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CHIN 101 ELEMENTARY CHINESE I [+]
A foundational course in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin), provides competency at the lower novice level in cultural situations as well as in all areas of language usage: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis on learning simplified script. Four hours per week. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
CHIN 102 ELEMENTARY CHINESE II [+]
Continued skill development of listening, speaking, reading and writing in appropriate cultural situations. More emphasis on reading and writing of Chinese characters in simplified script. Prerequisite: CHIN 101 or at least 1 year of high school Chinese or equivalent experience. Four hours per week. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
CHIN 201 PRE-INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I [+]
Addresses culture and all four areas of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students interact appropriately in a variety of social and linguistic sitauations. Provides exposure to the traditional script. Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or at least 2 years of high school Chinese or equivalent experience. Four hours per week. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
CHIN 202 PRE-INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II [+]
Provides the final preparation for students to work at an intermediate level in authentic readings and topics. Increasingly sophisticated cultural tasks are performed in four areas of language development: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Prerequisite: CHIN 203 or at least 3 years of high school Chinese or equivalent experience. Four hours per week. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).

FREN 101 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I [+]
Beginning spoken and written French with emphasis on the sound system and the basic structures of the language. Any student with two or more years of high school French or equivalent experience is ineligible for this course without expressed permission of the instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
FREN 102 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II [+]
Continuation of skill development in spoken and written French with further study of major structures. Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 101 or at least one year of high school French. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
FREN 201 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I [+]
Continued development and refinement of language skills with emphasis on reading, writing and vocabulary development. Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 102 or at least two years of high school French. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
FREN 202 INTERMEDIATE AND APPLIED FRENCH [+]
Continued development, refinement and application of language skills with emphasis on reading, writing and vocabulary development. Satisfies the language requirement for English majors. Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 201 or at least three years of high school French. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
FREN 290 INTERMEDIATE FRANCOPHONE TOPICS [+]
Study of French or Francophone topic that is literary, cultural or linguistic in nature. Prerequisite: FREN 202. One to four hours per week.
FREN 300 FRANCOPHONE TOPICS [+]
In-depth study of French or Francophone topic that is literary, cultural or linguistic in nature. Prerequisite: FREN 202. One to four hours per week.
FREN 310 FRENCH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION [+]
Intensive review and application of grammar using exercises, compositions, dictation and papers to strengthen proficiency in writing. Continued acquisition of vocabulary and oral skills. Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent experience. Three hours per week with enhancement.
FREN 312 FRENCH CONVERSATION [+]
Proficiency-based conversation focusing on the refinement of listening and speaking skills and vocabulary acquisition through role playing, small group and class discussion, oral reports and presentations. Introduction to phonetics. Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent experience. Three hours per week with enhancement.
FREN 316 FRANCOPHONE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION I [+]
Study of geography of France and Francophone civilization tracing major historical, cultural and artistic themes from the 17th and 18th century. Prerequisite: FREN 202. Three hours per week with enhancement.
FREN 317 FRANCOPHONE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION II [+]
Study of Francophone civilization tracing major historical, cultural and artistic themes from the 18th to the 20th century. Prerequisite: FREN 202. Three hours per week with enhancement.
FREN 325 FRANCOPHONE CULTURE THROUGH LITERATURE [+]
A selection of short fiction, poetry and drama in French from the 19th and 20th centuries, centering on major cultural themes such as religion, chauvinism, honor, the family, etc. in the French-speaking world. Prerequisite: FREN 310 or consent of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
FREN 350 MASTERPIECES OF FRENCH LITERATURE I [+]
Study of France's great literary works from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Prerequisite: FREN 310. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
FREN 351 MASTERPIECES OF FRENCH LITERATURE II [+]
Study of France's great literary works from the 19th century to present. Prerequisite: FREN 310. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
FREN 403 ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION WITH MEDIA [+]
Uses a variety of current French media to assist students in the improvement of oral and written skills to an advanced level. Prerequisites: FREN 310, 312. Three hours per week with enhancement.
FREN 410 ADVANCED FRANCOPHONE TOPICS [+]
An in-depth study of an author, movement or series of works that have come to define a particular segment of the Francophone world. Taught in French. Prerequisite: Complete at least two 300-level French courses with grades of C or better. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
FREN 480 SENIOR SEMINAR [+]
For senior French majors. Research encompassing several areas of French life and culture, language and literature is brought to bear upon a single theme or issue. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
FREN 496 INDEPENDENT STUDY [+]
Individual study in any area of language, culture or literature of the French-speaking world with the advice and direction from a member of the department. May be repeated with new content for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of department chair.
FREN 501 ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND MORPHOLOGY [+]
Synthesis on an intense, advanced level of all of the principles of morphology, syntax, sentence development and sentence structure through translation and detailed composition. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Three hours per week.
FREN 596 INDEPENDENT STUDY [+]
Individual study in any area of the language, culture, or literature of the French-speaking world, with the advice and direction of a member of the department. May be repeated with new content for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, permission of department chair.

