanish: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 Or Equivalent. Development of language skills through reading and discussion of a variety of texts. To be taken concurrently wit the online course SPANISH 2180A.

SPANISH 2180A Grammar for Readings in Spanish: 1 semester hour

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Development of language skills through continued study of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. To be taken online concurrently with SPANISH 2180.

SPANISH 2190 Special Readings: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 and consent of department. Independent study through readings, reports and conferences.

SPANISH 2199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: Spanish: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary, for a maximum of 3 credits.

SPANISH 2199A Spanish Grammar for Language Immersion: 1 semester hour

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2101 or equivalent. Development of language skills through continued study of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. To be taken online concurrently with SPANISH 2199.

SPANISH 3199 Special Topics: Language Immersion:Spanish: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: 2 of the following 3 courses: SPANISH 2171, SPANISH 2172, SPANISH 2180 or equivalent. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary for a maximum of 3 credits.

SPANISH 3200 Syntax Of The Spanish Language: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, SPANISH 2172, SPANISH 2180 (2 of the 3 courses) or equivalent. Study of the syntactical and morphological characteristics of the Spanish language. Designed primarily for students majoring in Spanish.

SPANISH 3210 Hispanic Culture And Civilization: Spain: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, SPANISH 2172, SPANISH 2180 (2 Of The 3 Courses) Or Equivalent. The Development Of Spanish Peninsula Civilization From Its Romantic Beginnings To The Present.

SPANISH 3210A Spanish Grammar for Hispanic Culture and Civilization; Spain: 1 semester hour

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, SPANISH 2172, or SPANISH 2180 (2 of the 3 courses) or equivalent. Development of language skills through continued study of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. To be taken online concurrently with SPANISH 3210.

SPANISH 3211 Hispanic Culture And Civilization: Spanish America: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, SPANISH 2172, SPANISH 2180 (2 of the 3 courses) or equivalent. The development of the cultures and civilization of the Spanish speaking nations of the western hemisphere.

SPANISH 3211A Spanish Grammar for Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Spanish America: 1 semester hour

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, SPANISH 2172, or SPANISH 2180 (2 of the 3 courses) or equivalent. Development of language skills through continued study of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. To be taken online concurrently with SPANISH 3211.

SPANISH 3215 Practicum In Spanish: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: 2 of the following: SPANISH 2171, SPANISH 2172, SPANISH 2180 or equivalent, or consent of the instructor. This course introduces students to the Hispanic/Latino cultures in the US through community service and academic work. Students will perform a minimum of 20 hours per semester of supervised fieldwork in local organizations that serve area Hispanics. Students will study several issues related to the community they serve, will reflect on their field experience, and will connect their field experience with class readings and discussions. Required weekly seminar accompanies the field experience. Designed for majors of various disciplines. Placement at the agencies is relevant to the enrolled student's.

SPANISH 3260 Spanish For Business: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171 or SPANISH 2172 or equivalent and SPANISH 3200 or permission of the instructor Cultivation of advanced language skills with emphasis on business vocabulary, basic business and cultural concepts and situational practice to help prepare for interaction in the Spanish-speaking business world. Designed for international business students, economics students, or anyone interested in expanding their awareness of the Spanish language or wishing to explore the possibilities of positions with companies that need to conduct business in Spanish.

SPANISH 3271 Advanced Spanish Conversation: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPANISH 2171 or consent of department. Emphasis will be placed upon the further development of oral skills in Spanish.

SPANISH 3280 Introduction To Hispanic Literature: Spain: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, SPANISH 2172, SPANISH2180 (2 of the 3 courses) or equivalent and SPANISH 3200 or two of the following: SPANISH 2172A, SPANISH 2180A, SPANISH 3210A, SPANISH 3211A. A survey course that introduces students to a rich variety of Peninsular texts ranging from the early Hispano-Arabic texts, through the Middle Ages, the Golden Age, and finally, modern Peninsular literature. The focus is on texts and excerpts that will familiarize students with the major movements and styles of Peninsular literature. The socio-political contexts in which the works were written will be studied. Required of Spanish majors. SPANISH 2180 is recommended for prerequisite.

SPANISH 3281 Introduction To Hispanic Literature: Spanish America: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2171, SPANISH 2172, SPANISH 2180 (2 of the 3 courses) or equivalent and SPANISH 3200 or two of the following: SPANISH 2172A, SPANISH 2180A, SPANISH 3210A, SPANISH 3211A.A survey course that introduces students to selected texts of Spanish-American writers from the colonial period to the present. The focus is on texts and excerpts that will familiarize students with the major movements and styles of Spanish-American literature. The socio-political contexts in which the works were written will also be studied. Required of Spanish majors. SPANISH 2180 is recommended for prerequisite.

