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Kansas State University

Modern Languages

Robert Corum, Head

Professors Arnds, Benson, Corum, Dehon, Kolonosky, Oropesa, and Ossar; Associate Professors Clark, Garavito, Sauter, and Shaw; Assistant Professors Askey, Hillard, Hubbell, and Torrico; Instructors Mizuno and Pigno; Emeriti: Alexander, Driss, Miller, and Tunstall.

785-532-6760

Fax: 785-532-7004

E-mail: modlang@ksu.edu

www.ksu.edu/mlangs

All regular courses offered by the Department of Modern Languages may be taken by nonmajors on an A/Pass/F basis, subject to the provisions of the university policy. Language laboratories are offered only on a Credit/ No-Credit basis.

Students majoring in languages should enroll for the bachelor of arts degree.

Within the modern language major, French, German, and Spanish are offered.

Major

A major consists of classes above the 100 level taken in the same language, except for Spanish. (Spanish courses apply beginning with SPAN 361.) With the exception of transfer credit or credit by examination that is approved by the department, students who major in modern language must either (a) receive a grade of C or higher in all courses counted toward the major or (b) have a GPA of at least 2.50 in all courses counted toward the major. Note: Literature courses in translation may not be applied toward the major. Two non-transfer courses are required at the 700 level.

French: 32 hours

Required:

FREN 520 Introduction to French Literature I
FREN 521 Introduction to French Literature II

At least three 700-level literature courses

German: 32 hours

Required:

GERM521 Introduction to German Literature I
GERM522 Introduction to German Literature II

At least three 700-level courses

Spanish: 31 hours*

Courses begin with SPAN 361. Note: SPAN 4A (362) does not count toward the major.

Hispanic studies option
300 to 500 level requirements
SPAN 361Spanish 4 (or equivalent)4
SPAN400 or higher elective6
SPAN 410Spanish Composition and Grammar
or
SPAN 510Structure of Spanish3
SPAN 550Introduction to Literature in Spanish
or
SPAN 567Literature of Spain
or
SPAN 568Literature of Spanish America3
SPAN 565Spanish Civilization3
SPAN 566Hispanic American Civilization3
 
At least three 700-level courses, including
Category 1: Civilization and culture
SPAN 772Spain Today3
or
SPAN 773Spanish America Today3
Category 2: Language or culture
Elective3
Category 3: Electives
Elective3
Total 31
Study abroad is strongly recommended
 
Hispanic literature option
300 to 500 level requirements
SPAN 361Spanish 4 (or equivalent)4
SPAN400 or higher electives6
SPAN 550Introduction to Literature in Spanish3
SPAN 565Spanish Civilization3
or
SPAN 566Hispanic American Civilization3
SPAN 567Literature of Spain3
SPAN 568Literature of Spanish America3
 
At least three 700-level courses, including
Category 1 Spanish Literature3
Category 2 Spanish American Literature3
Category 3 Elective3
Total 31
Study abroad is strongly recommended
 
Major option “with distinction”

(3.5 GPA in all courses taken toward the major)

French: 38 hours

Required, in addition to the regular major:

Two additional courses, one of which must be at the 700 level.

German: 38 hours

Required, in addition to the regular major:

Two additional courses, one of which must be at the 700 level.

Spanish: 37 hours

Required, in addition to the regular major:

Hispanic literature option: Spanish or Hispanic American Civilization (SPAN 565 or 566) and one additional 700-level Spanish course, any category.

Minor

A minor consists of classes above the 100 level taken in the same language, except in Spanish. With the exception of transfer credit or credit by examination that is approved by the department, students who minor in a language must either (a) receive a grade of C or higher in all courses counted toward the minor or (b) have a GPA of at least 2.50 in all courses counted toward the minor.

The minor must include one literature course, except in Japanese. Spanish courses apply beginning with SPAN 361.

See recommended literature courses in parentheses.

Note: Literature in translation may not be applied toward the minor. For the minor, two non-transfer courses are required at the 400 level or higher.

French: 20 hours (FREN 520 or 521 Introduction to French Literature I or II)

German: 20 hours (GERM521 or GERM522 Introduction to Literature I or II)

Japanese: 18 hours (no literature course required)

Russian: 18 hours (up to 6 hours in RUSSN 398 may also be counted toward the minor)

Spanish: 19 hours (SPAN 520 Hispanic Readings) Note: SPAN 362 (Spanish 4A) does not count toward the major. SPAN 520 may be counted as a literature course.

Double majors and dual degrees

Students are encouraged to combine their modern language major with a major in a different field or college. To accomplish this, the student needs to complete the requirements for a BA in modern languages as well as those for the other major or degree.

Entering students who have had previous language experience and who plan to continue language study are required to take a language placement examination before or at the beginning of the first semester of language study. If there is any doubt as to proper placement, check with the head of the Department of Modern Languages.

Students wishing to acquire retroactive credit for language proficiency gained before coming to K-State should consult with the head of the Department of Modern Languages.

Financial aid

The department offers scholarships to undergraduate majors and double majors for study at K-State or on the study abroad programs. For details, contact the head of the Department of Modern Languages.

Programs abroad

The department sponsors summer study programs in France, Germany, Mexico, and Spain. All inquiries should be addressed to the head of the department.

In addition, students may choose to participate in other programs, such as the International Student Exchange Program, the ERASMUS program, or the Community Service Program.

Honors program courses

University General Education courseMLANG 297. Honors Introduction to the Humanities I. (3) I. Study of selected major works of history, literature, and philosophy which have been of central importance in the Western cultural tradition. Considerable emphasis is placed on classroom discussion and writing interpretive essays. Limited to entering freshman students. Pr.: Consent of instructor. Same as ENGL 297, HIST 297, PHIL297.

