Courses in French Language & Cultures

FREN 110 French Language & Cultures I 4 credits
This is the first of a sequence of three courses emphasizing the acquisition of French language skills needed to satisfy basic social requirements in French-speaking countries. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing needs are addressed, as well as an introduction to French cultures and issues. French I is intended primarily for students who have no acquaintance with the language. (The courses in the sequence include three classes and two practice sessions per week.)

FREN 120 French Language & Cultures II 4 credits
This is the second of three courses. See FREN 110. Prerequisite: FREN 110 or equivalent.

FREN 130 French Language & Cultures III 4 credits
This is the third of three courses. See FREN 110. Prerequisite: FREN 120 or equivalent.

FREN 220 Conversation and Composition: France 3 credits
Issues of contemporary life in France are explored through discussions and writing activities designed to improve the student’s communication skills in French. Prerequisite: FREN 130 or equivalent.

FREN 221 Conversation and Composition: Francophone World 3 credits
While improving skills of spoken and written communication in French, the student becomes acquainted with selected areas of the French-speaking world. Prerequisite: FREN 130 or equivalent.

FREN 320 French Civilization 3 credits
This is an overview of France’s past, with special attention to the events, places, people, ideas, and artistic works which make up its cultural heritage. The course is conducted in English.

FREN 321 Contemporary France 3 credits
Contemporary France is introduced with special attention to current French institutions, activities, issues, customs, and values. Cross-cultural comparisons and contrasts of France and the United States are highlighted. This course is conducted in English.

FREN 410 Topics in French Cultures and Literatures 3 credits
This advanced seminar highlights major literary and cultural movements, genres, issues, and people from the French-speaking world. Prerequisite: FREN 220 or 221 or permission of instructor.

FREN 420 Survey of French Literature I 3 credits
French literature is surveyed, from the earliest periods to the end of the 18th century. Readings are in French from an anthology. This course is conducted in French. Prerequisite: FREN 220 or 221 or equivalent.

FREN 421 Survey of French Literature II 3 credits
French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries is surveyed, with an introduction to explication de texte techniques. Readings are in French from an anthology. This course is conducted in French. Prerequisite: FREN 220 or 221 or equivalent.

FREN 487-488 Independent Study 2-4 credits

Courses in German Language & Cultures

GRMN 110 German Language & Cultures I 4 credits
This is the first of a sequence of three courses emphasizing the acquisition of German language skills needed to satisfy basic social requirements in German-speaking countries. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing needs are addressed, as well as an introduction to German cultures and issues. German I is intended primarily for students who have no acquaintance with the language. (The courses in the sequence include three classes and two practice sessions per week.)

GRMN 120 German Language & Cultures II 4 credits
This is the second of three courses. See GRMN 110. Prerequisite: GRMN 110 or equivalent.

GRMN 130 German Language & Cultures III 4 credits
This is the third of three courses. See GRMN 110. Prerequisite: GRMN 120 or equivalent.

GRMN 220 Conversation and Composition: Germany 3 credits
Contemporary life in Germany is explored through discussions and compositions designed to improve the student’s communication skills in German. Oral and written activities are based on readings from newspapers, magazines, literary works, and online resources. Course materials help prepare students for the internationally recognized German Language Certificate, Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Prerequisite: GRMN 130 or equivalent.

GRMN 221 Conversation and Composition: The German-Speaking World 3 credits
While improving skills of spoken and written communication in German, the student becomes acquainted with selected areas of the German-speaking world outside Germany itself. Oral and written reports are based on readings from newspapers, magazines, literary works, and on-line resources. Course materials help prepare students for the internationally recognized German Language Certificate, Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Prerequisite: GRMN 130 or equivalent.

GRMN 320 Civilization of Germany 3 credits
This course acquaints the student with the history, culture, and people of Germany. The course is conducted in English.

GRMN 321 Civilization of the German-Speaking World 3 credits
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the history, culture, and people of German-speaking countries and regions outside Germany itself. The course is conducted in English.

GRMN 410 Topics in German Cultures and Literatures 3 credits
This advanced seminar highlights major literary and cultural movements, genres, issues, and people from the German-speaking world. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

GRMN 420 Survey of German Literature I 3 credits
German literature is surveyed, encompassing works from the earliest periods to the beginning of the 19th century. This course is conducted in German. Prerequisite: GRMN 220 or 221 or equivalent.

GRMN 421 Survey of German Literature II 3 credits
German literature is surveyed, encompassing works from the Romantic period to the present. This course is conducted in German. Prerequisite: GRMN 220 or 221 or equivalent.

