Department of Languages and Literatures

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Note: English courses with an asterisk after the title have the following prerequisite: ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 105 or ENGLISH 161 and ENGLISH 162.

English as a Second Language | Foreign Languages | General Foreign Languages | French | German | Spanish

 

ENGLISH 090 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH

3 u

A course for students whose reading and writing skills need improvement through study of basic grammar and rhetoric before they attempt other English courses. This course does not count toward the 120 units required for graduation, nor does it fulfill General Studies requirements, nor may it be counted toward the English major or minor. It may not be taken by students who are simultaneously taking or have satisfactorily completed another English course on this campus.

ENGLISH 091 WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
Repeatable
2 u

Offered on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis only. A workshop offering individualized instruction to students in need of improvement in basic writing skills. This does not count toward the 120 hours required for graduation.

ENGLISH 101 FRESHMAN ENGLISH
Proficiency
3 u

An introduction to the reading and writing of college-level prose. Study of short stories, novels and essays. Composition of short papers and essay examinations. Students may not take for credit any course for which they have received a waiver, nor may they take for credit any course in the same department that is a prerequisite for a course that has been waived (e.g., if a student has been waived from English 102, he may not take English 101 for credit).

Prereq: Satisfactory completion of English 090 or equivalent demonstration of ability by the English ACT score.

ENGLISH 102 FRESHMAN ENGLISH
Proficiency
3 u

A continuation of ENGLISH 101. Study of plays, poems and essays. Composition of substantial papers and a library research paper.

Prereq: Satisfactory completion of ENGLISH 101 or ENGLISH 161 or equivalent demonstration of ability by the English ACT score.

ENGLISH 105 FRESHMAN ENGLISH HONORS
Proficiency
3 u

An accelerated course in the reading and writing of college-level prose that satisfies the Proficiency writing requirement for students in the University Honors Program. Study of the major literary genres, and composition of substantial papers and a library research paper.

Prereq:Eligibility for the University Honors program and an ACT English subscore of at least 24, or consent of University Honors Program Director. NOTE: Students will be able to receive AP or other test credits for English 101 and 102, but they may not enroll in English 101 or 102 for credit after completing this course.

ENGLISH 111 GRAMMAR REVIEW FOR FORMAL WRITING

1 u

A five week intensive review of the principles of grammar, punctuation, and usage that are associated with formal English for future educators and business and other professionals.

ENGLISH 161 ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Proficiency
3 u

Principles of written composition adapted to individual foreign students. Includes intensive drill in grammar and mechanics. Also involves individual practice in spoken English. Required of all students whose first language is not English. This course is comparable to and satisfies the English 101 University Proficiency Requirement.

ENGLISH 162 ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Proficiency
3 u

Continuation of ENGLISH 161. Vocabulary and idiom development through selective readings, and introduction to research methods. This course is comparable to and satisfies the English 102 University Proficiency Requirement.

Prereq: ENGLISH 161

ENGLISH 200 CHICAN@ LITERATURE: TO 1980
GH/Diversity
3 u

Identifies and interprets Chican@ literature in a social and historical context with emphasis on texts written before 1980. All Spanish language texts are provided in translation. (Also offered as CHICANO 200 by Race & Ethnic Cultures)

Unreq: CHICANO 200.

ENGLISH 201 CONTEMPORARY CHICANO LITERATURE*
GH/Diversity
3 u

Analyzes contemporary Chicano drama, fiction and poetry within their cultural and historical context, examined from a traditional formalist approach and as a human expression. (Also offered as CHICANO 201)

Unreq: CHICANO 201.

ENGLISH 202 INTRODUCTION TO U.S. LATINO LITERATURE
GH/Diversity
3 u

The course will present students with the diverse U.S. Latino experiences, by introducing them to texts that examine literary works by authors of Latino/Latina backgrounds, in their historical context and cultural context.

Unreq: RACEETH 202.

ENGLISH 206 BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY I*
GH
3 u

A survey of British literature from the Old English period through the eighteenth century.

ENGLISH 216 BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY II*
GH
3 u

A survey of British literature from the Romantic period to the present.

ENGLISH 226 AMERICAN LITERATURE SURVEY I*
GH
3 u

A survey of American literature from the seventeenth century through the Civil War to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.

ENGLISH 230 FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND EDITING*

3 u

Students will be introduced to current practices in and theories behind what makes a good editor and writer and learn to read as editors, paying attention to the details of writing professionally. They will learn the processes of revising, fully correcting, and preparing a manuscript for publication.

Prereq:English 101 and 102 or 161 and 162 or ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 236 AMERICAN LITERATURE II*
GH
3 u

A survey of American Literature from the Civil War to the present to acquaint the student with the foremost writers of our literary culture.

ENGLISH 251 CLASSICAL MYTH AND LEGEND AS SOURCES FOR LITERATURE*
GH
3 u

An examination of classical myths and legends and how they are used in various periods and genres of English literature.

ENGLISH 252 THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE*
GH
3 u

This course will survey the Bible and some other related Near Eastern literature, focusing on the development of genres, motifs, and other literary forms that have influenced the form and content of Western literature, including the parable, the proverb, the loss of Eden, exile and return, origin stories, and hero stories.

Unreq: RELIGST 252.

ENGLISH 260 AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE
GH
3 u

Explore American environmental literature (creative non-fiction/fiction/poetry) from its orgins, with special attention to key authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, Leslie Silko, Rachel Carlson, Annie Dillard and Bill McKibben.

Prereq: ENGLISH 102 or ENGLICH 162 or ENGLISH 105 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 263 THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL*
GH
3 u

A study of significant British and American novels and novelists of the last decade.

ENGLISH 264 WOMEN IN LITERATURE: A FEMINIST RE-EVALUATION*
GH
3 u

A study of women’s experience as portrayed by women writers in various genres of Western literature. Includes such themes as growing up, love, marriage, motherhood, friendship, and spiritual development.