University General Education courseMLANG 298. Honors Introduction to the Humanities II. (3) II. Continuation of MLANG 297. Pr.: MLANG 297 or consent of instructor. Same as ENGL 298, HIST 298, PHIL298.

University General Education courseMLANG 399. Honors Seminar in Modern Languages. (1-3) Reading and discussion of selected masterpieces of European literature in English translation. Open to non-language majors in the honors program.

MLANG 499. Senior Honors Thesis. (2) I, II, S. Open only to seniors in the arts and sciences honors program.

Modern language courses

MLANG 001. Study Abroad. (0)

MLANG 110. Hebrew for Beginners. (2) An introduction to the Hebrew language and the culture of the people who speak the language. This general introduction includes skill development in reading, writing, and speaking basic Hebrew. Designed specifically for English-speaking students. To be offered during Intersessions only.

MLANG 507. European Literature in Translation. (3) Selected readings in English from the major authors of Europe and the Spanish-speaking world.

MLANG 710. Introduction to Foreign Language Pedagogy. (3) The fundamentals of language learning as described by current research, and teaching strategies, that facilitate the acquisition of foreign language skills. Taught in English. Pr.: Acceptance as GTA or instructor in ML.

MLANG 770. Introduction to Second Language Acquisition. (3) Introduction to the major theoretical frameworks of second language acquisition (SLA). Reading, discussion, and analysis of SLA research on a variety of linguistic and learning issues. Of interest to students of both language acquisition and literature. Taught in English. Pr.: minimum 6 hours at the 500-level in Spanish or other language.

FREN 502. French Literature in Translation. (3) Selected readings in English of works representing important literary trends. May be taken by majors and minors if all assignments are completed in French.

FREN 509. French Phonetics. (1) I, II. The fundamentals of French phonetics. Intensive practice in diction. Pr.: FREN 213 or equiv.

FREN 510. Modern French Culture. (2) French culture since World War II with special emphasis on social, economic, historical, and artistic developments of that period. Taught in English. Not accepted for major credit in French.

University General Education courseGRMN 503. German Literature in Translation. (3) Selected readings in English from such major German authors as Thomas Mann, Brecht, Hesse, Grass, and Kafka. Not accepted for major credit in German.

LATIN 501. Classical Literature in Translation. (3) Selected readings in English from the works of such major classical authors as Homer, Euripides, Vergil, Horace, and Terence.

RUSSN 250. Russian Culture and Civilization. (3) Russia's past and present in the light of principal ideologies with emphasis upon fine art, literature, music, religion, politics, and education. Equal time will be devoted to the Tsarist and Soviet periods. Knowledge of Russian is not required. Same as HIST 250.

RUSSN 504. Russian Literature in Translation: The Nineteenth Century. (3) Survey of the principal writers of Tsarist Russia with emphasis on Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov.

RUSSN 508. Russian Literature in Translation: The Soviet Period. (3) The development of Russian literature since the Revolution, with emphasis on Mayakovsky, Sholokov, Pasternak, and Solzhenitsyn.

SPAN 505. Spanish Literature in Translation. (3) Selected readings in English from the works of such major Spanish and Latin American authors as García Lorca, Borges, Neruda, and García Márquez. Not accepted for major credit in Spanish.

Arabic courses

ARAB 181. Arabic I. (4) Introduction to the structure of modern Arabic. Essentials of grammar, speaking, reading, and writing.

ARAB 182. Arabic II. (4) Continuation of Arabic I. Pr.: ARAB 181 or equiv.

ARAB 281. Arabic III. (4) Further development of language skills. Pr.: ARAB 182 or equiv.

ARAB 282. Arabic IV. (3) Continuation of Arabic III. Pr.: ARAB 281 or equiv.

ARAB 540. Special Studies in Arabic. (Var.) Pr.: Consent of the department head and instructor involved.

Chinese courses

University General Education courseCHINE101. Chinese I. (4) I. Introduction to the fundamental linguistics and cultural characteristics of the Chinese language and its writing systems.

University General Education courseCHINE102. Chinese II. (4) II. Continuation of Chinese I. Development of functional skills for familiar situations. Pr.: CHINE101.

University General Education courseCHINE201. Chinese III. (5) I. Continuation of Chinese II. Further development of functional skills. Intensive practice of spoken and written Chinese. Pr.: CHINE102.

University General Education courseCHINE202. Chinese IV. (5) II. Continuation of Chinese III. Presentation of more advanced elements of the Chinese language, with intensive practice of spoken and written Chinese. Pr.: CHINE201.

CHINE501. Chinese V. (4) Development of communication skills through application activities. Enhancement of vocabulary and intensive practice in grammatical structures and their usage. Pr.: CHINE202 or equiv.

CHINE502. Chinese VI. (4) Continuation of Chinese V. Development of functional skills for general situations. Further enhancement of vocabulary and intensive practice in grammatical structures and their usages. Pr.: CHINE501 or equiv.

CHINE599. Special Studies in Chinese. (Var.) Pr.: Consent of department head and instructor.

French courses

FREN 001. Orientation for Summer School Program. (0)

University General Education courseFREN 111. French I. (5) Introduction to the structure of modern French, emphasizing the spoken language with practice in the language laboratory.

University General Education courseFREN 112. French II. (5) Continuation of French I, completion of basic presentation of the structure of French. Emphasis on spoken language, use of language lab. Pr.: FREN 111 or equiv.

University General Education courseFREN 113. Accelerated Beginning French. (5) Course covering material from French 1 and 2 in one semester. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes one hour lab per week in language laboratory or other language opportunities outside of class time. For students with one or two years of previous French instruction or advanced learners of other languages who desire a faster pace.

