Arabic Courses

ARB
101
FL
Hours
4
Elementary Arabic

Students will learn the spoken and written language of Modern Standard Arabic. This course is intended for students with NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE of Arabic. Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the program director BEFORE enrolling.

Foreign Language
ARB
102
FL
Hours
4
Elementary Arabic

Course is a continuation of ARB 101. Students will learn the spoken and written language. Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 101
Foreign Language
ARB
201
Hours
3
Intermediate Arabic

Continuation of Arabic language on the intermediate level. Students who already have basics of Arabic speaking, writing and reading will develop their skills further. The class meets three hours per week. Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 102
ARB
202
Hours
3
Intermediate Arabic

Continuation of ARB 201. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Not repeatable without the permission of the CLC director. Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 201
ARB
260
Hours
3
The Arabian Nights

This course introduces students to the Arabian Nights (One Thousand and One Nights) in translation. The Arabian Nights are a collection of stories framed in one story narrated by Shahrazad. The narratives are a mixed potion of magic, love, fear, and death. This course will discuss the history of the tales as well as the different translations, in addition to the socio-cultural concepts of antagonists and protagonist forces, such as magic spells and the Jinni. The students will cover a variety of tales: Sinbad, Ali Baba, and Aladdin. The course will also examine the Islamic context in the Arabian Nights. Taught in English.

Prerequisite(s): None
ARB
301
Hours
3
Third-year Arabic

Study of contemporary Arabic language and culture. This course is intended for students who have already taken ARB 202. Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll. This course will emphasize the development of practical communicative ability in Arabic along with cultural knowledge of Arabic speaking countries.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 202

Chinese Courses

CHI
101
FL, HU
Hours
4
Elementary Chinese

Contemporary Chinese Language (Mandarin): speaking, listening, reading and writing of simplified Chinese characters. The class meets five hours per week with an instructor. This course is intended for students with NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE of Chinese. Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the program director before enrolling.

Foreign Language, Humanities
CHI
102
FL, HU
Hours
4
Elementary Chinese

This is a continuation of Chinese language (Mandarin) on the elementary level. Course goals include stress on authentic reading and writing Chinese and a continuation of speaking with listening comprehension. The class meets five hours per week with an instructor. Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll.

Prerequisite(s): CHI 101
Foreign Language, Humanities
CHI
201
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate Chinese

This is a continuation of Chinese language on the intermediate level. Course goals include stress on reading and writing Chinese and a continuation of speaking with listening comprehension. Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll.

Prerequisite(s): CHI 101 and CHI 102
Humanities
CHI
202
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate Chinese

This is continuation of CHI 201. Emphasis on authentic Chinese reading and writing as well as culture. Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll.

Prerequisite(s): CHI 201
Humanities
CHI
301
Hours
3
Third-year Chinese

Study of contemporary Chinese language and culture. Emphasis is on the development of reading and writing skills in cultural context. Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll.

Prerequisite(s): CHI 202
CHI
302
Hours
3
Third-year Chinese

Continuation of CHI301. Study of contemporary Chinese language and culture. Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll.

Prerequisite(s): CHI 301
CHI
350
Hours
3
Traditional Chinese Lit Trans

Introduction to Chinese literature from the earliest times to the 20th century. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

CHI
351
Hours
3
Modern Chinese Lit Trans

Introduction to 20th-century Chinese literature. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

CHI
353
Hours
1-4
Conversation/Composition

This course is intended for students of the intermediate level Chinese. Classes emphasize communicative aspects of socially correct conversational skill as well as reading and writing of authentic contemporary Chinese (Mandarin).

Prerequisite(s): CHI 202
CHI
354
Hours
1-4
Conversation/Composition

Continuation of CHI353 with more emphasis on reading and writing of Chinese.

Prerequisite(s): CHI 353
CHI
401
Hours
3
Advanced Reading and Writing Chinese I

Advanced level Chinese. Emphasis on reading and writing of modern Chinese (Mandarin). Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll.

Prerequisite(s): CHI 302
CHI
402
Hours
3
Advanced Reading and Writing Chinese II

Continuation of CHI 401 for advanced students. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): CHI 401

Classics Courses

CL
222
HU
Hours
3
Greek Roman Mythology

Introduction to classical mythology itself and the principal Greek and Roman myths. Offered each semester.

Humanities
CL
234
HU
Hours
3
Medical Terminology

This course studies the Greek and Latin roots of medical terms, though knowing Greek or Latin is not a necessity. Students learn the meaning of a number of roots and, subsequently, become able to break down any medical term into its essential components (prefixes, suffixes and combining forms) and understand its meaning. Students also become able to relate any term to the body systems and understand how the biological nomenclature works. This course does not teach the medical practices described by the medical terms, but focuses on expanding student vocabulary not only in the medical field but also in related areas, as we learn derivatives used in other circumstances as well; an educated person is expected to be able to understand the medical language and communicate with his or her health providers. What makes this course invaluable is that the vocabulary students learn is often encountered on standardized tests such as GRE and MCAT.

Prerequisite(s): None
Humanities
CL
300
Hours
3
History of the Early Church

This course covers the main events, processes, figures and texts in the history of Christianity in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages The course begins with the introduction in which we will discuss the historical, social, and intellectual factors that influenced the development of early Christianity, its cultural connections with Judaism and Hellenism, and the appearance of the formative texts of Christianity. The subsequent lectures will be organized chronologically. The course also pays its due attention to the Byzantine Church and Eastern Christian traditions (Syriac, Coptic, Georgian, Armenian, Slavic, Arabic).

Prerequisite(s): None
CL
323
Hours
3
Alexander the Great, Then & Now

We will study the journey and conquests of Alexander the Great as a historical and cultural event. His expedition took him from Greece, through the countries of the Middle and Near East, all the way to India. Many Western leaders (including Americans) have tried to repeat Alexander's achievement with limited success. Our exploration will look at the reasons of subsequent failures, among other issues.

CL
333
HU
Hours
3-6
Greek Civilization: Myth, History, Culture

Greece is in a particularly strategic spot, at the crossroads between East and West, North and South, controlling the passages from Europe to Asia and from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. A variety of cultures have crossed paths in Greece throughout its long history– from Egyptian, Minoan, and Roman to Byzantine, Christian, Muslim, Ottoman, and Jewish, have all left there their cultural marks. On the other hand, a variety of conquerors have attempted to control, subdue or obliterate the Greeks and Greek culture, yet have come and gone, while Greece and the Greeks are still there, having inhabited their land continuously for the past 4.5 millennia. In the course of time, the Greeks have developed a civilization with tremendous inventions, discoveries and advancements that changed the world and gave the West its identity. The Greeks do not claim to have invented the wheel, but to have used it in order to give the world theater, history, medicine, philosophy, the Golden Mean, geometry, levers and pulley systems, the first analog computers and, above all, democracy. This course, therefore, taught in Greece, takes place at the most significant historical sites throughout the country. Instruction includes various three elements: (i) Students learn about the myths and legends associated with each site and study the geographical features of the area that gave rise to them; (ii) visit the archeological site and are introduced to the history of the area from the Archaic Period to the Modern Era, following the trail of material remains both at the site and the museum; and (iii) study the elements of the modern culture that derive from antiquity, uncovering the continuity of Greek civilization. In this way, students get an overview of Greek history and culture from prehistory to modernity, which brings to life not only myths and legends but also historic events that shaped Western civilization.

