Modern Languages

Department/Program: Modern Languages

The department introduces students to the complexities of other cultures through the study of another language. Learning a foreign language fosters the ability to cope with the unfamiliar, both linguistically and culturally, and to value diversity and understand interdependence. The study of modern foreign languages prepares students to deal empathetically with people of other cultures and backgrounds, both within our country and abroad. 

The department stresses proficiency-oriented teaching methodologies that are supported by appropriate technologies. The proficiency orientation stresses contextual and practical use of language; therefore the language is used in the classroom as much as possible. Modern language study at Nebraska Wesleyan University offers students the opportunity to enhance their personal and professional opportunities regardless of their majors and future career goals.

Majors

The department offers majors in French, German, and Spanish. While credit hour and course requirements may vary by language (see individual language information below), all Modern Languages majors must: 1) study abroad (see details below); 2) complete at least one 3-credit literature course; 3) earn 4 or more hours of 4000-level credits in residence at NWU upon return from study abroad; and 4) complete a 2-hour ML Senior Capstone experience. In addition, the Department requires an exit interview of its graduates.

French and German
A major in French or German requires a minimum of 35-36 credit hours, 24 of which must be beyond Stage IV (2020). At least 8 credit hours must be earned at the 4000-level.

Spanish
A major in Spanish requires a minimum of 37-38 credit hours, 29 of which must be beyond Stage IV (2020). At least 4 credit hours must be earned at the 4000-level.

Study Abroad Requirement: Students majoring in French, German or Spanish are required to incorporate a study abroad experience of a minimum of one semester (12 credit hours) in the language of their major. No more than 16 hours of upper-level credits (3000/4000) from a semester abroad may be applied toward the major (24 credits for two semesters). In conjunction with the semester abroad, students must also complete either GLST 2010 Preparing for Education Abroad or GLST 3010 Processing the International Experience, as well as MLANG 3910 Engaging in Study Abroad. For information on the many available exchange programs and financial aid and scholarship options, students should talk with the Director of Global Engagement and visit the library of study abroad resources.

Students who begin their college language study beyond Stage III (2010) of a language, either as a result of testing or upon consultation with the chair, and who complete a course at that level with a grade of "B" or better, may earn up to 8 hours of retroactive credit for Stage III (2010) and Stage IV (2020). Students who have previously taken a beginning level of a college language (Stage I and/or Stage II) are not eligible for this retroactive credit. In no case may one complete a major with fewer than 12 credit hours earned in residence within the department.

Majors preparing to teach a modern language should consult with the Education Department.

Minors

The department offers minors in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. While credit hour and course requirements vary by language (see individual language information below), in no case may one earn a minor with fewer than 4 hours at Nebraska Wesleyan University in the language of their minor.

French and German
A minor in French or German requires a minimum of 16 credit hours beyond Stage II (1020). For students studying French or German abroad, a minor requires at least one course in the language, from 2010 or above, in residence at NWU.

Japanese
A minor in Japanese requires 10 credit hours beyond Stage II (1020).

Spanish
A minor in Spanish requires a minimum of 14 credit hours beyond Stage II (1020). For students studying Spanish abroad, a minor requires at least one upper-level course in the language (3010 or above) in residence at NWU.

Students who begin their college language study beyond Stage III (2010) of French, German, or Spanish, either as a result of testing or upon consultation with the chair, and who complete a course at that level with a grade of "B" or better, may earn up to 8 hours of retroactive credit for Stage III (2010) and Stage IV (2020). Students who have previously taken a beginning level of a college language (Stage I and/or Stage II) are not eligible for this retroactive credit.

 

 

Courses

An introductory course on Mandarin Chinese designed to develop skills in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and culture with emphasis on practical communication.