University General Education courseFREN 211. French III. (5) Continuation of French II, presentation of more advanced elements of the French language. Emphasis on spoken language, use of the language lab. Pr.: FREN 112 or equiv.

University General Education courseFREN 213. French IV. (4) Continuation of French III, presentation of more advanced elements of the French language. Emphasis on spoken language, use of the language lab. Pr.: FREN 211 or equiv.

FREN 215. Elementary French Conversation. (2) I, II. Practice in basic conversational French. Normally taken concurrently with FREN 211 or 213. May be taken twice. Pr.: FREN 112 or equiv.

FREN 398. Intermediate Studies in French. (1-6) Offered only to participants in study abroad programs. Prior consultation for approval is expected. At the discretion of the department, the course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

FREN 502. French Literature in Translation. (3) Selected readings in English of works representing important literary trends. May be taken by majors and minors if all assignments are completed in French.

FREN 509. French Phonetics. (1) I, II. The fundamentals of French phonetics. Intensive practice in diction. Pr.: FREN 213 or eqiv.

FREN 510. Modern French Culture. (2) French culture since World War II with special emphasis on social, economic, historical, and artistic developments of that period. Taught in English. Not accepted for major credit in French.

FREN 513. French Composition and Grammar. (3) Review in depth of the structure of the language. Intensive practice in written and conversational French. Pr.: FREN 213 or equiv.

University General Education courseFREN 514. French Civilization. (3) Introduction to French culture with special emphasis on social, historical, and artistic developments. Pr.: FREN 213 or equiv.

University General Education courseFREN 516. Readings in French. (3) Practice in reading a variety of literary, journalistic, and specialized texts from France and Francophone countries. Pr.: FREN 213.

University General Education courseFREN 517. Commercial French. (3) Advanced grammar necessary for adequate oral and written expression in international business and diplomatic situations, including specialized terminology, conversation and discussion, and translation. Pr.: FREN 213.

FREN 518. Advanced French Conversation. (3) II. Practice in spoken French, with emphasis on idiomatic expression. Course not open to students whose primary language is French and whose competence has been demonstrated in the language at this level. Pr.: FREN 213.

FREN 519. Special Studies in French. (Var.) Pr.: FREN 213 or equiv. and consent of department head and instructor.

University General Education courseFREN 520. Introduction to French Literature I. (3) The reading and discussion of major works of French literature from the early nineteenth century to the present. Pr.: French 516 or equiv.

University General Education courseFREN 521. Introduction to French Literature II. (3) The reading and discussion of major works of French literature from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century. Pr.: FREN 516 or equiv.

FREN 530. Topics in French Literature and Culture. (3) Provides the students the opportunity to investigate in detail a particular theme or genre in French literature or culture. May be repeated once with a change in focus and texts. Pr.: At least one course taught in French at the 500 level.

FREN 709. Medieval French Literature. (3) An introduction to literary forms, style, and thought from the eleventh century to the fifteenth century in France. Readings in modern French include Chanson de Roland, Chretien de Troyes Roman de la Rose, etc. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 710. Sixteenth-Century French Literature. (3) Reading and discussion of selected prose and poetry of the French Renaissance. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 711. Seventeenth-Century French Literature I. (3) Various literary forms of the French Baroque period. Reading of representative texts by Corneille, Pascal, Descartes, and others. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 712. Seventeenth-Century French Literature II. (3) Various literary forms of the French classical period. Reading may include texts by Molière, Racine, Lafayette, La Fontaine, and others. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 713. Eighteenth-Century French Literature. (3) Critical study of the literature of the Enlightenment. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 714. Romantic French Literature. (3) A study of preromanticism and romanticism. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 715. Realist French Literature. (3) A study of realism, naturalism, and symbolism. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 716. Twentieth-Century French Literature I. (3) The study of major themes and trends in the novel, drama, and poetry as reflected in representative works of such authors as Proust, Mauriac, Cocteau, Claudel, and Valéry. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 717. Twentieth-Century French Literature II. (3) Reading and analysis of recent innovations in literary theory and practice as found in the works of such authors as Sartre, Camus, Beckett, Ionesco, Robbe-Grillet, and Sarraute. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 718. The French Novel. (3) The development of the novel from the seventeenth century to the present, seen through selected masterworks. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 719. Advanced Spoken and Written French. (3) II. An advanced, intensive study of French prose style. Introduction to the techniques of translation from English to French. Intensive practice in oral style and diction. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 720. Seminar in French. (3) Variable topics. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 721. Francophone Literature. (3) The development of French colonial and postcolonial literature with an emphasis on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Regional focus may vary from Québécois, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan or North African literatures. Taught as a seminar. Pr: FREN 520 or 521 and one other course at a 500 level.

FREN 742. French-Speaking Culture and Literature in Second-Language Learning. (3) Analysis and interpretation of cultural and literary texts from French-speaking countries, with emphasis on the development of interpretive skills and materials, and their application to the French curriculum at all levels. May be repeated once with a change in focus and texts. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

FREN 799. Problems in Modern Languages. Pr.: FREN 520 or 521 and one other 500-level course.

German courses

GRMN002. Orientation for Summer School Program. (0)

University General Education courseGRMN 121. German I. (5) Introduction to the structure of modern German. Practice of the spoken language with additional experience in the language lab.

GRMN 122. German II. (5) Continuation to the introduction of modern German. Practice of the spoken language, additional experience in reading and with a variety of additional media. Pr.: GRMN 121 or equiv.