Prerequisite(s): None
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: Students must enroll in CL 380-800 for 6 credit hours.
Humanities
CL
350
W
Hours
3
Roman Religion

Survey of the rites and structure of ancient Roman cult with special emphasis on the Roman religious calendar and the clash between paganism and Christianity. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Writing
CL
365
Hours
3
Greece & Rome in Film

This course integrates literature, history, and film. Many of the films we watch attempt to reconstruct the ancient world to some degree of accuracy, while others are inspired by themes of ancient literature, but without regard to historic authenticity. Students read several primary sources to help them discern inauthentic elements or appreciate good interpretations in film.

CL
380
Hours
3-6
Special Topics

Detailed investigations of specific aspects of Greco-Roman civilization such as ancient drama, women's lives, ancient religion, and technological achievements.

CL
384
Hours
3
Ancient Egypt Near East

Introduction to Egypt's ancient history (from the pyramids to the Ptolemies), with emphasis on the civilization's contributions to Western heritage.

CL
385
Hours
3
History Of Greece

Survey of the history of Greece from earliest times to the death of Alexander the Great, with emphasis on the Golden Age.

CL
386
Hours
3
History Of Rome

Introduction to the ancient history of Rome, with emphasis on the Republic from its Etruscan beginnings to the Second Punic War, and on the golden age of Caesar Augustus at the beginning of the Roman Empire.

Critical Language Courses

CRL
101
Hours
1-6
Elementary Critical Language I

This course is for students studying any beginning level of less commonly taught languages offered by the Critical Languages Center or abroad, and repeatable for credit with different languages. Supervised self-study system applied.

CRL
102
Hours
1-6
Elem. Critical Language II

This course is equivalent to the second semester level of less commonly taught languages at the Critical Language Center or abroad, and repeatable with different languages. Supervised self-study system applied.

CRL
201
Hours
1-6
Int. Critical Language I

This course is equivalent to the third semester level of a less commonly taught language at the Critical Languages Center or abroad, and repeatable for credit with different less commonly taught languages. Supervised self-study system applied.

CRL
202
Hours
1-6
Int. Critical Languages II

This course is equivalent to the fourth semester level of less commonly taught languages at the Critical Languages Center or abroad, and repeatable for credit with different less commonly taught languages.

CRL
301
Hours
1-6
3rd Year Critical Lang. I

This course is for students who have completed four semesters of a less commonly taught language and wish to pursue a higher level of language proficiency. Language proficiency must be evaluated as adequate for this level by the Critical Languages Center, and the consent of the CLC director is required.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor Required
CRL
302
Hours
1-6
3rd Year Critical Lang. II

This course is a continuation of CRL 301, and for students wish to pursue a higher level of language proficiency. Language proficiency must be evaluated as adequate for this level by the Critical Languages Center before enrolling, and the consent of the CLC director is required.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor Required

Croatian Courses

CROA
101
Hours
3
Elem Croatian Language

Contemporary Croatian: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior level) speaker of the language. Native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director before registering for permission. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered each semester.

CROA
102
Hours
3
Elem Croatian Language

Contemporary Croatian: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native speaker of the language. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered each semester.

Dutch Courses

DUT
102
Hours
3
Elementary Dutch

Contemporary Dutch: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native/superior-level speaker of the language. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Prerequisite(s): DUT 101

Farsi Courses

FRS
101
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Farsi I

Contemporary Farsi (Persian): speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves supervised-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior level) speaker of the language. Native or near native speakers of this language are NOT allowed to take this course. Any students with any background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director BEFORE enrolling. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Foreign Language
FRS
102
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Farsi II

Continuation of FRS 101. Contemporary Farsi (Persian): speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves supervised self-instructional approach at the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer.” Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll.

Prerequisite(s): FRS 101
Foreign Language
FRS
201
Hours
3
Intermediate Farsi I

Continuation of Farsi (Persian) language on the Intermediate level. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Offered according to demand. Not repeatable without persmion of the CLC director.

Prerequisite(s): FRS 102
FRS
202
Hours
3
Intermediate Farsi II

Continuation of Farsi (Persian) language on the Intermediate level. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Native speakers or near native speakers of the language are NOT allowed to enroll. Offered according to demand. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Prerequisite(s): FRS 201

Finnish Courses

FIN
101
Hours
3
Elementary Finnish I

Contemporary Finnish: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior level) speaker of the language. Native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director before registering for permission. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

French Courses

FR
101
FL, HU
Hours
4
Elementary French I

For students who have never studied French; or with one year of high school French; or with one or more years of elementary or middle school French. This course focuses on fundamental spoken and written communication in French while developing knowledge of cultural topics relating to contemporary French and French-speaking countries. Offered each semester.

Foreign Language, Humanities
FR
102
FL, HU
Hours
4
Elementary French II

Continuation of FR 101. This course focuses on further enhancing communicative abilities, cultural practices and perspectives in French. Offered each semester.

Prerequisite(s): Must have a minimum grade of a C- in FR 101, or 2 years or less of high school French.
Foreign Language, Humanities
FR
201
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate French

For students with previous study of elementary-level French. Further development of oral and written communication skills in French through the exploration of various themes in French and Francophone culture.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of a C- in FR 102 or minimum grade of a C- in FR 103
Humanities
FR
202
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate French

Continuation of FR 201. Preparation for advanced literature, linguistics, and culture courses.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of a C- in FR 201
Humanities
FR
205
Hours
1-2
Living In French House

Students live in the French House with a native (or near native) speaker and agree to dedicate two hours per week to full language immersion with a view to increasing oral proficiency.

Prerequisite(s): FR 201, or 202, or 206, or 321, or 322, or 323, or 324, or 328, or 329
FR
206
Hours
1-2
Living In French House

Students live in the French House with a native (or near native) speaker and agree to dedicate two hours per week to full language immersion with a view to increasing oral proficiency.

Prerequisite(s): FR 201, or 202, or 205, or 321, or 322, or 323, or 324, or 328, or 329
FR
321
W
Hours
3
Voices In French

Introduction to literary and cultural analysis through selected works of French cultural expression. Emphasis on expanding vocabulary and improving grammar in order to develop speaking, reading, and writing proficiency beyond the second year. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course. Usually offered in the fall semester. Study abroad equivalent: FR 328.

Prerequisite(s): FR 202
Writing
FR
322
Hours
3
Advanced French Grammar

Review of French grammar with emphasis on written exercises. Study abroad equivalent: FR 329. Usually offered in the fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): FR 202
FR
323
W
Hours
3
Text, Image, And Word

Contemporary French and Francophone society and culture. Continued work in literary and cultural analysis through selected works of recent cultural media (journalism, literature, music, film). Emphasis on written exposition, oral proficiency, critical thinking, grammar review. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course. Usually offered in the spring semester. Study abroad equivalent: FR 328.

Prerequisite(s): FR 202
Writing
FR
324
Hours
3
Commercial French

Introduction to basic business language and vocabulary, business protocol and culture in French-speaking countries.