A topical course designed to investigate relevant subject matter not included in any standard courses. The title and the content will be determined by current mutual interests of students and faculty. This course may be offered to meet a requirement for a major only by approval of the department chair.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

A topical course designed to investigate relevant subject matter not included in any standard courses. The title and the content will be determined by current mutual interests of students and faculty. This course may be offered to meet a requirement for a major only by approval of the department chair.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

This course number corresponds to the "exploratory" level of experiential learning required in the Archway liberal education curriculum. Experiential learning is a process through which students expand, deepen, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom or laboratory. All experiential learning credit assumes the student is intentional about the experience, is adequately prepared for it, is taking initiative, making decisions, and assuming responsibility, and will reflect meaningfully on the learning that takes place. Instructors or sponsors are expected to create experiential learning opportunities that are authentic, and to monitor and assess the activities. The student must complete at least 20 hours of experiential learning.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.

A topical course designed to investigate relevant subject matter not included in any standard courses. The title and the content will be determined by current mutual interests of students and faculty. This course may be offered to meet a requirement for a major only by approval of the department chair.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

A topical course designed to investigate relevant subject matter not included in any standard courses. The title and the content will be determined by current mutual interests of students and faculty. This course may be offered to meet a requirement for a major only by approval of the department chair.

An opportunity for students, under the supervision of a faculty member, to pursue scientific literature not covered in other coursework.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

A research seminar in which students conducting their research to satisfy the senior comprehensive requirement meet regularly to share insights, progress, and problems encountered along the way.

Independent field research for all majors.

This course number corresponds to the "intensive" level of experiential learning required in the Archway liberal education curriculum. Experiential learning is a process through which students expand, deepen, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom or laboratory. All experiential credit assumes the student is intentional about the experience, is adequately prepared for it, is taking initiative, making decisions, and assuming responsibility, and will reflect meaningfully on the learning that takes place. Instructors or sponsors are expected to create experiential learning opportunities that are authentic, and to monitor and assess the activities. The student must complete at least 40 hours of experiential learning.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.

An introduction to the French language designed to develop skills in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and culture, with emphasis on practical communication.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Continuation of FRNCH 1010 French: Stage I.
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 1010 French: Stage I or equivalent.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses for students who have not reached the intermediate level. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

FRNCH 2010 French: Stage III is the first in a two-part sequence of intermediate-level French, designed to build upon basic language concepts acquired in introductory-level courses, expand cultural knowledge, and increase confidence while enhancing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.
Prerequiste(s): FRNCH 1020 French: Stage II or equivalent.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Continuation of FRNCH 2010 French: Stage III.
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2010 French: Stage III or equivalent.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide intermediate-level study of subject matter in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students. This course may be offered to meet a requirement for a major only by approval of the department chair.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

This course number corresponds to the "exploratory" level of experiential learning required in the Archway liberal education curriculum. Experiential learning is a process through which students expand, deepen, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom or laboratory. All experiential learning credit assumes the student is intentional about the experience, is adequately prepared for it, is taking initiative, making decisions, and assuming responsibility, and will reflect meaningfully on the learning that takes place. Instructors or sponsors are expected to create experiential learning opportunities that are authentic, and to monitor and assess the activities. The student must complete at least 20 hours of experiential learning.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.

A study with practical exercises of the sound system of French. Includes readings, oral interpretations, and recorded laboratory exercises. (Not open to native speakers of French.)
Prerequisite(s): Two years of French or permission of the department.

A course dealing with the literature, culture, and contributions of France to civilization, with emphasis on contemporary culture, history, and life in France. (Not open to native speakers of French.)
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2020 French: Stage IV or permission of the department.

See department for course description

Emphasis is on short fiction and poetry. (Not open to native speakers of French.)
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2020 French: Stage IV or permission of the department.

This advanced-level French skill enhancement course is designed to introduce students to the prose, drama, and poetry of modern France. (Not open to native speakers of French.)
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2020 French: Stage IV or permission of the department.

Reading, discussion, and analysis of selected texts from across the Francophone literary tradition. Areas of focus are one or more of the following regions: Africa, the Caribbean, or Canada. May be repeated if region is different.
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2020 French: Stage IV or permission of the department.

