Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Department of Modern Languages

Dr. Alexander Poole, Interim Department Head
Email: Alexander.Poole@wku.edu

Honors College and International Center (HCIC)​, Office 2039
Phone: (270) 745-2401; Fax: (270) 745-6859
Email: modern.languages@wku.edu
Website: http://www.wku.edu/modernlanguages

Through coursework, experience abroad, community outreach activities, and other cultural encounters, the Department of Modern Languages cultivates communicative skills and cultural awareness that prepare students at Western Kentucky University to be more knowledgeable and sensitive citizens of the global community. The department’s goals are to deliver high-quality language instruction based on nationally-recognized standards, to contribute actively to cross-disciplinary international initiatives on campus, and to graduate majors and minors whose language skills provide enhanced opportunities for careers at the regional, national, and international levels, and who are competitive for graduate study, should they choose that route.

Language students may join any one of the department’s language clubs and may also be selected for membership in chapters of national language honor societies. They may attend international films, interact with exchange students, take part in community or regional outreach activities, and enjoy the benefits of multi-media enhanced instruction. The department strongly encourages students to take advantage of study abroad opportunities. With advance approval of the department, students can earn credit toward majors and minors through participation in WKU’s own direct exchanges, the programs of the Kentucky Institute for International Studies or other accredited programs.

When planning programs of study in this department, students should be aware of the University’s academic requirements and regulations contained in this catalog in the chapter “Academic Information.” Specific attention should be given to the subsections in the chapter entitled

  1. Academic Programs,
  2. Colonnade Requirements, and
  3. Academic Requirements and Regulations.

Students should be aware that some academic programs may require additional scholastic regulations and standards not specified in the catalog. To obtain a copy of these regulations, students should contact the Department Head.

WKU Language Requirement

Colonnade Program

Students enrolling as first-time, degree-seeking college students in fall 2014 or thereafter should demonstrate language proficiency at the Novice High level before completing 60 hours of college credit. Students may start a new language with a 101 course and then complete the second semester (102) course with a C or higher to demonstrate proficiency; or they may take a STAMP assessment or present an adequate CLEP or AP score to demonstrate proficiency based on previous knowledge, or they may place properly and complete at least a second semester (102) course or higher to demonstrate proficiency. For information, go to http://www.wku.edu/modernlanguages and click on Placement.

Previous Catalog Years

Students who enrolled as first-time, degree-seeking college students in summer 2004 or after must fulfill the foreign language general education requirement of “proficiency at the second-semester level.” They can do this by successfully taking a 102 (second-semester of first year) course, by taking a department exam for 102, by gaining appropriate CLEP or AP credit, or by placing into and successfully passing a course at the intermediate (201 or 202) level or higher that is taught in the target language. Students who wish to continue a language that they studied for 2 or more years in high school will generally begin that language at the 102 level or higher. Students who want to begin the study of a new language in order to fulfill the general education requirement should enroll in the first-semester (101) course of that language. Students who enrolled as first-time, degree-seeking college students prior to the summer of 2004 may fulfill the foreign language general education requirement of proficiency at the first-semester level. They can do this by successfully taking a 101 or first-semester course.

Credit for Students Intending to Major or Minor in a Language

Students who have good language skills and those who plan to major or minor in one of these languages should take measures to gain credit for their previous knowledge. For current information on verified credit, AP credit, or CLEP credit, go to the Modern Languages website at this address: http://www.wku.edu/modernlanguages and click on Placement.

International Study Opportunities

WKU students may take part in faculty-led study abroad programs or enroll for short-term, summer, quarter, semester or year abroad programs at study centers abroad and have that coursework transferred back to WKU and credited to their Modern Language major. See the international programs section of this publication or http://www.wku.edu/studyabroad for more information. The Department offers several scholarships and awards annually intended primarily to assist students who study abroad.

Faculty

Professor

Inmaculada Pertusa PhD (Spanish), University of Colorado at Boulder, 1996

Melissa A. Stewart PhD (Hispanic & Italian Studies), Johns Hopkins University, 1992

Associate Professor

Yufen Chang PhD (Linguistics, Language Education), Indiana University-Bloomington, 2012

David F. DiMeo PhD (Comparative Literature), Harvard University, 2006

Sonia E. Lenk PhD (Hispanic Language and Literature), University of Pitts Pittsburgh Camp, 2007

Ke Peng PhD (East Asian Studies, East Asian Studies), University of Arizona, 2011