University General Education courseGRMN 221. German III. (5) Conclusion of the introduction to modern German. Continued practice of the spoken language, reading, and additional experience with a range of audio and visual media. Pr.: GRMN 122 or equiv.

GRMN 222. Elementary German Conversation IIIA. (2) Practice in beginning conversational German. Course not open to fluent speakers of German. Course normally taken concurrently with German III. Pr.: GRMN 122 or equiv.

University General Education courseGRMN 223. German IV. (4) Review of select points of German languages structure accompanied by practice in conversation, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as additional experience with audio and visual media. Pr.: GRMN 221 or equiv.

GRMN 224. German Conversation IVA. (2) Continued practice in conversational German. Course not open to fluent speakers of German. Normally taken concurrently with German IV. Pr.: GRMN 221 or equiv.

GRMN 398. Intermediate Studies in German. (Var.) Offered only to participants in study abroad programs. Prior consultation for approval is expected. At the discretion of the department, the course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

University General Education courseGRMN 503. German Literature in Translation. (3) Selected readings in English from such major German authors as Thomas Mann, Brecht, Hesse, Grass, and Kafka. Not accepted for major credit in German.

University General Education courseGRMN 510. German Film. (3) In English. Addresses various topics within a German historical-cultural context. Students will consider what makes cinema a distinct form of artistic expression. May be taken for major credit if assignments and discussion are completed in German.

GRMN 520. Readings in German. (3) Practice in reading a variety of literary, journalistic, and specialized texts. Pr..: GRMN 223 or equiv.

GRMN 521. Introduction to German Literature I. (3) Literary movements of the nineteenth century are introduced through the reading and discussion of texts in various forms and by representative authors. Pr.: GRMN 223 or equiv.

GRMN 522. Introduction to German Literature II. (3) Discussion of significant works of twentieth-century prose, poetry, and drama. Special emphasis is placed on the literature of recent decades. Pr.: GRMN 223 or equiv.

GRMN 523. German Composition. (3) A study of German syntax and exercises in composition. Pr.: GRMN 223 or equiv.

GRMN 524. German for Reading Knowledge I. (3) The grammar and syntax of German and the reading of basic material selected from modern German texts. Not for fulfillment of humanities distribution requirement.

GRMN 525. German for Reading Knowledge II. (3) Continued reading of material from modern German texts. Not for fulfillment of humanities distribution requirement. Pr.: GRMN 524 or equiv.

GRMN 526. Business German. (3) Advanced grammar necessary for adequate oral and written expression in international business and diplomatic situations, including specialized terminology, conversation and discussion, and translation. Pr.: GRMN 523.

GRMN 527. Advanced German Conversation. (3) Intensive practice in conversation. Course not open to students whose primary language is German and whose competence has been demonstrated in the language at this level. Pr.: GRMN 223 or equiv.

GRMN 529. Special Studies in German. (Var.) Pr.: Consent of department head and instructor involved.

GRMN 530. German Civilization. (3) II. The political and cultural development of the German-speaking peoples and their role and influence in the history of the Western world. Pr.: 18 hours of college German.

GRMN 721. German Classicism. (3) I. Reading and discussion of late eighteenth-century texts, including works by Goethe, Schiller, Hoelderlin, etc. Pr.: 21 hours of college German or equiv.

GRMN 722. German Romanticism. (3) II. A study of representative works of German romantic literature by such authors as Schlegel, Tieck, Eichendorff, Novalis. Pr.: 21 hours of college German or equiv.

GRMN 723. Goethe and Faust. (3) I. The writings of Goethe and his masterpiece, Faust. Pr.: 21 hours of college German or equiv.

GRMN 724. German Prose and Drama of the Nineteenth Century. (3) II. A consideration of post-romantic German literature with special emphasis on the novella. Authors including Grillparzer, Keller, and Meyer are discussed. Pr.: 21 hours of college German.

GRMN 725. Early Twentieth-Century German Literature. (3) II. A study of the drama and lyric of naturalism, neoclassicism, neo-romanticism, and expressionism. Pr.: 21 hours of college German.

GRMN 726. German Literature since 1945. (3) I. A discussion of the postwar writings of the Gruppe 47, Swiss playwrights, and others. Pr.: 21 hours of college German.

GRMN 727. The Modern German Novel. (3) II. Theory of the German novel with examples from authors such as Thomas Mann, Hesse, Grass, and others. Pr.: 21 hours of college German.

GRMN 728. History of the German Language. (3) I. A study of the development of the sounds, forms, and syntax of standard German. Fulfills distribution requirements for major. Pr.: Senior standing.

GRMN 729. Seminar in German. (3) A seminar with variable topics, including literature of social and political protest, Austrian and Swiss literature, literature of the Middle Ages, émigré literature, etc. Pr.: Senior standing or consent of instructor.

GRMN 731. Advanced Spoken and Written German. (3) Intensive practice in conversation and diction, with considerable practice in the writing of essays in German. Pr.: 24 hours of college German.

GRMN 732. Methods in German Literary Criticism. (3) Introduction to the various theories of literary analysis. Interpretation of representative German texts. Pr.: 24 hours of college German.

GRMN 733. The Enlightenment and Storm and Stress. (3) A study of representative texts from various movements in German literature and culture of the eighteenth century, including Empfindsamkeit and Rococo. Such authors as Gottsched, Klopstock, Lessing, Lichtenberg, Wieland, and the young Goethe and Schiller will be discussed. Pr.: 21 hours of college German.

GRMN 734. Literature of the German Democratic Republic. (3) A study of the literary developments within the German Democratic Republic. The course will consider the writers' role in a socialist society and their impact upon the cultural scene. Readings will include representative works from all genres. Pr.: 21 hours of college German.