An introduction to French business language and practices, emphasizing vocabulary and cultural awareness. (Not open to native speakers of French.)
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2020 French: Stage IV or permission of the department.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide advanced study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students. (Not open to native speakers of French.)
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2020 French: Stage IV or permission of the department.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

A study with practical exercises of the sound system of French. Includes readings, oral interpretations, and recorded laboratory exercises. (Not open to native speakers of French.)
Prerequisite(s): Two years of French or permission of the department.

A course dealing with the literature, culture, and contributions of France to civilization, with emphasis on contemporary culture, history, and life in France. (Not open to native speakers of French.)
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2020 French: Stage IV or permission of the department.

See department for course description

Emphasis is on short fiction and poetry. (Not open to native speakers of French.)
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2020 French: Stage IV or permission of the department.

This advanced-level French skill enhancement course is designed to introduce students to the prose, drama, and poetry of modern France. (Not open to native speakers of French.)
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2020 French: Stage IV or permission of the department.

Reading, discussion, and analysis of selected texts from across the Francophone literary tradition. Areas of focus are one or more of the following regions: Africa, the Caribbean, or Canada. May be repeated if region is different.
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2020 French: Stage IV or permission of the department.

An introduction to French business language and practices, emphasizing vocabulary and cultural awareness. (Not open to native speakers of French.)
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2020 French: Stage IV or permission of the department.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide advanced study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students. (Not open to native speakers of French.)
Prerequisite(s): FRNCH 2020 French: Stage IV or permission of the department.

An opportunity for students, under the supervision of a faculty member, to pursue scientific literature not covered in other coursework.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

A research seminar in which students conducting their research to satisfy the senior comprehensive requirement meet regularly to share insights, progress, and problems encountered along the way.

Independent field research for all majors.

This course number corresponds to the "intensive" level of experiential learning required in the Archway liberal education curriculum. Experiential learning is a process through which students expand, deepen, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom or laboratory. All experiential credit assumes the student is intentional about the experience, is adequately prepared for it, is taking initiative, making decisions, and assuming responsibility, and will reflect meaningfully on the learning that takes place. Instructors or sponsors are expected to create experiential learning opportunities that are authentic, and to monitor and assess the activities. The student must complete at least 40 hours of experiential learning.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.

An introduction to the German language designed to develop skills in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and culture, with emphasis on practical communication.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Continuation of GERMN 1010 German: Stage I.
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 1010 German: Stage I or equivalent.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses for students who have not reached the intermediate level. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

GERMN 2010 German: Stage III is the first in a two-part sequence of intermediate-level German, designed to build upon basic language concepts acquired in introductory-level courses, expand cultural knowledge, and increase confidence while enhancing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in German.
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 1020 German: Stage II or equivalent.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Continuation of GERMN 2010 German: Stage III.
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 2010 German: Stage III or equivalent.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

A course desgined to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide intermediate-level study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students. This course may be offered to meet a requirement for a major only by approval of the department chair.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

This course number corresponds to the "exploratory" level of experiential learning required in the Archway liberal education curriculum. Experiential learning is a process through which students expand, deepen, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom or laboratory. All experiential learning credit assumes the student is intentional about the experience, is adequately prepared for it, is taking initiative, making decisions, and assuming responsibility, and will reflect meaningfully on the learning that takes place. Instructors or sponsors are expected to create experiential learning opportunities that are authentic, and to monitor and assess the activities. The student must complete at least 20 hours of experiential learning.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.

An introduction to culture and daily life in contemporary Germany providing an overview of language, customs, social interaction, the arts, history, politics, the economy, and Germany's role in the European Union. Students should gain insight into how these factors affect the lives of Germans today. (Not open to native speakers of German.)
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 2020 German: Stage IV or permission of the department.

See department for course description.

Emphasis is on short fiction and poetry. (Not open to native speakers of German.)
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 2020 German: Stage IV or permission of the department.

