Courses in French (View Spanish courses)

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FREN 1000 Basic French I (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to the essentials of vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure. Primary emphasis on understanding and speaking. Secondary emphasis on reading and writing. Intended for students with no prior study of French. Offered every year in the spring semester.

FREN 1010 Basic French II (4 sem. hours).

Continuation of Basic French. Prerequisite: FREN 1000 or placement test score. Offered every year in the fall semester.

FREN 2000 Intermediate French (4 sem. hours).

Building on Basic French, this course focuses on the practical application of basic listening and speaking skills and expands students’ reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: FREN 1010 or placement test score. Offered every year in the spring semester.

FREN 2110 Contemporary French Culture (4 sem. hours).

This transition course concentrates on reading skills in a conversational classroom environment. It is designed to help students attain a level of linguistic proficiency and cultural understanding that will allow them to interact effectively with speakers of French. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 2000, or its equivalent, or placement test score. Required for all further study of French. Offered every year in the fall semester.

FREN 2750–2753 Special Topics (1–4 sem. hours).

Study of specific aspects of French literature, language, or culture at the intermediate level. Taught in French. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Taught primarily in our summer program in France. Prerequisite: FREN 2000, or its equivalent, or placement test score. Offered occasionally.

FREN 3200 Survey of French Literature up to the Revolution (4 sem. hours).

A close study of the major works produced in France from the Middle Ages to the Revolution. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 2110. Offered in alternate years.

FREN 3210 Survey of French Literature after the Revolution (4 sem. hours).

A close study of the principal literary works produced in France from the time of the Revolution to the present. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 2110. Offered in alternate years.

FREN 3220 French Civilization up to the Revolution (4 sem. hours).

This course focuses on the art, history, literary accomplishments, and cultural aspirations of French-speaking people up to the Revolution. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 2110. Offered in alternate years.

FREN 3230 French Civilization after the Revolution (4 sem. hours).

This course focuses on the art, history, literary accomplishments, and cultural aspirations of French-speaking people from the time of the Revolution to the present. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 2110. Offered in alternate years.

FREN 3750–3753 Special Topics (1–4 sem. hours).

Study of specific aspects of French literature, language, or culture at the junior level. Taught in French. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: FREN 2110. Offered occasionally.

FREN 3800–3803 Directed Studies (1–4 sem. hours).

Offered occasionally.

FREN 4750 Special Studies in French (4 sem. hours).

Advanced, in-depth study of specific aspects of French literature, language, or culture, such as advanced grammar, Medieval, and Renaissance literature, 17th-century theatre, 18th-century narrative, 19th-century novel, and 20th-century theatre. Taught in French. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: FREN 2110. Offered occasionally.

FREN 4800–4803 Directed Study in French (1–4 sem. hours).

For advanced students who wish to do reading and research in special areas under the guidance of an instructor. Prerequisite: FREN 2110 and consent of the department chair. Offered occasionally.

FREN 4850–4853 Internship (1–4 sem. hours).

Offered occasionally.

FREN HI–HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1–4 sem. hours).

Offered occasionally.

Courses in Spanish (View French courses)

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SPAN 1000 Basic Spanish I (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to the essentials of vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure. Primary emphasis on understanding and speaking. Secondary emphasis on reading and writing. Intended for students with no prior study of Spanish. Offered every year in fall and spring semesters.

SPAN 1010 Basic Spanish II (4 sem. hours).

Continuation of Basic Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 1000 or placement test score. Offered every year in fall and spring semesters.

SPAN 2000 Intermediate Spanish (4 sem. hours).

Building on Basic Spanish, this course focuses on the practical application of basic listening and speaking skills, and expands students’ reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or placement test score. Offered fall and spring.

SPAN 2050–2053 Intermediate Conversation (1–4 sem. hours).

Designed for students at the intermediate level wishing to improve their pronunciation, vocabulary, and conversational skills. Topics include Hispanic culture and current events. Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or placement score. May be taken concurrently with a 2000-level course. Taught in Spanish. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 2110 Contemporary Hispanic Culture (4 sem. hours).

This transition course concentrates on reading and writing skills in a conversational environment. It provides the insights into customs and daily culture needed for interacting effectively with Spanish speakers. Taught in Spanish. May be taken concurrently with any course in the series (2130 or 2140). Prerequisite: SPAN 2000, or its equivalent, or placement test score. Offered every year in fall semester.

SPAN 2130 Grammar and Composition (4 sem. hours).

This transition course concentrates on writing skills through a systematic review and practice of grammatical concepts and strengthening of expository writing. Taught in Spanish. May be taken concurrently with any course in the series (2110 or 2140). Prerequisite: SPAN 2000, or its equivalent, or placement test score. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 2140 Introduction to Literature (4 sem. hours).