GRMN 735. German Lyric Poetry. (3) A study of German lyric poetry from the Middle Ages to the present with special emphasis on the historical development of such genres as the lied, sonnet, and ballad. In addition to learning basic interpretive techniques intrinsic to poetry, the student will learn to identify the literary periods. Pr.: 21 hours of college German.

GRMN 740. German Culture and Literature in Second-Language Learning. (3) Analysis and interpretation of cultural and literary texts from German-speaking countries, with emphasis on the development of interpretive skills and materials, and their application to the German curriculum at all levels. May be repeated once with a change in focus and texts. Pr.: 24 credits in German at 200 or above or equiv.

GRMN 799. Problems in Modern Languages. (Var.)

Italian courses

ITAL 129. Italian IL. (1) Language laboratory. Strongly recommended for students taking Italian I. Concurrent enrollment in Italian I required. For Credit/No Credit only. Credit given only upon receiving a passing grade for the concurrent section of Italian I.

ITAL 130. Italian IIL. (1) Language laboratory. Strongly recommended for students taking Italian II. Concurrent enrollment in Italian II required. For Credit/No Credit only. Credit given only upon receiving a passing grade for the concurrent section of Italian II.

ITAL 131. Italian I. (4) Introduction to the structure of modern Italian. Offered in alternate years.

ITAL 132. Italian II. (4) Continuation and completion of the study of modern Italian grammar, using the facilities of the language laboratory for audiolingual practice. Pr.: ITAL 131 or equiv. Offered in alternate years.

ITAL 231. Italian III. (4) Grammar review and reading selections from Italian literature. Pr.: ITAL 132 or equiv. Offered in alternate years.

ITAL 232. Italian IV. (3) Selective review of grammar and reading of examples of modern Italian literature. Pr.: ITAL 231 or equiv. Offered in alternate years.

ITAL 520. Special Studies in Italian. (Var.) Pr.: Consent of department head and instructor involved.

Japanese courses

JAPAN 191. Japanese I. (4) Introduction to the fundamental linguistics and cultural characteristics of the Japanese language and its writing systems (Hiragona, Katakana, and Kanji).

JAPAN 192. Japanese II. (4) Continuation of Japanese I. Development of functional skills for familiar situations. Pr.: JAPAN 191 or equiv.

JAPAN 291. Japanese III. (5) Introduction to grammatical patterns and sentence structure. Extensive practice of spoken and written Japanese, both in the classroom and thelanguage laboratory. Pr.: JAPAN 192 or equiv.

JAPAN 292. Japanese IV. (5) Continuation of Japanese III. Enhancement of speaking and writing skills, and reading and listening comprehension. Practice in the language learning center included. Pr.: JAPAN 291 or equiv.

JAPAN 391. Culture of Japanese Communication. (3) Introduction to verbal and nonverbal cultural aspects of Japanese discourse. Includes comparative study, followed by discussion on application of knowledge in cross-cultural context. Pr.: JAPAN 191.

JAPAN 591. Japanese V. (4) Development of communication skills through application activities such as problem-solving tasks and role plays. Enhancement of vocabulary, structures, and their usage. Emphasis on extended discourse. Pr.: JAPAN 292 or equiv.

JAPAN 592. Japanese VI. (4) Continuation of Japanese V. Development of functional skills for general situations. Completion of the presentation of major 300 Kanji characaters and 1,000 Kanji compounds. Pr.: JAPAN 591 or equiv.

JAPAN 599. Special Studies in Japanese. (Var.) Pr.: Consent of department head and instructor.

Latin courses

LATIN 105. Latin and Greek for Scientists. (1) The course is designed specifically to provide students of the biological sciences with a background in Latin and Greek roots of scientific terms. Emphasis on prefixes, suffixes, and word derivations. No prior knowledge of either Latin or Greek is required. Course may not be applied toward the fulfillment of either language or humanities requirements for any degree.

LATIN 141. Latin I. (4) An introductory study of the structure of Latin. Offered in alternate years.

LATIN 142. Latin II. (4) Continuation and completion of the study of the structure of Latin. Pr.: LATIN 141. Offered in alternate years.

LATIN 241. Latin III. (4) Review of Latin grammar and reading of an anthology of Roman prose and poetry. Pr.: LATIN 142. Offered in alternate years.

LATIN 242. Latin IV. (3) Continuation of the study of Latin syntax and grammar, based upon the reading of Roman prose and poetry. Pr.: LATIN 241. Offered in alternate years.

LATIN 501. Classical Literature in Translation. (3) Selected readings in English from the works of such major classical authors as Homer, Euripides, Vergil, Horace, and Terence.

LATIN 549. Special Studies in Latin. (Var.) Pr.: Consent of the department head and instructor involved.

Linguistics courses

LG 594. Comanche Texts. (3) I or II, in alternate years. General introduction to Comanche grammatical and discourse systems and study of oral narratives: published and unpublished texts including coyote stories, adventure stories, personal recollections, etc. Some attention to pronunciation, but major emphasis on the development of a basic reading ability and understanding of the world portrayed in the narratives. Same as LING594.

LG 595. Archeological Decipherment. (3) I or II, in alternate years. The art and science of four famous cases of decipherment: Mesopotamian cuneiform, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Creto-Mycenaean Linear B, and ongoing work of the Maya script. Characteristics of successful decipherments and resultant increases in knowledge about the history of writing and the richness of various cultures of the past. Same as LING595.

LG 600. Principles of Linguistics. (3) Same as LING600 and ENGL 600.

LG 601. General Phonetics. (3) Same as LING601 and ENGL 601.

LG 602. Historical Linguistics. (3) Same as LING602 and ENGL 602.

