Languages

Centennial Hall 4508
715-836-4287
www.uwec.edu/flang

The Department of Languages provides a vital component in the undergraduate liberal arts education offered at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The department promotes multilingualism as the key to intercultural understanding. It does so through courses in foreign language, culture, and literature, including English language for native speakers of other languages; major and minor programs in a number of world languages; study abroad opportunities and internships in many countries; and student/faculty collaborative research. Graduates from the Department of Languages serve at home and abroad as ambassadors for a diverse, peacefully interacting global society.

Major and Minor Programs

The Department of Languages offers Liberal Arts and Teaching majors and minors in French, German, and Spanish, and a Liberal Arts minor in Japanese. In German, students may opt for a Business/Professions emphasis within the Liberal Arts major. In addition, a Spanish for Health Professions minor is available as well as Certificate Programs in French Proficiency and German Proficiency. Language students may also be interested in the minor in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Students of Spanish have the opportunity to pursue a major or minor in Latin American Studies (LAS).

Other Languages Offered

In addition to the major, minor and certificate programs, the Department of Languages provides, as resources permit, at least one year of instruction in Chinese, Danish (in Denmark only), English as a Second Language, Greek, Hmong, Japanese, Latin, Ojibwe and Russian. One year of any of the languages taught in the department fulfills the one-year foreign language requirement for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. To meet this requirement, however, the student must earn a grade of at least C or a mark of S in a Foreign Language course numbered 102 or higher.

Spanish Honors Program

Students who are majoring in Spanish may enter the Spanish Honors Program in two ways:

  1. by an appropriate score on the Spanish Placement Test at the time of admission to the University;
  2. by invitation of the Spanish faculty after a semester or more at UW-Eau Claire.

Procedure

A written application for the Spanish Honors Program must be approved by the department chair. Students admitted to the Program must gain approval of the instructor and department chair to enroll in courses as an honors option.

Requirements

  1. Completion of at least nine credits from the following honors option courses:
    SPAN 355Spanish Civilization to 19003
    SPAN 356Contemporary Spain3
    SPAN 385Spanish Literature from Unamuno to Garcia Lorca3
    SPAN 386Contemporary Spanish Literature3
    SPAN 410Advanced Grammar3
    SPAN/LAS 352Latin American Civilization3
    SPAN/LAS 476The Novel in Latin America I: 1850-19503
    SPAN/LAS 477The Novel in Latin America II: 1950-Present3
    By the end of the second week of classes, the student will develop a description of the honors work to be done in the course, gain the instructor’s approval, and submit the description to the department chair for approval. As part of the honors work, a student paper/report must be written and filed with the department chair along with an indication by the instructor that the student has successfully performed honors work.
  2. Completion of a project (usually in an honors option course) which is approved as honors work by the instructor and two other members of the department.
  3. Maintain resident and total GPAs of 3.50 in the major and in all credits attempted to remain in the Program and to graduate with honors in Spanish. If the GPAs fall below 3.50, a decision by the Spanish faculty is required for reinstatement to the Program.

Residency Requirement for Prospective Language Teachers

All majors and minors who wish to be certified to teach a foreign language must complete an appropriate period of language immersion in residence in a country in which the language is spoken, or provide an alternative language immersion experience that must be approved by the Department. The minimum time period for meeting the residence/immersion requirement is six weeks. However, the Department of Languages recommends that students spend at least one semester abroad.

Oral Proficiency Requirement for Prospective Language Teachers

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction content guidelines require that foreign language teachers demonstrate minimal oral proficiency at a level equivalent to Intermediate High according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Prospective teachers at UW-Eau Claire must demonstrate such proficiency through an official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Information on the Oral Proficiency Interview and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (Speaking) is available in the Department of Languages.

Placement Test in Foreign Languages

Students whose records indicate at least two units of French, German, Spanish, or Japanese study in Junior/Senior High School and who do not have college credit in the language are required to take a placement test in that language prior to registration in order to determine the level at which they should continue their foreign language instruction. At the time of the test, students will be advised as to the language course in which they should enroll.

Students who place into a 102-level foreign language class will be considered to have met the 101-level competency requirement and may not enroll in a 101-level class in the same language for credit without the permission of the Chair of the Department of Languages. Additionally, a student who places into a 201-level class or above will be considered to have met the 101- and 102-level requirements and may not enroll for credit in any course that is at a lower level than the one into which the student has placed without the permission of the Chair of the Department of Languages.

Placement tests in French, German, and Spanish are offered as part of Regional Placement Testing in March and April, during Summer Orientation, and during spring/fall registration. For information about these tests and the Japanese placement test, consult Academic Testing (Old Library 2100).

Roma Hoff Instructional Resource Center

Practice in the Roma Hoff Instructional Resource Center (RHIRC) is a required part of elementary, intermediate, conversation, and phonetics courses in modern foreign languages. The center provides access to foreign language sound and video programs, to foreign films, and to computer-assisted foreign language instruction. Four-credit courses at the beginning and intermediate levels include four hours of classroom instruction and at least one laboratory hour per week.

Credit for High School Work or Other Foreign Language Experience

Students with high school courses or other learning experiences in a foreign language may obtain college credit for their previous work by taking a confirming course under the following conditions:

  1. The confirming course must be the first college-level course completed in the language and must be taken by a regularly enrolled student at UW-Eau Claire. (However, students who have taken a college-level course while in high school are also eligible for credit for previous work by taking a confirming course.)
  2. The confirming course must be 102, 201, 202, or in FREN 315; in German, GERM 313, GERM 314 or GERM 315; in Spanish, SPAN 301.
  3. The course must be passed with a letter grade of B (not B-) or above and may not be repeated for the purpose of requesting credits under this policy.
  4. A maximum of 16 credits may be granted in any one language for previous work at a level lower than the confirming course.

Further information is available from the Chair of the Department.