ENGLISH 265 MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES*
GH/Diversity
3 u

Multicultural Literature of the U.S. offers a wide range of literary texts (dramas, essays, novels, poetry and short stories) by people of color to offer students the opportunity to study and appreciate the experiences and challenges of diverse groups of people in American society: African-American, Asian American, Native American, and Latino/a. This body of literary works will be studied through the historical/political prism of each group so that students will be acquainted with the background of the literature.

ENGLISH 271 CRITICAL WRITING IN THE FIELD OF ENGLISH*

3 u

This course will help students become proficient in the skills of research, organization, writing, and revising that they will need in upper-division English courses. Students will learn both the general conventions of academic writing about literature (literary criticism) and the specific methods of some of the most important kinds of literary criticism.

ENGLISH 274 CREATIVE WRITING*
GH
3 u

Study, discussion and writing of description, narration, verse and the short story.

ENGLISH 281 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY*
GH
3 u

An introduction to the basic tools and concepts for the study of language through study of the sounds, grammar, vocabulary, history, and cultural context of English.

ENGLISH 300 SPECIAL TOPICS*

3 u

Analysis and discussion of a cultural, social, moral, philosophical or other significant topic, as expressed in a variety of literary forms, in relation to the individual and society; the particular topic to be published before registration. Repeatable only with change of topic.

ENGLISH 310/510 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 321 ANCIENT WESTERN LITERATURE*
GH
3 u

A rapid survey of world literatures other than English and American covering major literary periods from ancient times through the Renaissance.

ENGLISH 322 MODERN WESTERN LITERATURE*
GH
3 u

A rapid survey of literatures other than English and American covering the major literary periods from Neoclassicism (seventeenth century) to present.

ENGLISH 323 ASIAN LITERATURES*
GH
3 u

The course will cover a selection of classical and modern works from various genres and periods in the three national literatures. Each of these works will be discussed both in its literary tradition and in its cultural and historical contexts. The intent will also be to broaden students’ global perspective by showing connections between their lives and the literatures of other cultures. The course will stress a comparative approach among the three literatures and between each one and Western literatures and cultures.

ENGLISH 324 POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURES*

3 u

This course introduces students to new literatures in English and to new ways of reading canonical British/American literature. The focus is on developing an understanding of colonial discourse through a study of its literary manifestations, its impact on colonized cultures, and the resistance strategies of colonized peoples to subvert colonial power.

Prereq:Sophomore standing.

ENGLISH 330 MANUSCRIPT EDITING

3 u

Apply and further develop the basic skills needed to prepare a book or scholarly manuscript for publication. The focus will be on the conventions and procedures of editing a manuscript, particularly editing for correctness and style, following the conventions of The Chicago Manual of Style, the bible of book publishers.

Prereq:ENGLISH 230 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 332 WRITING FOR THE WEB

3 u

Writing for the Web is designed to survey the many forms of online writing, focusing on community contributions, blogs, Web pages, Wikis and writing for the Web in students’ particular academic disciplines. Students will examine each of these forms’ conventions, create and contribute to such texts, and reflect upon the cultural significance of those forms.

Prereq:ENGLISH 102, 105, 162 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 333 JAPANESE LITERATURE*

3 u

This course surveys Japanese Literature, providing study of classical literature and how this past is reconsidered by modern writers. Group projects will include study of key issues in Japanese cultural history, such as folktales, garden, tea and verse aesthetics, court, samurai and merchant culture, and international contact and war.

Prereq:ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 162 or ENGLISH 105.

Unreq: ASIANSTD 333

ENGLISH 341 THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE

3 u

An exploration of major works by writers of mid-nineteenth-century America, such as Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville, and Dickinson, with consideration of their historical context.

Prereq:ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 105 or ENGLISH 162 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 342 AMERICAN REALISM AND NATURALISM

3 u

An exploration of developments in American literature in the period following the Civil War to 1910. In addition to naturalism and realism, the course will include more recent additions to the canon: women's fiction and African-American writing of the period.

Prereq:ENGLISH 101, ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 226 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 345/545 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1800 TO THE PRESENT*
Diversity
3 u

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

Unreq: AFRIAMR 345/545.

ENGLISH 346/546 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. May be taught with Theatre faculty.

Unreq: THEATRE 346/546.

ENGLISH 347 BRITISH MODERNISM

3 u

A survey of the major developments in British Literature from 1900 to World War II, with an emphasis on the rise of modernism.

Prereq:ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 105 or ENGLISH 162 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 348 AMERICAN MODERNISM

3 u

A survey of the major developments in American Literature from 1900 to World War II, with an emphasis on the rise of Modernism.

Prereq:ENGLISH 226 or ENGLISH 236.

ENGLISH 352   LITERATURE ON FILM
GH / Repeatable
3 u

This course examines the complex cultural work of adapting literature to film. Through critical analysis of narrative fiction - short stories, novels, plays, graphic novels - and the films they inspire, students will investigate the history, narrative, conventions, iconic elements, and cultural significance of literary adaptations to film. Repeatable with topic change.

Unreq: FILM 352

Prereq: ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 105, or ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 354   SHAKESPEARE ON FILM
GH
3 u

In this course, students will study in depth the history, narrative conventions, iconic elements, and cultural significance of Shakespearean films.

Unreq: FILM 354

Prereq: ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 105, or ENGLISH 162

ENGLISH 360 POSTWAR BRITISH LITERATURE (1945-PRESENT)*

3 u

This course is designed to deepen students' engagement with the rich tradition of British fiction, drama, and poetry of the last fifty years. Focusing on such writers as Orwell, Beckett, Drabble, Churchill, and Gordimer, it invites students to debate the role literature plays within a rapidly changing British society. We will also consider the significance of such postwar developments as the demise of imperialism, the rise of postmodernism, and diversification of British society.

ENGLISH 363 AMERICAN LITERATURE IN THE POSTMODERN AGE (1945-PRESENT)*

3 u

This course is designed to acquaint students with the rich tradition of American fiction and poetry of the last fifty years. Focusing on such figures as Ellison, Plath, Morrison, Pynchon, Baraka, and Delillo, this course invites students to debate the role that literature plays in a postwar American society. In doing so, we will focus on how writers address such postwar developments as the dawn of the nuclear age, Vietnam, the rise of mass culture, and rapid technologizing of American society.

