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Foreign Language Course Descriptions

ARB 101   Arabic Language and Culture I ...   4

Basic Arabic language skills includes speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing, with emphasis on effective linguistic functioning in real situations. Explores cultures of Arabic-speaking countries.

ARB 102   Arabic Language and Culture II ...   4

Prerequisites: ARB 101

Continuation of ARB 101. Explores cultures of Arabic-speaking countries.

ARB 190   Topics in Arabic Language and Culture ...   1-3 hrs

Prerequisites: Dependant on topic.

Exploration of special topics and/or activities in Arabic language and culture.

ARB 201   Arabic Language and Culture III ...   4

Prerequisites: ARB 102 or equivalent

Follow-up to ARB 102. Expanded opportunities for listening to, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Standard Arabic. Continued exploration of culture, with an emphasis on Arab intellectuals, poets and writers. Emphasis remains on linguistic functioning in real situations.

ARB 202   Arabic Language and Culture IV ...   4

Prerequisites: ARB 201 or equivalent.

Follow-up to ARB 201. Precise and coherent use of Modern Standard Arabic language through development of the speaking, reading, writing and listening skills; more focus on syntax, morphology, and grammar. Students will take part in meaningful, functional communication that might be encountered in real life complex situations. Varied reading and writing activities representing cultural topics will be included. Media Arabic will be introduced.

FRN 101   French Language and Culture I ...   4

Beginning French course that presents basic language skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing, with emphasis on effective linguistic functioning in real situations. Includes culture unit on Paris. Opportunity provided for audio-lingual practice outside of class.

FRN 102   French Language and Culture II ...   4

Prerequisites: FRN 101 or 1 to 1 1/2 years minimum high school language study

Continuation of French 101, including culture unit on France.

FRN 190   Topics in French Language and Culture ...   39816

Prerequisites: Dependant on topic.

Exploration of special topics and/or activities in 100 level French language and culture. Prerequisite and corequisite dependant on topic.

Corequisites: Dependant on topic.

FRN 195   French Language and Civilization ...   1-9 hrs

Involves travel and/or study in Francophone or French culture area. May have prerequisites and may be repeated for credit. Will not satisfy General Education requirements.

FRN 201   French Language and Culture III ...   4

Prerequisites: FRN 102 or 1 1/2 to 2 years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended

Follow up to French 102. Provides expanded opportunities for listening to, speaking, reading, and writing French. Continues exploration of culture, with emphasis on Francophone world. Emphasis remains on linguistic functioning in real situations.

FRN 202   French Conversation and Composition ...   4

Prerequisites: FRN 201 or 2 years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Intensive one-semester course focusing on conversational skills, grammar review, and composition. Exploration of role of French in North America.

FRN 210   Introduction to French Cinema ...   3

Study of the history and artistic elements of French cinema through critical examination of directors, themes, and techniques. Lectures in English with films in French with English subtitles. French students must complete selected assignments in French. Credit for both FRN 210 and GLC 210 not allowed.

FRN 215   Reading in French ...   3

Prerequisites: FRN 201 or two years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Reading and discussion of various short selections and at least one complete work in the original French. Reading strategies specific to French language, including vocabulary building, reading for comprehension, and use of literary tenses.

FRN 220   French Culture and Civilization ...   3

Prerequisites: One of the following must be completed: FRN 201, FRN 202, FRN 215, or three to four years high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended

Survey of history of French civilization and influence throughout world, with emphasis on culture of present-day France and Quebec. Exercises and activities to practice and improve French language skills. (Taught in French.)

FRN 290   Topics in Intermediate French Language and Culture ...   1-6 hrs

Exploration of special topics in 200 level French language and culture. Prerequisite and corequisite dependant on topic.

GRM 101   German Language and Culture I ...   4

Beginning German course that presents basic language skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing, with emphasis on effective linguistic functioning in real situations. Opportunity provided for audio-lingual practice outside of class.

GRM 102   German Language and Culture II ...   4

Prerequisites: GRM 101 or 1 to 1 1/2 years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Continuation of German 101.

GRM 190   Topics in German Language and Culture ...   1-3 hrs

Prerequisites: Dependant on topic.

Exploration of special topics and/or activities in German language and culture.

GRM 195   German Language and Civilization Experience ...   1-9 hrs

Involves travel and/or study in German speaking or German culture area. May have prerequisites and may be repeated for credit. Will not satisfy general education requirements.

GRM 201   German Language and Culture III ...   4

Prerequisites: GRM 102 or 1 1/2 to 2 years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Intensive course with emphasis on conversational proficiency. Grammar review and expansion. Variety of literary and cultural readings used for vocabulary building and as basis for classroom discussion. Opportunity provided for audio-lingual practice outside of class.

GRM 202   German Conversation and Composition ...   4

Prerequisites: GRM 201 or two years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Continuation and completion of materials presented in German 201.

GRM 215   Reading in German ...   3

Prerequisites: GRM 201 or two years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Reading and discussion of short selections and at least one complete work in the original German. Exploration of reading strategies specific to German language, including vocabulary building, reading for comprehension, and the use of literary tenses. Summer.

GRM 290   Topics in Intermediate German Language and Culture ...   1-3 hrs

Prerequisites: Dependant on topic.

Exploration of special topics in 200 level German language and culture. Prerequisite and corequisite dependant on topic.

Corequisites: Dependant on topic.

SPN 101   Spanish Language and Culture I ...   4

Beginning Spanish course that presents basic language skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing, with emphasis on effective linguistic functioning in real situations. Opportunity provided for audio-lingual practice outside of class.

SPN 102   Spanish Language and Culture II ...   4

Prerequisites: SPN 101 or 1 to 1 1/2 years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Continuation of Spanish 101.

SPN 190   Topics in Spanish Language and Culture II ...   1-3 hrs

Exploration of special topics and/or activities in 100 level Spanish language and culture. Prerequisite and corequisite dependant on topic.

SPN 195   Spanish Language and Civilization Experiences ...   1-9 hrs

Involves travel and/or study within Hispanic or Latin American culture area. May have prerequisites and may be repeated for credit.

SPN 201   Spanish Language and Culture III ...   4

Prerequisites: SPN 102 or 1 1/2 to 2 years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Follow up to SPN 102. Provides expanded opportunities for listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Opportunity provided for audio-lingual practice outside of class.

SPN 202   Spanish Conversation and Composition ...   4

Prerequisites: SPN 201 or two years minimum high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Intensive one-semester course focusing on conversational skills, grammar review and composition. Exploration of role of Hispanic world.

SPN 215   Reading in Spanish ...   3

Prerequisites: SPN 201 or two years of high school Spanish. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Reading and discussion of various short selections and at least one complete work in the original Spanish.

SPN 220   Latin American Culture and Civilization ...   3

Prerequisites: SPN 202 or three to four years high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Overview of history, geography, culture and social development of peoples of Latin America . Exercises and activities reinforce and develop Spanish language skills. (Taught in Spanish.)

SPN 230   Spanish Culture and Civilization ...   3

Prerequisites: SPN 202 or three to four years high school language study. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite course is recommended.

Overview of history, geography, culture, and social development of peoples of the Iberian Peninsula. Exercises and activities reinforce and develop Spanish language skills. (Taught in Spanish.)

SPN 290   Topics in Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture ...   1-6 hrs

Prerequisites: Dependant on topic.

Exploration of special topics in 200 level Spanish language and culture. Prerequisite and corequisite dependant on topic.

Corequisites: Dependant on topic.