Francesca D. Sunkin MA (Spanish), Bowling Green State University, 1999

Instructor I

Lhousseine Guerwane MAT (Spanish), Morehead State University, 2014

Na Li MR (Teaching Chinese to Speakers of other Languages), Liaoning University, 2012

Instructor II

Yang Liu EdD, Western Kentucky University, 2018

Yertty M. Vandermolen MA (Spanish), University of Northern Iowa, 2012

Arabic (ARBC)

ARBC 101    Elementary Arabic I    3 Hours

Prepares students to communicate verbally and in writing in simple routine tasks, to understand written or spoken communication on everyday topics and to develop cultural awareness.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ARBC 102    Elementary Arabic II    3 Hours

Continuation of the development of communication skills on everyday topics and of cultural insights. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (ARBC 101 or LPROF: ARABIC Composite with a score of 2 or High School 2 years Arabic)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ARBC 200    Introduction to Arab Studies    3 Hours

An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Arab culture and to regional/cultural studies in general, designed to increase understanding of the diversity of Arab culture; the influence of language, religion, geography and history on Arab culture; and how cultural themes are expressed in artifacts such as literature, art, architecture, and film. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code E-AH

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ARBC 201    Intermediate Arabic I    3 Hours

Expansion of communication skills in increasingly complex and varied situations. Emphasis on conversational speaking, presentational writing and speaking, and understanding culturally specific texts and media. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ARBC 202    Intermediate Arabic II    3 Hours

Continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills at the intermediate level. Emphasis on increasing comprehension, the building of vocabulary, and on presentational modes of speaking and writing. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 201

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ARBC 301    Advanced Arabic I    3 Hours

A continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills. Emphasis on improved comprehension, mastery of more complex linguistic structures, and speaking and writing on culturally specific texts and media. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 202

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ARBC 302    Advanced Arabic II    3 Hours

A continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills. Emphasis on advance comprehension, speaking and writing on culturally specific texts and mastery of more complex expressions and linguistic structures. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 301

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ARBC 306    Experiencing Arabic Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised language and cultural studies accomplished during a study abroad program. Students will receive transferable credit for language study done during the study abroad program with the approval of instructor. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Permission of instructor and enrollment in supervised language study while abroad is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

ARBC 310    Structure of Arabic Language    3 Hours

Introduction to Arabic morphology and syntax with an emphasis on applying this knowledge to improving reading comprehension strategies.

Prerequisite(s): (ARBC 102 or High School 2 years Arabic)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Arabic (315) or Arabic (609)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

ARBC 321    Colloquial Arabic    3 Hours

A course in pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression in colloquial Arabic. Exercises focus on navigating common situations of daily life in an Arabic speaking country. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020

ARBC 322    Arabic Translation Studies    3 Hours

A concentrated study of the intricacies and methods of Arabic translation work (both Arabic to English and English to Arabic) and the responsibilities of the professional translator. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ARBC 323    Arabic Civilization I    3 Hours

A survey course in early Arab history, culture and religion, from the pre-Islamic period through the eighteenth century. Taught in Arabic. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

ARBC 324    Arabic Civilization II    3 Hours

A survey course in later Arab history, culture and religion, from the eighteenth century to the present. Taught in Arabic. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

ARBC 357    Arabic for International Service    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Develops the specific vocabulary and communication skills essential for a career in diplomacy, government service, or humanitarian service in the Arab world. Note: Three years of high school Arabic could apply for prerequisite.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

ARBC 389    Internship in Arabic    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work using Arabic in a professional setting. Fulfills Wolrd Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Arabic (315) or Arabic (609)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ARBC 418    Business Arabic    3 Hours

Develops the specific vocabulary and communication skills, as well as cultural knowledge essential for a career in business in the Arab world. Note: Three years of high school Arabic may apply as prerequisite.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

ARBC 435    Arabic Literature    3 Hours

Reading of Arabic texts from the pre-Islamic period in the 20th century representing the major genres and movements of Arabic literature. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ARBC 436    Qur'anic Arabic    3 Hours

Detailed reading and analysis of selected suras from the Qur'an in Arabic, with a focus on the distinctive grammar; vocabulary and structures of Qur'anic Arabic.

