Foreign Languages

Course Offerings

CHIN–111 Elementary Chinese I (4 credits)
Emphasizes practice in speaking and listening. Develops cultural awareness, writing, and reading. Fall.
CHIN–112 Elementary Chinese II (4 credits)
Emphasizes practice in speaking and listening. Develops cultural awareness, writing, and reading. Spring.
CHIN–175 Introduction to Chinese Culture (3 credits)
Introduces Chinese culture in a historical context. Explores development of Chinese culture from the Qin dynasty (221 BC) to the present through lectures and analysis of relevant documents. Taught in English.
CHIN–211 Intermediate Chinese I (4 credits)
Continues practice in speaking and listening. Develops cultural awareness, writing, and reading. Fall.
CHIN–212 Intermediate Chinese II (4 credits)
Continues practice in speaking and listening. Develops cultural awareness, writing, and reading. Spring.
CHIN–275 Topics in Chinese Studies (3 credits)
In-depth examination of aspects of Chinese culture. Topics vary. Course may be repeated with content change.Taught in English.
CHIN–335 Foreign Lang Study Abroad (1-8 credits)
FL–111 Elementary Foreign Language (1-6 credits)
Used for study abroad credit in a target language not offered at the University.
FL–112 Elementary Foreign Language II (1-6 credits)
Used for study abroad credit in a target language not offered at the University.
FL–200STAB Foreign Lang Study Abroad (1-5 credits)
FL–211 Intermediate Foreign Language (1-6 credits)
Used for study abroad credit in a target language not offered at the University.
FL–212 Intermediate Foreign Language (1-6 credits)
Used for study abroad credit in a target language not offered at the University.
FL–401 Language/Culture/Literature (3 credits)
Capstone course for foreign language and international studies majors. Taught by a team of foreign language faculty who specialize in the cultures of France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, Russia, and Spain. Seminar examines how crucial questions of the human condition are reflected cross-culturally in language and literature. Topics vary. Course taught in English.
FL–420 Foreign Language Internship (3-6 credits)
Internship opportunities abroad are highly encouraged. Prerequisite: two 300-level courses or permission of instructor.
FREN–111 Elementary French I (3 credits)
Emphasizes practice in speaking, listening, writing, reading and cultural awareness. Fall (111), spring (112).
FREN–112 Elementary French II (3 credits)
Emphasizes practice in speaking, listening, writing, reading and cultural awareness. Fall (111), spring (112).
FREN–211 Intermediate French I (3 credits)
Continues practice in speaking, listening, writing, reading and cultural awareness. Fall (211), spring (212).
FREN–212 Intermediate French II (3 credits)
Continues practice in speaking, listening, writing, reading and cultural awareness. Fall (211), spring (212).
FREN–311 Conversation & Composition (3 credits)
Includes oral-aural practice, free and directed composition and review of syntax. A prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses.
FREN–312 French Conversation in Context (3 credits)
Advanced oral practice and analysis of non-literary texts. Focus on pronunciation and phonetics. Prerequisite: French 212.
FREN–314 Business French (3 credits)
Emphasizes speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills in business contexts as well as cross-cultural communication and comparison of French and American business cultures.
FREN–315 Intro French Literature (3 credits)
Studies French culture in literary context. Introduces students to French literature, literary analysis and discourse.
FREN–316 Quebec & Francophone Studies (3 credits)
Introduces the literary, political, economic, and cultural traditions of Quebec and the Francophone world.
FREN–317 Intro French Theatre (3 credits)
Introduces students to major authors, periods and conventions of French theatre. Emphasizes conversation, composition, and reading skills and includes an introduction to literary analysis and discourse.
FREN–318 Translation (3 credits)
Introduces theory and practice of written translation in French cultural context. Includes translation of documents from the following fields: law, medicine, business, entertainment, industry and technology, literature. Prerequisites: Two 300-level courses or permission of instructor.
FREN–330 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
Course content and credit hours determined in consultation with instructor. May be repeated with content change. Prerequisite: French 311 or permission of instructor. Department chair approval required.
FREN–333 Intro French/Francophone Cultures (3 credits)
Introduces French and Francophone cultures, relating historical events and geographical settings to the evolution of the language. Offered alternate years.