Prerequisite(s): FR 321 or FR 322 or FR 323 or by permission of the instructor or by placement exam
FR
325
FL
Hours
3
Cultures and Conversations

This course is designed to advance students’ proficiency in spoken and conversational French while exploring French and Francophone cultures. As they engage in various individual and collaborative projects, students will improve their ability to function in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication. Through critical exploration and analysis of a variety of materials (short texts and newspaper articles, television clips, films, songs, and images), students will review and expand their vocabulary and grammatical knowledge, refine their pronunciation and listening comprehension skills to develop their oral fluency. The specific topics explored will be at the discretion of the instructor teaching the course. One option is to explore the culture of food and fashion (including, food as culture and fashion as culture) in France. The course will consider the importance of food and fashion as a form of cultural and personal expression, specifically how food and fashion have served to indicate social status, gender identity, national identity, religious identity, and political engagement.

Prerequisite(s): French 202; or equivalent from another institution; or a 5 on the AP French Exam
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: FR 202; or equivalent from another institution; or a 5 on the AP French Exam
Foreign Language
FR
328
Hours
3
French Conversation-Abroad

Contemporary French society and culture. Direct on-site cultural exposure. Analysis of recent cultural media (e.g., journalism, literature, song, film) in context. Emphasis is on written exposition, oral proficiency, grammar review, and critical appraisal in relation to an immersion experience in French culture. Offered in France. For purposes of satisfying the requirements of the French major or minor, this course can be used in lieu of either FR 321 or FR 323.

FR
329
Hours
3
Adv Fr Grammar-Abroad

No description available.

FR
331
Hours
3
French Civilization

The course is also taught abroad as FR 339. Study of French artistic heritage and development of social and political institutions. Offered alternate fall semesters.

Prerequisite(s): FR 321 or FR 322 or FR 323
FR
339
Hours
3
French Civilizatn-Abroad

No description available.

FR
341
L, W
Hours
3
Survey Fr Literature I

French literature from its origins through the 18th century. Readings from major authors, lectures, and reports. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course. Offered fall semesters.

Prerequisite(s): FR 321 or FR 322 or FR 323
Literature, Writing
FR
351
W
Hours
3
Survey Fr Literature II

French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Readings from major authors, lectures, and reports. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course. Offered spring semesters.

Prerequisite(s): FR 321 OR FR 322 OR FR 323
Writing
FR
361
Hours
3
Intro Romance Linguistic (Same as IT 361 and SP 361)

Introduction to linguistic science and its use in describing language in general and the Romance languages in particular.

FR
380
Hours
1-3
Special Topics

Directed reading, research, or French Immersion Retreat. Also offered within the curriculum for the Alabama-in-France summer program. Topic to be determined in consultation with the instructor or program director.

FR
421
Hours
3
Pronunciation & Phonetics

Introduction to phonetic theory and corrective phonetics through auditory discrimination exercises and contrastive analysis; emphasis on mastery of oral skills. Offered each semester.

Prerequisite(s): FR 321 or FR 322 or FR 323
FR
424
FL, HU
Hours
3
Globalization, Business and Marketing

This course, entirely conducted in French, is articulated around a global simulation, alternating individual and collaborative projects. Pairs of students create their own fictitious company and a product sold by the company. Students collaborate to conceive and design develop marketing and advertising tools that culminate with the development of their company website. Through the study of written communications, advertising, and business material, readings (newspaper articles, best practices on web construction websites, marketing strategies articles in trade publications), audio documents (radio newscasts and marketing strategies podcasts), and videos (television ads, short films, television newscasts), students acquire an understanding of how global and local factors affect marketing culture and practices in French-speaking countries. Students also explore large French companies websites and reflect on issues of global versus local markets. As they engaged in the various projects, students refine and expand their intercultural communicative competence while performing marketing-related activities in French.

Prerequisite(s): FR 324 or 331
Foreign Language, Humanities
FR
431
Hours
3
Contemp French Civiliztn

Exploration of the political, technological, and cultural movements of France from 1871 to the present. Offered alternate fall semesters.

Prerequisite(s): FR 321 OR FR 322 OR FR 323
FR
441
FL, HU, L
Hours
3
Page & Stage

Focuses on theater. Analysis and interpretation of theatrical texts with emphasis on student research and presentations, including vocal expression and physical interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): FR 321, 322, or 323
Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature
FR
461
Hours
3
French Linguistics

Linguistic theory applied in the analysis and description of French phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic structures. Offered alternate years.

Prerequisite(s): FR 321 or FR 322 or FR 323
FR
470
Hours
3
Undergrad Sem In French

Intensive examination of a selected topic, with emphasis on student research and presentations. A representative sample of topics would include: Francophone Africa, The 19-Century French Novel, French-English Translation, and Poetry of the French Renaissance. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

Prerequisite(s): FR 341 OR FR 351 OR FR 331 OR FR 431 OR FR 321 OR FR 322 OR FR 323
FR
480
Hours
3
Special Topics

Directed reading or research related to French and Francophone language, literature and culture. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

Prerequisite(s): FR 341 OR FR 351 OR FR 331 OR FR 431 OR FR 321 OR FR 322 OR FR 323
FR
484
Hours
3
Adv Converstn Phonetics

Emphasis is on improvement of oral expression in a variety of contexts. Consideration of phonetics as it serves this goal. For purposes of satisfying the requirements of the French major or minor, this course can be used in lieu of FR 421.

Prerequisite(s): FR 321 or FR 322 or FR 323.

German Courses

GN
101
FL, HU
Hours
4
Elementary German I

First semester German language course. Class meets five times a week.

Foreign Language, Humanities
GN
102
FL, HU
Hours
4
Elementary German II

Second semester German language course. Class meets five times a week.

Prerequisite(s): GN 101 with a grade of “C” or better, placement exam, or permission of instructor.
Foreign Language, Humanities
GN
103
FL, HU
Hours
4
Accelerated Elementary German

Intensive, accelerated study of first and second semester German language curriculum. Class meets five times a week.

Foreign Language, Humanities
GN
201
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate German I

Third semester German language course.

Prerequisite(s): GN 102 or GN 103 with a grade of “C” or better, placement exam, or permission of instructor.
Humanities
GN
202
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate German II

Fourth semester German language course.

Prerequisite(s): GN 201 with a grade of “C” or better, placement exam, or permission of instructor.
Humanities
GN
205
Hours
2
Living German House I

Students living in the German House agree to speak only German, under the supervision of a house director who is a native speaker of German.

GN
206
Hours
2
Living German House II

Students living in the German House agree to speak only German, under the supervision of a house director who is a native speaker of German.

GN
240
Hours
3
Introduction to German Linguistics

Course introduces students to basic linguistic concepts as they apply to German and language generally. What are the different kinds of German spoken by different speakers in varied places? Why are there different kinds of German used? We will also examine the sounds of German (phonology), word parts (morphology), how the parts stream together (syntax), lexicon, semantics, and how German fits in in the broader world. Taught in English.

Prerequisite(s): None
GN
250
Hours
3
Germanic Mythology

Introduction to gods and myths of the early Germanic peoples as represented in writing and art, as well as the impact of Germanic mythology on Western culture and civilization.

GN
254
Hours
3
Survey of German Cinema

An overview of German Cinema from Silent Era in the 20's through New German Cinema, to post-wall works. Topics: history, socio-cultural frame, directors and cinematography.