ENGLISH 368/568 AMERICAN MINORITY WOMEN WRITERS*
Diversity
3 u

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

Prereq: Consent of instructor.

Unreq: RACEETH 368/568.

ENGLISH 369 MULTICULTURAL DRAMA OF THE UNITED STATES
Diversity
3 u

The course examines the theatrical forms and the dramatic literature of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans, and places them in the context of American theatre and U.S. social/political history.

Prereq:ENGLISH 102 and a 200-level English course or THEATRE 346 or THEATRE 471 or THEATRE 472 or THEATRE 478.

Unreq: THEATRE 369.

ENGLISH 370 ADVANCED COMPOSITION*

3 u

A course in advanced exposition and argumentation. Business majors must take on conventional grade basis.

ENGLISH 372/572 TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING*

3 u

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

ENGLISH 373 POETRY WRITING

3 u

An intensive course in the writing of poetry requiring a minimum of 250 lines of good verse (after revision). The course will consider examples from some of the best contemporary verse, as well as criticism by students and the instructor of student work.

Prereq:ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 161 and ENGLISH 162 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 375/575 FICTION WRITING

3 u

Theory, techniques, and practice of the writing of fiction. Requires a minimum of 50 pages of student writing, after careful revisions.

Prereq:ENGLISH 101 and 102 or ENGLISH 161 and 162 or ENGLISH 105.

ENGLISH 376 SCREENWRITING*

3 u

Practical experience in writing scripts for cinema and/or television, with special emphasis on the creative, theoretical, and critical processes.

ENGLISH 377 INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING

3 u

Students will be introduced to the elements of a play, learn to analyze and evaluate dramatic structure, and write short plays. They will also experience the collaborative nature of the play development process by having their work read by actors and critiqued by an audience of classmates.

Prereq:ENGLISH 101, ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 274 or THEATRE 110 and Junior standing

ENGLISH 378/578 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.

Prereq: Completion of upperclass writing requirement in your major.

ENGLISH 379 RHETORIC FOR WRITERS

3 u

Rhetoric for Writers provides a historical and philosophical introduction to rhetoric and demonstrates how rhetorical concepts can be applied to contemporary and practical writing situations. The focus is on helping students enhance their academic and real-world writing skills by heightening their awareness of how language shapes reality. This course emphasizes editing and writing.

Prereq:ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 105 or ENGLISH 162 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 382 HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE

3 u

A detailed study of change and the conditions for change in the sounds, vocabulary, and grammar of English from its first records through the present.

Prereq:ENGLISH 281 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 383/583 MODERN GRAMMATICAL THEORY

3 u

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

Prereq: ENGLISH 281 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 385/585 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 or literary criticism, the particular topic to be published before registration.

Repeatable only with change of topic.

Prereq: ENGLISH 281 or consent of instructor; either ENGLISH 381, ENGLISH 382, or ENGLISH 383 is strongly recommended as preparation for this course.

ENGLISH 401 THE HEROIC AGE

3 u

This course will introduce students to the literary and socio-cultural milieu of Anglo-Saxon and medieval Britain. Through analysis of major figures of the period, including the Beowulf poet and Chaucer, the students will better appreciate the period in which the English language and British literature was formed.

Prereq:ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 105 or ENGLISH 162 and Junior standing or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 402 RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION

3 u

Sixteenth Century British Literature introduces the students to literature of all genres written in Britain during the period. The course will acquaint students with the historic, philosophical, political and aesthetic principles in this period to enlighten and interest students and to develop their critical thinking skills.

Prereq: ENGLISH 206 and Junior standing or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 404/604 SHAKESPEARE

3 u

A study of the works of Shakespeare which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in ENGLISH 405.

Prereq: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 405/605 SHAKESPEARE

3 u

A study of the works of Shakespeare, which will include representative genres and which will not duplicate works studied in ENGLISH 404.

Prereq: ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 105 or ENGLISH 162 and Junior standing or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 412 REVOLUTION AND RESTORATION

3 u

This course will introduce students to the literacy and socio-cultural milieu of seventeenth-century Britain. Through analysis of authors such as John Milton and Aemelia Lanyer, the student will come to better appreciate a vital period in the formation of our modern selves.

Prereq:ENGLISH 206 or ENGLISH 251 or ENGLISH 252 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 414 ENLIGHTENMENT AND EMPIRE

3 u

This course introduces students to literature of all genres written in Britain during the Restoration and eighteenth century. The course should acquaint students with, among others, the historic, philosophic, political and aesthetic principles in this literature to enlighten and interest students, and to develop their critical thinking skills.

Prereq: ENGLISH 206 or ENGLISH 251 or ENGLISH 252 and Junior standing or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 416 THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM

3 u

A study of the prose and poetry of the major writers of the Romantic period in English literature.

Prereq: Junior standing and ENGLISH 216 or ENGLISH 226 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 420/620 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.

Prereq: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 430 BOOK EDITING

3 u

The course will survey the function of the editor in producing books. The course examines production cycles, giving an overview of the processes involved in publishing, and focuses on acquiring texts, developing the author-editor relationship, organizing and restructuring texts, checking facts, developing specifications, and dealing with copyright issues.

Prereq:ENGLISH 230 and 330 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 436 TOPICS IN TECHNICAL WRITING

3 u

Variable topics course that will comprise such topics as technical writing theory, graphics use and design, research, and writing and editing for specific fields such as medicine, biology, chemistry, geoglogy/geography, engineering, law, academia, information technology, environmental studies, instruction/help manuals, and training manuals.

Prereq:ENGLISH 230 and ENGLISH 372 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 460 MAJOR AUTHORS*

3 u

Intensive study of the works of a major writer or related writers and their contributions to literature and culture, the particular topic to be published before registration. Repeatable only with a change of topic.