GERM 101 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I [+]
Beginning spoken and written German with emphasis on the sound system and the basic structures of the language. Any student with two or more years of high school German or equivalent experience is ineligible for this course without express permission of the instructor. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
GERM 102 ELEMENTARY GERMAN II [+]
Continued skill development in spoken and written German with further study of major structures. Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 101 or at least one year of high school German. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
GERM 201 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN [+]
Continued development and refinement of language skills with emphasis on reading, writing and vocabulary development. Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 102 or at least two years of high school German. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
GERM 202 INTERMEDIATE AND APPLIED GERMAN [+]
Continued development, refinement and application of language skills with emphasis on reading, writing and vocabulary development. Satisfies the language requirement for English majors. Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 201 or at least three years of high school German. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
GERM 310 ORAL AND WRITTEN COMPOSITION [+]
Develops facility to sustain oral and written discussion in German. Students practice the basic patterns of German syntax and develop vocabulary by preparing frequent oral and written compositions. Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent experience. Three hours per week with enhancement.
GERM 312 GERMAN CONVERSATION [+]
Develops confidence and correctness in spoken German through practice in pronunciation, dialogues, discussions and oral reports and presentations. Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent experience. Three hours per week with enhancement.
GERM 350 GERMAN SHORT STORIES [+]
Survey of the German short story (Deutsche Novelle) from its inception in the 18th century to the present (in translation). Cross listed with ENGL?317. Taught in English. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
GERM 496 GERMAN INDEPENDENT STUDY [+]
Individual study in any area of the language, culture or literature of the German-speaking world with the advice and direction from a member of the department. May be repeated with new content for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of department chair.

MDFL 101 ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE STUDY I [+]
Exploration and study of languages not normally in the fixed curriculum. May be repeated once under a different subtitle. Three hours per week plus enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
MDFL 102 ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE STUDY II [+]
Second semester opportunity for exploration and study of languages not normally offered in the fixed curriculum. May be repeated once under a different subtitle. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
MDFL 111 ELEMENTARY SIGN LANGUAGE I [+]
Beginning study of American Sign Language including the culture of deaf people. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
MDFL 112 ELEMENTARY SIGN LANGUAGE II [+]
Continuation of skill development and vocabulary and sign acquisition of American Sign Language including the culture of deaf people. Prerequisite: MDFL 111 or one year of high school sign language or equivalent experience. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
MDFL 241 THE FRENCH PEOPLE [+]
Study of contemporary French culture. The uniqueness of French mentality is studied through the language, the traditions and customs of the people. Taught in English. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
MDFL 245 THE GERMAN PEOPLE [+]
Cross-cultural approach to the study of the German culture through the language, traditions and the lifestyle of the people. Taught in English. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
MDFL 246 THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE [+]
Focus on the people of Russia. Major topics include culture, politics, nationalism, health care, education, religion, ethnic conflict. Provides students with a well rounded view of Russian society as it exists today. Taught in English. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
MDFL 248 STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE [+]
Exploration and study of the ways of life and contemporary culture of peoples of the industrialized world not normally studied as a part of the fixed curriculum. May be repeated once under a different subtitle. Taught in English. Three hours per week plus enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
MDFL 300 STUDIES IN FRENCH LITERATURE FOR TRANSLATION [+]
Study of an author, period, movement, genre or theme. Topic varies semester to semester. Taught in English. May be repeated once with new content and different subtitle. Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or consent of department chair. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
MDFL 399 INTERNATIONAL FIELD STUDY [+]
On-site study of the geography, history and culture of selected foreign countries. Work in field preceded by pre-tour lectures. May be repeated with new content and different subtitle.

RUSS 101 ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I [+]
Beginning spoken and written Russian with emphasis on the alphabet, sound system, basic structures of the language and contemporary culture. Any student with two or more years of high school Russian or equivalent experience is ineligible for this course without express permission of the instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
RUSS 102 ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II [+]
Continued development of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Russian with further study of major grammatical structures and contemporary culture. Prerequisite: RUSS 101 or at least one year of high school Russian. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
RUSS 201 INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN [+]
Continued development and refinement of language skills as well as exposure to contemporary culture. Prerequisite: RUSS 102 or at least two years of high school Russian. Meets General Education requirement IIIA or IIIB (Prior to Fall 2008: IB). Three hours per week.