Study Abroad

The department encourages study abroad in any of the programs sponsored by the Department of Languages, such as the semester programs in Costa Rica, Costa Rica/Nicaragua, Chile, Pau in France, Marburg in Germany, Japan, Valladolid in Spain, and Uruguay; the semester or year exchange programs in Graz (Austria) and year programs in different sites in the state of Hessen (Germany); summer program in Mexico or Costa Rica—nursing and health care professionals; and exchange semester or year-long programs at one of three ITESM campuses in Mexico. Credits for the major and minor can be earned in any of these programs. Participation in other university-sponsored study abroad programs in Australia, China, England, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, and Thailand is also recommended. A resident GPA requirement exists for acceptance in study abroad programs. For details, see the Center for International Education.

International Employment

Students interested in a career in international business should consider a major in French, German (Business/Professions Emphasis), or Spanish combined with the major, minor or certificate in International Business available to students in the College of Business. For information about opportunities for international employment, consult Dr. Kristy Lauver, the advisor for students seeking the International Business major, minor or certificate in the College of Business.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Another important offering in the Department of Languages is English for the ever-growing number of non-native speakers of English on campus. The English Language Academy (ELA) offers English as a Second Language instruction during the regular academic year as well as during the summer months.

All international students either seeking a degree or on exchange from their home institutions, immigrants/refugees, and/or non-native speakers of English who are residents of the United States are welcome to take coursework to further develop their English speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

UW-Eau Claire offers different programs to assist non-native speakers of English to continue their language study. For information regarding these programs, contact the Department of Languages (Centennial Hall 4508).

English Language Requirement for Admission of International Students: TOEFL score of 550 (pbt), or 213 (cbt), or 79 (ibt).

  • Degree Seeking Students

Degree seeking students demonstrating English proficiency with a TOEFL score of 550pbt/213cbt/79ibt or higher may enroll directly in academic courses. If they choose, they may take an English Placement Exam and enroll in any ESL courses recommended to them.

  • Exchange Students

Exchange students are admitted according to the terms of specific inter-institutional agreements. Those who demonstrate a TOEFL score of 550pbt/213cbt/79ibt or higher are not required to take the English placement exam, and may enroll in academic courses. Those with a lower TOEFL score must take the placement exam, and follow the recommendations of the ESL program director.

  • English as a Second Language Students

Students with a TOEFL score below 550pbt/213cbt/79ibt may be admitted to the ESL program. These students must take an English Placement Exam and follow the recommendations of the ESL program director. Students may elect to take credit or non-credit courses in the ESL program.

The purpose of the English Placement Exam is to determine whether each non-native speaking student’s language proficiency is sufficient for active involvement in UWEC coursework. A non-native speaker of English must be linguistically prepared for the rigorous academic challenges at UW-Eau Claire in terms of in-class oral and aural interaction and out of class reading and writing.

The English Placement Exam is conducted the week prior to the beginning of courses. For information related to the English Placement Exam, contact the ESL Coordinator, Department of Languages.

Faculty

Matthew Waters, Chair

Julie Adler
Josh Brown
Thomas Carlson
Ami Christensen
Patrick Day
Analisa DeGrave
Marcela Depiante
Sara Echarri
Manuel Fernandez
Bibiana Fuentes
Wendy Makoons Geniusz
Anne Hlas
Paul Hoff
Nuria Ibarrechevea Hoff
Joyce Johnson
Tomomi Kakegawa
Kaishan Kong
Meghan Mehlos Licón
Martina Lindseth
Jessica Sertling Miller
Emilia Oswalt-Bikbulatova
Carter Smith
Johannes Strohschänk
Robert Strong
Jefford Vahlbusch
José Valero
Fabiola Varela-García

Chinese (CHIN)

CHIN 101 Beginning Chinese (4 crs)

Prerequisite: Placement Test Required

An introduction to the language and culture of China. Includes basic grammar with practical application to all language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

CHIN 102 Beginning Chinese (4 crs)

Prerequisite: CHIN 101 or suitable placement score on the Chinese Placement Exam.

Continuation of Chinese 101.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

CHIN 110 Intensive Beginning Chinese (Mandarin) (16 crs)

• Taught only at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.

Emphasis on basic vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening, and writing.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 16

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese (4 crs)

Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or suitable placement score on the Chinese Placement Exam.

Review of basic Chinese grammar and vocabulary; translation; conversation; writing; Chinese calligraphy.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese (4 crs)

Prerequisite: CHIN 201 or suitable placement score on the Chinese Placement Exam.

Continuation of Chinese 201.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

CHIN 210 Intensive Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) (16 crs)

Prerequisite: CHIN 110

• Taught only at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.

Development of fundamental skills in vocabulary, grammar, speaking, listening, and writing. Continuation of Chinese 110.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 16

Lab/Studio Hours: 6

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL 101 Integrated English Language Skills for Non-Native Speakers I (6 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

This beginning level multi-skill ESL course is designed to cover the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, while giving systematic attention to grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary.

Seminar Hours: 6

ESL 125 Cross-Culture Talk for ESL Students (3 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

This course focuses on small group discussion with emphasis on social and academic situations applicable to the university environment.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Seminar Hours: 3

ESL 135 Focus on Reading and Writing (6 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

This course, which focuses on the processes of reading and writing, will develop the basic reading and writing skills of non-native speakers of English.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits

Seminar Hours: 6

ESL 140 Beginning Pronunciation (3 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

This course will improve students' ability to hear, identify and clearly articulate the most important sounds and basic stresses and rhythms of American English. Listening skills, oral skills and the ability to clearly communicate simple messages will be enhanced.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Seminar Hours: 3

ESL 150 Exploring Regional Culture and History for ESL Learners (3 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

This course is designed to use English language skills to introduce students to life in Wisconsin from yesterday to today.

Attributes: Field Trip(s) Required

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Seminar Hours: 3

ESL 191 Beginning Special Topics for ESL Learners (3 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

In-depth study of a special area in the learning of English as a Second Language for high-beginner or intermediate level English language learners only. Topics are specified in the Class Schedule.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Seminar Hours: 3

ESL 201 Integrated English Language Skills for Non-Native Speakers II (6 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

This intermediate level multi-skill ESL course is designed to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary while preparing students for academic learning.