Prereq:ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 105 or ENGLISH 162.

ENGLISH 463 19TH CENTURY WOMEN WRITERS

3 u

A survey of the works of American and English women writers of the 19th century.

Prereq:ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 105 or ENGLISH 162 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 464 TWENTIETH CENTURY WOMEN WRITERS

3 u

A study of significant American and British women writers of the twentieth century.

Prereq: ENGLISH 216 or ENGLISH 226 or WOMENST 100 or consent of instructor.

ENGLISH 471/671 CURRENT THEORIES OF COMPOSITION FOR TEACHERS

3 u

A course in theories and methods of teaching composition, including practice in the evaluating of student writing. Recommended for juniors and seniors only.

Prereq:Junior standing and completion of upperclass writing requirement in your major.

ENGLISH 472 NATURE WRITING*

3 u

An intensive writing workshop that provides students with an introducion to the history, theory, techniques, and practice of American nature writing in its many forms.

Prereq:ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102.

ENGLISH 477/677 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.

Prereq: (ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102) OR (ENGLISH 161 and ENGLISH 162) and ENGLISH 378.

ENGLISH 478 APPLIED PROSE WRITING FOR DESKTOP PUBLISHING

3 u

A practical course in preparing writing for printing and publication. Students will learn how to edit and proofread prose to make it readable and stylistically appropriate for its readership and purpose. Using desktop publishing technology, students will produce camera-ready publications combining text and illustrations.

Prereq: ENGLISH 101 and 102 or ENGLISH 161 and 162 and ENGLISH 378.

ENGLISH 479 CREATIVE NONFICTION

3 u

This workshop introduces students to the history, theory, tradition and practice of creative nonfiction in its many forms, including the edited journal, personal essay and memoir, nature essay, literary journalism, and academic/cultural criticism. Through a mix of seminar-style discussions, graduated writing assignments, and intensive workshop response and revision, students work to develop a substantive portfolio (40-50 pages) of their own work by the end of the term.

Prereq:(ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102) or (ENGLISH 161 and ENGLISH 162) AND ENGLISH 274 or consent of the instructor.

ENGLISH 483 CONTROVERSIES IN CRITICISM

3 u

As the capstone course for English Literature and English Education majors, Controversies in Criticism is a seminar that focuses on a major critical debate. The students will examine a cluster of critical responses to a specific controversy and draw on their knowledge of literature to shed discipline. The specific controversy addressed will vary.

Prereq:Senior standing and ENGLISH 271.

ENGLISH 488 ADVANCED WRITERS’ STUDIO

3 u

A closely guided program of instruction in writing, determined in consultation with the instructor, ranging from creative writing to scholarly analysis.

Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 units in major.

Prereq: Junior or Senior standing; ENGLISH 378, and three other English courses numbered 300 or above.

ENGLISH 490/690 WRITING WORKSHOP* Repeatable

1-3 u

Variable topics published prior to registration.

ENGLISH 491/691 TRAVEL STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

ENGLISH 493 APPLIED STUDY: INTERNSHIP IN WRITING*

1-6 u

Offered on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis only. Internships, as available, in business or government for suitably prepared students wishing to make careers as writers. Repeatable for a maximum of six units in degree.

Prereq: Consent of department chair.

ENGLISH 496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES*

2-4 u

Repeatable only with change of topic.

ENGLISH 497 EXCHANGE STUDIES
Repeatable
1-12 u

ENGLISH 498 INDEPENDENT STUDIES*
Repeatable
1-3 u

Prereq: Consent of instructor and department approval of the student’s Independent Study Proposal form prior to registering for the course.

ENGLISH 498R INDEPENDENT STUDY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Repeatable
1-3 u

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

Prereq:Department consent required.

ENGLISH 499 THESIS

1-3 u

Open only to English majors.

Prereq:Junior or Senior standing.

* English 101 and 102 (or English 161 and 162) or English 105 are prerequisites for this course.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

ESL 310/510 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.

Prereq:ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102 or consent of instructor.

Unreq: CIGENRL 310/510.

ESL 320/520 THE SPOKEN LANGUAGE AND DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

3 u

In The Spoken Language & Discourse Analysis, 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:ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 161 and ENGLISH 162 and ENGLISH 281 or special permission from the instructor.

Unreq: CIGENRL 320/520.

ESL 330/530 TEACHING GRAMMAR IN THE ESL/BE CLASSROOM

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:ENGLISH 101 and ENGLISH 102 and Admission to the College of Education or consent of instructor.

Unreq: CIGENRL 330/530.

ESL 350/550 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.

Unreq: CIGENRL 350/550, SECNDED 350/550.

ESL 354/554 SEMINAR IN ESL AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION

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.

Coreq: first term - CIGENRL 350/550, second term - ESL 320/520 or ESL 330/530 or ESL 403/604, third term - CIFLD 492.

Unreq: CIGENRL 354/554.

ESL 403/603 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.

Prereq:ENGLISH 101, ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 281 and ESL 301.

Unreq: CIGENRL 403/603.

ESL 405/605 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.

Prereq:Admission to the College of Education or consent of instructor.

Unreq: CIGENRL 405/605.

ESL 455/655 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.

Unreq: CIGENRL 455/655, SECNDED 455/655.

ESL 493/693 APPLIED STUDY IN ESL

1-6 u

Applied Study in ESL is a 1-6 variable unit course for students minoring in TESL. Students would enroll for at least 2 units. Through working with English language learners with a variety of backgrounds, such as: UW-Whitewater international students enrolled in ENGLISH 161 or ENGLISH 162, employees of local businesses, parents of children in the Whitewater schools, or other appropriate groups, students will put to practical use the teaching skills they have developed through other courses in the minor. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in minor.

Prereq:ENGLISH 101, ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 281 and ESL 301.

ESL 496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES
Repeatable
1-3 u

FILM 350 FILM GENRE
GH / Repeatable
3 u

Film Genre examines the conventions, development, and cultural contexts of a rotating selection of film genres, with a focus on the stylistic innovations, recurrent themes, and varying interpretations of representative films and/or filmmakers. Repeatable with change of topic.