GN
260
HU
Hours
3
Holocaust In Film & Lit

An exploration of the aesthetic and ethical issues involved in artistic representations of the Holocaust.

Humanities
GN
264
HU, L
Hours
3
German Literature Translatn I

A survey in English of German literary masterpieces ranging from the Ring of the Nibelungs and Tristan and Isolde to Goethe's Faust. Themes include love, myth, religious freedom, war and peace, and nationhood.

Humanities, Literature
GN
265
HU, L
Hours
3
German Lit In Translatn II

A survey in English of German literary masterpieces of the 19th and 20th centuries. Themes include communism and capitalism, Hitler and the Holocaust, gender, and the responsibility of scientists. Authors might include Kafka, Hesse, Mann, and Grass.

Humanities, Literature
GN
275
Hours
3
Germany Contemp Europe

Study of Germany's place in today's Europe; political, social, and cultural aspects are examined.

GN
361
Hours
3
Interm Convers Comp I

Emphasis is on increasing speaking and writing skills in German. Includes essay writing and grammar review.

Prerequisite(s): GN 202 with a grade of “C” or better, placement exam, or permission of instructor.
GN
362
Hours
3
Interm Convers Comp II

Emphasis is on increasing speaking and writing skills in German. Includes essay writing and grammar review.

Prerequisite(s): GN 202 with a grade of “C” or better, placement exam, or permission of instructor.
GN
365
Hours
3
Business German

Acquisition of business German used in commercial transactions. Emphasis is on business letters and business conversation.

Prerequisite(s): GN 361 or GN 362 or instructor approval
GN
371
Hours
3
German Culture and Civilization Thru 1832

A survey of German cultural history from the Germanic tribes through the Age of Goethe. Emphasis is on developments in philosophy, religious thought, music, art, architecture, and popular culture in the context of political and social history.

Prerequisite(s): GN 361 or GN 362 or instructor approval
GN
372
Hours
3
Germn Cult Civ 1832-Present

A survey of German cultural history from the 1830s to the present.

Prerequisite(s): GN 361 or GN 362 or instructor approval
GN
381
Hours
1-4
Directed Readings

Students planning to enroll should confer with the instructor before registration.

GN
403
Hours
3
Undergraduate Seminar

Intensive study of one or more significant subjects, authors, periods, works, or genres not studied in depth in other courses.

Prerequisite(s): GN 371 or GN 372
GN
404
Hours
3
Undergraduate Seminar

Intensive study of one or more significant subjects, authors, periods, works, or genres not studied in depth in other courses.

Prerequisite(s): GN 371 or GN 372
GN
450
Hours
3
Intermed Business German

Expands and deepens knowledge of business German and prepares students for such internationally recognized business German examinations as the Zertifikat Deutsch f?r den Beruf and Pr?fung Wirtschaftsdeutsch International.

Prerequisite(s): GN 365
GN
461
W
Hours
3
Adv Gn Convers Comp I

A continuation of GN 361 or GN 362. Discussion, readings, essay writing, and oral reports on variable topics. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): GN 361 or GN 362 with a grade of “C” or better.
Writing
GN
462
W
Hours
3
Adv Gn Convers Comp II

Discussion, readings, essay writing, and oral reports in German. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): GN 361 or GN 362 with a grade of “C” or better.
Writing
GN
481
Hours
1-4
Directed Readings

Students planning to enroll should confer with the instructor before registration.

GN
482
Hours
1-4
Directed Readings

Students planning to enroll should confer with the instructor before registration.

Greek Courses

GR
101
FL, HU
Hours
3
Beginning Greek I

Fundamentals of Greek grammar and syntax. Offered in the fall semester.

Foreign Language, Humanities
GR
102
FL, HU
Hours
3
Beginning Greek II

Continued study of the fundamentals of Greek grammar and syntax. Offered in the spring semester.

Foreign Language, Humanities
GR
201
Hours
3
Intermediate Greek I

Introduction to and practice in reading Greek literature, particularly Homer's Iliad.

GR
202
Hours
3
Intermediate Greek II

An introduction to Greek prose with an emphasis on Xenophon's Anabasis.

GR
301
Hours
3
Advanced Greek I

Select readings from Greek prose and poetry. An effort is made to accommodate the student's special interests. Offered according to demand.

GR
302
Hours
3
Advanced Greek II

More select readings from Greek prose and poetry. An effort is made to accommodate the student's special interests. Offered according to demand.

GR
490
Hours
3
Adv Greek Literature

Select readings in Greek literature. An effort is made to accommodate the student's special interests. The course may be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.

Hebrew Courses

HEB
101
FL
Hours
3
Elem Hebrew Language

Contemporary Hebrew: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior level) speaker of the language. Native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director before registering for permission. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered each semester.

Foreign Language
HEB
102
FL
Hours
3
Elem Hebrew Language

Contemporary Hebrew: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves mixed self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a language "trainer" who is a native/near native speaker of the language. Not repeatable without permission of CLC director. Offered each semester.

Prerequisite(s): HEB 101
Foreign Language
HEB
201
Hours
3
Intermed Hebrew Language

Continuation of Hebrew language on the intermediate level. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Not repeatable without permission of CLC director. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): HEB 102
HEB
202
Hours
3
Intermed Hebrew Language

Continuation of HEB 201. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Not repeatable without consent of CLC director. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): HEB 102

Hindi Courses

HIN
101
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Hindi

Contemporary Hindi: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior level) speaker of the language. Native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director for permission before registering. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Foreign Language
HIN
102
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Hindi

Contemporary Hindi: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native/superior-level speaker of the language. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Prerequisite(s): HIN 101
Foreign Language

Indonesian Courses

INDO
101
FL
Hours
3
Elem Indonesian Language

Contemporary Indonesian: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior level) speaker of the language. Native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director for permission before registering. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Foreign Language
INDO
102
FL
Hours
3
Elem Indonesian Language

Contemporary Indonesian: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native/superior-level speaker of the language. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Prerequisite(s): INDO 101
Foreign Language
INDO
201
Hours
3
Intermediate Indonesian

Continuation of Indonesian language on the intermediate level. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): INDO 102

Italian Courses

IT
101
FL, HU
Hours
4
Introductory Italian I

Five hours of instruction per week. The course is the first semester of college-level language study. Offered each semester.

Foreign Language, Humanities
IT
102
FL, HU
Hours
4
Introductory Italian II

Five hours of instruction per week. The course is the second semester of college-level language study. Offered each semester.

Prerequisite(s): IT 101 with a grade of C- or instructor permission
Foreign Language, Humanities
IT
201
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate Italian I

Basic grammar review, development of writing skills, and introduction to literature.

Prerequisite(s): IT 102 with a grade of C- or instructor permission
Humanities
IT
202
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate Italian

Basic grammar review, development of writing skills, and introduction to literature.