Modern German Literature provides students with a survey of representative short prose, a novel and excerpts, plays and exerpts and poetry from the fin de siecle through WWI, WWII exile writers, postwar literature, from both GDR/BRD and works since the reunification to the end of the twentieth century. While the bulk of the writers we cover are from Germany, there are representative works by Austrian and Swiss writers as well. We will explore the relevance of this literature in its historical context as well as discuss themes and analyze symbolism present in the texts.
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 2020 German: Stage IV or
permission of the instructor

An introduction to German business language and practices, emphasizing vocabulary and cultural awareness. (Not open to native speakers of German.)
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 2020 German: Stage IV or permission of the department.

This course is designed to introduce students to current topics of the German language media. The scope of topics will vary by semester, but will include politics, social issues, culture, the economy, history as it informs the current situation, immigration, and environmental issues. Original language texts from German-language print and online newspapers and magazines, as well as radio and TV broadcasts, will serve as the primary texts and basis for class discussion and projects. Students will also have an opportunity to compare and contrast German coverage of some global and local events with news coverage in the U.S. (Not open to native speakers of German.)
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 2020 German: Stage IV or permission of the department.

This course deals with contemporary themes that frequently appear in the various types of media in German-speaking countries. We will summarize, discuss and analyze newspaper and magazine articles, as well as radio and TV reports. Common themes include "Europe" and the European Union, the economic, political and social circumstances and culture/Culture in these countries, but other relevant themes may come up in the course of the semester. We also have the opportunity to compare German treatment of local and international themes with that found in U.S. media outlets.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide advanced study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students. (Not open to native speakers of German.)
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 2020 German: Stage IV or permission of the department chair.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

An introduction to culture and daily life in contemporary Germany providing an overview of language, customs, social interaction, the arts, history, politics, the economy, and Germany's role in the European Union. Students should gain insight into how these factors affect the lives of Germans today. (Not open to native speakers of German.)
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 2020 German: Stage IV or permission of the department.

See department for course description.

Emphasis is on short fiction and poetry. (Not open to native speakers of German.)
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 2020 German: Stage IV or permission of the department.

Modern German Literature provides students with a survey of representative short prose, a novel and excerpts, plays and exerpts and poetry from the fin de siecle through WWI, WWII exile writers, postwar literature, from both GDR/BRD and works since the reunification to the end of the twentieth century. While the bulk of the writers we cover are from Germany, there are representative works by Austrian and Swiss writers as well. We will explore the relevance of this literature in its historical context as well as discuss themes and analyze symbolism present in the texts.
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 2020 German: Stage IV or
permission of the instructor

An introduction to German business language and practices, emphasizing vocabulary and cultural awareness. (Not open to native speakers of German.)
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 2020 German: Stage IV or permission of the department.

German Film and Society is a duel-level (ACTFL high intermediate/low-advanced) German skills enhancement course that uses as its context the study of post-unification German society and culture in all its diversity as reflected through films produced since 1990. Topics include: coming to terms with history, fascism, the Holocaust, generational issues, identity, immigrant experiences, politics and power, reunification, social and cultural traditions and terrorism. Required course readings, lectures and discussion related to each film provide a context and teh necessary vocabulary to incorporate into discussions and compositions. Throughout the semester, students will work semi-independently and with instructor guidance as needed to reinforce key grammatical concepts and style to add depth and variety to their writing. The course is conducted entirely in German.

This course deals with contemporary themes that frequently appear in the various types of media in German-speaking countries. We will summarize, discuss and analyze newspaper and magazine articles, as well as radio and TV reports. Common themes include "Europe" and the European Union, the economic, political and social circumstances and culture/Culture in these countries, but other relevant themes may come up in the course of the semester. We also have the opportunity to compare German treatment of local and international themes with that found in U.S. media outlets.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide advanced study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students. (Not open to native speakers of German.)
Prerequisite(s): GERMN 2020 German: Stage IV or permission of the department chair.