Prerequisite(s): (ARBC 302 or High School Arabic PreReq with a score of 3)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Arabic (315) or Arabic (609)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ARBC 437    Advanced Media Arabic    3 Hours

Study of Arabic media reporting in written, audio and video formats, focusing on political, economic and security issues in their cultural contexts. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ARBC 438    Topics in Arabic Media    3 Hours

An advanced study of Arabic media reporting in written, audio and video formats, focusing on social, ideological and cultural issues in their cultural contexts. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

ARBC 455    Topics in Arabic Literature and Culture    3 Hours

Reading of Arabic texts on selected themes of cultural and literary interest. Topics may change with each iteration of the course. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): ARBC 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ARBC 499    Advanced Studies in Arabic    1-4 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Guided independent study in culture, language, or literature of the Arab world. Maybe used with prior consent of full-time program faculty for work conducted during study abroad. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021

Chinese (CHIN)

CHIN 100    Chinese Language and Culture On-Site    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

An introduction to Chinese and Chinese-speaking culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. May be repeated for a total of three credits. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CHIN 101    Elementary Chinese I    3 Hours

Conversational Mandarin with basic grammar and basic functional vocabulary of the Chinese language. Includes aspects of contemporary Chinese culture.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Senior may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

CHIN 102    Elementary Chinese II    3 Hours

Continuation of development of basic grammar and functional language skills of Mandarin. Includes aspects of contemporary Chinese culture. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (CHIN 101 or LPROF: CHINESE Composite with a score of 2 or High School 2 years Chinese)

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Senior may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

CHIN 105    Introduction to Chinese Cultures    3 Hours

Survey of the contemporary culture of Chinese-speaking peoples, with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and their achievements. Taught in English; only taught abroad.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CHIN 201    Intermediate Chinese I    3 Hours

Expansion of communication skills in increasingly complex and varied situations. Emphasis on conversational speaking, presentational writing and speaking, and understanding culturally specific texts and media. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

CHIN 202    Intermediate Chinese II    3 Hours

Continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills at the intermediate level. Emphasis on increasing comprehension, the building of vocabulary, and on presentational modes of speaking and writing. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 201

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

CHIN 208    Chinese Calligraphy    3 Hours

This skill-oriented course involves hands-on activities to familiarize students with the key techniques for traditional Chinese calligraphy. Taught in English. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SY

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

CHIN 209    Chinese Learning Lab & Exploratorium I    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Guided project-based individualized Chinese language and cultural studies at the novice and intermediate level. Number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2020

CHIN 301    Advanced Intermediate Chinese I    3 Hours

Continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills at the advanced intermediate level. Focus on control of more complex linguistic forms to achieve increasing comprehension and presentation of Chinese language and culture on familiar topics. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 202

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020

CHIN 302    Advanced Intermediate Chinese II    3 Hours

Continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills at the advanced intermediate level. Focus on control of more complex linguistic forms to achieve increasing comprehension and presentation of Chinese language and culture on both familiar and unfamiliar topics. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 301

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

CHIN 306    Experiencing Chinese Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised language and cultural studies accomplished during a study abroad program. Students will receive transferable credit for language study done during the study abroad program with the approval of instructor. Fulfills Wolrd Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

CHIN 318    Business Chinese    3 Hours

This intermediate-level course aims to enhance students' daily communicative skills and cultural understanding in a business context in contemporary Chinese-speaking regions. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 202

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

CHIN 320    Chinese Conversation and Composition    3 Hours

This intermediate course advances students' interpersonal and presentational communication skills with intensive practice in all language skills and a focus on speaking and writing. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 202

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

CHIN 333    Chinese Culture and Civilization    3 Hours

This intermediate course introduces students to Chinese history, society, culture, and contemporary issues. It is taught in the target language. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 202

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2021

CHIN 370    Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature and Film    3 Hours

Students will learn about modern China and Chinese people through contemporary literature and film in this course. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Completion of one CHIN 300-level course is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

CHIN 389    Internship in Chinese    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work using Chinese in a professional setting. Only open to Chinese majors or minors. Can be repeated for up to six credit hours. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Permission of the program instructor is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CHIN 401    Advanced Chinese I    3 Hours

This interactive advanced course continues to expand students' language skills at the advanced level and enables students to communicate with native Chinese speakers on practical and factual matters. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020

CHIN 402    Advanced Chinese II    3 Hours

This interactive course builds on language skills acquired in previous study of Chinese and trains learners to handle routine communication effortlessly among native speakers of Chinese. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 401

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

CHIN 409    Chinese Learning Lab & Exploratorium II    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Guided project-based individualized Chinese language and cultural studies at the advanced level. Number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

CHIN 418    Business Chinese II    3 Hours

This advanced level course fosters continued development of students' language skills and cultural understanding about the business environment in contemporary Chinese-speaking regions. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 318

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

CHIN 420    Advanced Chinese Stylistics    3 Hours

This advanced course provides intensive practice in formal Chinese language. It aims to train students to be effective in narration, description, persuasion, exposition, and lyrical expression. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 320