Seminar Hours: 6

ESL 205 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing (6 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

This course, which focuses on the processes of reading and writing, will develop the academic writing skills of non-native speakers of English.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits

Seminar Hours: 6

ESL 215 The Pronunciation of American English (3 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

Designed for non-native speakers of English. To promote clear pronunciation for effective communication with a focus on comprehensibility to appropriate native-like target pronunciation. This course teaches ESL learners to hear, identify, and clearly articulate the sounds and patterns in spoken English.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ESL 260 Oral Presentation Skills for Non-Native Speakers of English (3 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English. Field trip(s) optional.

This course is intended to equip ESL students with the pragmatic and linguistic tools necessary to communicate more effectively in English. The course is designed to provide them with meaningful oral communication practice and speaking solutions toward the improvement of interaction, presentation, and pronunciation skills.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ESL 275 Global Current Events Through News Media (2 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

This course is designed for ESL students to improve listening, speaking, reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. Using a variety of news media, students will be required to read, research, and write about global current events.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ESL 285 Advanced Listening and Notetaking Skills (2 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

Prepares advanced-level ESL students for the demands of academic lecture comprehension and notetaking. Students will develop the ability to understand lectures and to take organized and comprehensible notes in academic content lessons.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ESL 291 Special Topics for ESL Learners (1-3 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English. Field trip(s) optional. See current Class Schedule for specific topic.

In-depth study of a special area in the learning of English as a Second Language.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

ESL 301 Integrated English Language Skills for Non-Native Speakers III (6 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

This advanced level multi-skill ESL course is designed to improve listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills while preparing students for further academic work or a career using English.

Seminar Hours: 6

ESL 305 Advanced Academic Writing (6 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

This advanced-level course which focuses on the processes of reading and writing will prepare non-native speakers of English for success in academic writing in University-level courses.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Seminar Hours: 6

ESL 310 Multicultural Literature for Non-Native Speakers of English (3 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

Designed to develop analytical and critical thinking skills through the study of multicultural literature.

Attributes: Cultural Diversity 3 cr.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ESL 315 Advanced Pronunciation (3 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

This course will improve students' ability to hear, identify and clearly articulate the sounds, stress patterns, intonation and rhythm of American English. Listening skills, oral skills, and clear communication with native speakers will be improved.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Seminar Hours: 3

ESL 320 Business English for Non-Native Speakers (3 crs)

• For advanced levels of English proficiency only. Field trip(s) optional.

Designed for non-native English speaking students. Intended to equip English language learners with the English writing, speaking, and listening skills necessary to communicate effectively on the job while building learners' English vocabulary for the business discourse domain.

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

Seminar Hours: 3

ESL 360 US Culture and Institutions for ESL Students (3 crs)

• Only open to non-native speakers of English.

This advanced-level language proficiency course is designed for ESL students to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while providing an introduction to the institutions and cultures of the U.S.A. and the implications these have on how Americans think and behave both nationally and internationally.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ESL 391 Professional English Advanced Special Topics for ESL Learners (1-3 crs)

• For non-native English speakers only.

In-depth study of a special area in the learning of English as a Second Language. This special topics course is for advanced level English language learners only. Topics specified in the Class Schedule.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Foreign Languages (FLG)

FLG 101 Beginning Foreign Language I (4 crs)

Foundation in a foreign language not regularly offered at UWEC, including listening, speaking, reading, and cultural background.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

FLG 102 Beginning Foreign Language II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: FLG 101, Beginning Foreign Language I, (same language) or equivalent, as established by written documentation or placement test.

Continuation of Foreign Language 101, Beginning Foreign Language I.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

FLG 150 Foreign Civilization and Culture (3 crs)

Introduction to the culture and civilization of a foreign people or society. Students will learn about the society's historical background, its traditions and customs, and its main cultural expressions.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IVD Humanities-Literature

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FLG 165 Amish in North America (3 crs)

Introduction to the history, culture, religion, beliefs, customs, rituals, language, and society of the Old Order Amish in North America, with the goal of enhancing understanding of another and one’s own culture.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IVD Humanities-Literature, LE-I1 Integration, LE-K3 Humanities

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FLG 201 Intermediate Foreign Language I (4 crs)

Prerequisite: FLG 102 or equivalent (same language), as established by written documentation or placement test.

Review and expansion of grammar and vocabulary, with focus on the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, as well as on the culture represented by the language.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FLG 202 Intermediate Foreign Language II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: FLG 201 or equivalent (same language), as established by written documentation or placement test.

Continuation of Foreign Language 201 (review and expansion of grammar and vocabulary, with focus on the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, as well as on the culture represented by the language).

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FLG 275 Off-campus Experience (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.80.

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

• Must be supervised by a faculty member in the Department of Foreign Languages.

This off-campus experience course enables students to take part, under UWEC faculty supervision, in entry-level internships and other guided or structured learning experiences in or centered on a foreign language, country, or culture.

FLG 365 Special Topics in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Limited to TESOL or TEFL Minor.

In-depth study of various topics related to the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), which may include Pedagogical Grammar, Psycholinguistics, and ESL Literacy Instruction.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FLG 375 Internship Experience (3-6 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum resident and total GPA of 2.50.

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

• Must be supervised by a faculty member in the Department of Foreign Languages.

This internship course allows students to design international and national field experiences under the supervision of a faculty member. The student may conduct field research or projects, teach a language, or other productive, academic, or professional activity pertinent to their designated focus area.

Attributes: Service-Learning Optional, Internship

FLG 378 Second Language Acquisition Theory (3 crs)

This course will help practicing and prospective teachers to understand and apply current research in second language acquisition. Students will explore the many factors that affect school performance of second language learners.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FLG 395 Directed Studies (1-4 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Study of a problem or special area in a foreign or second language, or introduction to an uncommonly offered foreign language with emphasis on oral proficiency, basic grammar, introduction to reading and writing.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated

FLG 565 Special Topics in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3 crs)

• Cross-listed with FLG 365.

In-depth study of various topics related to the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), which may include Pedagogical Grammar, Psycholinguistics, and ESL Literacy Instruction.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FLG 595 Directed Studies (1-4 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with FLG 395.