GRMN 487-488 Independent Study 2-4 credits

Courses in Spanish Language & Cultures

SPAN 110 Spanish Language & Cultures I 4 credits
This is the first of a sequence of three courses emphasizing the acquisition of Spanish language skills needed to satisfy basic social requirements in Spanish-speaking countries. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing needs are addressed, as well as an introduction to Hispanic cultures and issues. Spanish I is intended primarily for students who have no acquaintance with the language. (The courses in the sequence include three classes and two practice sessions per week.)

SPAN 120 Spanish Language & Cultures II 4 credits
This is the second of three courses. See SPAN 110. Prerequisite: SPAN 110 or equivalent.

SPAN 130 Spanish Language & Cultures III 4 credits
This is the third of three courses. See SPAN 110. Prerequisite: SPAN 120 or equivalent.

SPAN 210 Special Topics 3 credits
This course is intended to provide specialized Spanish language skills for various professional fields and for field placement experiences. Various topics such as Spanish for Business, Spanish for Legal Professions, Spanish for Medical Professions, and short term study abroad may be offered. Prerequisite: SPAN 130 or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 220 Conversation and Composition: Spain 3 credits
Issues of contemporary life in Spain are explored through discussions and writing activities designed to improve the student’s communication skills in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 130 or equivalent.

SPAN 221 Conversation and Composition: Latin America 3 credits
While improving skills of spoken and written communication in Spanish, the student becomes acquainted with selected areas of Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America. Hispanic communities in the United States are included. Prerequisite: SPAN 130 or equivalent.

SPAN 320 Civilization of Spain 3 credits
This course acquaints the student with the history, culture, and people of Spain. The course is conducted in English.

SPAN 321 Civilization of Latin America 3 credits
This course acquaints the student with the history, culture, and people of Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America. Hispanic communities in the United States are included. The course is conducted in English.

SPAN 330 Advanced Composition and Translation 3 credits
This course focuses on advanced Spanish composition that develops students’ abilities in composition tasks thereby enhancing their writing skills. The course also provides students with basic skills in translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. This course is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 221 or equivalent.

SPAN 410 Topics in Peninsular Spanish and Latin American Cultures and Literatures 3 credits
This advanced seminar highlights major literary and cultural movements, genres, issues, and people from the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 221 or permission of instructor.

SPAN 420 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature I 3 credits
This course provides a panoramic view of Spanish literature from the earliest periods to the end of the Golden Age. The course is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 221 or equivalent.

SPAN 421 Survey of Latin American Literature I 3 credits
This course provides a panoramic view of Latin American literature from the Colonial period to the end of Modernism. Hispanic literature of the United States is included. The course is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 221 or equivalent.

SPAN 422 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature II 3 credits
This course provides a panoramic view of Spanish literature from the Enlightenment period to the present. The course is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 221 or equivalent.

SPAN 423 Survey of Latin American Literature II 3 credits
This course provides a panoramic view of Latin American literature form the Postmodernist period to the present. Hispanic literature of the United States is included. The course is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 221 or equivalent.

SPAN 487-488 Independent Study 2-4 credits

SPAN 490 Senior Project 2-4 credits

Courses in Arabic Language & Cultures

ARBC 110 Arabic Language & Cultures I 4 credits
This is the first of a sequence of two courses emphasizing the acquisition of Arabic language skills needed to satisfy basic social requirements in Arabic-speaking countries. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing needs are addressed, as well as an introduction to Arabic cultures and issues. Arabic I is intended primarily for students who have no acquaintance with the
language. (The course includes three classes and two practice sessions per week.)

ARBC 120 Arabic Language & Cultures II 4 credits
This is the second of two courses. See ARBC 110. Prerequisite: ARBC 110 or equivalent.

Courses in Hebrew Language & Cultures

HEBR 110 Introduction to Hebrew Language I 4 credits
This course provides the student with a working knowledge of biblical and modern Hebrew. With the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to read selected passages of narrative in biblical and modern texts with the aid of a lexicon/dictionary, will gain knowledge of modern Hebrew in both written and spoken form and will strengthen her/his cultural understanding of ancient and modern Israel. Students will build a strong knowledge base in Hebrew vocabulary, verb paradigms, and grammar essentials. (This course may be taken for credit as RELS 270.)