FREN–335 Foreign Lang Study Abroad (1-8 credits)
Used for study abroad credit.
FREN–415 Topics in French Literature (3 credits)
In-depth examination of French literature by author, period, and/or genre. Emphasizes advanced application of literary analysis and discourse. Topics vary. Course may be repeated with content change. Prerequisites: Two 300-level courses or permission of instructor.
FREN–434 French Civilization (3 credits)
Study of French civilization,art and culture from origin to present. Taught in French.
FREN–435 Foreign Lang Study Abroad (1-8 credits)
Used for study abroad course credit.
FREN–438 Adv French Language Seminar (3 credits)
Topics vary. Generally covers outstanding French authors and literary works. Course may be repeated with content change. Prerequisites: Two 300-level courses or permission of instructor.
GERM–111 Elementary German I (3 credits)
Emphasizes practice in speaking, listening, writing, reading, and cultural awareness. Fall (111), spring (112).
GERM–112 Elem German II (3 credits)
Emphasizes practice in speaking, listening, writing, reading, and cultural awareness. Fall (111), spring (112).
GERM–211 Intermediate German I (3 credits)
Continues practice in speaking, listening, writing, reading, and cultural awareness. Fall (211), spring (212).
GERM–212 Intermediate German II (3 credits)
Continues practice in speaking, listening, writing, reading, and cultural awareness. Fall (211), spring (212).
GERM–311 German Conversation and Compostion (3 credits)
A systematic grammar review while focusing on the process and development of effective writing skills and expression in German. A prerequisite course for all 300- and 400-level courses. Fall.
GERM–312 Topics in German Studies (3 credits)
Topics vary. Course may be repeated with content change. Topics range from aspects of German film and the Alps, to crime novels and biographies, to other aspects of German culture and society. Prerequisite: German 311 or permission of instructor.
GERM–314 Career German (3 credits)
Studies the specialized vocabulary and nature of career German.
GERM–321 Survey of German Literature to 1830 (3 credits)
Readings for broad overview of literary development in German-speaking Europe.
GERM–322 Survey of German Literature From 1830 to Present (3 credits)
Readings for broad overview of literary development in German-speaking Europe.
GERM–330 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
Content and credit hours determined in consultation with instructor. May be repeated with content change. Prerequisite: German 311 or permission of instructor. Department chair approval required.
GERM–333 Introduction to German Culture (3 credits)
Introduces the student to the impact of historical events on German art, music, cinema, and literature.
GERM–335 Foreign Lang Study Abroad (1-8 credits)
Used for study abroad credit.
GERM–410 Advanced German Grammar (3 credits)
Primarily for German majors and minors. Emphasizes aspects of grammar important for high school instruction in the language.
GERM–414 20th-21st Century Literature (3 credits)
In-depth examination of major German, Austrian, and Swiss writers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
GERM–433 German Civilization (3 credits)
Traces history and culture of German-speaking Europe from beginnings to the present. Taught in German.
GERM–435 Foreign Lang Study Abroad (1-8 credits)
Used for study abroad course credit.
GERM–438 Seminar (3 credits)
Outstanding German authors and literary works. Topics vary. Course may be repeated with content change.
GRK–111 Elementary Ancient Greek I (3 credits)
Presents the basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of ancient Greek so that students can begin reading passages from ancient authors. Fall (111), spring (112) in alternate years.
GRK–112 Elementary Ancient Greek II (3 credits)
Presents the basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of ancient Greek so that students can begin reading passages from ancient authors. Fall (111), spring (112) in alternate years.
GRK–211 Intermediate Ancient Greek (3 credits)
Continues to develop skills in the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of ancient Greek begun in Greek 111 and 112. Reading of extended passages from Herodotus, Plato, Thucydides, and the Gospel of John.
GRK–212 Introduction to Greek Prose (3 credits)
Reading of prose texts in both Attic and Hellenistic Greek. Emphasis on reading a variety of literary genres and prose styles. Review and enhance knowledge of Greek grammar. Texts include the Tabula of Cebes, Lysias' On the Murder of Eratosthenes, Paul's letters, and the book of Acts.