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020

CHIN 450    Reading Chinese Classics    3 Hours

Students will read excerpts of Chinese Classics to develop in-depth understanding of Chinese values and traditions in cultural context. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Completion of two CHIN 300-level courses is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

French (FREN)

FREN 100    French Language and Culture On-Site    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

An introduction to French and French-speaking culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 101    Elementary French I    3 Hours

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

FREN 102    Elementary French II    3 Hours

Continuation of the development of the four basic skills and cultural insights. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 101 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 2 or LPROF: FRENCH Composite with a score of 2)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021

FREN 105    Introduction to French Culture    3 Hours

Survey of the contemporary culture of France, with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and achievements of the French-speaking people. Taught in English; only taught abroad.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 201    Intermediate French I    3 Hours

Expansion of grammatical knowledge and practice in oral and written expression. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 102 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

FREN 202    Intermediate French II    3 Hours

Continuation of oral and written practice, vocabulary building and introduction to the reading of literary or cultural texts. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 201 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 4)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

FREN 210    Intermediate French Conversation Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Course designed to develop the vocabulary and communication skills of a student with one year of college French or equivalent, with emphasis on contact with French native speakers. FREN 210 may not substitute for FREN 201 or FREN 202, but may count as an elective for the major or minor. Taught in French. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 102 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 211    French Culture Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Course designed to develop an appreciation for different aspects of France and its people and culture, for a student with one year of college French or equivalent. FREN 211 may not substitute for FREN 201 or FREN 202, but may count as an elective for the major or minor. Taught in French. FulfillsWorld Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 102 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 306    Experiencing French Abroad    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised language and cultural studies accomplished during a study abroad program. Students who receive transferable credit for language study done during the study abroad program will receive credit only for cultural study. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Enrollment in supervised language study while aboard required.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

FREN 314    Introduction to French Literature    3 Hours

This course is intended to develop adequate reading skills to enable the student to succeed in literature courses. Texts from the theatre, poetry, short stories and selections from novels will be read. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

FREN 320    French Grammar and Composition    3 Hours

A comprehensive study of French grammar based on classroom explanation and drill and written translation of texts especially prepared to illustrate grammar under discussion. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

FREN 321    French Conversation    3 Hours

Exercises in pronunciation, comprehension and composition. Thorough review of language usage. Ample opportunity for conversation. Entirely in French. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2021

FREN 322    Translation    3 Hours

A concentrated study of the intricacies and processes of translation work (both French to English and English to French) for literary and non-literary materials. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

FREN 323    French Civilization and Culture    3 Hours

Readings, discussion, lectures, films, oral and written reports on different aspects of France and its people and culture. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; spring 2020

FREN 325    Survey of French Literature I    3 Hours

Reading of French literary texts representing the masterpieces of this important branch of French civilization; lectures on literary history and criticism. The period covered is from 842 AD to the end of the 18th century. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 326    Survey of French Literature II    3 Hours

Reading of French literary texts representing the masterpieces of this important branch of French civilization; lectures on literary history and criticism. The period covered is the 19th and 20th centuries. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 328    French Diction and Pronunciation    3 Hours

Mastery of fluent French diction and pronunciation through intensive practice with sounds, stress, rhythm, linking, phrasing, and intonation. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

FREN 331    Business French    3 Hours

Introduction to business communication in the French speaking countries. Linguistic structures and vocabulary, forms of business communication, reading and discussion of business texts, social customs. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 389    Internship in French    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work using French in a professional setting. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in French (365) or French (665)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 420    Advanced French Composition and Stylistics    3 Hours

Creative self-expression in written French, refinement of grammatical understanding, introduction to the art of translation and an examination of selected texts to study stylistic devices. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

FREN 421    Advanced French Conversation    3 Hours

Free classroom discussion on assigned topics and reports on newspaper and magazine articles of current interest. Special attention will be paid to idiomatic expressions. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 202 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

FREN 426    French Literature of the Twentieth Century    3 Hours

A study of the works of major French writers of the 20th century. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 314 or FREN 325 or FREN 326)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

FREN 427    Francophone Culture    3 Hours

Course will cover all francophone countries (including France) and deal with various aspects of their culture: oral literature. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 314 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 6)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

FREN 445    French Canadian Literature    3 Hours

A survey of the Quebecois novel, theatre and poetry through a selection of 19th and 20th century writers. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 314 or FREN 321 or FREN 325 or FREN 326 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 6)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FREN 450    Topics in Francophone Cinema    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Course examines the way Francophone film directors and social scientists look at various aspects of the most recent cinema: narrative structure, recurring patterns, relation of form to content and ideology. Taught in French. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (FREN 314 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 6)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