Prereq: ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 105, or ENGLISH 162

FILM 352 LITERATURE ON FILM
GH / Repeatable
3 u

This course examines the complex cultural work of adapting literature to film. Through critical analysis of narrative fiction - short stories, novels, plays, graphic novels - and the films they inspire, students will investigate the history, narrative, conventions, iconic elements, and cultural significance of literary adaptations to film. Repeatable with topic change.

Unreq: ENGLISH 352

Prereq: ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 105, or ENGLISH 162

FILM 354 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM
GH
3 u

In this course, students will study in depth the history, narrative conventions, iconic elements, and cultural significance of Shakespearean films.

Unreq: ENGLISH 354

Prereq: ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 105, or ENGLISH 162

FILM 356 TEXT AND IMAGE
GH
3 u

This course is a theoretical and practical study of how text and image interact to create "story" in visual communication, focusing especially on sequential art (a.k.a. graphic novels or comics) and interactive fiction (e.g. video games).

Prereq: ENGLISH 102, ENGLISH 105, or ENGLISH 162

FILM 485 FILM THEORY

3 u

In this course, students will learn how film theory developed, study the work of major film theorists, and analyze specific films using sophisticated theoretical lenses. Topics will vary

Prereq: 9 units from: COMM 236, COMM 249, ENGLISH 266, FILM 350, FILM 352, FILM 354; or consent of instructor

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Faculty: Ellen Boldt, Nayla Chehade, Hala Ghoneim, Alicia de Gregorio, Hala Ghoheim, Lisa Huempfner, Peter Hoff (Coordinator), Kasumi Kato, Matthew Lange, Pilar Melero, Manuel Ossers, Jodie Parys, Sheila Turek, Maria White, Yilin Zhang

Courses in foreign languages provide the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as an introduction to the literature and the culture of the peoples that speak them. The study of a foreign language may lead to a career in teaching or it may provide the student with a valuable supporting skill in many fields, such as business, public service, librarianship, social work, law, journalism, or the health professions. Reading knowledge of a foreign language is a requirement for many graduate degrees

Placement Exam

Students with no previous university-level coursework in Spanish, French or German who wish to continue with the language(s) acquired previously must take the appropriate foreign language placement exam and will be placed accordingly. (Testing Office, Roseman 2003, 262-472-5613) The placement test is given to help the student select the proper course, but departmental advising is still recommended. Native speakers of these foreign languages should speak with the Foreign Language Coordinator regarding placement.

Students of other foreign languages should speak with the course instructor about placement.

Credit for Previous Language Study

The Department of Languages and Literatures grants up to 16 units in French, German, Japanese and Spanish (12 units in Chinese and Arabic) for previous language study or other language experience provided the student earns at least a “B” in a follow-up course at UW-W. Students may enroll in any course except phonetics and the 390 conversation course to receive units for previous language study. (See previous section: Placement Exam). The B grade must be earned in the first eligible course taken at the university level.

GENERAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE

ARABIC 141 BEGINNING ARABIC I
GH
4 u

In this first semester Arabic course students will begin to learn how to speak, read, and write Arabic in its Modern Standard form (aka MSA). The class will also provide an introduction to the customs and culture of the Arab world.

ARABIC 142 BEGINNING ARABIC II
GH
4 u

In this second semester Arabic course students will continue to learn how to speak, read, and write Arabic in its Modern Standard form (aka MSA). The class will also provide an introduction to the customs and culture of the Arab world.

Prereq:ARABIC 141.

ARABIC 251 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
GH
4 u

This third semester Arabic course will enhance the Arabic linguistic skills and the knowledge of cultures of Arabic-speaking peoples that students acquired in Beginning Arabic.

Prereq:ARABIC 142.

ARABIC 252 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
GH
4 u

This fourth semester Arabic course will continue to enhance the Arabic linguistic skills and the knowledge of cultures of Arabic-speaking peoples begun in Intermediate Arabic I.

Prereq:ARABIC 251.

CHINESE 141 BEGINNING CHINESE
GH
4 u

This course introduces students to Mandarin Chinese, a common speech shared by all dialect speakers in China. It adopts pinyin (Chinese Phonetic Alphabet) as the standard phonetic system. It trains students in all aspects of the language - listening, speaking, reading and writing.

CHINESE 142 BEGINNING CHINESE
GH
4 u

As the second semester of the first-year Chinese, this course continues comprehensive training in Mandarin Chinese at elementary level. While continuing to improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, students will have more exposure to Chinese customs and culture.

Prereq:CHINESE 141 or equivalent.

CHINESE 251 CHINESE III
GH
4 u

As the first semester of the second-year Chinese, this course further enhances students’ language skills in both spoken and written form and their understanding of the cultural and social context in which the language is shaped and formed.

Prereq:CHINESE 142.

CHINESE 252 CHINESE IV
GH
4 u

As the second semester of second-year Chinese, this course continues to enhance students’ language skills in both spoken and written form and their understanding of Chinese culture and Chinese society.

Prereq:CHINESE 251.

CHINESE 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

JAPANESE 101 BEGINNING JAPANESE I
GH
4 u

Japanese 101 is the first term of a two-term, beginning Japanese language course which emphasizes oral skills but also introduces the written language (hiragana and katakana syllabaries). It also exposes students to the culture of Japan.

JAPANESE 102 BEGINNING JAPANESE II
GH
4 u

Japanese 102 is the second term of a two-term, beginning Japanese language course which emphasizes oral skills but also introduces the written language (hiragana and katakana syllabaries). It also exposes students to the culture of Japan.

Prereq:JAPANESE 101 or its equivalent.

JAPANESE 103 BEGINNING JAPANESE III
GH
4 u

This is the third term of UWW's Japanese language instruction sequence. Entering students are expected to have mastered the basics of the writing system (hirigana and katakana and approximately 300 Kanji characters), know elementary grammar and have a basic vocabulary with listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. This course develops the four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in order to cultivate an overall Japanese language ability. Using the course materials, which include the most frequently used daily vocabulary, students will apply what they have to their daily activity. The course prepares students for Intermediate Japanese.