Prerequisite(s): IT 201 with a grade of C- or instructor permission
Humanities
IT
323
W
Hours
3
Introduction to Italian Cinema

This course provides a chronological overview of the history of Italian cinema from its early days to the present. We will survey the major Italian film movements, including Neorealism, commedia all’italiana, and the Spaghetti Western, as well as the work of key filmmakers, including Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Bernardo Bertolucci. The course will focus primarily on the history of style and narrative in Italian cinema, but will also consider developments in the film industry. Italian film will be compared to international cinematic production in ways that draw out the relation of cinema to the transnational, while also exploring the connection between cinematic existent and emergent cultural forms both in Italy and abroad. The course is in English and the films shown are in Italian with English subtitles. Writing proficiency within the discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): No prerequisites
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: None
Writing
IT
352
Hours
3
Italian Conversation - Study Abroad

This course focuses on the development of conversational skills through group discussion, oral presentations, vocabulary building, and other related activities. It is taught at the Leonardo Da Vinci School in Florence, Italy. The Leonardo Da Vinci School is licensed by the Italian Ministry of Education and recognized by the Region of Tuscany as a Professional Training Center.

Prerequisite(s): IT 102 and/or permission of the instructor.
IT
353
Hours
3
Italian Conversation

Development of conversational skills through role-playing, oral presentations, and vocabulary building. May be taken once in Italy and once on campus.

Prerequisite(s): IT 202 with a grade of C- or instructor permission
IT
354
Hours
3
ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION – STUDY ABROAD

This is a combined writing theory and writing skills course focusing upon more advanced notions of Italian grammar and on the development of techniques for written expression. It is taught at the Leonardo Da Vinci School in Florence, Italy.

Prerequisite(s): IT 102 and/or permission of the instructor.
IT
356
Hours
3
Adv Grammar Composition

A combined writing theory and writing skills course focusing upon more advanced notions of Italian grammar and on the development of techniques for written expression. May be taken once in Italy and once on campus.

Prerequisite(s): IT 202 with a grade of C- or instructor permission
IT
361
Hours
3
Intro Romance Linguistic

Introduction to linguistic science and its use in describing language in general and the Romance languages in particular.

Prerequisite(s): No prerequisite because this course is taught in English.
IT
364
Hours
3
Masterpieces of Italian Literature in Translation: From the Middle Ages to Early Modernity

Study of major works in Italian literature from Dante to the early modern period.

Prerequisite(s): No prerequisite because the course is taught in English
IT
380
Hours
3
Special Topics

The subject matter varies, and includes "Film and Literature" and "Fascism in Film and Literature" with lectures in English. *No prerequisite necessary for courses offered in English. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): IT 353 or IT 356 with a grade of C- or instructor permission. No prerequisite necessary for those sections offered in English
IT
480
Hours
3
Special Topics

The subject matter varies. May be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): IT 353 or IT 356 with a grade of C- or instructor permission. No prerequisite necessary for those sections that are offered in English.

Japanese Courses

JA
101
FL, HU
Hours
4
Elementary Japanese I

Five hours of instruction per week. Acquisition of elementary Japanese language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Foreign Language, Humanities
JA
102
FL, HU
Hours
4
Elementary Japanese II

Japanese 102 is the successor of Japanese 101, and it is designed for beginning learners. Students will learn vocabulary and sentence structures for use in essential daily situations through various forms of communicative practice. While continuing to develop students’ communicative competence in Japanese, six cultural topics will be introduced and explored from each chapter of the textbook through short readings, lectures, and videos.

Prerequisite(s): JA 101
Foreign Language, Humanities
JA
201
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate Japanese I

Japanese 201 is the successor of Japanese 102, and it is designed for intermediate learners. Students will learn vocabulary and sentence structures for use in essential daily situations through various forms of communicative practice. While continuing to develop students’ communicative competence in Japanese, five cultural topics will be introduced and explored from each chapter of the textbook through short readings about planning trip in Japan, Japanese and marriage and Japanese host family, lectures, and videos about Japanese famous sightseeing places. A continuation of JA 102.

Prerequisite(s): JA 102
Humanities
JA
202
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate Japanese II

A continuation of JA 201.

Prerequisite(s): JA 201
Humanities
JA
301
Hours
3
Third Year Japanese I

A continuation of JA 202. The course is for students who have a comprehensive grammatical knowledge and are already able to communicate in Japanese. Students will work in this class to improve the accuracy and authenticity of socially correct communication of Japanese. The instructor conducts the class extensively in Japanese whenever possible, and English explanations of the expressions will be minimal. Students are required to communicate entirely in Japanese in class.

Prerequisite(s): Complete/earn a grade of C or higher in JA202
JA
302
Hours
3
Third Year Japanese II

A continuation of JA 301.

Prerequisite(s): Complete a grade of C or higher in JA 301 or consent of instructor
JA
356
W
Hours
3
Traditional Japanese Lit Trans

Introduction to Japanese literature from the earliest times through the Tokugawa period. No knowledge of Japanese is required.

Writing
JA
357
Hours
3
Japanese Literature & Film

Introduction to modern Japanese literature and movie from the Meiji period to the present. No knowledge of Japanese is required. Students will learn historical/technical aspects, and will develop critical thinking skills based on the reading of Japanese stories and viewing of Japanese films and understand the value of Japanese literature, artistic concept in cultural context.

JA
371
Hours
3
Japanese Culture I

This course is for students who need fundamental knowledge of current Japanese culture. The topics include modern history, characteristics of Japanese business, social problems, traditional religious and philosophy of the Japanese people.

Prerequisite(s): JA 102
JA
372
Hours
3
Japanese Culture II

This course is for students who need fundamental knowledge of current Japanese culture. The topics include traditional art forms, Buddhism sculptures, movies, traditional music and theater, subculture and marital arts.

Prerequisite(s): JA 102
JA
390
Hours
3
Topics Japanese Studies

Discussion and research of various topics related to Japanese language/culture. Topics may change each semester, such as KANJI, or traditional and modern Japanese culture including theatrical arts, music, and religious thoughts of Japan. With permission of the program director, this course may be applied toward the Japanese minor.

JA
410
Hours
3
4 Yr Read/Write Japanese

A continuation of JA 302 with emphasis on development of reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite(s): Earn a grade of C or higher in JA 302 or consent of instructor.
JA
411
Hours
3
4th Year Spoken Japanese

A continuation of JA 410 with emphasis on development of reading and writing skills.

Prerequisite(s): Earn a grade of C or higher in JA 410 or consent of instructor
JA
481
Hours
1-4
Directed Readings

The purpose of the course is for students who have an advanced level of proficiency in Japanese to obtain a higher level of Japanese reading and writing ability (equivalent to 日本語能力試験 1級). The instructor will conduct the class in Japanese except for the study of translation / interpretation. Students are required to read short novels, newspaper articles, journals, and stories for specified topics, and discuss in Japanese during the class meetings. Also students write papers in Japanese.

Prerequisite(s): Complete/earn a grade of B- or higher in JA 411.
JA
482
Hours
1-4
Directed Readings

The purpose of the course is for students who have an advanced level of proficiency in Japanese to obtain a higher level of Japanese reading and writing ability (equivalent to 日本語能力試験 1級). The instructor will conduct the class in Japanese except for the study of translation / interpretation. Students are required to read short novels, newspaper articles, journals, and stories for specified topics, and discuss in Japanese during the class meetings. Also required is the writing of papers in Japanese.

Prerequisite(s): JA481 or consent of instructor

Korean Courses

KOR
101
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Korean

Contemporary Korean: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior level) speaker of the language. Native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director for permission before registering. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered each semester.