Study of a problem or special area in a foreign or second language, or introduction to an uncommonly offered foreign language with emphasis on oral proficiency, basic grammar, introduction to reading and writing.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

FLG 778 Theories of Second Language Learning and Acquisition (3 crs)

Prerequisite: No credit if taken after FLG 378.

The study of linguistic, cognitive, and social factors which influence the development of a second language. Applications to Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), bilingual education, and foreign language education.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

Foreign Literature in Translation (FLTR)

FLTR 250 Classical Mythology (3 crs)

Greek and Roman myths and legends that have an important place in Western culture. Given in English.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature, LE-K3 Humanities, LE-R2 Global Perspectives

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FLTR 350 Latin American Literature in Translation (3 crs)

• Credit may not be earned in both FLTR 350 and LAS 350.

This course introduces students to Latin American authors and their writings in a historical and social context.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IVD Humanities-Literature, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FLTR 360 Readings in Ancient Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum junior standing.

An umbrella course. Intensive reading, discussion, and analysis of literary works from the ancient world in English translation. Specific course offerings might include The Ancient Epic, Greek Tragedy, or Readings in Ancient Greek Literature.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FLTR 392 Foreign Film as Cultural Expression (3 crs)

Foreign film as a distinct medium of artistic expression of the social, historical, cultural values and perspectives of a society.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IVD Humanities-Literature

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 2

FLTR 491 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: May require a prerequisite dependent upon the topic.

In-depth study of a particular topic of interest to faculty and students. Topics may be specific themes, periods, or geographic areas.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

FLTR 550 Latin American Literature in Translation (3 crs)

• Cross-listed with FLTR 350 and LAS 350/LAS 550. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.

This course introduces students to Latin American authors and their writings in a historical and social context.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FLTR 560 Readings in Ancient Literature (3 crs)

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

• Cross-listed with FLTR 360.

An umbrella course. Intensive reading, discussion, and analysis of literary works from the ancient world in English translation. Specific course offerings might include The Ancient Epic, Greek Tragedy, or Readings in Ancient Greek Literature.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

French (FREN)

FREN 101 Beginning French (4 crs)

Prerequisite: Placement test required.

An introduction, within a cultural context, to the sounds and structures of French. Emphasis on both the spoken and written language.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

FREN 102 Beginning French (4 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 101 or suitable placement score on the French Placement Exam.

Continuation of French 101.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

FREN 201 Intermediate French (4 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 102 or suitable placement score on the French Placement Exam.

This intermediate course develops the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, while focusing on grammar and vocabulary in a cultural context.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-R2 Global Perspectives

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

FREN 202 Intermediate French (4 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 201 or suitable placement score on French Placement Exam.

Continuation of French 201.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-R2 Global Perspectives

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

FREN 315 Advanced Grammar in Context (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 202 or suitable placement score on French Placement Exam.

A comprehensive review of the whole of French grammar, with practical application in speech and writing.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 325 Phonetics and Pronunciation (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 202 or suitable score on French Placement exam

Theory of the French sound system, spelling rules, and intensive practice for improvement of pronunciation.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 335 Written and Oral Expression (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 315. No credit if taken after FREN 301 and FREN 310.

Intensive practice in oral and written French.

Attributes: Foreign Culture

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 340 French for Professional Communication (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 315. No credit if taken after FREN 395 when offered as French for Business in the Spring of 2008.

This class, taught entirely in French, focuses on specialized language and cultural practices in the French-speaking professional world. This course also prepares students for the Certificat de Français Professionnel 1 (CFP 1), an internationally recognized diploma in French for business.

Attributes: Foreign Culture

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 345 Introduction to Literary Analysis (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 335 or FREN 340,or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

• Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Reading of selected poems, plays, and prose fiction; practice in writing critical analyses.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 354 History of French Civilization (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 335 or FREN 340, or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

French history and civilization from pre-history to the Third Republic; the course focuses on the links between political, social, intellectual, and artistic developments.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 355 Contemporary French Civilization (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 335 or FREN 340, or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

France from 1870 to the present: the country, its people, institutions, art, and culture.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 361 Survey of French Literature I (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 345, or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

• Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Masterpieces of literature prior to the French Revolution.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 362 Survey of French Literature II (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 345, or 300 level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

• Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Masterpieces of literature since the French Revolution.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 395 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Study of a problem or special area in French language, culture, or literature.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated

FREN 399 Independent Study - Juniors (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum junior standing.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

FREN 401 Advanced Conversation (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 335 or FREN 340, or consent of instructor.

• Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Intensive practice in conversation derived from assigned topics.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 430 Environmental and Linguistic Diversity (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 315; FREN 325 or concurrent enrollment.

Exploration of linguistic and cultural diversity of the Francophone world in the context of those regions’ history and natural environment.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 450 Francophone Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 361 or FREN 362.

• No credit if taken after FREN 491 when offered as the same topic, Francophone Literature.

French-language literature by writers of countries and territories outside the European continent, such as Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 463 Modern French Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 361 or FREN 362 or consent of instructor.

• Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

A study of major literary movements and trends in modern France.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 491 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 361 or FREN 362.

• Only nine credits may count toward the major or minor. See current Class Schedule for specific topic.

In-depth study of a special area in the language, cultures, or literatures of the French-speaking world.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

FREN 499 Independent Study - Seniors (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum senior standing.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

FREN 555 Contemporary French Civilization (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 335 or FREN 340, or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with FREN 355.

France from 1870 to the present: the country, its people, institutions, art, and culture.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 561 Survey of French Literature I (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 345, or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with FREN 361. Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Masterpieces of literature prior to the French Revolution.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 562 Survey of French Literature II (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 345, or 300-level language proficiency, or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with FREN 362. Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Masterpieces of literature since the French Revolution.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 595 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with FREN 395.

Study of a problem or special area in French language, culture, or literature.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

FREN 601 Advanced Conversation (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 335 or FREN 340 or consent of instructor.

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

• Cross-listed with FREN 401. Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Intensive practice in conversation derived from assigned topics.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 630 Environmental and Linguistics Diversity (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 315; FREN 325 or concurrent enrollment.