HEBR 120 Introduction to Hebrew Language II 4 credits
This course provides further advancement of a student’s knowledge of biblical and modern Hebrew. Students will become adept in the usage of a Hebrew-English dictionary/lexicon for translation of texts in biblical and modern contexts and will improve their conversational skills in modern Hebrew. Students will continue to build a strong knowledge base in Hebrew vocabulary, verb paradigms, and grammar. (This course may be taken for credits as RELS 271)

Courses in Italian Language & Cultures

ITAL 110 Italian Language & Cultures I 4 credits
This is the first of a sequence of three courses emphasizing the acquisition of Italian language skills needed to satisfy basic social requirements in Italian-speaking countries. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing needs are addressed, and students are introduced to Italian cultures and issues. Italian I is intended primarily for students who have no acquaintance with the language. (The courses in the sequence include three classes and two practice sessions per week.)

ITAL 120 Italian Language & Cultures II 4 credits
This is the second of three courses: See ITAL 110. Prerequisite: ITAL 110 or equivalent.

ITAL 130 Italian Language & Cultures III 4 credits
This is the third of three courses: See ITAL 110. Prerequisite: ITAL 120 or equivalent.

Courses in Japanese Language & Cultures

JAPN 110 Japanese Language & Cultures I 4 credits
This is the first of a sequence of three courses emphasizing the acquisition of Japanese language skills needed to satisfy basic social requirements in Japan. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing needs are addressed, as well as an introduction to Japanese cultures and issues. Japanese I is intended primarily for students who have no acquaintance with the language. (The courses in the sequence include three classes and two practice sessions per week.)

JAPN 120 Japanese Language & Cultures II 4 credits
This is the second of three courses: See JAPN 110. Prerequisite: JAPN 110 or equivalent.

JAPN 130 Japanese Language & Cultures III 4 credits
This is the third of three courses: See JAPN 110. Prerequisite: JAPN 120 or equivalent.

JAPN 222 Japanese Culture 3 credits
This course, taught in English, provides an introduction to modern Japanese culture and society through the study and practice of cultural activities. Students learn Japanese greetings and norms of social interaction and study the features of Japanese culture through the creation of artifacts and products associated with Japanese life and culture. Hands-on activities include Japanese calligraphy; origami (paper art); Ikebana (flower arranging); the production of Japanese cuisine such as sushi and yakisoba; the traditional tea ceremony; folk dancing; and the use of drums.

JAPN 321 Modern Japan 3 credits
This course is a basic survey of modern Japan. Following an introduction to geography and history, the course focuses on art, modern literature, cinema, culture, society, politics, economy, and current conditions in Japan. (This course may be taken for credit as HIST 331.)

Courses in World Languages

WLAC 150 English as a Second Language I 3 credits
This course emphasizes listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills needed by any international student to function satisfactorily in an American college setting. (Required of all newly entering international students whose native language is not English.)

WLAC 151 English as a Second Language II 3 credits
This course emphasizes listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills needed by international students to function satisfactorily in an American college setting. Intended for any student whose native language is not English and who has already taken WLAC 150.

WLAC 370 Introduction to Linguistics 3 credits
This course introduces the basic concepts and terminology of linguistics. It incorporates the study of the acquisition and development of language from the earliest babbling to mature language patterns, including the examination of typical language abilities of children at various ages. (This course may be taken for credit as ENGL 370. A 30-hour field placement is required.) Prerequisites: EDUC 242; a passing score on PPST-PRAXIS I; admission to the teacher education program; or permission of the instructor.

WLAC 480 Methods and Materials in Teaching World Languages 3 credits
A study of the methods, teaching materials, lesson planning, and extracurricular activities necessary for teacher of French, German, or Spanish as a world language. (This course may be taken for credit as EDUC 480.)

WLAC 481 World Languages for Middle Childhood: Selected Methodological Issues 1 credit
A discussion of selected issues regarding methods, teaching materials, lesson planning, and extracurricular activities necessary for the middle childhood teacher of French, German, or Spanish as a world language. Special emphasis on aural-oral teaching techniques and characteristics of the transescent language learner. (This course is only offered in conjunction with WLAC 480.)

WLAC 484 Methods of Teaching English as a World Language: Selected Methodological Issues 1 credit
A discussion of selected issues regarding methods and materials necessary for teaching English as a second language and instruction and practice in planning lessons and extracurricular activities. (This course may be taken for credit as EDUC 484 or ENGL 484. This course is only offered in conjunction with WLAC 480.) Prerequisites: EDUC 242; a passing score on PPST-PRAXIS I; admission to the teacher education program.

WLAC 487-488 Independent Study in World Languages & Cultures 2-4 credits