FREN 499    Advanced Studies in French    1-4 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

For guided independent study in culture, language, or literature. May be used with consent of full-time program faculty members for work accomplished during study abroad. Number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Permission of instructor is required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

German (GERM)

GERM 100    German Language and Culture On-Site    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.An introduction to German and German-speaking culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERM 101    Elementary German I    3 Hours

Introduction to German through exploration of the students' personal world; expressing preferences, abilities, needs, and obligations; asking for information; describing things in their world; and reporting their typical activities.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

GERM 102    Elementary German II    3 Hours

Continued development of communication on topics related to everyday life in cultural context. Target proficiency: at least Novice High.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 101 or AVANT Lang French Placement with a score of 2 or LPROF: GERMAN Composite with a score of 2)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

GERM 105    Introduction to Germanic Culture    3 Hours

Survey of the contemporary culture of Austria and Germany with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and achievements of the German-speaking people. Taught in English; only taught abroad.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

GERM 201    Intermediate German I    3 Hours

Strengthen communicative abilities on a broader range of topics. Emphasis on social interaction and practical uses of the language. Target proficiency: Intermediate Low.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 102 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

GERM 202    Intermediate German II    3 Hours

Students to create with language, maintain communication, explore topics in greater detail. Material drawn from literature, popular culture and the internet. Target proficiency: Intermediate Mid.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 201 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 4)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

GERM 210    Intermediate German Conversation Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Course designed to develop the vocabulary and communication skills of a student with one year of college German or equivalent, with emphasis on contact with German native speakers. GERM 210 may not substitute for GERM 201 or GERM 202, but may count as an elective for the major or minor. Taught in German. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 102 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERM 211    Intermediate German Culture Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Course designed to develop an appreciation for different aspects of German-speaking countries and their people and cultures, for a student with one year of college German or equivalent. GERM 211 may not substitute for GERM 201 or GERM 202, but may count as an elective for the major or minor. Taught in German. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 102 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERM 306    Experiencing German Abroad    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised language and cultural studies accomplished during a study abroad program. Students who receive transferable credit for language study done during the study abroad program will receive credit only for cultural study. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Enrollment in supervised language study while abroad required.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 202 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

GERM 314    Introduction to German Literature    3 Hours

Emphasis on major periods, literary types and critical approaches through the study of selected representative works and authors. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 202 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

GERM 330    German Composition and Conversation    3 Hours

Develops skill in writing and speaking standard German. Stress is on vocabulary building, use of dictionary and control of sentence structures. Skill in spoken German is aimed at enabling the students to find their way around the environment and to function in a social situation. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 202 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

GERM 331    Business German    3 Hours

Introduction to business communication in German-speaking countries: linguistic structures and vocabulary, forms of business communication, reading and discussion of business texts, social customs. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 202 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

GERM 332    Advanced German Translation    3 Hours

Translation English to German and German to English of texts selected from various sources both literary and non-literary. Texts are selected for general interest and challenge to the translator. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 202 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

GERM 333    Germanic Civilization and Culture    3 Hours

Survey of the historical background and cultural development of the German-speaking countries of Europe: The Federal Republic of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Conducted in German. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 202 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

GERM 335    Contemporary Culture and Civilization    3 Hours

Study of geography, politics, social customs, culture and contemporary issues of the German-speaking countries. Especially useful for students who plan to study or work abroad. Taught in German. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 202 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

GERM 369    Identity in German Cinema    3 Hours

A study of the individual and society in Germany through German cinema. Historical and contemporary perspectives on identity and othering. May include religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, mental health, immigration or foreign worker status, socioeconomic status, age, and post-unification East-West identities. Taught in English. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERM 389    Internship in German    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work using German in a professional setting. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 202 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 5)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in German (380) or German (683)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERM 399    Personalized Learning    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Guided project-based individualized learning to develop language and cultural skills for practical applications in the workplace or academia. Focuses on study of the German-speaking world at the intermediate or advanced proficiency level. Fulfills World Language, with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 202 and permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERM 430    Advanced German Stylistics    3 Hours

Provides intensive practice in written and spoken German, enabling the student to write letters, reports, essays, descriptions, and to discuss literary, cultural, and political topics. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 330 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 6)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

GERM 435    German Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries    3 Hours

A study of major German, Austrian, and Swiss writers of the 19th and 20th centuries with emphasis on prose and drama. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 314 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 6)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERM 436    German Literature of the Classical Period    3 Hours