• Cross-listed with FREN 430.

Exploration of linguistic and cultural diversity of the Francophone world in the context of those regions’ history and natural environment.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 650 Francophone Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 361/FREN 561 or FREN 362/FREN 562.

• Cross-listed with FREN 450. Credit may not be earned in both courses. No credit if taken after FREN 491/FREN 691 when offered as the same topic, Francophone Literature.

French-language literature by writers of countries and territories outside the European continent, such as Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 663 Modern French Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 361/FREN 561 or FREN 362/FREN 562 or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with FREN 463. Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

A study of major literary movements and trends in modern France.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

FREN 691 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: FREN 361/FREN 561 or FREN 362/FREN 562.

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

• Cross-listed with FREN 491. See current Class Schedule for specific topic.

In-depth study of a special area in the language, cultures, or literatures of the French-speaking world. Topics specified in the current Class Schedule.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

FREN 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

Independent study projects under direction of faculty members.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

German (GERM)

GERM 101 Beginning German (4 crs)

Prerequisite: Placement test required.

A foundation in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

GERM 102 Beginning German (4 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 101 or suitable placement score on German Placement Exam.

Continuation of German 101. A foundation in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

GERM 201 Intermediate German I (4 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 102 or suitable placement score on German Placement Exam.

Review of standard German grammar and vocabulary with focus on the development of speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Students gain an understanding of German culture, literature, and current events through a variety of topics.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-R2 Global Perspectives

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

GERM 202 Intermediate German II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 201 or suitable placement score on German Placement Exam.

Continuation of German 201.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-R2 Global Perspectives

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

GERM 250 Study Abroad Orientation (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Study Abroad Program in Germany.

Preparation for study abroad in Germany.

Grading Basis: S/U Only Grade Basis

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 313 Grammar Review and Composition (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent.

• Course may be taken once at UW-Eau Claire and once during study abroad.

Continued development and refinement of structural language skills through review of German morphology, syntax, vocabulary, and style.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 314 Oral Proficiency (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent.

This course focuses on the advanced-level language functions of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), including conversing, narrating, describing in paragraph-length discourse.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 315 German for Professional Communication I (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent.

This course focuses on the development of practical language skills and functional competence in a German-speaking professional environment. Course language is German. (In sequence with German 316 leading to examination for International Business German Certificate.)

Attributes: Foreign Culture

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 316 German for Professional Communication II (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 315

Study and practice of communication in a German business environment, both in speaking and writing. After this course a student may elect to take the internationally recognized exam, "Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf.

Attributes: Foreign Culture

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 325 The German Sound System (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 313 or consent of instructor.

Theory of the German sound system and intensive practice of German pronunciation and intonation. Course language is German.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 340 Introduction to Reading German Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Fluency at the 300 level or consent of instructor.

• To be taught only in the study abroad program in Germany.

Intensive practice in reading (and in speaking and writing about) progressively more challenging literary texts in prose. Introduction to literary forms and genres. Introduction to literary analysis and literary history.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IVD Humanities-Literature

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 358 Introduction to Translation (2 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 313 or GERM 315.

A practically oriented introduction into the craft of translation, with intensive practice of text translation, mainly from German to English. Discussion of translation techniques and some readings of translation theory.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 363 Modern Germany: Literature, History, Culture (3 crs)

Prerequisite: One German course at the 300-level, or permission of the instructor.

Combines German history survey 1889-1989, including work on contemporary images and documents, with close reading of literary/cultural texts and close attention to students' professional development in reading, writing, listening, speaking, translating. Course language is German.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IVD Humanities-Literature, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 395 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• A total of no more than six credits of directed study courses may be counted toward graduation.

Study of a problem or special area in German language, culture, or literature.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated

GERM 399 Independent Study - Juniors (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

GERM 413 Structure of German in Contrast (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 313 or GERM 315.

The course aims to refine students' proficiency in the German language as well as to further students' "conscious" mastery of German through a comparative/contrastive analysis with English.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 480 Seminar in German Culture and Civilization I, pre-1848 (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 363, or permission of instructor.

• Recommended to be taken after study abroad.

An umbrella seminar focusing in-depth on an aspect, topic, or theme of the literature, culture, history, language and/or civilization of German-speaking peoples before 1848. Course language is German.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 482 Seminar in German Culture and Civilization II, post-1848 (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 363, or permission of instructor.

An umbrella seminar focusing in-depth on an aspect, topic, or theme of the literature, culture, history, language, and/or civilization of German-speaking countries after 1848.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 491 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 313 or GERM 315 or consent of instructor.

In-depth study of a special area of language, culture, history, or literature. Topics and credits will vary depending on interests of students and faculty.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

GERM 499 Independent Study - Seniors (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

GERM 525 The German Sound System (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 313 or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with GERM 325. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Theory of the German sound system and intensive practice of German pronunciation and intonation. Course language is German.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 558 Introduction to Translation (2 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 313 or GERM 315.

• Cross-listed with GERM 358. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

A practically oriented introduction into the craft of translation, with intensive practice of text translation, mainly from German to English. Discussion of translation techniques and some readings of translation theory.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 563 Modern Germany: Literature, History, Culture (3 crs)

Prerequisite: One German course at the 300-level, or permission of the instructor.

• Cross-listed with GERM 363.

Combines German history survey 1889-1989, including work on contemporary images and documents, with close reading of literary/cultural texts and close attention to students' professional development in reading, writing, listening, speaking, translating. Course language is German.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 595 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with GERM 395.

Study of a problem or special area in German language, culture, or literature.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

GERM 613 Structure of German in Contrast (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 313 or GERM 315.

• Cross-listed with GERM 413. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

The course aims to refine students' proficiency in the German language as well as to further students' "conscious" mastery of German through a comparative/contrastive analysis with English.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 680 Seminar in German Culture and Civilization I, pre-1848 (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 363, or permission of instructor.

• Cross-listed with GERM 480. Recommended to be taken after study abroad.

An umbrella seminar focusing in-depth on an aspect, topic, or theme of the literature, culture, history, language and/or civilization of German-speaking peoples before 1848. Course language is German.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 682 Seminar in German Culture and Civilization II, post-1848 (3 crs)

Prerequisite: GERM 363, or permission of instructor.