An opportunity for students, under the supervision of a faculty member, to pursue scientific literature not covered in other coursework.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

A research seminar in which students conducting their research to satisfy the senior comprehensive requirement meet regularly to share insights, progress, and problems encountered along the way.

Independent field research for all majors.

This course number corresponds to the "intensive" level of experiential learning required in the Archway liberal education curriculum. Experiential learning is a process through which students expand, deepen, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom or laboratory. All experiential credit assumes the student is intentional about the experience, is adequately prepared for it, is taking initiative, making decisions, and assuming responsibility, and will reflect meaningfully on the learning that takes place. Instructors or sponsors are expected to create experiential learning opportunities that are authentic, and to monitor and assess the activities. The student must complete at least 40 hours of experiential learning.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.

An introduction to the Japanese language designed to develop skills in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and culture, with emphasis on practical communication.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Continuation of JAPAN 1010 Japanese: Stage I.
Prerequisite(s): JAPAN 1010 Japanese: Stage I.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses for students who have not reached the intermediate level. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

JAPAN 2010 Japanese: Stage III is the first in a two-part sequence of intermediate-level Japanese, designed to build upon basic language concepts acquired in introductory-level courses, expand cultural knowledge, and increase confidence while enhancing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Japanese.
Prerequisite(s): JAPAN 1020 Japanese: Stage II.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Continuation of JAPAN 2010 Japanese: Stage III.
Prerequisite(s): JAPAN 2010 Japanese: Stage III.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide intermediate-level study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

This course number corresponds to the "exploratory" level of experiential learning required in the Archway liberal education curriculum. Experiential learning is a process through which students expand, deepen, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom or laboratory. All experiential learning credit assumes the student is intentional about the experience, is adequately prepared for it, is taking initiative, making decisions, and assuming responsibility, and will reflect meaningfully on the learning that takes place. Instructors or sponsors are expected to create experiential learning opportunities that are authentic, and to monitor and assess the activities. The student must complete at least 20 hours of experiential learning.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide advanced study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.
Prerequisite(s): JAPAN 2020 Japanese: Stage IV.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

A research seminar in which students conducting their research to satisfy the senior comprehensive requirement meet regularly to share insights, progress, and problems encountered along the way.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide advanced study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.
Prerequisite(s): JAPAN 2020 Japanese: Stage IV.

An opportunity for students, under the supervision of a faculty member, to pursue scientific literature not covered in other coursework.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

A research seminar in which students conducting their research to satisfy the senior comprehensive requirement meet regularly to share insights, progress, and problems encountered along the way.

Independent field research for all majors.

This course number corresponds to the "intensive" level of experiential learning required in the Archway liberal education curriculum. Experiential learning is a process through which students expand, deepen, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom or laboratory. All experiential credit assumes the student is intentional about the experience, is adequately prepared for it, is taking initiative, making decisions, and assuming responsibility, and will reflect meaningfully on the learning that takes place. Instructors or sponsors are expected to create experiential learning opportunities that are authentic, and to monitor and assess the activities. The student must complete at least 40 hours of experiential learning.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide lower-level study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide intermediate level study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

This course number corresponds to the "exploratory" level of experiential learning required in the Archway liberal education curriculum. Experiential learning is a process through which students expand, deepen, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom or laboratory. All experiential learning credit assumes the student is intentional about the experience, is adequately prepared for it, is taking initiative, making decisions, and assuming responsibility, and will reflect meaningfully on the learning that takes place. Instructors or sponsors are expected to create experiential learning opportunities that are authentic, and to monitor and assess the activities. The student must complete at least 20 hours of experiential learning.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.

Readings, written composition, and discussion of a selection of significant European writers from the Renaissance to modern times.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide advanced study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department.

This course is designed to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities that are unique to language-learning abroad, to engage students in meaningful activities while abroad, to maintain a connection with students while abroad, and to foster continued development of skills and knowledge following the study abroad period. Students will be introduced to specific strategies in language and culture learning in the target culture to help students achieve an experience in the host culture that is meaningful and productive.
Prerequisite: Permission of Department.