LG 603. Topics in Linguistics. (3) Same as LING603 and ENGL 603.

LG 730. Foundations of Semiotics. (3) II. The general theory of signs; detailed classification of signs and examination of several semiotic systems such as language, literature, culture, and society. The semiotics of communication and signification. Pr.: Senior standing.

LG 792. Field Methods in Linguistics. (3) Same as LING792.

Portuguese courses

PORT 163. Portuguese I. (4) I. Introduction to the structure of the Portuguese language, stressing Brazilian usage, and emphasizing oral and written skills.

PORT 164. Portuguese II. (4) II. Continuation of Portuguese I, completion of the basic presentation of structural and linguistic principles of the Portuguese language. Pr.: PORT 163 or equiv. course.

PORT 266. Portuguese III. (4) I. Intensive review of syntax and a comprehensive structural review of modern Portuguese, stressing Brazilian usage, with emphasis on composition and conversation. Pr.: PORT 164 or equiv.

PORT 267. Portuguese IV. (3) II. Reading and discussion of selections from contemporary prose, emphasizing Brazilian writings, and review of grammatical structures as needed. Pr.: PORT 266 or equiv.

PORT 572. Special Studies in Portuguese. (1-3) Pr.: 15 hours of Portuguese and consent of instructor.

Russian courses

RUSSN 149. Russian IL. (1) Language laboratory. Strongly recommended for students taking Russian I. Concurrent enrollment in Russian I required. For Credit/No Credit only. Credit given only upon receiving a passing grade for the concurrent section of Russian I.

RUSSN 150. Russian IIL. (1) Language laboratory. Strongly recommended for students taking Russian II. Concurrent enrollment in Russian II required. For Credit/No Credit only. Credit given only upon receiving a passing grade for the concurrent section of Russian II.

RUSSN 151. Russian I. (4) I. Introduction to the structure of modern Russian. Emphasis on the sounds of Russian, the use of the Cyrillic alphabet, and oral drills with added practice in the language laboratory.

RUSSN 152. Russian II. (4) II. Continuation of the study of Russian grammar and oral communication. Pr.: RUSSN 151 or equiv.

RUSSN 250. Russian Culture and Civilization. (3) Russia's past and present in the light of principal ideologies with emphasis upon fine art, literature, music, religion, politics, and education. Equal time will be devoted to the Tsarist and Soviet periods. Knowledge of Russian is not required. Same as HIST 250.

RUSSN 251. Russian III. (4) I. Completion of the study of Russian grammar. Reading of selected prose on the intermediate level. Pr.: RUSSN 152 or equiv.

RUSSN 252. Russian IV. (3) II. Intensive review of Russian grammar. Exercises in reading selected modern Russian texts in the original. Pr.: RUSSN 251 or equiv.

RUSSN 398. Intermediate Studies in Russian. (Var.) Offered only to participants in study abroad programs. Prior consultation for approval is expected. At the discretion of the department, the course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

RUSSN 504. Russian Literature in Translation: The Nineteenth Century. (3) Survey of principal writers of Tsarist Russia with emphasis upon Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov.

RUSSN 508. Russian Literature in Translation: The Soviet Period. (3) The development of Russian literature since the Revolution, with emphasis upon Mayakovsky, Sholokhov, Pasternak, and Solzhenitsyn.

RUSSN 551. Russian V. (3) Reading of Russian short stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including works by Pushkin, Lermontov, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov.

RUSSN 552. Survey of Russian Literature. (3) A history of Russian literature from its beginnings until the present, with emphasis on the works of the nineteenth century, including those of Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy.

RUSSN 553. Russian Conversation and Composition. (3) Discussion in Russian. Extensive practice in writing Russian compositions.

RUSSN 559. Special Studies in Russian. (Var.) Pr.: Consent of department head and instructor involved.

South Asian languages courses

URDU 171. Hindi/Urdu I. (4) I. Introduction to the structure of Hindi and Urdu, two languages which are nearly identical in the grammatical structure of their everyday spoken style. Hindi is the dominant language of northern India. Urdu is the national language of Pakistan, also understood throughout the Hindi area.

URDU 172. Hindi/Urdu II. (4) II. Continuation of Hindi/Urdu I with introduction of the Devanagari (Hindi and Sanskrit) script. Pr.: URDU 171.

URDU 273. Hindi/Urdu III. (4) I. Continuation of Hindi/Urdu II with gradual transition to more formal styles of language. Pr.: URDU 172.

URDU 274. Hindi/Urdu IV. (4) II. Continuation of Hindi/Urdu III with readings in Hindi or Urdu literature according to needs of students. Pr.: URDU 273.

URDU 575. Hindi/Urdu V. (4) I, II, S. Individual study in Hindi or Urdu. Readings, composition, or conversational practice relevant to the student's interests and disciplinary needs. May be repeated for credit. Pr.: URDU 274.

URDU 799. Problems in Modern Languages. (Var.)

Spanish courses

SPAN 003. Orientation for Summer School Abroad Program in Zacatecas/Cuernavaca, Mexico. (0)

University General Education courseSPAN 161. Spanish I. (5) Introduction to Spanish language and Hispanic culture for students with no previous Spanish experience. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes one hour per week in language laboratory or other language opportunities outside of class time. Heritage speakers of Spanish see SPAN 365.

SPAN 162. Spanish II. (5) Continuation of Spanish I, devoted to Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes 1 hour per week in language laboratory or other language opportunities outside of class time. For students with fewer than two years of high school Spanish. Heritage speakers of Spanish see SPAN 365. Pr.: SPAN 161 or equiv.