GRK–351 Attic Prose (3 credits)
Advanced ancient Greek course dedicated to the reading, analysis, and discussion of Attic prose texts of the 4th century bc. Authors read depend on student interest; may include Aristotle, Plato, Lysias, and Isocrates.
GRK–371 New Testament Greek Exegesis (3 credits)
Advanced Greek course devoted to reading and exegesis of the New Testament in the original language. Emphasis on gaining competence in koine Greek, skill in exegesis and literary analysis, and facility in the use of scholarly tools for New Testament study.
GRK–411 Ancient Greek Drama (3 credits)
Advanced ancient Greek course dedicated to the reading and analysis of Greek plays. Authors read depend on student interest; may include: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Prerequisite: GRK-212.
GRK–421 Greek Poetry (3 credits)
Advanced ancient Greek course dedicated to reading Greek poetry. Students read a variety of Greek poets and poems, gain exposure to several Greek dialects, and learn about poetic meter and scansion. Authors read depend on student interest; may include Homer, Hesiod, Sappho, and Solon.
GRK–430 Individual Readings in Greek Literature (1-6 credits)
Topics and credit hours must be prearranged with the instructor. Repeatable as texts and topics change
HEB–111 Elementary Hebrew I (3 credits)
Emphasizes basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of classical Hebrew in order to prepare students to begin to read and study the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Fall (111), spring (112) in alternate years.
HEB–112 Elementary Hebrew II (3 credits)
Emphasizes basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of classical Hebrew in order to prepare students to begin to read and study the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Fall (111), spring (112) in alternate years.
HEB–211 Intermediate Hebrew I (3 credits)
Continues to develop skills in grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of biblical Hebrew. Emphasizes reading of extended passages from the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Attention is also given to some non-biblical material such as ancient Hebrew inscriptions and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
HEB–212 Intermediate Hebrew II (3 credits)
Continues to develop skills in grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of biblical Hebrew. Emphasizes reading of extended passages from the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Attention is also given to some non-biblical material such as ancient Hebrew inscriptions and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
LATN–111 Elementary Latin I (3 credits)
Introduction to the basic elements of Latin grammar and syntax. Emphasis on reading and simple composition.
LATN–112 Elementary Latin II (3 credits)
Introduction to the basic elements of Latin grammar and syntax. Emphasis on reading and simple composition.
LATN–211 Intermediate Latin I (3 credits)
Develops understanding of advanced Latin syntax and emphasizes reading of extended passages from selected Latin prose authors. Poetry is introduced in 212.
LATN–212 Intermediate Latin II (3 credits)
Develops understanding of advanced Latin syntax and emphasizes reading of extended passages from selected Latin prose authors. Poetry is introduced in 212.
LATN–315 Latin Prose Historians: Caesar and Sallust (3 credits)
Reading of selections from Caesar's Gallic War and Civil War and Sallust's War with Catiline or Jugurthine War. Develops students' command of Latin vocabulary and understanding of advanced Latin syntax and grammar.Students will consider common historical themes and approaches employed by the authors. Prerequisite: Latin 212 or permission of the instructor.
LATN–316 Cicero (3 credits)
Reading of unedited Latin selections from Cicero's Philippics and De natura deorum. Beyond continuing development of vocabulary skills, introduces the formal study of rhetoric using Cicero's orations and philosophical works. Prerequisite: Latin 212 or permission of the instructor.
LATN–321 Vergil (3 credits)
Reading of selections from Books 1, 2, 4, 6 of Vergil's Aeneid. Develops understanding of Latin poetic form, teaches principles of scansion and reinforces knowledge of important literary devices in Latin. Prerequisite: Latin 212 or permission of the instructor.
LATN–329 Medieval Latin (3 credits)
Reading of selected medieval Latin texts from the 4th century AD up to the Renaissance. Introduces students to the changes in Latin Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Prerequisite: Latin 212 or permission of the instructor.
LATN–330 Individual Readings in Latin Literature (1-6 credits)
Topics and credit hours must be prearranged with instructor. Repeatable as text and authors change.
RUSS–111 Elementary Russian I (3 credits)
Emphasizes practice in grammar, speaking, listening, writing, reading, and cultural awareness.
RUSS–112 Elementary Russian II (3 credits)
Emphasizes practice in grammar, speaking, listening, writing, reading, and cultural awareness.