A study of the outstanding works of Goethe, Schiller and other authors of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): GERM 314

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERM 437    German Literature and Film    3 Hours

A study of German film and film adaptations of German literature. Emphasis on textual analysis, special film terminology, theoretical approaches to film, writing about film. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 314 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 6)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERM 455    Topics in Germanic Literary and Cultural Studies    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Examines different topics of interest in German literary and cultural studies. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 314 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 6)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; fall 2019

GERM 499    Advanced Studies in German    1-4 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

For guided independent study in culture, language, or literature. May be used with consent of full-time program faculty members for work accomplished during study abroad. Number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (GERM 314 or AVANT Lang German Placement with a score of 6)

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Italian (ITAL)

ITAL 100    Italian Language and Culture    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

An introduction to the Italian and Italian-speaking culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ITAL 101    Elementary Italian I    3 Hours

A beginning course designed to develop skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing and to provide cultural insights.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ITAL 102    Elementary Italian II    3 Hours

Continuation of development of four skills and of cultural insights. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (ITAL 101 or High School 2 years Italian)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ITAL 105    Introduction to Italian Culture    3 Hours

Survey of the contemporary culture of Italy, with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and achievements of the Italian-speaking people. Taught in English; only taught abroad.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; winter 2020; winter 2021

Japanese (JAPN)

JAPN 100    Japanese Language and Culture On-Site    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

An introduction to Japanese and Japanese-speaking culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

JAPN 101    Elementary Japanese I    3 Hours

Introduction to pronunciation, grammar, and basic functional vocabulary of modern Japanese. Includes aspects of contemporary Japanese culture.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

JAPN 102    Elementary Japanese II    3 Hours

Continuation of Japanese 101 using Hiragana and Katakana writing systems, grammar, and basic additional vocabulary of modern Japanese. Includes aspects of contemporary Japanese culture. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (JAPN 101 or LPROF: JAPANESE Composite with a score of 2 or High School 2 years Japanese)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

JAPN 115    Introduction to Japanese Culture    3 Hours

Survey of the contemporary culture of Japan, with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and achievements of the Japanese-speaking people. Taught in English; only taught abroad.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

JAPN 201    Intermediate Japanese I    3 Hours

Expansion of communication skills in increasingly complex and varied situations. Emphasis on conversational speaking, presentational writing and speaking, and understanding culturally specific texts and media. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

JAPN 202    Intermediate Japanese II    3 Hours

Continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills at the intermediate level. Emphasis on increasing comprehension, the building of vocabulary, and on presentation modes of speaking and writing. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 201

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

JAPN 210    Intermediate Japanese Conversation Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Course designed to develop the vocabulary and communication skills of a student with one year of college Japanese or equivalent with emphasis on contact with Japanese native speakers. Taught in Japanese. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

JAPN 211    Intermediate Japanese Culture Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Course designed to develop an appreciation for different aspects of Japan and its people and culture, for a student with one year of college Japanese or equivalent. Taught in Japanese. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): JAPN 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Korean (KORE)

KORE 101    Elementary Korean I    3 Hours

Prepares students to communicate verbally and in writing in simple routine tasks; to understand written or spoken communication on everyday topics and to develop cultural awareness.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

KORE 102    Elementary Korean II    3 Hours

Continuation of the development of communication skills on everyday topics and of cultural insights. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): KORE 101

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Modern Languages (MLNG)

MLNG 100    Language and Culture On-Site    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

This course is a survey of non-English language and foreign culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. This course will be used in instances where WKU does not offer the language in question. May be repeated for a total of 3 credit hours.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MLNG 200    Introduction to Literature in Translation    3 Hours

Introductory study of world literature through fiction, poetry, and drama. Texts come from a specific national literature in English translation. Substantial writing about literature will be required. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code F-AH | AH

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 100 or ENGL 100C or ENG 101 or ENG 100E or ACT English with a score of 29 or SAT Verbal / Critical Reading with a score of 620)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

MLNG 410    Second Language Acquisition    3 Hours

Introduction to principal theories of the acquisition of a second or foreign language. Explores how language learning styles and strategies relate to language acquisition and implications for the classroom. Note: Enrollment in P-12 certification program in French, German or Spanish and successful completion of at least two upper-division courses in the teaching language required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MLNG 420    Multimedia Technologies in Teaching Foreign Languages    3 Hours

Pedagogical and hands-on training for pre-teachers. Students will enroll in a course section for French, German or Spanish. Note: Enrollment in K-12 certification program in French, German or Spanish or permission of instructor and successful completion of at least one upper-division course in the language of teaching certification required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MLNG 474    Teaching Foreign Language    3 Hours