An opportunity for a student to engage in advanced, supervised, individual field, lab, or library research. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the depatment.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

Readings, written composition, and discussion of a selection of significant European writers from the Renaissance to modern times.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide advanced study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department.

An opportunity for a student to engage in advanced, supervised, individual field, lab, or library research. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the depatment.

Supervised work on an approved project involving subject matter not included in any of the standard courses. Projcts are normally developed individually but may be developed in organized groups. Students should designate the area of work and seek departmental approval in the semester prior to registration. When MLANG 4960 Special Projects is taken to fulfill the senior comprehensive requirement, the exit interview process will be part of the course requirements.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department.

The language internship is designed for those students who wish to pursue an experience using the target language outside the traditional classroom environment. It is the responsibility of the student to secure a situation with an appropriate sponsor. With the help of the appropriate faculty member, the student should design an internship according to departmental guidelines. A maximum of 2 hours may be applied toward the major. When the Internship is taken to fulfill the senior comprehensive requirement, the exit interview process will be part of the course requirements.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department.

A research seminar in which students conducting their research to satisfy the senior comprehensive requirement meet regularly to share insights, progress, and problems encountered along the way.

Independent field research for all majors.

This course number corresponds to the "intensive" level of experiential learning required in the Archway liberal education curriculum. Experiential learning is a process through which students expand, deepen, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom or laboratory. All experiential credit assumes the student is intentional about the experience, is adequately prepared for it, is taking initiative, making decisions, and assuming responsibility, and will reflect meaningfully on the learning that takes place. Instructors or sponsors are expected to create experiential learning opportunities that are authentic, and to monitor and assess the activities. The student must complete at least 40 hours of experiential learning.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.

An introduction to the Spanish language designed to develop skills in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and culture, with emphasis on practical communication.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Continuation of SPAN 1010 Spanish: Stage I.
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1010 Spanish: Stage I or placement into SPAN 1020 Spanish: Stage II.
(Normally offered each semester.)

SPAN 1050 Spanish: Spanish for Communication is designed to offer an opportunity for learners to develop very basic Spanish communication skills. The course will concentrate on developing pronunciation skills and vocabulary as well as providing a basic knowledge of Spanish grammar on which learners will be able to build future skills should they choose to do so. This course is designed for students who have not previously studied the language; students who have had limited previous contact with the language may enroll in the course only by permission of the instructor.
(This course meets general education requirement Area C1 for students in the Adult Undergraduate program only.)

This course is designed to offer an opportunity for health professionals to develop basic communication skills and will focus on the language structures and vocabulary most needed to use with their clients in the work place. This course is designed for students who have not previously studied the language; students who have had limited previous contact with the language may enroll in the course only by permission of the instructor.
(This course meets general education requirement Area C1 for students in the Adult Undergraduate program only.)

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses for students who have not reached the intermediate level. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

SPAN 2010 Spanish: Stage III is the first in a two-part sequence of intermediate-level Spanish, designed to build upon basic language concepts acquired in introductory-level courses, expand cultural knowledge, and increase confidence while enhancing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish.
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1020 Spanish: Stage II or placement into SPAN 2010 Spanish: Stage III.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide intermediate level study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students. This course may be offered to meet a requirement for a major only by approval of the department chair.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

This course number corresponds to the "exploratory" level of experiential learning required in the Archway liberal education curriculum. Experiential learning is a process through which students expand, deepen, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom or laboratory.  All experiential learning credit assumes the student is intentional about the experience, is adequately prepared for it, is taking initiative, making decisions, and assuming responsibility, and will reflect meaningfully on the learning that takes place.  Instructors or sponsors are expected to create experiential learning opportunities that are authentic, and to monitor and assess the activities. The student must complete at least 20 hours of experiential learning.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.

A course designed to provide intensive practice in conversational Spanish. Students will prepare assigned discussion topics and/or readings and will make class presentations in Spanish.
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2020 Spanish: Stage IV or appropriate placement.
Note: SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation and SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics may be taken in either order or may be taken simultaneously.
 