RUSS–211 Intermediate Russian I (3 credits)
Continues practice in grammar, speaking, listening, writing, reading, and cultural awareness.
RUSS–212 Intermediate Russian II (3 credits)
Continues practice in grammar, speaking, listening, writing, reading, and cultural awareness.
RUSS–311 Third Year Russian I (3 credits)
Continued study of Russian grammar with attention to participles and prefixed verbs of motion. Regular work on speaking, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
RUSS–312 Third Year Russian II (3 credits)
Continued study of Russian grammar with attention to participles and prefixed verbs of motion. Regular work on speaking, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
RUSS–330 Independent Study in Russian (1-6 credits)
Topics and credit hours must be prearranged with instructor. May be repeated with content change.
RUSS–333 Russian Culture (3 credits)
Broad survey of Russian culture. Includes geography, history, folk culture, literature, art, religion, music, cinema, and contemporary post-Soviet society. Taught in English. Alternate years.
RUSS–334 Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Civilizat (3 credits)
This course is a continuation of Russian 333. As with Russian 333, this course covers a wide range of topics relating to Russia from the Bolshevik Revolution to the present day: a basic overview of history, various social issues, and culture - from literature, art, music, cinema, and architecture to everyday life and popular culture. Taught in English; no knowledge of Russian language required. Prerequisite: Russian 333 or permission of instructor.
RUSS–335 Foreign Language Study Abroad (1-8 credits)
SPAN–111 Elementary Spanish I (3 credits)
Emphasizes practice in speaking, listening, writing, reading, and cultural awareness.
SPAN–112 Elementary Spanish II (3 credits)
Emphasizes practice in speaking, listening, writing, reading, and cultural awareness.
SPAN–211 Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)
Continues practice in speaking, listening, writing, reading and cultural awareness.
SPAN–212 Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)
Continues practice in speaking, listening, writing, reading and cultural awareness.
SPAN–311 Spanish Grammar & Composition (3 credits)
A systematic grammar review while focusing on process and development of effective writing skills and expression in Spanish. Prerequisite course for all 300- and 400-level courses.
SPAN–314 Business Spanish (3 credits)
Studies the specialized vocabulary of commercial Spanish.
SPAN–316 Spanish Conversation (3 credits)
Includes oral practice, free and directed composition, and review of syntax.
SPAN–320 Social Issues in Hispanic Society (3 credits)
Introduces specific social, ideological, and philosophical issues pertinent to the Hispanic world in Spain, Latin America, and United States.
SPAN–321 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
Introduces outstanding literary works from Spain and Latin America.
SPAN–330 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
Course content and credit hours determined in consultation with the instructor. Course may be repeated with content change. Prerequisite: Spanish 311 or permission of instructor. Department chair approval is required.
SPAN–333 Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 credits)
Introduces the various Hispanic cultures found in Spain, Latin America, and United States.
SPAN–335 Foreign Lang Study Abroad (1-8 credits)
SPAN–350 Medical Spanish (3 credits)
Introduces medical Spanish and teaches how to conduct medical interviews.
SPAN–410 Spanish Practical Phonetics: Pronunciation and Variation (3 credits)
Introduction to theory and practice of Spanish pronunciation, including dialectal and historical variation.
SPAN–411 Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 credits)
An advanced grammar course that will provide students with the background necessary for more advanced courses. The course will focus on continued mastery of the most difficult points of Spanish grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 316 or permission of instructor.
SPAN–433 Hispanic Civilization (3 credits)
Studies history and culture of Spain and Latin America. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN–435 Foreign Lang Study Abroad (1-8 credits)
SPAN–438 Spanish Seminar (3 credits)
Topics vary. Generally covers outstanding Hispanic authors and literary works. Course may be repeated with content change.
SPAN–450 Spanish Advanced Grammar & Linguistics (3 credits)
Focuses on linguistic analysis of Spanish grammar, specifically morphology (the study of word formation) and syntax (the analysis of sentences), and its dialectal, historical, social, and contextual variation.
SPAN–458 Intro to Hispanic Pragmatics (3 credits)
An introduction to socio-pragmatics theory and methods with application to Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN-311 and 316 or permission of instructor.