Prereq:JAPANESE 102 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 201 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE
GH
4 u

This is the fourth term of UWW's Japanese language sequence. Entering students are expected to have mastered the writing system (with approximately 600 Kanji characters of the 2000 needed to be able to read newspapers and be considered fully literate). This course develops the four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading and writing) to cultivate an overall Japanese language ability. Students will continue to build vocabulary, master more serious grammar, and work on writing/reading skills.

Prereq:JAPANESE 103 or equivalent.

JAPANESE 202 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II
GH
3 u

Intermediate Japanese II is the second intermediate course in spoken and written Japanese. Students will continue to learn basic structural patterns of the Japanese language and be encouraged to further develop their proficiency in all four skill areas of the language. As an intermediate course, however, increased attention will be given to reading and writing in the Japanese writing system. Students will also learn aspects of Japanese culture that relate to the lesson topics.

Prereq:JAPANESE 201.

JAPANESE 203 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE III
GH
3 u

Intermediate Japanese III is the third intermediate course in spoken and written Japanese. Students will continue to learn basic structural patterns of the Japanese language and be encouraged to further develop their proficiency in all four skill areas of the language (reading, writing, listening, speaking). As an intermediate course, however, increased attention will be given to the reading and writing in the Japanese writing system. Students will also learn aspects of Japanese culture that related to the lesson topics.

Prereq:JAPANESE 202.

JAPANESE 301 JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ISSUES THROUGH THE LENS OF THE MEDIA

3 u

This course aims to familiarize students with the linguistic, cultural and social aspects of Japan through a variety of contemporary media.

Prereq:JAPANESE 203 or consent of instructor.

JAPANESE 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

RUSSIAN 141 BEGINNING RUSSIAN I
GH
4 u

This first-semester Russian course will introduce students to the Russian language (speaking, reading, writing and listening) and culture.

RUSSIAN 142 BEGINNING RUSSIAN II
GH
4 u

This second-semester Russian course will continue to introduce students to the Russian language (speaking, reading, writing and listening) and culture.

Prereq:RUSSIAN 141.

FORNLANG 375 TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION

3 u

This general interest course is for students in the foreign language program, regardless of specific language studied, interested in translation or interpretation as a future career. It will examine ethical issues that arise in translation and interpretation practice; linguistic and cultural aspects of language translation and interpretation; the difference between translation and interpretation; as well as possible career paths for translators and interpreters. Though it is a general-interest translation/interpretation course taught in English, students will be introduced to issues and techniques in their selected language field through guest speakers, and will have the opportunity to study and present case studies related to their particular language pairs.

Prereq: SPANISH 321 and 322 or SPANISH 320; or FRENCH 321 and 322; or GERMAN 321 and 322 or JAPANESE 203 or consent of instructor.

FORNLANG 496 SPECIAL STUDIES
Repeatable
1-4 u

. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

FORNLANG 497 EXCHANGE STUDY
Repeatable
1-12 u

FORNLANG 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

FRENCH (BA/BS)

FRENCH 141 BEGINNING FRENCH
GH
4 u

An elementary course with oral emphasis. Grammar, reading, writing, conversation.

FRENCH 142 BEGINNING FRENCH
GH
4 u

Continuation of FRENCH 141.

Prereq: FRENCH 141 or equivalent.

FRENCH 251 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH
GH
4 u

Grammar review, reading, oral and written exercises, conversation.

Prereq: FRENCH 142 or equivalent.

FRENCH 252 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH
GH
4 u

Continuation of FRENCH 251.

Prereq: FRENCH 251 or equivalent.

FRENCH 310 FRENCH PHONETICS

3 u

A study of the elements of speech sounds and intonation patterns in French with application to understanding and speaking. Use of phonetic transcription. Emphasis on perfecting the student’s ability to render French orally.

Prereq: FRENCH 252 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

FRENCH 321 ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY
GH
3 u

A thorough study of the structure of the language. Practical application through conversation and composition.

FRENCH 322 ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY
GH
3 u

Continuation of FRENCH 321.

Prereq: FRENCH 321 or consent of instructor.

FRENCH 331 READINGS IN MODERN FRENCH

3 u

Language study through reading and discussion in French of selected texts in modern French. Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and grammatical usage.

Prereq: FRENCH 252 or equivalent.

FRENCH 332 READINGS IN MODERN FRENCH

3 u

Similar to FRENCH 331; with different texts.

Prereq: FRENCH 252 or equivalent.

FRENCH 340 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CIVILIZATION

2-3 u

A study of the French way of life today as reflected in its cultural, religious, educational, political and social institutions.

Prereq: One 300 level course or consent of instructor.

FRENCH 350 FRENCH CIVILIZATION

3 u

Study of the political, social, intellectual, artistic and literary development of France, from the Middle Ages to the present.

Prereq: 6 units of 300 level course in French or consent of instructor.

FRENCH 370 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS FRENCH

3 u

A course for those students who plan to use their proficiency of French in a business career. This course provides an introduction to concepts and terminology associated with doing business in French-speaking countries, affords practice in employing those concepts and terminology in the oral, reading and writing skills, and offers a brief overview of the culture and structure of the French business world.

Prereq:9 units of 300 or 400 level French courses, or consent of instructor.

FRENCH 390 FRENCH CONVERSATION

1 u

A course designed to maintain and increase oral fluency in French. Emphasis on spontaneous use of the language.

Repeatable five times for maximum of 6 units in major/degree.

Prereq: Completion of six hours of 300 level courses or consent of instructor.

FRENCH 451 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE

3 u

General history of French literature from its beginning to the end of the eighteenth century. Reading of representative works of prose and poetry.

Prereq:9 units of 300 level courses in French.

FRENCH 452 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE

3 u

General history of French literature from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. Reading of representative works of prose and poetry. Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses in French.