Foreign Language
KOR
102
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Korean

Contemporary Korean: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native/superior-level speaker of the language. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered each semester.

Prerequisite(s): KOR 101
Foreign Language
KOR
201
Hours
3
Intermediate Korean

Continuation of Korean language on the intermediate level. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Offered according to demand. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Prerequisite(s): KOR 102
KOR
202
Hours
3
Intermediate Korean

Continuation of KOR 201. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Offered according to demand. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Prerequisite(s): KOR 201

Latin Courses

LA
101
FL, HU
Hours
3
Elementary Latin I

Beginning fundamentals of Latin grammar and syntax. Offered in the fall semester.

Foreign Language, Humanities
LA
102
FL, HU
Hours
3
Elementary Latin II

Continued study of the fundamentals of Latin grammar and syntax. Offered in the spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): LA 101
Foreign Language, Humanities
LA
201
HU
Hours
3
Intermed Latin Read I

Introduction to and practice at reading Latin literature. Offered in the fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): LA 102
Humanities
LA
202
HU
Hours
3
Intermed Latin Read II

Selected readings from Latin literature. Offered in the spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): LA 201
Humanities
LA
301
Hours
3
Survey Lit Roman Republ

Readings in Latin literature to the time of Julius Caesar. Offered in the fall semester.

LA
302
Hours
3
Survey Lit Of Empire

Selected readings in later Roman literature. Offered in the spring semester.

LA
490
Hours
3
Readings In Latin Literature

The subject matter varies. May be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): LA 301 or LA 302

Modern Greek Courses

MDGR
101
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Modern Greek

Contemporary modern Greek speaking, reading and writing. Course involves mixed self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a language trainer who is a native/near-native (or superior) speaker of the language. Native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director before registering. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered each semester.

Foreign Language
MDGR
102
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Modern Greek

Contemporary modern Greek speaking, reading and writing. Course involves mixed self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a language trainer who is a native/near-native (or superior) speaker of the language. Not repeatable without permission of CLC director. Offered each semester.

Foreign Language
MDGR
201
Hours
3
Intermed Modern Gr

Continuation of modern Greek on the intermediate level. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): MDGR 102
MDGR
202
Hours
3
Intermed Modern Greek

Continuation of MDGR 201. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): MDGR 102

Modern Languages and Classics Courses

MLC
155
Hours
3
Freshman Seminar

No description available.

Norwegian Courses

NOR
101
FL
Hours
3
Elem Norwegian Language

Contemporary Norwegian: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior level) speaker of the language. Native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director for permission before registering. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Foreign Language

Portuguese Courses

POR
101
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Portuguese I

Contemporary Portuguese: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior level) speaker of the language. Native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director for permission before registering. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered each semester.

Foreign Language
POR
102
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Portuguese II

Contemporary Portuguese: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native/superior-level speaker of the language. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered each semester.

Prerequisite(s): POR 101
Foreign Language
POR
201
Hours
3
Intermed Portuguese I

Continuation of Portuguese language on the intermediate level. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Not repeatable without permission of CLC director. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): POR 102
POR
202
Hours
3
Intermed Portuguese II

Continuation of POR 201. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Not repeatable without permission of CLC director. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): POR 102

Romance Languages Courses

RL
380
Hours
3
Special Topics in Linguistics

At a level of complexity and detail that is appropriate to an intermediate course, students are to examine various topics related to linguistics. Specific topics may be primarily theoretical, applied or descriptive in nature, or a combination, and may be narrowly focused or may pertain to a wide variety of languages and dialects. Weekly in-class discussions based on readings and other assigned activities prepare students for the final written project, which involves the application of the various theoretical, critical and methodological approaches acquired in the special topics course.

RL
470
Hours
3
Seminar in Linguistics

At a level of complexity and detail that is appropriate to an advanced seminar, students are to examine various themes related to linguistics. Specific themes may be primarily theoretical, applied, socially oriented or descriptive in nature, or a combination, and may be narrowly focused or may pertain to a wide variety of languages and dialects. When themes are sociolinguistic in focus, they may be diachronic (involving change over time) or synchronic (specific to a certain time period). Weekly in-class discussions based on readings and other assigned activities prepare students for the final project, which is typically both oral and written and which involves the application of the various theoretical, critical and methodological approaches acquired in the seminar.

RL
480
Hours
3
Special Topics in Linguistics

At a level of complexity and detail that is appropriate to an advanced course, students are to examine various topics related to linguistics. Specific topics may be primarily theoretical, applied, socially oriented or descriptive in nature, or a combination, and may be narrowly focused or may pertain to a wide variety of languages and dialects. When topics are sociolinguistic in focus, they may be diachronic (involving change over time) or synchronic (specific to a certain time period). Weekly in-class discussions based on readings and other assigned activities prepare students for the final project, which is typically both oral and written and which involves the application of the various theoretical, critical and methodological approaches acquired in the special topics course.

Russian Courses

RUS
101
FL, HU
Hours
4
Elementary Russian I

This course introduces students to the basics of Russian: alphabet, pronunciation, elementary vocabulary, and grammar. The course emphasizes the acquisition of reading, listening, and speaking skills by the student. The class meets five times per week.

Foreign Language, Humanities
RUS
102
FL, HU
Hours
4
Elementary Russian II

This course builds upon the foundation established in RUS 101and continues with the acquisition of elementary vocabulary and grammar. The course emphasizes the acquisition of reading, listening, and speaking skills by the student. The class meets five times per week.

Prerequisite(s): RUS 101
Foreign Language, Humanities
RUS
201
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate Russian I

This course builds upon the foundation established in RUS 101and RUS 102 and continues with the acquisition of intermediate level vocabulary and grammar. The course emphasizes the acquisition of reading, listening, and speaking skills by the student. This course introduces students to short literary texts.

Prerequisite(s): RUS 102
Humanities
RUS
202
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate Russian II

This course builds upon the foundation established in RUS 101, RUS 102, and RUS 201 and completes the acquisition of basic vocabulary and grammar. The course emphasizes the acquisition of reading, listening, and speaking skills by the student. This course continues the use of short literary texts and introduces students to higher-style literary forms.

Prerequisite(s): RUS 201
Humanities
RUS
223
HU, L
Hours
3
Russian Literature in Translation I

Survey of Russian literature including the Golden Age until the 1880s.Authors read include Pushkin, Gogol, Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Turgenev and Tolstoy. No knowledge of Russian is required. Usually offered in the fall semester.

Humanities, Literature
RUS
224
HU, L
Hours
3
Russian Literature in Translation II

Survey of Russian literature from the 1880s until the present. Authors read include Bunin, Babel, Bulgakov, Zamyatin, Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn. No knowledge of Russian is required. Usually offered in the spring semester.

Humanities, Literature
RUS
251
Hours
3
Russian Culture

Topics may include geography, law, science, agriculture, literature, sports, cinema, peasants, icons, the Russian Orthodox Church, Ukrainian Easter egg art and other folk art and crafts, foreign policy, food and cooking, entertainment, etc. No knowledge of Russian is required.

RUS
252
HU, L
Hours
3
Russian Folklore

Survey of the various genres of Russian folklore including the folk epics, historical songs, fairy tales, and proverbs as well as an introduction to various folk beliefs. No knowledge of Russian is required.

