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Languages and Literatures Courses

(ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, ESL)


Contact:

Languages and Literatures Deaprtment
Laurentide 3209
Phone: (262) 472-1036
Heide Hall 468
Phone: (262) 472-1033


ENGLISH

ENGLISH 510

Literature For Adolescents 3 u

This course will explore the history and development of adolescent literature, with special emphasis on the period since 1960. Recent novels which have proven popular and influential with young people and teachers will be analyzed using literary and educational criteria. Participants will consider works within the context of intellectual freedom and potential censorship.

ENGLISH 545

African-American Literature, 1800 to the Present 3 u

A survey of essays, prose fiction, drama, and poetry written by African-Americans from the colonial period to the present.

ENGLISH 546

Survey of Modern Drama 3 u

Analysis of trends and developments in the modern theatre from Ibsen's realistic plays to off-Broadway drama with emphasis on literary history and staging problems.

ENGLISH 568

American Minority Women Writers 3 u

A survey of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays written by African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American women.

ENGLISH 572

Technical and Scientific Writing 3 u

Practice in expository, descriptive, and report writing, with special application to technical and scientific subject matter.

ENGLISH 575

Fiction Writing 3 u

Theory, techniques, and practice of the writing of fiction. Graduate students will be required to write 75 pages and to complete a critical study of creative writing publications.

ENGLISH 578

Prose Stylistics 3 u

Introduction to analysis of prose style through intensive study of a broad range of contemporary styles ranging from popular to business, technical and academic styles. Application of the principles of style in student writing.

ENGLISH 583

Modern Grammatical Theory 3 u

A study of traditional, structural and transformational-generative grammars.

ENGLISH 585

Topics in Linguistics (variable topic) 3 u

Advanced study of a branch of linguistics or of the application of a branch of linguistics to a cognate field, e.g., pedagogy of literary criticism, the particular topic to be published before registration.

Repeatable only with change of topic.

ENGLISH 604

Shakespeare 3 u

A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in ENGLISH 605.

ENGLISH 605

Shakespeare 3 u

A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate work studied in ENGLISH 604.

ENGLISH 620

Victorian and Edwardian Literature 3 u

A survey of Anglo-Irish literature in the Victorian and Edwardian periods (c. 1830-1914), emphasizing the movement of ideas in the period from romanticism to modernism.

ENGLISH 671

Current Theories of Composition for Teachers 3 u

A course in theories and methods of teaching composition, including practice in the evaluation of student writing.

ENGLISH 677

The Current Writing Scene 3 u

An intensive study of the range of current writing, with practice in written composition which may qualify students for professional employment.

ENGLISH 690

Workshop 1-3 u

ENGLISH 691

Travel Study 1-3 u

ENGLISH 696

Special Studies 2-4 u

Repeatable only with change of topic.

ENGLISH 790

ENGLISH 793

Practicum 1-6 u

ENGLISH 794

Seminar 1-3 u

ENGLISH 796

Special Studies 1-3 u

ENGLISH 798

Individual Studies 1-3 u

ENGLISH 799

Thesis Research 1-2 u

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.

FRENCH

FRENCH 690

Workshop 1-3 u

FRENCH 691

Travel Study 1-3 u

FRENCH 696

Special Studies 1-3 u

SPANISH

SPANISH 696

Special Studies 1-3 u

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

ESL 510 (CIGENRL 510)

Survey of Educational Linguistics 3 u

In Survey of Educational Linguistics, students will examine certain core areas of linguistics (phonology, morphology and syntax), with special attention to language acquisition. Course assignments will relate to the teaching of linguistically diverse communities.

Prerequisite: ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102 or consent of constructor.

Unrequisite: CIGENRL 510

ESL 520 (CIGENRL 520)

Second Language Acquisition 3 u

In Second Language Acquisition, students will develop working knowledge of contemporary issues in the teaching of oral communication (speaking and listening skills) to learners of ESL. Linguistic principles studied are also pertinent for those teaching foreign languages.

Prereq: CIGENRL/ESL 510

ESL 530

Pedagogical Grammar for English Learners 3 u

Teaching Grammar in the ESL/BE Classroom is a component of the licensure minor in Teaching ESL/Bilingual-Bicultural Education. This course prepares teachers to instruct non-native learners in English grammar. Students examine selected grammatical topics to better comprehend the structure of English and to develop a repertoire of techniques for teaching them.

Prereq: CIGENRL/ESL 310

Unrequisiteuisite: ESL 530

ESL 550 (CIGENRL 550)

Introduction to ESL and Bilingual-Bicultural Education 3 u

History, philosophy and rationale for bilingual/ bicultural education. A study of different models of bilingual education programs as well as different types of bilinguals. Cultural, socioeconomic and psychological factors influencing learning in the bilingual child.

Unrequisite: CIGENRL 550

ESL 554 (CIGENRL 554)

Seminar in ESL/Bilingual Education 1- 3 u

In the Seminar in ESL and Bilingual Education, students meet to reflect upon the relationship between program content and contemporary issues in the educational and socio-political experiences of linguistically diverse communities in the region and state. Rotating themes include family, community and cultural change.

Unrequisite: CIGENRL 554

ESL 603 (CIGENRL 603)

ESL Methods and Curriculum 3 u

ESL Curricula and Materials will provide students with the background to develop or select appropriate curricula and to design materials which enhance language learning. The approach to curricular design and materials development is one that is learner centered.

Unrequisite: CIGENRL 603

Prereq: CIGENRL 723

ESL 605 (CIGENRL 605)

Assessment in the ESL/Bilingual Classroom 3 u

This course explores policies, procedures, and instruments used to assess English language proficiency and academic achievement of limited English proficient students in American public schools. Included in this are the areas of English and native language competence; program placement, progress, and exit; alternative assessments in ESL. Bilingual and mainstream classrooms.

Prerequisite: Admission to College of Education and Professional Studies or consent of instructor

Unrequisite: CIGENRL 605

Prereq: CIGENRL/ESL 603

ESL 655 (CIGENRL 655) (SECNDED 655)

Teaching Content in the Bilingual Classroom 3 u

This course is an examination of various techniques and materials being used to teach content area subject matter in ESL/bilingual education programs. Other topics of discussion include language assessment and adaptation of materials to the learner’s language proficiency and cultural experience. The course is taught in English, but discussion will take place in other languages so that students have the opportunity to expand and improve their command of the language used as a medium of instruction.

Unrequisite: CIGENRL 655 and SECNDED 655

Prereq: CIGENRL/ESL 603

ESL 693

Applied Study in ESL 1-6 u

ESL 696

Special Studies 1-3 u

ESL 798

Individual Studies 1-3 u