FRENCH 481 FRENCH CLASSICS

3 u

Study of the concept of classicism through the life, works and ideas of the major 17th century authors. Emphasis on the theatre, i.e., the plays by Corneille, Moliere and Racine.

Prereq:9 units of 300 level courses in French.

FRENCH 482 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH LITERATURE

3 u

Study of selected texts of the major writers of the twentieth century.

Prereq:9 units of 300 level courses in French.

FRENCH 490/690 WORKSHOP
Repeatable
1-3 u

. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

FRENCH 491/691 TRAVEL STUDY
Repeatable
3 u

FRENCH 493 INTERNSHIP IN FRENCH

1-3 u

Internships are available in business, government or social service agencies for suitably prepared students wishing to pursue a career that involves foreign languages. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree. Satisfactory/No Credit Grade Basis Only.

Prereq:6 units of French at the 300 or 400-level, and consent of instructor.

FRENCH 494/694 SEMINAR
Repeatable
1-3 u

Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses or consent of instructor.

FRENCH 496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES
Repeatable
1-3 u

Prereq: 6 units of 300 level courses in French or consent of instructor.

FRENCH 497 EXCHANGE STUDY
Repeatable
1-12 u

FRENCH 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 u

Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree.

Prereq:Major or minor in French and consent of department.

FRENCH 499 THESIS

1-3 u

Open only to French majors.

Prereq:Junior or Senior staanding.

GERMAN (BSE)

GERMAN 141 BEGINNING GERMAN
GH
4 u

Introduction to the fundamental structure of German, equally emphasizing the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

GERMAN 142 BEGINNING GERMAN
GH
4 u

Continuation of GERMAN 141.

Prereq: GERMAN 141 or equivalent.

GERMAN 251 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN
GH
4 u

Systematic deepening and improving of the four language skills with emphasis on the grammatical structure. Selected reading.

Prereq:GERMAN 142 or equivalent.

GERMAN 252 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN
GH
4 u

Continuation of GERMAN 251 including outside reading in the area of the student’s interest.

Prereq: GERMAN 251 or equivalent.

GERMAN 310 GERMAN PHONETICS

3 u

Brief history of the German language, study of German speech sounds, oral practice including lab work. Very important for future German teachers.

Prereq: GERMAN 252 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

GERMAN 321 ADVANCED GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY
GH
3 u

A thorough study of the structure of German with practice in oral and written application.

Prereq: GERMAN 252 or equivalent.

GERMAN 322 ADVANCED GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY
GH
3 u

Continuation of GERMAN 321.

Prereq: GERMAN 321 or consent of instructor.

GERMAN 331 READINGS IN MODERN GERMAN LITERATURE

3 u

Reading and discussion of plays and short stories for comprehension and vocabulary building.

Prereq: GERMAN 252 or equivalent.

GERMAN 332 READINGS IN MODERN GERMAN LITERATURE

3 u

Reading and discussion of selected plays, short stories and poems for comprehension and vocabulary building.

Prereq: GERMAN 331 or equivalent or GERMAN 252 and consent of instructor.

GERMAN 350 GERMAN CIVILIZATION

3 u

The political and cultural development of the German-speaking people with emphasis on present-day Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Prereq: 6 units of 300 level courses in German or consent of instructor.

GERMAN 360 GERMAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE THROUGH FILM

3 u

This course will explore contemporary film of the German-speaking world as a vehicle for listening comprehension, vocabulary building, written and oral proficiency, and cultural literacy. Significant time will be spent analyzing the content and context of the films based on their cultural, historical, social and political themes.

Prereq:6 units of 300 level courses in German or consent of instructor.

GERMAN 390 GERMAN CONVERSATION

1 u

A course designed to maintain and increase oral fluency in German. Emphasis on spontaneous use of the language.

Repeatable five times for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree.

Prereq: Completion of six hours of 300 level courses in German or consent of instructor.

GERMAN 451 SURVEY OF GERMAN LITERATURE

3 u

General history of German literature from its beginnings to the end of the eighteenth century. Readings from representative works.

Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses in German or consent of instructor.

GERMAN 452 SURVEY OF GERMAN LITERATURE

3 u

General history of German literature from the end of the eighteenth century to the present. Readings from representative works.

Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses in German or consent of instructor.

GERMAN 490/690 WORKSHOP
Repeatable
1-3 u

. Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses or consent of instructor.

GERMAN 491/691 TRAVEL STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

GERMAN 493 INTERNSHIP IN GERMAN

1-3 u

Internships are available in business, government or social service agencies for suitably prepared students wishing to pursue a career that involves foreign languages. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree. Satisfactory/No Credit Grade Basis Only.

Prereq:6 units of German at the 300 or 400-level, and consent of instructor.

GERMAN 494/694 SEMINAR

1-3 u

Repeatable one time.

Prereq: Consent of instructor.

GERMAN 496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES
Repeatable
1-3 u

Prereq:6 units of 300 level courses in German or consent of instructor.

GERMAN 497 EXCHANGE STUDY
Repeatable
1-12 u

GERMAN 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 u

Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree.

Prereq: Majors and minors and consent of department.

GERMAN 499 THESIS

1-3 u

Open only to German majors.

Prereq:Junior or Senior standing.

SPANISH (BSE)

SPANISH 141 BEGINNING SPANISH
GH
4 u

An elementary course with oral emphasis. Grammar, reading, writing, conversation.

SPANISH 142 BEGINNING SPANISH
GH
4 u

Continuation of SPANISH 141.

Prereq: SPANISH 141 or equivalent.

SPANISH 251 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
GH
4 u

Grammar review, reading, oral and written exercises. Conversation.

Prereq: SPANISH 142 or equivalent.

SPANISH 252 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
GH
4 u

Continuation of SPANISH 251.

Prereq: SPANISH 251 or equivalent.

SPANISH 310 SPANISH PHONETICS

3 u

A study of the elements of speech sounds, the application of sounds to understanding and speaking, with emphasis on oral practice.