SPAN 165. Accelerated Beginning Spanish. (5) Course covering material from Spanish 1 and 2 in one semester. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes one hour per week in language laboratory or other language opportunities outside of class time. For students with one or two years of previous Spanish instruction or advanced learners of other languages who desire a faster pace. Not open to heritage speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 261. Spanish III. (5) Continuation of Spanish sequence, devoted to Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and review of language structures. Includes one hour per week in language laboratory or other language opportunities outside of class time. Heritage speakers of Spanish see SPAN 365. Pr.: SPAN 162 or 165 or equiv.

SPAN 262. Elementary Spanish Conversation IIIA. (2) Beginning conversational Spanish. Emphasis on oral communication. Pr.: SPAN 162 or 165 or equiv.

University General Education courseSPAN 361. Spanish IV. (4). Culmination of intermediate Spanish sequence and bridge to upper-level classes. Application of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to cultural and literary topics. Includes one hour per week of language opportunities outside of class time. Heritage speakers of Spanish see SPAN 365. Pr.: SPAN 261 or equiv.

SPAN 362. Intermediate Spanish Conversation IVA. (2) Practice in conversational Spanish. Emphasis on oral communication. Pr.: SPAN 261 or equiv.

SPAN 365. Spanish for Heritage Speakers. (4) Primary focus on the development of reading and writing skills for learners whose first or home language is Spanish. Secondary emphasis on developing familiarity with the Spanish grammar system for the purpose of preparing students for subsequent grammar and composition courses.

SPAN 398. Intermediate Studies in Spanish. (Var.) Offered only to participants in study abroad programs. Prior consultation for approval is expected. At the discretion of the department, the course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

SPAN 410. Spanish Composition and Grammar. (3) The grammar and syntax of modern Spanish. Course not open to those students whose primary language is Spanish and whose competence has been demonstrated in the language at this level. Pr.: SPAN 361 or 365 or equiv. facility as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 420. Advanced Spanish Conversation. (3) Intensive practice in conversation. Course not open to those students whose primary language is Spanish and whose competence has been demonstrated in the language at this level. Pr.: SPAN 361 or 365 or equiv. facility as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 505. Spanish Literature in Translation. (3) Selected readings in English from the works of such major Spanish and Latin American authors as García Lorca, Borges, Neruda, and García Márquez. Not accepted for major credit in Spanish.

SPAN 510. Structure of the Spanish Language. (3) Introductory description of the grammatical structure of Spanish with its main components: phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic. Spanish pronunciation, dialectal variation and other aspects are analyzed in contrast. Pr.: SPAN 410 or equiv. facility as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 520. Hispanic Readings. (3) Practice in reading a variety of literary, journalistic, and specialized texts. Pr.: SPAN 361 or 365 or equiv. background as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 530. Spanish for Professions. (3) Advanced grammar necessary for adequate oral and written expression in selected professional disciplines (such as business, health professions, and human services), including specialized terminology, conversation and discussion, and translation. Pr.: SPAN 410 or equiv. facility as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 550. Introduction to Literature in Spanish. (3) An introduction to literary terminology and its practical application for analyzing and interpreting texts from Spain and Spanish America. Strongly recommended for students planning to take SPAN 567 or 568. Pr.: SPAN 410 or equiv.

SPAN 560. Chicano Language and Literature. (3) Introduction to the literature and experience of Chicanos in the U.S., beginning with Aztec texts and concluding with Chicano writing of the 1960s to the present. Emphasis on classroom discussion and interpretive essays. Taught bilingually; non-Spanish speakers are accommodated through the use of English translations Pr.: Six hours above 300-level Spanish or special permission.

SPAN 565. Spanish Civilization. (3) Survey of Spanish culture and civilization from its beginnings to the present; emphasis on Spanish contributions over the centuries in the humanistic field. Pr.: SPAN 410 or equiv. facility as determined by the modern languages faculty.

SPAN 566. Hispanic-American Civilization. (3) Survey of Spanish-American culture and civilization from 1492 to the present. Pr.: SPAN 410 or equiv. facility as detrmined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 567. Literature of Spain. (3) Reading and analysis of representative works of Spanish literature from its beginnings to the present. Pr.: Minimum of 3 hours at 500 level or equiv. background as determined by modern languages faculty. SPAN 550 strongly recommended.

SPAN 568. Literature of Spanish America. (3) Reading and analysis of Spanish-American literature from the colonial period to the present. Pr.: Minimum of 3 hours at 500 level or equiv. background as determined by modern languages faculty. SPAN 550 strongly recommended.

SPAN 569. Special Studies in Spanish. (Var.) Pr.: Consent of department head and instructor involved.