SPANISH 3290 Special Readings: Spanish: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of department. Independent study through readings, reports and conferences.

SPANISH 3311 Introduction to Special Topics in Hispanic Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Two of SPANISH 2172, SPANISH 2180 or SPANISH 2199 and two of the following SPANISH 2172A, SPANISH 2180A, or SPANISH 2199A or equivalent. Selected topics in Hispanic culture taught in Spanish. This course may be repeated twice for credit provided that the topic is different each time.

SPANISH 3326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2172 with SPANISH 2172A, and one of the following: SPANISH 2180 with SPANISH 2180A, or SPANISH 2199 with SPANISH 2199A; or the equivalent. Students will develop an understanding of the basic aspects and tools of analysis in the primary areas of linguistics as applied to the Spanish language, including phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics.

SPANISH 3327 Introduction to Hispanic Dialectology: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 2172 with SPANISH 2172A, and one of the following: SPANISH 2180 with SPANISH 2180A, or SPANISH 2199 with SPANISH 2199A; or the equivalent. Students will develop awareness of the different dialects and colloquialisms found in the Spanish-speaking world.

SPANISH 4172 Introduction To Creative Writing In Spanish: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 3280 or SPANISH 3281 (junior status) or consent of instructor. This course will be presented in two parts. First, students will read literature samples and discuss theory for creative writing; and second, they will explore their own creativity by writing poetry, essays and short stories through exercises and examples given by the instructor.

SPANISH 4199 Special Topics: Language Immersion: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 3280 or SPANISH 3281 or equivalent. Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics vary, for a maximum of 3 credits.

SPANISH 4300 Advanced Grammar: 3 semester hours

SPANISH 4310 Spanish Literature From 1898 To 1939: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPANISH 3280. A study of cultural and literary characteristics of the period. Emphasis on leading novelists, poets, essayists and dramatics.

SPANISH 4311 Special Topics In Hispanic Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 3280, or SPANISH 3281 or junior standing. Selected topics in Hispanic culture taught in Spanish. This course may be repeated for credit provided the topic is different each time.

SPANISH 4312 Special Topics in Hispanic Literature: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing or SPANISH 3280 or SPANISH 3281. Selected topics in Hispanic literature taught in Spanish. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the topic is different each time.

SPANISH 4315 Spanish Literature From 1939 To The Present: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPANISH 3280. A study of cultural and literary development since the Spanish Civil War. Emphasis on leading novelists and dramatists.

SPANISH 4323 Spanish Second Language Acquisition: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 3326 or equivalent, or by instructor approval. This course provides an introduction to the theoretical and methodological foundations of second language acquisition of Spanish. Key topics in the field such as learner strategies, the role of formal instruction, target language input, influence from the first language, and effects of study abroad are addressed. Students read and critique relevant literature on the acquisition of different phonological, morphosyntactic, lexical, and discourse features of Spanish as a second language. Small-scale analyses of Spanish interlanguage data are also conducted. Course taught in Spanish.

SPANISH 4325 Poetry And Drama Of The Golden Age: 3 semester hours

Prerequsite: SPANISH 3280. Selected readings from the drama of Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Ruiz de Alarcon, Calderon de la Barca and from the poetry of Garcilaso, Fray Luis de Leon, San de la Cruz, Gongora, Lope de Vega, and Quevedo.

SPANISH 4326 Applied Linguistics In Spanish: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SPANISH 3200 or equivalent. Study of the general principles of linguistics applied to the learning and teaching of Spanish with special emphasis on historical linguistics. The course will focus on the development of the Spanish language with emphasis on etymological and phonological changes. Recommended for prospective teachers of Spanish.

SPANISH 4328 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology: 3 semester hours

Prerequisistes: SPANISH 3326 or equivalent. This course, taught in Spanish, is a detailed study of the sound system of Spanish. The course includes an articulatory and acoustic description of Spanish sounds and suprasegmental features (including stress and intonation patterns). Students will learn to represent Spanish speech sounds and patterns through transcription. The course additionally incorporates a comparison of English and Spanish sound systems along with an introduction to major differences in pronunciation across different varieties of Spanish.

SPANISH 4330 Cervantes: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPANISH 3280. A study of Don Quixote in relation with author's life and with the cultural background of the Spanish Golden Age. Independent readings on other works of Cervantes.

SPANISH 4331 Picaresque And Satirical Prose (1550-1650): 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPANISH 3280. A study of Renaissance and Baroque prose in its social context. All readings and discussions on Spanish.