Prereq: SPANISH 252 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 320 SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
GH
3 u

The course presents students the opportunity to achieve a clear grasp of written and oral formal Spanish as well as comprehension of the origins, development, and richness of Spanish and the peoples that speak it. This setting also offers a culturally contextualized, structured forum for the exploration of topics pertaining to the linguistic and cultural identity of Spanish speakers within and without the United States.

Prereq:Consent of instructor.

SPANISH 321 ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY
GH
3 u

A thorough study of the structure of the language. Practical application through conversation and composition.

Prereq: SPANISH 252 or equivalent.

SPANISH 322 ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY
GH
3 u

Continuation of SPANISH 321.

Prereq: SPANISH 321 or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 331 PENINSULAR-SPANISH READINGS I

3 u

Language study through reading and discussion in Spanish of selected works of the nineteenth century. Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition.

Prereq: SPANISH 321 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 332 PENINSULAR-SPANISH READINGS II

3 u

Language study through reading and discussion in Spanish of selected works of the twentieth century. Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition.

Prereq: SPANISH 321 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 333 SPANISH-AMERICAN READINGS I

3 u

Language study through reading and discussion in Spanish of selected works of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Spanish America. Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition.

Prereq: SPANISH 321 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 334 SPANISH-AMERICAN READINGS II

3 u

Language study through reading and discussion in Spanish of selected works of the recent and contemporary twentieth century in Spanish America. Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition.

Prereq: SPANISH 321 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 350 SPANISH CIVILIZATION

3 u

Study of the political, social, intellectual, artistic and literary development of Spain from remote times to the present day.

Prereq:6 units of 300 level courses in Spanish or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 360 SPANISH AMERICAN CIVILIZATION

3 u

An introduction to the geography, history, literature, sociology, economics and political life of Spanish America.

Prereq: 6 units of 300 level courses in Spanish or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 370 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS

3 u

A course for those students who plan to use or may need to use their proficiency in Spanish in a business career. This course provides an introduction to concepts and terminology associated with doing business in Spanish-speaking countries or with the Hispanic community in this country; affords practice in employing those concepts and terminology in the oral, reading and writing skills; and offers a brief overview of the culture and structure of the Hispanic business world.

Prereq:Six units of 300 or 400-level Spanish courses or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 371 SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS

3 u

This course is a Spanish language course geared toward individuals studying or working in health-related areas.The course is devoted to the study of medical Spanish terminology and the cultural issues related to successful interactions with Spanish-speaking patients and their families in the clinical encounter. It will introduce the student to a wide array of vocabulary particular to the medical field, as well as help the student develop a cultural understanding of medicine and illness in the Spanish-speaking world to prepare for potential work with Spanish-speaking patients in future careers in medicine, nursing, social work, translation/interpretation, or mental health settings.

Prereq: SPANISH 321 and 322 or SPANISH 320

SPANISH 372 INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL SPANISH AND THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY

3 u

This course reinforces the student's Spanish skills while focusing on many different aspects of working with the Hispanic community that relate to the law. The class will cover a broad mix of legal contexts, while building the student's practical legal terminology and written oral communication skills. In addition, emphasis will be placed on cultural issues that may affect successful interaction with Spanish-speaking individuals and families faced with matters concerning the law.

Prereq: SPANISH 321 and 322 or SPANISH 320

SPANISH 390 SPANISH CONVERSATION

1 u

Designed to maintain and increase oral fluency in Spanish. Emphasis on spontaneous use of the language. Repeatable five times for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree.

Prereq:6 units of 300 level courses or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 451 SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE

3 u

General history of Spanish literature from its beginning to the end of the eighteenth century. Reading of representative works of each genre.

Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses in Spanish.

SPANISH 452 SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE

3 u

General history of Spanish literature from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. Reading of representative works of each genre.

Prereq:9 units of 300 level courses in Spanish.

SPANISH 453 SURVEY OF SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE

3 u

General survey of main developments, works and authors of the literature from the discovery of the New World until 1888.

Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses in Spanish.

SPANISH 454 SURVEY OF SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE

3 u

General survey of main developments, works and authors of the literature from 1888 until the present time.

Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses in Spanish.

SPANISH 481 SPANISH CLASSICS

3 u

Topics alternate: 1) Don Quixote, 2) Golden Age drama, 3) Golden Age prose. Repeatable with change of topic.

Prereq: 9 units of 300 level courses in Spanish.

SPANISH 483 CONTEMPORARY SPANISH AMERICAN NARRATIVE

3 u

Students will study in-depth selected novels and short stories from the beginning of the Spanish American new narrative in the 1940’s through its “boom” in the 1960’s, to the present. Different works and/or authors will be studied each term the course is offered.

Prereq:9 units of 300 level courses in Spanish.

SPANISH 484 WOMEN WRITERS OF SPAIN AND THE THE AMERICAS

3 u

This course introduces students to literary production of women writers from Spain/Latin America (XVI century-present). Exposed to various themes and writing styles, students will engage in textual analysis and critical discussion to reflect on the authors’ cultural and historic challenges, and about the historical and social impact of their works.

Prereq:Nine credits of 300 or 400-level Spanish or consent of instructor

SPANISH 490/690 WORKSHOP
Repeatable
1-3 u

.

SPANISH 491/691 TRAVEL STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

Prereq:Consent of department.

SPANISH 493 INTERNSHIP IN SPANISH

1-3 u

Internships are available in business, government or social service agencies for suitably prepared students wishing to pursue a career that involves foreign languages. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree. Satisfactory/No Credit Grade Basis Only.

Prereq:Six units of Spanish at the 300 or 400-level, and consent of department.

SPANISH 494/694 SEMINAR

1-3 u

SPANISH 496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES
Repeatable
1-3 u

Prereq: 6 units of 300 level courses in Spanish or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 497 EXCHANGE STUDY
Repeatable
1-12 u

SPANISH 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 u

Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree.

Prereq: Major or minor in Spanish and approval of department.

SPANISH 499 THESIS

1-3 u

Open only to Spanish majors.

Prereq:Junior or Senior status



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