• Cross-listed with GERM 482.

An umbrella seminar focusing in-depth on an aspect, topic, or theme of the literature, culture, history, language, and/or civilization of German-speaking countries after 1848.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GERM 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

Independent study projects under direction of faculty members.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Greek (GRK)

GRK 101 Beginning Classical Greek (4 crs)

Introduction to the Classical Greek language, with emphasis on grammar, analytic, and translation skills. The course will serve as an introduction to ancient Greek culture and its impacts on modern, western European and American civilizations.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GRK 102 Beginning Classical Greek (4 crs)

Prerequisite: GRK 101

Continuation of Greek 101.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

GRK 201 Intermediate Classical Greek I (2-4 crs)

Prerequisite: GRK 102

Review of Classical Greek grammar and vocabulary with focus on translation skills. Students will gain a developed understanding of ancient Greek culture and its impact.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits

Hmong (HMNG)

HMNG 101 Beginning Hmong I (4 crs)

An introduction to Hmong language and culture. Students will gain a basic understanding of the Hmong language structure in writing, reading, grammar, and vocabulary and be exposed to Hmong traditions and customs.

Attributes: Cultural Diversity 3 cr., GE IA Communication-Language Arts, Field Trip(s) Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

HMNG 102 Beginning Hmong II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: HMNG 101

Continuation of Hmong Language I. Study of grammar and culture with emphasis on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students gain greater understanding and appreciation of Hmong culture, literature, and current events through a variety of topics.

Attributes: Cultural Diversity 3 cr., GE IA Communication-Language Arts, Field Trip(s) Required

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

Japanese (JAPN)

JAPN 101 Beginning Japanese I (4 crs)

Prerequisite: Placement test required.

A foundation in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture. Introduction to hiragana, katakana, and some kanji characters.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

JAPN 102 Beginning Japanese II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: JAPN 101 or suitable placement score on Japanese Placement Exam.

Continuation of Japanese 101. Study of useful conversation patterns, grammar, and culture. Introduction to Kanji-character (91) writing.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I (4 crs)

Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or suitable placement score on Japanese Placement Exam.

Review of Japanese grammar and vocabulary with focus on the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students gain an understanding of Japanese culture through a variety of topics.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

JAPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: JAPN 201 or suitable placement score on Japanese Placement Exam.

Continuation of Japanese 201.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

JAPN 301 Advanced Japanese Language and Culture I (4 crs)

Prerequisite: JAPN 202 or suitable placement score on Japanese Placement Exam.

Designed to improve speaking, listening, reading, and writings skills. Students gain an understanding of Japanese culture and current events through a variety of topics.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

JAPN 302 Advanced Japanese Language and Culture II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: JAPN 301 or equivalent.

Continuation of Japanese 301. Focuses on improving speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing modern Japanese. Extensive use of original spoken and written materials. Further knowledge of sociolinguistics/culture and additional kanji. Emphasis on accurate and appropriate communication.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

Languages (LANG)

LANG 121 Beginning Ojibwe (4 crs)

• Credit may not be earned in both FLG 121 and AIS 121 or LANG 121 and AIS 121. No credit if credit has been earned in AIS 111 when offered as Ojibwe I.

A foundation in spoken and written Ojibwe language, listening and reading comprehension, grammatical usage, and the cultural backgrounds and experiences of Ojibwe people.

Attributes: Cultural Diversity 3 cr., GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-DDIV Design for Diversity, LE-R1 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

LANG 122 Beginning Ojibwe II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: LANG 121/AIS 121

• Credit may not be earned in both FLG 122 and AIS 122 or LANG 122 and AIS 122. No credit if credit has been earned in AIS 112 when offered as Ojibwe II.

Continuation of Beginning Ojibwe I. Further developing elementary speaking, writing, and reading Ojibwe language skills.

Attributes: Cultural Diversity 3 cr., GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

LANG 130 U.S. Culture for Non-Native Speakers (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Only open to non-native speakers of English

• Credit may not be earned in both LANG 130 and ESL 360 or LANG 130 and IDIS 153 when offered as US Culture for Non-Native Speakers.

Introduction to U.S. culture for international students. Examines U.S. culture’s products, practices and perspectives, and major systems (e.g., political, economic, educational) to better understand the U.S. and one's own culture.

Attributes: GE V University Wide, LE-I1 Integration, LE-K2 Social Sciences, Field Trip(s) Required

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

Seminar Hours: 3

LANG 150 Professional Communication for Non-Native Speakers (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Only open to non-native speakers of English

• Credit may not be earned in both LANG 150 and ESL 320 or LANG 150 and IDIS 151 when offered as Professional Communication for Non-Native Speakers.

Concepts, terms, and communication skills for international students planning careers in professional fields, such as business, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

LANG 160 Ojibwe Culture and History (3 crs)

Introduction to the culture of the Ojibwe people. Students will learn about Ojibwe history, philosophy, culture, and contemporary communities.:

Attributes: Cultural Diversity 3 cr., GE IVD Humanities-Literature, LE-DDIV Design for Diversity, LE-K3 Humanities, LE-R1 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

LANG 221 Intermediate Ojibwe (4 crs)

Prerequisite: FLG 122/AIS 122 or LANG 122/AIS 122.

• Credit may not be earned in both LANG 221 and AIS 221.

Continuation of Beginning Ojibwe II. Build on speaking, listening, and reading skills. Learn techniques for using Ojibwe in everyday life

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

LANG 222 Intermediate Ojibwe II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: LANG 221/AIS 221

• Credit may not be earned in both LANG 222 and AIS 222.