Develops skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching foreign language in middle and secondary schools. Field experience in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 and SPED 330 and SEC 351 and PSY 310

Corequisite(s): SEC 453

Equivalent(s): SEC 474

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2021

MLNG 480    Topics in Modern Language Cultures and Pedagogy    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Topics in Modern Language cultures and societies, including literature and the arts, social issues, and current events, as well as aspects of language pedagogy. Students enroll in course sections for the language of their major. Note: Enrollment in K-12 certification program in French, German, or Spanish; successful completion of at least two upper-division courses in the teaching language; senior standing or permission of instructor required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Russian (RUSS)

RUSS 101    Elementary Russian I    3 Hours

A beginning course designed to teach the four language skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on understanding and speaking.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; winter 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; fall 2021

RUSS 102    Elementary Russian II    3 Hours

Further development of the four language skills. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (RUSS 101 or High School 2 years Russian)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

RUSS 201    Intermediate Russian I    3 Hours

Expansion of communicaiton skills in increasingly complex and varied situations. Emphasis on conversational speaking, presentaional writing and speaking, and understanding culturally specific texts and media. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 102

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

RUSS 202    Intermediate Russian II    3 Hours

Continued expansion of interpersonal communication skills at the intermediate level. Emphasis on increasing comprehension, the building of vocabulary, and on presentational modes of speaking and writing.

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 201

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 100    Spanish Language and Culture On-Site    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

An introduction to Spanish and Spanish-speaking culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 101    Elementary Spanish I    3 Hours

A beginning course designed to develop skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing and to provide cultural insights.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

SPAN 102    Elementary Spanish II    3 Hours

Continuation of development of four skills and of cultural insights.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 101 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 2 or LPROF: SPANISH Composite with a score of 2 or High School 2 years Spanish)

Course Fee: $7

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

SPAN 105    Introduction to Hispanic Culture    3 Hours

Survey of the contemporary cultures of Spain and Latin America, with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and achievements of the Spanish-speaking peoples. Taught in English; only taught abroad.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

SPAN 200    Latin American Society: Past and Present    3 Hours

This course is a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Latin America, emphasizing its regions, peoples and cultures. Since this course is taught by various departments, see Latin American studies advisor for enrollment. Not for major or minor credit. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Equivalent(s): ANTH 200, GEOG 200, HIST 200, PS 200

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

SPAN 201    Intermediate Spanish I    3 Hours

A systematic review of grammar and development of reading skills.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 102 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 3)

Equivalent(s): SPN 201C

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPAN 202    Intermediate Spanish II    3 Hours

Further review of grammar and development of reading skills. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 4 (SPAN 201 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 4)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPAN 210    Intermediate Spanish Conversation Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Course designed to develop the vocabulary and communication skills of a student with one year of college Spanish or equivalent, with emphasis on contact with Spanish native speakers. SPAN 210 may not substitute for SPAN 201 or SPAN 202, but may count as an elective for the major or minor. Taught in Spanish. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 102 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 211    Intermediate Spanish Culture Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Course designed to develop an appreciation for different aspects of Spanish-speaking countries and their people and cultures, for a student with one year of college Spanish or equivalent. SPAN 211 may not substitute for SPAN 201 or 202, but may count as an elective for the major or minor. Taught in Spanish. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 102 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 220    Spanish for Criminal Justice Professionals    3 Hours

Course designed to develop the specific vocabulary and oral communication skills essential for a student who is intending to pursue a career in criminal justice and who has a background of one year of college Spanish or the equivalent. SPAN 220 will primarily be taught in study abroad programs in Mexico. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 102 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 230    Spanish for Medical Professionals    3 Hours

Course designed to develop the specific vocabulary and oral communication skills essential for a student who is intending to pursue a career in medicine or nursing who has a background of one year of college Spanish or the equivalent. SPAN 220 will be primarily taught in study abroad programs in Mexico. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 102 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

SPAN 306    Experiencing Spanish Abroad    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised language and cultural studies accomplished during a study abroad program. Students who receive transferable credit for language study done during the study abroad program will receive credit only for cultural study. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Enrollment in supervised language study while abroad required.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 202 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; winter 2020; winter 2021

SPAN 331    Business Spanish    3 Hours

Introduction to business communication in the Spanish-speaking countries: Linguistic structures and vocabulary, forms of business communication, reading and discussion of business texts, social customs. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 202 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020