SPAN 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I [+]
Beginning spoken and written Spanish with emphasis on the sound system and the basic structures of the language. Any student with two or more years of high school Spanish or equivalent experience is ineligible for this course without express permission of the instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
SPAN 102 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II [+]
Continued skill development in spoken and written Spanish with further study of major structures. Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or at least one year of high school Spanish. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
SPAN 201 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH [+]
Continued development and refinement of language skills with emphasis on reading, writing and vocabulary development. Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or at least two years of high school Spanish. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
SPAN 202 SPANISH IN REVIEW [+]
Refinement and application of language skills by exploring diverse forms of expression in Spanish. Satisfies the language requirement for English majors. Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or at least three years of high school Spanish. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
SPAN 300 TOPICS IN SPANISH [+]
Study of an author, period, movement, genre or theme. Topic varies semester to semester. May be repeated once with new content. Prerequisite/Corequisite: SPAN 310 or SPAN 313. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SPAN 309 STUDIES IN SPAIN [+]
Students live and study in Malaga, Spain. Multi-focused course covers language, culture, history, and art of Spain, as well as cultural themes. Excursions to Granada, Cordoba, and Sevilla included. This course fulfills the study abroad requirement. Prerequisites: SPAN 202 and approval of program director.
SPAN 310 ORAL AND WRITTEN COMPOSITION [+]
Develops facility to sustain oral and written discussion in Spanish. Students practice the basic patterns of Spanish syntax and develop vocabulary by preparing frequent oral and written compositions. Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent experience. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SPAN 312 CONVERSATION [+]
Develops confidence and correctness in spoken Spanish through practice in conversation, reports and discussions. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPAN 310. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SPAN 313 EFFECTIVE WRITING AND READING FOR SPANISH HERITAGE SPEAKERS [+]
Refinement and applicaton of language skills for bilingual speakers of Spanish who have not had formal training in the language at the college level. Students practice reading, writing, and specific grammmar and orthographic rules through selected authentic readings, guided compositions, and class discussions. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SPAN 315 SPANISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION [+]
Study of key cultural patterns in Spanish life including the themes of religion, family relationships and festivals and the dilemmas of work-leisure, sports-cruelty and honor-death through prose, drama and other selected material. Recommended Prerequisite or corequisite: SPAN 310 or 313. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SPAN 316 LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION [+]
Study of key cultural patterns with particular attention to the results of the transplantation to the New World. The major vehicle of examination is the written word in prose, drama and other selected materials. Prerequisite/Corequisite: SPAN 310. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SPAN 319 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS [+]
Study of the main areas of linguistics, such as phonology, morphology, syntax and sociolinguistics, with special attention paid to the varieties of Spanish spoken in different countries and in teh U.S. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SPAN 322 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS [+]
Develops the ability to use Spanish to conduct business in both the U.S. and abroad. Provides a solid foundation in the vocabulary and discourse related to the modern business office, economics, management, marketing, banking and other aspects of a business environment. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPAN 310 or SPAN 313. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SPAN 330 TOPICS IN HISPANIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION [+]
Reading, analysis and discussion of some of the classic works of Spanish and Latin American literature. Taught in English. Does not count toward the Spanish minor. May be taken once for credit toward the Spanish major. Cross-listed with ENGL 318. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
SPAN 335 SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE [+]
A survey of the foundation literary texts, authors and movements from the Middle Ages through contemporary Spain. Recommended Prerequisite/Corequisite: SPAN 310. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
SPAN 336 SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE [+]
Study of the evolution of Latin American literature. Provides students with the opportunity to read, analyze, discuss and write about seminal works by representative writers from each literary movement and genre. Recommended Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPAN 310. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IB (Prior to Fall 2008: IA).
SPAN 400 ADVANCED STYLISTICS AND ORAL EXPRESSION [+]
Refinement and sophistication of written and oral expression in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 310 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SPAN 403 HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH LITERATURE [+]
Study of modern Spanish and Spanish American literature within its cultural context. Students will explore the literary text as cultural document including the roles of Afro-Hispanics, indigenous peoples, religion, women, politics and poverty in the formation of Hispanic cultures. May not receive credit for both SPAN 325 and SPAN 403. Prerequisites: SPAN 335 or 336 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
SPAN 480 SENIOR SEMINAR [+]
For senior Spanish majors. Research encompassing several areas of Spanish life and culture, language and literature is brought to bear upon a single theme or issue. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
SPAN 496 SPAN INDEPENDENT STUDY [+]
Individual study in any area of the language, culture, or literature of the Spanish-speaking world, with the advice and direction of a member of the department. May be repeated with new content for a maximum of eight credits. Prerequisite: Junior standing, permission of department chair.
SPAN 497 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH [+]
Designed to encourage students to persue an important area of original research in Spanish linguistics, cultural or literary studies of Spain or Latin America. Allows students to study a subject area in more depth than possible in the traditional classroom setting. Public presentation of research is required. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisites: Junior standing an d permission of department chair and instructor who will direct the study.
SPAN 498 INTERNSHIP [+]
Students will perform a minimum of six hours of service per week over a thirteen-week period in a social service agency that assists Hispanic and other ethnic groups in the community. They will meet for fifty-minutes bi-weekly in seminar to discuss the textbook, their experiences, and share their reflections about the situations of the Spanish population in the area. May be repeated for a total of eight credits. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and the chair of the department.
SPAN 500 ADVANCED STYLISTICS AND ORAL EXPRESSION [+]
Refinement and sophistication of written and oral expression in Spanish. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Three hours per week.
SPAN 503 HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH LITERATURE [+]
Study of modern Spanish and Spanish American literature within its cultural context. Students will explore the literary text as cultural document including the roles of Afro-Hispanics, indigenous peoples, religion, women, politics and poverty in the formation of Hispanic cultures. Prerequisite: Graduate status. Three hours per week.
SPAN 596 INDEPENDENT STUDY [+]
Individual study in any area of language, culture, or literature of the Spanish-speaking world, with the advice and direction of a member of the department. Open to juniors. May be repeated with new content for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: Graduate status.