SPAN 575. Spanish Translation: Concepts and Practices. (3) Brief history of translation theory and practice with emphasis on bi-directional translation between Spanish and English. Cultural and linguistic barriers to effective translation. Introduction to translation as a profession, including translation and analysis of short texts. Pr.: SPAN 410 or equiv. facility as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 670. Spanish Applied Linguistics. (3) Linguistic theory applied to the Spanish language. Linguistic topics include syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics, and dialectology. Of interest to students of both language acquisition and literature. Taught in Spanish. Not available to students who have taken SPAN570. Pr.: SPAN 410 and 420 or equiv. facility as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 730. Medieval Literature. (3) Principal literary works of Medieval Spain, from the jarchas and the Poema de Mío Cid to the cronicas and La Celestina, studied within the historical and cultural context of each. Pr.: SPAN 567 and 568 or equiv. background as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 731. Early Modern Literture of Spain. (3) Reading and analysis of the works of such writers as Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón de la Barca, Garcilaso, Fray Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz, Góngora, and Quevedo, as well as selected works from the picaresque tradition. Pr.: SPAN 567 and 568 or equiv. facility as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 732. Cervantes. (3) Reading of the Quijote and other pertinent primary texts and discussion of the literary and cultural background of the period. Pr.: SPAN 567 and 568 or equiv. background as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 734. Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature. (3) Drama, essay, novel, poetry, and short story. Such authors as Larra, Zorrilla, el Duque de Rivas, Espronceda, Tamayo y Baus, Echegaray, Bécquer, and Pérez Galdós will be discussed. Pr.: SPAN 567 and 568 or equiv. background as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 735. Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature. (3) The writers and directions of twentieth-century literature in Spain. Analysis and discussion of the works of such representative authors as Unamuno, Jiménez, Guillén, Lorca, Cela, Laforet, and Martín Gaite. Pr.: SPAN 567 and 568 or equiv. background as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 736. Spanish Poetry. (3) The development of the poetry of Spain from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Includes poets such as Berceo, the romanceros, Manrique, Góngora, Quevedo, Espronceda, Bécquer, Machado, Lorca, Guillén, Otero, Fuertes, Rodríguez, and Rossetti. Taught as a seminar. Pr.: SPAN 567 and 568 or equiv. facility as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 750. Spanish-American Literature from its Origins to the Nineteenth Century. (3) Analysis and discussion of literary manifestations from pre-Columbian civilizations, the Spanish colonies, and independent nations. Early forms of narrative, the Baroque, Neo-Classicism, and Romanticism. Texts by writers such as Aztec poets, Spanish chroniclers, Sor Juana, Fernández de Lizardi, Hernández, Isaacs, Gómez de Avellaneda, and Echeverría. Pr.: SPAN 567 and 568 or equiv. facility determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 751. Spanish-American Literature: Late Nineteenth Century to Early Twentieth Century. (3) Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and the Avant-Garde, including writers such as Blest Gana, Cambaceres, Martí, Darío, Güiraldes, Azuela, Gallegos, Rivera, and Bombal. Pr.: SPAN 567 and 568 or equiv. background as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 752. Contemporary Spanish-American Narrative. (3) Analysis and discussion of the narrative from the period of the Boom to the present. Includes writers such as Borges, Sábato, Cortázar, García Márquez, Vargas Llosa, Fuentes, Allende, and Valenzuela. Pr.: SPAN 567 and 568 or equiv. background as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 755. Spanish-American Drama. (3) Analysis and discussion of the drama of Spanish-speaking American nations, with emphasis on the twentieth century. Readings from such leading playwrights as Usigli, Marqués, Carballido, Triana, Gambaro, Leñero, and Castellanos. Pr.: SPAN 567 and 568 or equiv. background as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 757. Spanish-American Poetry. (3) The development of poetry from its early pre-Columbian manifestations to the present time with emphasis on the twentieth century. Includes poets such as Sor Juana, Martí, Darío, Borges, Storni, Agustina, Vallejo, Neruda, Paz, and Castellanos. Taught as a seminar. Pr.: SPAN 567 and 568 or equiv. facility as determined by modern languages faculty.

SPAN 760. Hispanic Literature and Culture in the U.S. (3) Social, historical, and cultural experience of the Mexican, Mexican American and Latino populations in the U.S. Introduction to historical, literary, and cultural studies methodologies and perspectives from the European conquest to the present. Texts in English and Spanish. Pr.: SPAN 550, 560, 567, or 568.

SPAN 768. Cinema of Spain. (3) Analysis and discussion of representative films from Spain. Different genres (comedy, drama, thriller, etc.) and different audiences (children, family, adults) will be studied. The analysis will be based on film theory, gender, and cultural studies. Pr.: SPAN 560, 565, or 567.

SPAN 769. Cinema of Spanish America. (3) Defining phases in the development of Spanish American cinema in connection with nationhood, historical processes, sociopolitical issues, gender representation, modes of production and consumption, and role of the filmmaker. Special focus on films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, and Mexico. Pr.: SPAN 560, 566, or 568.

SPAN 771. Advanced Spanish Translation. (3) Applied translation concepts and strategies. Translations from Spanish to English and English to Spanish, involving unique problems related to science, business reporting, and literature. Includes use of software applications for translators. Pr.: 3 hours of college Spanish at the 700 level or equiv. facility as determined by modern languages faculty

SPAN 772. Spain Today. (3) An investigation of selected social, political, and humanistic aspects of contemporary Spanish culture. Pr.: SPAN 565 or 567.

SPAN 773. Spanish America Today. (3) Investigation of selected social, political, and humanistic aspects of contemporary Spanish American culture. Pr.: SPAN 566 or 568.

SPAN 776. Spanish in the World. (3) The influence of the Spanish language and Spanish speaking cultures in the world. Includes such topics as history of the language, dialects, bilingualism, political and economic influence, and Spanish in the U.S. Pr.: SPAN570 or 670.

SPAN 777. Spanish and Spanish-American Culture and Literature in Second-Language Learning. (3) Analysis, interpretation, and pedagogical implications of cultural and literary texts from Spanish speaking countries. Emphasis on texts for beginning-, and intermediate-level classes. Pr.: SPAN 550, 567, or 568.

SPAN 778. Spanish and Spanish-American Culture and Literature in Second-Language Learning II. (3) Analysis, interpretation, and pedagogical implications of cultural and literary texts from Spanish speaking countries. Emphasis on texts for intermediate- and upper-level classes. Pr.: SPAN 550, 567, or 568.

SPAN 779. Seminar in Spanish. (3) A seminar with variable topics. Pr.: Senior standing or consent of the instructor.

SPAN 799. Research Topics in Spanish. (Var.)