Lab/Studio Hours; 0Continuation of Intermediate Ojibwe I. Focuses on developing skills necessary to aid language revitalization efforts.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Latin (LAT)

LAT 101 Beginning Latin (4 crs)

Introduction to the Classical Latin language, with emphasis on grammar, analytic, and translation skills. The course will also serve as an introduction to ancient Roman culture and its impact on modern, western European, and American civilizations.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

LAT 102 Beginning Latin (4 crs)

Prerequisite: LAT 101

Continuation of Latin 101.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

Russian (RUSS)

RUSS 101 Beginning Russian I (4 crs)

A foundation in spoken and written Russian, listening and reading comprehension, grammatical usage, and cultural backgrounds.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

RUSS 102 Beginning Russian II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: RUSS 101

Continuation of Russian 101.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I (4 crs)

Prerequisite: Placement test required.

A foundation in spoken and written Spanish, listening and reading comprehension, grammatical usage, and cultural backgrounds.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or suitable placement score on Spanish Placement Exam.

Continuation of Spanish 101.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-S1 Written and Oral Communication

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (4 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or suitable placement score on Spanish Placement Exam. Credit may not be earned in both SPAN 201 and SPAN 231.

Review of Spanish grammar and vocabulary, with focus on the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students gain an understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world through a variety of topics.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-R2 Global Perspectives

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II (4 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or SPAN 231 or suitable placement score on Spanish Placement Exam. Credit may not be earned in both SPAN 202 and SPAN 232.

Continuation of Spanish 201.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts, LE-R2 Global Perspectives

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 4

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

SPAN 250 Valladolid Orientation (1 cr)

Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Valladolid Study Abroad Program and two years college Spanish or equivalent.

Preparation for study at the Universidad de Valladolid (Spain). Presentations by faculty and "Valladolid veterans.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 301 Advanced Composition (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or SPAN 232.

Grammar review with emphasis on sentence and paragraph structure. Students will review the use of all the tenses in the indicative and subjunctive and the proper use of pronouns, linkwords, and prepositions.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 302 Advanced Conversation and Composition (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 301

Advanced conversation, reading and composition practice on current topics as present in Spanish written, broadcast, and internet media.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 325 Phonetics and Pronunciation (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 301

Theory of the Spanish sound system and intensive practice of Spanish pronunciation and intonation.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

SPAN 340 Spanish for Business (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to the Spanish business environment, including grammar review and specialized vocabulary. Taught entirely in Spanish.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 352 Latin American Civilization (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or consent of instructor. No credit if taken after SPAN 351, LAS 354, SPAN 354.

• Credit may not be earned in both SPAN 352 and LAS 352.

Introduction to the historical background necessary for comprehending contemporary Latin America. Analysis of current social, political, and economic issues, with consideration of influential personalities in present-day Latin American society.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IVD Humanities-Literature, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 354 Latin American Civilization: Regional Focus (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or consent of instructor. No credit after LAS 352, SPAN 351, 352

• Credit may not be earned in both SPAN 354 and LAS 354. To be taught only in a study abroad program in Latin America. Restricted to semester-long regional civilization courses.

Introduction to the historical background necessary for comprehending contemporary Latin America through a regional focus. Analysis of current social, political, and economic issues, with consideration of influential personalities in a region of present-day Latin American society.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IVD Humanities-Literature

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 355 Spanish Civilization to 1900 (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or consent of instructor.

A study of the country and its peoples from the cave paintings of Altamira to the Spanish American War. Emphasis on geography, history, religion, and the arts.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 356 Contemporary Spain (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or consent of instructor.

Spanish history and civilization from Alfonso XIII through the Civil War and Franco years to democracy. Emphasis on life in contemporary Spain and Spain's role in the world.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 360 Survey of Hispanic Linguistics (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302 and SPAN 325 or SPAN 326 or consent of instructor.

This course explores the structure of the Spanish language. Specific offerings examine one or more areas of linguistic research about the Spanish language.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 363 Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302

• This course is recommended to be taken after study abroad.

Reading, literary analysis, and discussion of works of Spanish Peninsular Literature, organized by genres (prose, poetry, theatre). Designed as introduction for advanced literature courses.

Attributes: GE IVD Humanities-Literature, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 367 Survey of Latin American Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or consent of instructor.

• Credit may not be earned in both SPAN 367 and LAS 367. This course is recommended to be taken after study abroad.

Study and literary analysis of the work of the principal writers of Latin American Literature from indigenous to contemporary literature.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IVD Humanities-Literature, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 385 Spanish Literature from Unamuno to Garcia Lorca (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363 or SPAN 367/LAS 367, or consent of instructor.

Peninsular Spanish literature beginning with the generation of 1898 and including writers up to and through the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 386 Contemporary Spanish Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363, or SPAN 367/LAS 367, or consent of instructor.

Continuation of Spanish 385. Spanish writers since 1940.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 395 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Study of a problem or special area in the culture, language, or literature of the Spanish-speaking world, approved by the supervising instructor and the department chair.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated

SPAN 399 Independent Study - Juniors (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum junior standing.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

SPAN 405 Advanced Conversation (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 355 or SPAN 356 or SPAN 363; or SPAN 352/LAS 552, SPAN 552/LAS 552 or SPAN 367/LAS 367.

Intensive practice in Spanish conversation to promote fluency and correctness.

Attributes: GE IA Communication-Language Arts

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 409 The Craft of Translation (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302

A practical course designed to show that each language is more than the sum of its words. Intensive practice of translation from and into both Spanish and English. Some reading on translation techniques and practices.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 410 Advanced Grammar (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302

Advanced study of vocabulary, idioms, and grammar based on selected model written texts.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 418 Spanish Sociolinguistics in Latin America/USA (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 360 or consent of instructor. SPAN 352/LAS 352 highly recommended.

• Credit may not be earned in both SPAN 418 and LAS 418.

Addresses theoretical foundations of sociolinguistic variation in Spanish-speaking communities, interplay of social and linguistic factors on dialectal variation of Latin American Spanish, and sociolinguistic methods for data collection.

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

Seminar Hours: 3

SPAN 420 Spanish for Health Professions (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302

Discussions related to health care organizations in the Spanish speaking countries, and practice of specialized medical terminology. Techniques and problems of interpretation from Spanish to English and vice versa: meaning, use, and theories.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 440 Spanish Business Writing (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302

The goal of the course is to prepare students for business writing according to the guidelines and usage of correspondence in Spanish.