SPAN 345    Topics in Spanish    3 Hours

This course will develop students' linguistic and critical reading skills, as well as their cultural understanding through examination of different contemporary topics in the Hispanic world.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 370 or SPAN 331) and SPAN 371

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPAN 370    Spanish Conversation    3 Hours

Exercises in pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 202 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPAN 371    Spanish Composition and Grammar    3 Hours

Controlled written compositions and oral expression. Systematic and intensive review of grammar. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 5 (SPAN 202 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPAN 372    Latin American Civilization and Culture    3 Hours

Survey of the historical and cultural background of Latin America and its people from the Discovery to the present.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 370 or SPAN 331) and SPAN 371

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

SPAN 373    Spanish Civilization and Culture    3 Hours

Survey of historical and cultural background of Spain and its people from the Roman colonization to the present. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 370 or SPAN 331) and SPAN 371

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021

SPAN 374    Literature and Culture of Spain    3 Hours

An introduction to the culture of Spain through the study of literary texts. The course will discuss the historical contexts and cultural milieu that produced selected texts. The analysis of literary texts will be introduced. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 370 or SPAN 331) and SPAN 371

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

SPAN 376    Literature and Culture of Latin America    3 Hours

An introduction to the culture of Latin America through the study of their literary and cultural production. The course will discuss the historical contexts and cultural milieu that produced selected texts. The analyses of literary texts will be introduced. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 370 or SPAN 331) and SPAN 371

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

SPAN 381    Spanish Grammar Through Cultural Readings    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Students will read a variety of texts in order to increase reading comprehension, acquire a broader vocabulary, and enhance grammatical proficiency in preparation for the study of literature. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 371

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

SPAN 384    Spanish Phonetics and Phonology    3 Hours

An analytical and practical study of contemporary Spanish pronunciation (phonetics and phonology), including the articulatory system, sound production, the classification of vowels and consonants, phonetic transcription and some dialect features..

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 331 or (SPAN 370 and SPAN 371)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

SPAN 389    Internship in Spanish    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work using Spanish in a professional setting. Open only to Spanish majors or minors. May be repeated once for elective credit in the major or minor for a maximum of six hours. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 372 or SPAN 373 or SPAN 374 or SPAN 376)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

SPAN 453    Introduction to Spanish Linguistics    3 Hours

An overall understanding of major sub-areas of Spanish linguistics that will allow students to develop a deeper appreciation of the structure of Spanish and the speakers' use of the language.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 372 or SPAN 373) and (SPAN 374 or SPAN 376)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

SPAN 455    Topics in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies    3 Hours

Examines different literary and cultural topics of interest in Hispanic Studies. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 345 or SPAN 372 or SPAN 373) and (SPAN 374 or SPAN 376)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020

SPAN 470    Advanced Oral Spanish    3 Hours

Conversation units, dramatic sketches, original oral topics. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 370

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021

SPAN 471    Advanced Spanish Composition    3 Hours

Examination of selected literary works; original compositions on selected topics. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 371 and (SPAN 372 or SPAN 373 or SPAN 374 or SPAN 376)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

SPAN 476    Twentieth Century Spain    3 Hours

A chronological study of the culture of Spain through the study of representative works. The course will discuss the historical contexts and cultural milieu that produced selected texts. The analyses of literary texts will be introduced. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 374 or SPAN 376)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 480    Translation and Interpreting    3 Hours

The principles of translation and translation theory including extensive practical work with translations of literary and non-literary texts from Spanish to English and vice versa. Students will also learn the principles and develop the skills of interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 372 or SPAN 373) and (SPAN 374 or SPAN 376)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

SPAN 490    Hispanic Cinema    3 Hours

Introduction to the cinematic work of Latin American, Spanish, and US-Hispanic-Latino film artists and development of critical interpretative skills that enhance appreciation of films. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 370 or SPAN 331) and SPAN 371 and (SPAN 306 or SPAN 372 or SPAN 373 or SPAN 374 or SPAN 376 or SPAN 381 or SPAN 389)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 499    Advanced Studies in Spanish    1-4 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

For guided independent study in culture, language, or literature. May be used with consent of full-time program faculty members for work accomplished during study abroad. Number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020

Swahili (SWAH)

SWAH 101    Elementary Swahili    3 Hours

Prepares students to communicate verbally and in writing in simple routine tasks; to understand written or spoken communication on everyday topics and to develop cultural awareness.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SWAH 102    Elementary Swahili II    3 Hours

Continuation of the development of communication skills on everyday topics and cultural insights. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SWAH 101 or High School 2 years Swahili)

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