This course provides an introduction to the study and practice of the sounds of Spanish with an emphasis on practical exercises for improving students' pronunciation of Spanish. In it studetns will study the major phonetic characteristics of regional varieties of the Spanish of Spain and Latin America. Topics to be covered in the course include the articulatory system, transcription and phonetic alphabets, and the similarities and differences between the sounds and pronunciation patterns of Spanish and English.
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2020 Spanish: Stage IV or appropriate placement.
 

Students will read a variety of materials using specific strategies designed to help them comprehend texts taught in traditional literature classes as well as other materials written in Spanish.
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2020 Spanish: Stage IV or appropriate placement.

A course which will present a sequenced review of the grammar of the Spanish language, with an emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for persons whose first language is English.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2020 Spanish: Stage IV or appropriate placement.

A course designed to develop writing skills in Spanish. Students will study the grammatical and stylistic structures of the Spanish language and will complete a range of specificed writing assignments in Spanish.
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2020 Spanish: Stage IV or appropriate placement.

A course that will introduce students to the culture and contemporary society of Spain with an overview of language and communication, history, religion, tradition and celebration, art and architecture, film, literature, and government.
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

This course will introduce students to the culture and contemporary society of Mexico with an overview of the country's history, politics, art, festivals, religious celebrations, and cuisine. Students will read a recent novel and see a contemporary film in order to catch the full "flavor" of the vitality and richness of Mexican culture.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

This course is an introduction to the culture and civilization of Spanish-speaking South America, with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

Reading and discussion of selected Spanish literature.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

Reading and discussion of selected Spanish-American literature.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

An examination of the theme of love in Hispanic literature from medieval times to the present, including works by the Arcipreste de Ita, Rojas, Ortega y Gasset, Hartzenbush, Tirso de Molina, Valera, Becquer, and Unamuno.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

A study of Hispanic culture through the reading and discussion of selected literary works.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

A course designed to introduce students to compemporary literature written by Hispanic authors for the adolescent reader. Works selected will be representative of a variety of Spanish-speaking countries and will be targeted for readers between the ages of 10 and 18. Emphasis in the course will be on the social and cultural elements that affect the lives and beliefs of young people from Spanish-speaking countries, as reflected in contemporary literature.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

An introduction to Spanish and Latin American business language and practices, emphasizing vocabulary and cultural awareness.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

This course is designed to examine Hispanic film as a reflection of the cultural and political context in which it is conceived and produced. Students will view, discuss, and write about films from Latin America and Spain. The films assigned will be chosen for their cultural value and artistic merit. Students will watch films outside of class and discuss them in class. Although there will be a heavy emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, research and writing assignments will be included.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

This is a course on the method and practice of literary translation as a close reading and analysis of literary texts, within the framework of linguistics and semantics. By means of a variety of texts, both from the Hispanic and the English tradition, the course exposes students to literary translation as a form of literary criticism, helping them understand the cultural and critical assumptions that guide one's interpretation of a text. Whereas the theoretical readings are aimed at helping students grasp important aspects in translation studies, the literary texts present an array of interpretation problems regarding author, time period, genre, and cultural milieu. This course is aimed at students at the advanced level of Spanish. Translations primarily will be Spanish into English and class discussion will be conducted in both Spanish and English. Coursework includes weekly translation practice, discussion of translation issues, and some class presentations. The final project consists of the translation of a text accompanied by a critical commentary regarding the process of translation.
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

This is an interdisciplinary advanced-level Spanish language course that integrates literature, culture and film while also focusing students on critical thinking, interpretation, speaking, and writing skills. Class instruction is in Spanish.
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide advanced study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

A course that will introduce students to the culture and contemporary society of Spain with an overview of language and communication, history, religion, tradition and celebration, art and architecture, film, literature, and government.
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