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 475 Topics in Latin American Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363 or LAS 367/SPAN 367 or consent of instructor.

• Credit may not be earned in both SPAN 475 and LAS 475.

In-depth study of a particular area in Latin American literature.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 476 The Novel in Latin America I: 1850-1950 (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363, or SPAN 367/LAS 367, or consent of instructor.

• Credit may not be earned in both SPAN 476 and LAS 476.

Study of the most important novelists of Latin America, from 1850 to 1950.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 477 The Novel in Latin America II: 1950-Present (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363, or SPAN 367/LAS 367, or consent of instructor.

• Credit may not be earned in both SPAN 477 and LAS 477.

Continuation of Spanish/Latin American Studies 476. Covers period from 1950 to the present.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 480 Latin American Literature and Film (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363 or SPAN 367/LAS 367.

• Credit may not be earned in both SPAN 480 and LAS 480.

This course is an in-depth study of contemporary Latin American literature and the film versions of the literature in their historical and social contexts.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 482 Women in Latin American Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363 or SPAN 367/LAS 367.

• Credit may not be earned in both SPAN 482 and WMNS 482.

This course is an in-depth study of the representation of women in contemporary Spanish American literature in their historical, cultural, and social contexts. Taught entirely in Spanish.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 491 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 355 or SPAN 356 or SPAN 363; or SPAN 352/LAS 352, or SPAN 367/LAS 367, or consent of instructor.

• See current Class Schedule for specific topic.

In-depth study of a special area in the language, cultures, or literatures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Attributes: Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 492 Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics Research (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 360 and SPAN 418/LAS 418 or consent of instructor.

This course covers theory and practice of linguistic research on a general theme. Students design and carry out research projects, choosing language problems and research methodology tied to the theme.

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

Seminar Hours: 3

SPAN 499 Independent Study - Seniors (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum senior standing.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

SPAN 525 Phonetics and Pronunciation (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 301

• Cross-listed with SPAN 325. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Theory of the Spanish sound system and intensive practice of Spanish pronunciation and intonation.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 2

Lab/Studio Hours: 1

SPAN 552 Latin American Civilization (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or consent of instructor. No credit if taken after LAS 354, SPAN 351, 354.

• Cross-listed with SPAN 352 and LAS 352/LAS 552. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.

Introduction to the historical background necessary for comprehending contemporary Latin America. Analysis of current social, political, and economic issues, with consideration of influential personalities in present-day Latin American society.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 563 Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302

• Cross-listed with SPAN 363. Credit may not be earned in both courses. This course is recommended to be taken after study abroad.

Reading, literary analysis, and discussion of works of Spanish Peninsular Literature, organized by genres (prose, poetry, theatre). Designed as introduction for advanced literature courses.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 567 Survey of Latin American Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with SPAN 367 and LAS 367/LAS 567. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses. This course is recommended to be taken after study abroad.

Study and literary analysis of the work of the principal writers of Latin American Literature from indigenous to contemporary literature.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 585 Spanish Literature from Unamuno to Garcia Lorca (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363/SPAN 563, or SPAN 367/LAS 367 / SPAN 567/LAS 567, or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with SPAN 385. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Peninsular Spanish literature beginning with the generation of 1898 and including writers up to and through the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 586 Contemporary Spanish Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363/SPAN 563, or SPAN 367/LAS 367/SPAN 567/LAS 567, or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with SPAN 386. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Continuation of Spanish 385/585. Spanish writers since 1940.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 595 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with SPAN 395.

Study of a problem or special area in the culture, language, or literature of the Spanish-speaking world, approved by the supervising instructor and the department chair.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

SPAN 609 The Craft of Translation (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302

• Cross-listed with SPAN 409. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

A practical course designed to show that each language is more than the sum of its words. Intensive practice of translation from and into both Spanish and English. Some reading on translation techniques and practices.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 610 Advanced Grammar (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302

• Cross-listed with SPAN 410. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Advanced study of vocabulary, idioms, and grammar based on selected model written texts.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 620 Spanish for Health Professions (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 302

• Cross-listed with SPAN 420. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Discussions related to health care organizations in the Spanish speaking countries, and practice of specialized medical terminology. Techniques and problems of interpretation from Spanish to English and vice versa: meaning, use, and theories.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 675 Topics in Latin American Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363 or LAS/SPAN 367 or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with SPAN 475 and LAS 475/LAS 675.

In-depth study of a particular area in Latin American literature.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 676 The Novel in Spanish America I: 1850-1950 (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363/SPAN 563, or SPAN 367/LAS 367 / SPAN 367/LAS 567, or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with SPAN 476 and LAS 476/LAS 676. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.

Study of the most important novelists of Spanish America, from 1850 to 1950.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 677 The Novel in Latin America II: 1950-Present (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363/SPAN 563, or SPAN 367/LAS 367 / SPAN 567/LAS 567, or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with SPAN 477 and LAS 477/LAS 677. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.

Continuation of SPAN 476/SPAN 676 / LAS 476/LAS 676. Covers period from 1950 to the present.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 680 Latin American Literature and Film (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363/SPAN 563 or SPAN 367/LAS 367 / SPAN 567/LAS 567.

• Cross-listed with SPAN 480 and LAS 480/LAS 680. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.

This course is an in-depth study of contemporary Latin American literature and the film versions of the literature in their historical and social contexts.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 682 Women in Latin American Literature (3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 363/SPAN 563 or SPAN 367/LAS 367 / SPAN 567/LAS 567.

• Cross-listed with SPAN 482 and WMNS 482/WMNS 682. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.

This course is an in-depth study of the representation of women in contemporary Spanish American literature in their historical, cultural, and social contexts. Taught entirely in Spanish.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

SPAN 691 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: SPAN 355 or SPAN 356 or SPAN 363/SPAN 563 or SPAN 352/LAS 352 / SPAN 552/LAS 552 or SPAN 367/LAS 367 / SPAN 567/LAS 567, or consent of instructor.

• Cross-listed with SPAN 491. See current Class Schedule for specific topic.

In-depth study of a special area in the language, cultures, or literatures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

SPAN 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Independent study projects under direction of faculty members.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option