Bachelor of Arts
The Foreign Language program offers a major in Spanish and minors in French,
German and Spanish. Students are encouraged to combine language study with other
The objectives of the Spanish major are as follows: 1) To develop linguistic
skills that allow students to communicate effectively in a culturally appropriate
manner; 2) to develop an understanding and appreciation of literature and culture;
3) to provide preparation for students who wish to pursue a teaching career.
The objectives of the French minor are: 1) To provide students with a program
that emphasizes the development of communication skills;
2) to provide students with an understanding of contemporary
The objectives of the German minor are: 1) To enable students to comprehend,
speak, read, and write the German language; 2) to develop an awareness of the
structure of languages; 3) to encourage an interdisciplinary perspective through
a study of German history and culture
Appropriate course placement for students with previous language
- Students with previous language study should contact a professor in that
language for appropriate placement information.
- Spanish students see page 130 for information on placement testing.
- Students who take a higher level course and pass it with a grade of “C-”
or better will receive credit with a grade of “P” pass for the lower level
- Native and near-native speakers may enroll only in upper division courses
- Exceptions to this method of placement will be at discretion of the instructor.
Major in Spanish
|Required major courses: 30 hours of SPA courses (minimum
15 hours 300400 level). SPA 133/143 do not count toward the major. Also,
it is strongly recommended that majors take more than the minimum 15 hours
at the 300400 level.
Double Major Spanish/Secondary Education
|Students may become certified to teach a foreign language
by double majoring in Spanish and Secondary Education
(see page 68-69). Native and near-native speakers
of the foreign language studied who are secondary
education majors may pursue a major in foreign language.
Students taking a Foreign Language/Secondary Education
major must take the following course as part of
the Secondary Education major:
|FLN 463 Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language (F-O)
|463 Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language—Prerequisite:
Junior standing. Designed for majors and minors who intend to teach foreign
language in the secondary and/or elementary schools. Class conducted in
English. Does not carry any language credit. (F–odd)
Minor in French, German or Spanish
|Required minor courses: 18 hours
|FRN, GER or SPA courses
|Native and near-native speakers may complete a minor in Spanish
by taking 18 hours in upper division courses.
COURSES IN FRENCH (FRN)
103 Beginning French An introductory course for students beginning
their study of French. Content includes vocabulary, grammar and cultural materials
necessary for the development of basic communication skills. (F/S)
113 Elementary French—Prerequisite: FRN 103 or one or two years of
high school French. A continuation of French 103. Content includes vocabulary,
grammar and cultural materials necessary for the development of basic communication
223 French Conversation—Prerequisite: FRN 113 A practical course that
emphasizes the development of speaking skills and basic vocabulary. May be
repeated once for credit. (F/S)
233 Intermediate French—Prerequisite: FRN 113 Students will continue
the study of French grammar in a communicative context. (F)
333 French Through Popular Culture I—Prerequisite: FRN 233 Students
will study French as it is spoken, sung and written
in France today through television, the Internet and
newspapers. The course will emphasize contemporary culture.
Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit. (F)
343 French Through Popular Culture II—Prerequisite: FRN
233 A continuation of FRN 333. May be repeated for credit.
COURSES IN GERMAN (GER)
103 Elementary German I Designed for beginning students or those having
one year of high school German. Fundamental principles of grammar taught through
oral and written exercises and the reading of simple prose. Cultural elements
will be presented. (F/S)
113 Elementary German II—Prerequisite: GER 103 or one year of high
school German, or a satisfactory proficiency test score.
Continuation of the study of grammar, communication,
listening, reading, writing and cultural elements of
202, 212 German Conversation—Prerequisite: GER 113 or equivalent.
Texts, tapes and videos furnish the basis for conversational practice. Topics
will include daily life and travel situations. Some written work is included.
May be repeated once for credit. (202 F/212 S) 203 Intermediate German I—Prerequisite:
GER 113 or equivalent. Review of grammar and syntax, with practice in writing
and speaking German. Reading and discussion of prose and poetry of intermediate
213 Intermediate German II—Prerequisite: GER 203 or equivalent. Continuation
of readings, grammar review, conversation and composition at the intermediate
Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.
303 German Geography and Culture—Prerequisite: GER 213 or equivalent.
A survey course designed to acquaint students with important geographical
and cultural features of Germany through texts, videos and native speakers.
Especially recommended for those who intend to travel or live in Germany.
403 Advanced Composition—Prerequisite: GER 213 or equivalent. An intensive
study of grammar, syntax and stylistics. A number of compositions will be
written by the students under the guidance of the instructor. (S-even)
413 Directed Readings—Prerequisite: permission. Intensive reading
of a particular author or in a particular period of German literature. Frequent
conferences are held and a term paper is required.