Humanities, Literature
RUS
309
Hours
3
Adv Russian Converstn I

Practice in speaking modern Russian. Emphasis is on active response based on aural comprehension of the language.

Prerequisite(s): RUS 202
RUS
325
W
Hours
3
Dostoevsky

The life and works of Fyodor Dostoevsky. No knowledge of Russian is required. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Writing
RUS
326
W
Hours
3
Tolstoy

The life and works of Leo Tolstoy. No knowledge of Russian is required. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Writing
RUS
327
Hours
3
Chekhov

This course will cover the life and major works of Anton Chekhov. All materials are read in English translation. No knowledge of Russian is required for this course.

Prerequisite(s): none
RUS
328
Hours
3
Nabokov

Introduction to the life and major works of Vladimir Nabokov. No knowledge of Russian required.

RUS
351
Hours
3
History of Russia to 1894

Russia to 1894.

RUS
352
Hours
3
History of Russia and the Soviet Union since 1894

Russia and the Soviet Union since 1894. Same as HY 362.

RUS
361
Hours
3
Adv Rus Grammar Comp I

The study of new grammatical concepts reinforced by translation from English to Russian and by the composition of short essays in Russian on a variety of topics.

Prerequisite(s): RUS 202
RUS
362
Hours
3
Adv Rus Grammar Comp II

The study of new grammatical concepts reinforced by translation from English to Russian and by the composition of short essays in Russian on a variety of topics.

Prerequisite(s): RUS 361
RUS
401
Hours
1-3
Directed Readings

No description available.

RUS
402
Hours
1-3
Directed Readings

No description available.

RUS
426
Hours
3
Readings in Russian History

This course introduces students to advanced texts in Russian thematically focused on Russian history.

Prerequisite(s): RUS 362
RUS
427
Hours
3
Business Russian

Acquisition of business Russian used in commercial transactions. Emphasis is on business letters and business conversation.

Prerequisite(s): RUS 310 or RUS 362

Sanskrit Courses

SAN
101
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Sanskrit

Ancient Sanskrit: reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook. Students have reading and writing sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a superior- level reader of the language. Native Hindi speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director for permission before registering. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Foreign Language

Spanish Courses

SP
101
FL, HU
Hours
4
Introductory Spanish I

Five hours of instruction per week. The course is the first semester of college-level study of Spanish. Offered each year.

Foreign Language, Humanities
SP
102
FL, HU
Hours
4
Introductory Spanish II

Continuation of written and oral skills in Spanish. Five hours of instruction per week. The course is the second semester of college-level study of Spanish. Conducted in Spanish. Offered each year.

Prerequisite(s): SP 101
Foreign Language, Humanities
SP
103
FL, HU
Hours
4
Intensive Review Intro Spanish

Five hours of instruction per week. Intensive review and accelerated study of Spanish language at the first- and second-semester college level. Conducted in Spanish. Offered each year.

Foreign Language, Humanities
SP
104
FL, HU
Hours
6
Spanish for Engineering

An introductory course for Spanish language with an emphasis on vocabulary for Engineers.

Foreign Language, Humanities
SP
201
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate Spanish

Review and development of grammar and syntax; development of speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Prerequisite(s): SP 102 or SP 103
Humanities
SP
202
HU
Hours
3
Intermediate Spanish

Review and development of grammar and syntax; development of speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Prerequisite(s): SP 201 or placement
Humanities
SP
205
Hours
1.5
Spanish House I

One-Semester residence in Spanish House. 1.5 crs.

Prerequisite(s): Must have faculty director's permission.
SP
206
Hours
1.5
Spanish House II

One-semester residence in Spanish house for 1.5hrs.

Prerequisite(s): pre-req must have faculty director's permission
SP
305
Hours
1.5
Spanish House III

Spanish 305 is an advanced conversation/immersion course designed for students who want to improve their communicative abilities in Spanish. A variety of cultural texts will be based for our activities. this course combines a content-based language instruction with an interactive task-basked approach. Students will be expected to participate actively in a variety of interactive small and large group activities. These activities are designed to improve conversational skills and practical knowledge about culture and language. They may include: dialogues, conversations, interviews, film reviews, group discussions and presentations. Participation in these activities will require use of Spanish in various situations that reflect normal use of different varieties of the language. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): Must have faculty director's permission.
SP
306
Hours
1.5
Spanish House IV

Spanish 306 is an advanced conversation/immersion course designed for students who want to improve their communicative abilities in Spanish. A variety of cultural texts will be the base for our activities. This course comvines a content-based language instructioin with ana interactive task-based approach. Students will be expected to participate actively in a variety of interactive small and large group activities. These activities are designed to improve conversational skills and practical knowledge about culture and language. They may include: dialogues, conversations, interviews, film reviews, group discussions and presentations. Participation in these activities will require use of different varieties of the language. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): Must have faculty director's permission.
SP
352
Hours
3
Spanish Conversation

No description available.

SP
353
Hours
3
Spanish Conversation

The course is also offered in Spain as SP 352; it is not open to native and heritage speakers. Offered each semester. This is a required course for majors/minors.

Prerequisite(s): SP 202 or placement.
SP
354
Hours
3
Adv Grammar & Compositn

No description available.

SP
355
Hours
3
Spanish for Native and Heritage Speakers

Advanced Spanish course designed for students of Hispanic background, who are either native speakers or heritage speakers of Spanish and want to improve their formal knowledge of the language.

Prerequisite(s): Only for native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Must interview with professor.
SP
356
Hours
3
Adv Grammar And Compos

The course is also offered in Spain as SP 354. Review of Spanish grammar with emphasis on written expression in Spanish. This is a required course for majors/minors. Offered each semester.

Prerequisite(s): SP 202 or placement.
SP
360
Hours
3
Commercial Spanish

Spanish business vocabulary and practices. Offered in the spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353 and SP 356 or permission of the instructor.
SP
361
Hours
3
Intro Romance Linguistic

Credit for this course is not applicable toward the requirements of the Spanish major or minor.

SP
362
Hours
3
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

This course is designed to build fluency in both spoken and written Spanish that will enable the healthcare professional to communicate more effectively with a patient. The course emphasizes vocabulary acquisition and cultural nuances. In addition, along with a grammar review, students will work on improving their self expression in order to master the communication skills necessary in a healthcare profession.