SPANISH 4345 Spanish American Literature Of The Twentieth Century: 3 semester hours

Prerequisite: SPANISH 3281. A study of the leading Spanish American poets, essayists and novelists of this period as interpreters of contemporary man's dilemma and the "pathos" and "ethos" of their culture.

SPANISH 4351 Spanish American Fiction In The Twentieth Century: 3 semester hours

Prerequsite: SPANISH 3281. The role of prose fiction in Spanish American literary and cultural history from World War I to the present.

SPANISH 4390 Special Readings: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Independent study through readings, reports and conferences.

SPANISH 4399 Seminar On Hispanic Literature: 3 semester hours

Required of major students in the senior year. Subject to be announced every year by the instructor in charge of the seminar.

SPANISH 5172 Introduction to Creative Writing in Spanish: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing or permission of instructor. This course will be presented in two parts. First, students will read literature samples and receive theory for creative writing; and second, they will explore their own creativity by writing poetry, essays and short stories through exercises and examples given by the instructor.

SPANISH 5199 Intensive Advanced Immersion Experience: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: In-service teacher of target language or enrollment in post degree completion programBulletin description: Designed for in-service and pre-service/post baccalaureate foreign language teachers, this course focuses specifically on enhancing oral proficiency in the target language and enriching cultural knowledge for purposes of classroom language instruction. The course may simulate a study abroad immersion experience or may be taught within the context of a study abroad program. This course may be repeated, provided the topics vary, for a maximum of 3 credits.

SPANISH 5300 Advanced Spanish Grammer: 3 semester hours

SPANISH 5311 Advanced Topics In Spanish Culture: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Selected topics in Spanish culture; may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Students will be expected to conduct an independent research project. Language of instruction is Spanish.

SPANISH 5312 Advanced Topics in Hispanic Literature: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Selected topics in Hispanic literature taught in Spanish. This course may be repeated for credit provided that the topic is different each time.

SPANISH 5323 Spanish Second Language Acquisition: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course, taught in Spanish, provides an introduction to the theoretical and methodological foundations of second language acquisition on Spanish. Key topics in the field are illustrated through examples from Spanish, such as learner strategies, the role of formal instruction, target language input, influence from the first language, and effects of study abroad. Students read and critique relevant literature on the acquisition of different phonological, morphosyntactic, lexical, and disclosure features of Spanish as a second language. Analyses of Spanish interlanguage data are also conducted.

SPANISH 5328 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course, taught in Spanish, is a detailed study of the sound system of Spanish. The course includes an articulatory and acoustic description of Spanish sounds and suprasegmental features (including stress and intonation patterns). Students read and critique state-of-the-art experimental research on second language Spanish phonology and conduct analyses of Spanish phonological data. The course additionally incorporates a comparison of English and Spanish sound systems along with an introduction to major differences in pronunciation across different varieties of Spanish.

Susan E. Brownell
Professor and Chair
Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara

Lorna V. Williams
Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
Spanish

Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi
Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University
French and Art History

Lauren B. Schmidt
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
Spanish

Deborah Baldini
Teaching Professor and Associate Dean
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Spanish

Elizabeth Eckelkamp
Teaching Professor and Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
M.A., Washington University
Japanese

Martha Caeiro
Teaching Professor
M.A. , Washington University
Spanish

Birgit Noll
Teaching Professor and Director of Language Programs
Ph.D., Washington University
Modern Languages

Sandra Trapani
Teaching Professor
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia
French

Anne-Sophie Blank
Associate Teaching Professor
M.A., Washington University
French

Maria Teresa Balogh
Associate Teaching Professor
M.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Spanish

Donna Cays
Associate Teaching Professor
M.A., Washington University
Spanish

Suzanne Hendrickson
Associate Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Washington University
French

Nancy Mayer
Associate Teaching Professor
M.A.T., Webster University
ESL

Denise Mussman
Associate Teaching Professor
M.A., University of Illinois-Chicago
ESL

Margaret B. Phillips
Associate Teaching Professor
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
Latin

Susan Yoder-Kreger
Associate Teaching Professor
M.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Spanish

Elizabeth Fonseca
Assistant Teaching Professor
Ph.D., University of Iowa, Iowa City
Spanish

Fushun Le
Lecturers
M.A., Iowa State University
Chinese

Maria Kouti
Lecturers
Ph.D., International University Menendez Pelayo, Spain
Modern Greek and Spanish

Rosalinda Mariles
Lecturers
M.S., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Spanish

Amy Michael
Lecturers
M.A., Washington University
Japanese

Roland A. Champagne
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Ohio State University
French

Albert J. Camigliano
Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
German

Ingeborg M. Goessl
Assistant Professor Emeritus and
Ph.D., University of Kansas
German