This transition course concentrates on reading and writing skills in a conversational environment. It introduces students to literary analysis through the practice of close reading of texts from various genres and contexts. Taught in Spanish. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 2110 or SPAN 2130. Prerequisite: SPAN 2000, or its equivalent, or placement test score. Offered every year in spring semester.

SPAN 2152 Learning Spanish Through Service Learning (2 sem. hours).

Designed to improve students’ performance in Spanish in an immersion setting and to learn about Hispanic culture and social conditions first hand by means of service learning. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 1010. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 2750–2753 Special Topics (1–4 sem. hours).

Study of specific aspects of Hispanic literature, language, or culture at the intermediate level. Taught in Spanish. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: SPAN 2000, or its equivalent, or placement test score or consent of the department chair. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 3200 Survey of Peninsular Literature up to 1700 (4 sem. hours).

A close study of the principal literary works produced in Spain from the Middle Ages up to 1700. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 2140, SPAN 2110, or by petitioning the instructor. Offered every other year in the fall semester.

SPAN 3210 Survey of Spanish-American Literature through Modernism (4 sem. hours).

A close study of the principal literary works produced in Spanish America from Colonial time through the 19th century. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 2140, SPAN 2110, or by petitioning the instructor. Offered every other year in the spring semester.

SPAN 3300 Survey of Peninsular Literature from the 18th Century to the Present (4 sem. hours).

A close study of the principal literary works produced in Spain from the 18th century to the present. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 2140, SPAN 2110, or by petitioning the instructor. Offered every other year in the fall semester.

SPAN 3310 Survey of Spanish-American Literature from Late Modernism to the Present (4 sem. hours).

A close study of the principal literary works produced in Spanish America from the early 20th century to the present. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 2140 or by petitioning the instructor. Offered every other year in the spring semester.

SPAN 3750–3753 Special Topics (1–4 sem. hours).

Study of specific aspects of Hispanic literature, language, or culture at the junior level. Taught in Spanish. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: SPAN 2110 or SPAN 2140. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 3770 Modernism—Post-Modernism (4 sem. hours).

A comparison, contrast, and analysis of two main periods in modern Spanish-American literature, focusing on modernist poetry, and postmodernist prose. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 2110 or SPAN 2140. Offered occasionally in the fall semester.

SPAN 3780 Studies in 19th Century Peninsular Literature (4 sem. hours).

This course examines selected texts produced in Spain during the 19th century. The themes and texts will vary, sometimes focusing on Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, or a selection of writers, genres and themes from the 19th century. Prerequisite: SPAN 2110 and SPAN 2140, or by petitioning the instructor. Offered every other year in the fall semester.

SPAN 3790 Studies in 20th Century Peninsular Literature (4 sem. hours).

This course examines selected texts produced in Spain during the 20th century. Themes and texts may vary, sometimes focusing on the Generation of 1898, the Spanish Vanguard, post-civil war prose, postmodernism, or a combination of writers and time periods. Prerequisites: SPAN 2110 and SPAN 2140, or by petitioning the instructor. Offered every other year in the spring semester.

SPAN 4750 Special Studies in Spanish (4 sem. hours).

Advanced, in-depth study of specific aspects of Hispanic literature, language, or culture. Taught in Spanish. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisites: one SPAN 3000-level course, or by petitioning the instructor. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 4760 Cervantes (4 sem. hours).

A study of the life and works of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, including his short stories and plays, as well as Don Quixote de La Mancha. Taught in Spanish. This course prepares students for the reflective paper and comprehensive exam. Prerequisites: one SPAN 3000-level course, or by petitioning the instructor. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 4770 Golden Age Drama (4 sem. hours).

An in-depth study of representative theatrical works written in Spain between 1550 and 1681. Taught in Spanish. This course prepares students for the reflective paper and comprehensive exam. Prerequisites: one SPAN 3000-level course, or by petitioning the instructor. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 4800–4803 Directed Study in Spanish (1–4 sem. hours).

For advanced students who wish to do reading and research in special areas under the guidance of an instructor. Prerequisites: one SPAN 3000-level course, or by petitioning the instructor. Offered occasionally.

SPAN 4850 Internship (1–4 sem. hours).

An internship in which a student works, under the supervision of the Modern Languages Department, in a place where Spanish is used. This course does not serve as preparation for comprehensive exams. Prerequisite: Two courses from the series (2110, 2120, 2130, or 2140) and consent of the department chair. Offered as occasionally.

SPAN HI–HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1–4 sem. hours).

Offered occasionally.