Prerequisite(s): SP353 SP356
SP
364
Hours
3
Spanish Civilization

The course is also offered in Spain as SP 363. Study of Spanish artistic heritage and social and political institutions. Offered in the fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353 and SP 356
SP
366
Hours
3
Spanish-American Civ

Study of the development of Spanish-American civilization from pre-Colombian times to the present. Offered in the spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353 and SP 356
SP
367
Hours
3
Technical Writing

This course will teach students how to understand and write documents in technical areas usually not taught in conventional language courses. Emphasis on written expression. Students will practice and improve knowledge of spanish grammar and syntax.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353 and SP 356 or permission of the instructor.
SP
371
W
Hours
3
Survey Of Spanish Lit

Study of major works in Spanish literature from the Middle Ages through the 18th century. SP 371 and SP 372 offered in alternate semesters.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353 SP 356 SP 364 or SP 366
Writing
SP
372
W
Hours
3
Survey Of Spanish Lit

Spanish literature from the 19th century to the present. Readings from important authors, lectures, reports, and analysis. SP 372 and SP 371 offered in alternate semesters. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353 SP 356 SP 364 or SP 366
Writing
SP
375
Hours
3
Masterpc Sp-Amer Lit I

Study of selected great works in the development of Spanish-American literature from the colonial period to modernism. Offered in fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353, SP 356, and SP 366 (or SP 364); or permission of the instructor
SP
376
W
Hours
3
Masterpc Sp-Amer Lit II

Study of selected great works of Spanish-American literature from modernism to the present. Offered in the spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353, SP 356, and SP 366, (or SP 364); or permission of the instructor.
Writing
SP
377
W
Hours
3
Introduction to US Latino literatures and cultures

The purpose of the course is to serve as introduction to the emergence and development of US Latino Studies, with a special focus on the literatures, arts and cultures of the different groups of Hispanics in the US. To that aim, the course presents a body of literary works and cultural artifacts (films, music, visual arts, etc) that are essential in the establishment and development of the literatures and cultures of Latinos in the US. Additionally, the course seeks to develop and enhance awareness of the Hispanic presence in the United States, and studies these cultures and literatures in relation /comparison to Spanish American and US literatures and cultures. We will also pay attention to socio-historical aspects that are instrumental in contextualizing the literary text.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353 SP 356 or permission from the instructor
Writing
SP
389
Hours
3
Spanish Outreach

The Spanish Outreach Program is a unique service learning class that seeks to place Spanish majors and minors as semester interns in local schools where they will assist our younger members of society with individual tutoring, comprehension of lesson, personal dialogue, interpretation, and other language based tasks. At the same time the UA “Outreachers” can hone their linguistic skills while they serve the Tuscaloosa-Northport community.

Prerequisite(s): SP353 SP356 Must be a major or minor in Spanish Minimum GPA of 3.0 Must interview with Program Director
SP
390
Hours
1-6
Special Topics

Special studies on topics related to Spanish language, literature, and culture. The content of the course varies from semester to semester. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be earned in SP 390.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353 and SP 356; and (SP 364 or SP 366)
SP
426
Hours
3
20th Cent Spanish Lit II

Reading and discussion of complete texts representative of the literary movements of the period; lectures and reports. Offered in alternate years.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353, SP 356 and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376 or US Latino Literature.
SP
483
Hours
3
Intro to Spanish Linguistics

In the Introduction to Spanish Linguistics we study the Spanish language using linguistic analysis in order to discover its underlying structure, which may be taken for granted when simply speaking the language. We examine several topics, including the sound system of the language (phonology), how words are formed (morphology), how phrases and sentences are created (syntax), and how words develop different meanings (semantics and pragmatics). In addition, we discuss other areas such as the evolution of Spanish from Latin, and language variation and change (dialectology and sociolinguistics). Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353 and SP 356 or permission of instructor
SP
484
Hours
3
Phonetics And Pronunciation

Introduction to Spanish phonetics with emphasis on the development of correct pronunciation and basic phonetic transcription.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353, SP 356, and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376 or US Latino literature.
SP
485
Hours
3
Open Topics in Linguistics

Topics vary. Sample topic History of the Spanish Language.: This course provides students with an examination of the evolution of Spanish from Latin to modern Spanish. Both internal and external factors will be addressed, including sound change, word formation, syntax and vocabulary, as well as influence from other languages. In doing so, students will be able to observe how variation in earlier forms of Spanish has lead to the creation of different dialects found in modern Spanish. Students will also have the opportunity to analyze medieval and classical Spanish texts in order to trace the development of Spanish along different levels of linguistic analysis. The role of orthography at the various stages of evolution will also be addressed. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353 and SP 356 or permission of instructor
SP
487
Hours
3
Open Topics in US Latino Studies

This course proposes an in-depth study of US Latino Literatures, Arts and Cultures. Topics may vary. It may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite(s): SP353 SP356 and two of the following: SP371, SP372, SP375, SP376 or SP377 or permission of the instructor
SP
488
Hours
3
Open Topics Sp Penin Lit

Topics vary, and the course may be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353, SP 356 and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376, or US Latino literature.
SP
489
Hours
3
Open Topics Sp-Amer Lit

Topics vary, and the course may be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353, SP 356 and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376, or US Latino literature.
SP
490
Hours
1-6
Open Topics

Topics vary, and the course may be repeated for credit. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353, SP 356 and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376, or US Latino literature.
SP
491
W
Hours
3
Cervantes

In-depth study of Don Quixote. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course. Offered in the fall and spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353, SP 356, and two of the following: SP 371, SP 372, SP 375, SP 376, or SP 377.
Writing
SP
492
Hours
3
Spanish in the US

This course is designed to reflect the current linguistic situation of Spanish-speakers in the US, either born in this country, or abroad, and hailing from all countries where Spanish is spoken. This course will examine the different linguistic histories of those who live with two (or three) languages.

Prerequisite(s): SP 353 and SP 356 or permission of the instructor

Swahili Courses

SWA
101
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Swahili

Contemporary Swahili: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior level) speaker of the language. Native or near-native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director for permission before registering. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Foreign Language
SWA
102
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Swahili

Contemporary Swahili: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native/superior-level speaker of the language. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Prerequisite(s): SWA 101
Foreign Language
SWA
201
Hours
3
Intermediate Swahili I

Continuation of Swahili language on the intermediate level. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Offered according to demand. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Prerequisite(s): SWA 102
SWA
202
Hours
3
Intermediate Swahili II

Continuation of SWA 201. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Offered according to demand. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Prerequisite(s): SWA 102

Thai Courses

THAI
101
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Thai

Contemporary Thai: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week (or equivalent) with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior/advanced level) speaker of the language. Native or near native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director for permission BEFORE registering. Not repeatable.

Foreign Language
THAI
102
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Thai

Contemporary Thai: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native/superior-level speaker of the language. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered each semester.

Prerequisite(s): THAI 101
Foreign Language
THAI
201
Hours
3
Intermediate Thai

Continuation of Thai language on the intermediate level. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): THAI 102

Turkish Courses

TURK
101
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Turkish

Contemporary Turkish: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior level) speaker of the language. Native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director for permission before registering. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered each semester.

Foreign Language
TURK
102
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Turkish

Contemporary Turkish: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native/superior-level speaker of the language. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Prerequisite(s): TURK 101
Foreign Language
TURK
201
Hours
3
Intermediate Turkish

Continuation of Turkish language on the intermediate level. Emphasis is on the development of reading skills and writing proficiency. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director. Offered according to demand.

Prerequisite(s): TURK 102

Vietnamese Courses

VIET
101
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Vietnamese

Contemporary Vietnamese: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native (or superior level) speaker of the language. Native speakers of this language cannot take this course. Any students with background knowledge of this language must see the CLC director for permission before registering. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Foreign Language
VIET
102
FL
Hours
3
Elementary Vietnamese

Contemporary Vietnamese: speaking, reading, and writing. Course involves directed-self-instructional approach in the Critical Languages Center. Students are required to study the textbook and practice with assigned audio visual materials (CDs, DVDs, or computer files). Students have practice sessions three hours per week with a “language trainer” who is a native/near native/superior-level speaker of the language. Not repeatable without permission of the CLC director.

Foreign Language