This course will introduce students to the culture and contemporary society of Mexico with an overview of the country's history, politics, art, festivals, religious celebrations, and cuisine. Students will read a recent novel and see a contemporary film in order to catch the full "flavor" of the vitality and richness of Mexican culture.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

This course is an introduction to the culture and civilization of Spanish-speaking South America, with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

Reading and discussion of selected Spanish literature.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

Reading and discussion of selected Spanish-American literature.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

An examination of the theme of love in Hispanic literature from medieval times to the present, including works by the Arcipreste de Ita, Rojas, Ortega y Gasset, Hartzenbush, Tirso de Molina, Valera, Becquer, and Unamuno.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

A study of Hispanic culture through the reading and discussion of selected literary works.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

A course designed to introduce students to compemporary literature written by Hispanic authors for the adolescent reader. Works selected will be representative of a variety of Spanish-speaking countries and will be targeted for readers between the ages of 10 and 18. Emphasis in the course will be on the social and cultural elements that affect the lives and beliefs of young people from Spanish-speaking countries, as reflected in contemporary literature.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

An introduction to Spanish and Latin American business language and practices, emphasizing vocabulary and cultural awareness.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

This course is designed to examine Hispanic film as a reflection of the cultural and political context in which it is conceived and produced. Students will view, discuss, and write about 10-15 films from Latin America and Spain. The films assigned will be chosen for their cultural value and artistic merit. Students will watch films outside of class and discuss them in class. Although there will be a heavy emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, research and writing assignments will be included.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

This is a course on the method and practice of literary translation as a close reading and analysis of literary texts, within the framework of linguistics and semantics. By means of a variety of texts, both from the Hispanic and the English tradition, the course exposes students to literary translation as a form of literary criticism, helping them understand the cultural and critical assumptions that guide one's interpretation of a text. Whereas the theoretical readings are aimed at helping students grasp important aspects in translation studies, the literary texts present an array of interpretation problems regarding author, time period, genre, and cultural milieu. This course is aimed at students at the advanced level of Spanish. Translations primarily will be Spanish into English and class discussion will be conducted in both Spanish and English. Coursework includes weekly translation practice, discussion of translation issues, and some class presentations. The final project consists of the translation of a text accompanied by a critical commentary regarding the process of translation.
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

This is an interdisciplinary advanced-level Spanish language course that integrates literature, culture and film while also focusing students on critical thinking, interpretation, speaking, and writing skills. Class instruction is in Spanish.
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

A course designed to treat subject matter not covered in other departmental courses or to provide advanced study of subject matter introduced in other courses. The title, content, and credit hours will be determined by current mutual interests of faculty and students.
(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.)
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3050 Spanish Composition and six credits from SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics, SPAN 3030 Reading Strategies, or SPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review or permission of the department.

An opportunity for students, under the supervision of a faculty member, to pursue scientific literature not covered in other coursework.

This is a research course. The student initially meets with the department chair to select a study topic and review research methods. At this time the student will be assigned a faculty resource person to guide his or her work and assist in an advisory capacity. A copy of the student's work is filed in the archives for the department. Independent study may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of the department chair.

Supervised individual projects for students on topics selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. Special Projects may not duplicate courses described in the catalog.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

This course allows students to participate at a meaningful level in an internship with a public official, political figure, public agency, campaign or interest group and to use that experience as the basis for an academic paper.
Pass/Fail only.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

A research seminar in which students conducting their research to satisfy the senior comprehensive requirement meet regularly to share insights, progress, and problems encountered along the way.

Independent field research for all majors.

This course number corresponds to the "exploratory" level of experiential learning required in the Archway liberal education curriculum. Experiential learning is a process through which students expand, deepen, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom or laboratory.  All experiential learning credit assumes the student is intentional about the experience, is adequately prepared for it, is taking initiative, making decisions, and assuming responsibility, and will reflect meaningfully on the learning that takes place.  Instructors or sponsors are expected to create experiential learning opportunities that are authentic, and to monitor and assess the activities. The student must complete at least 20 hours of experiential learning.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor Permission.