COURSES IN SPANISH (SPA)
Students with one or more years of high school Spanish may not enroll in
SPA 133. Such students must take a placement test and
will be placed by the department in either SPA 143 or
SPA 153, or in higher courses, according to the placement
test score. Students who are repeating SPA 133 to remove
a D or F must enroll in SPA 143. Students with more
than two years of high school Spanish may not enroll
in SPA 143 Elementary Spanish Review, no matter what
they score on the Spanish placement exam. Such students
must register for SPA 153 Elementary Spanish
II, or for a higher course if the course’s professor
133 Elementary Spanish I A course designed for the beginning student
with no previous Spanish experience. Content includes basic grammar, vocabulary
and cultural information, with practice in reading, speaking, writing and
translating. Does not count toward a major. (F)
143 Elementary Spanish Review A course designed for the student with
one or more years of high school background who needs to review elementary
grammar, vocabulary and cultural information, with practice in reading, writing
and translating. Does not count toward a major. (F/S on demand)
153 Elementary Spanish II—Prerequisite: SPA 133 or SPA 143 or one
year of high school Spanish or a satisfactory proficiency test score. Continuation
of the study of grammar, communication, listening, reading, writing and cultural
elements of Spanish. (F/S on demand)
203 Intermediate Spanish I—Prerequisite: SPA 153 or satisfactory placement
score. Review and further study of grammar, syntax and idiomatic expressions,
with practice in composition writing, communication and reading. (F/S on demand)
213 Intermediate Spanish II—Prerequisite: SPA 203 or satisfactory
placement score. A continuation of 203, aimed at preparing the student for
further work in Spanish. Includes selective review and practice of the structures
of Spanish, intensive readings, discussion and vocabulary building. (F/S on
232, 242 Spanish Conversation—Prerequisite: SPA 203 or permission.
Oral practice in groups, pairs and free conversations. Tapes, texts and videos
will be employed to facilitate speaking and comprehension skills. Emphasis
given to vocabulary building. Some written work is expected of students. (232
Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.
303 Survey of Spanish Literature—Prerequisite: SPA 213. An introduction
to representative texts of Spain through the study of essays, poetry, plays,
short stories, and a short novel representing various literary periods. (S-odd)
313 Survey of Spanish American Literature—Prerequisite: SPA 213. An
introduction to the literature of Latin America through the study of poetry,
essays, plays, short stories and a short novel representing various countries
and literary periods. (F-odd)
323 Civilization of Spain—Prerequisite: SPA 213 or permission. Survey
of origin and development of Spanish culture from its beginnings to contemporary
times. Discussion of geography, history, philosophy, religion, arts, architecture
and other elements of the various competing constructions of Spanish culture.
333 Civilization of Latin America—Prerequisite: SPA 213 or permission.
Survey of origin and development of Latin American cultures from their beginnings
to contemporary times. Discussion of geography, history, philosophy, religion,
arts, architecture and other elements of Latin American cultures. Some discussion
of Hispanic culture in the United States. (F-odd)
343 Latinos in the United States—Prerequisite: SPA 213. Survey of
the history, literature, and cultures of Spanish-speaking peoples in the United
States, with special attention to present conditions and trends. Taught in
Spanish. (on demand)
353 Spanish Composition & Grammar—Prerequisite: SPA 213 or permission.
Intensive practice in composition, with study of writing processes and appropriate
grammatical concepts and vocabulary. Writing Intensive. (S-even)
403 Modern Spanish Novel—Prerequisite: SPA 213 or permission. Study
of representative novels of Spain from 19th and 20th century authors. (S-even)
413 Modern Spanish American Novel—Prerequisite: SPA 213 or permission.
Study of representative novels of Latin America from 19th and 20th century
453 Spanish Linguistics—Prerequisite: SPA 213 or permission. A systematic
study of the Spanish language that draws together, extends and refines concepts
learned in previous courses. Some basics of Spanish phonetics, morphology
and syntax, with emphasis on concepts of applied linguistics. (F-even)
47V (1-6) Directed Readings—Prerequisite: SPA 303 and SPA 313, or
permission. Intensive readings of selected authors, periods, or genres from
Spanish or Latin American literature. Frequent conferences are held, and papers
49V (1-6) Special Problems—Prerequisite: SPA 303 and SPA 313 or permission.
Special problem courses are offered to accommodate specific needs and interests
COURSES IN GREEK (GRK)
203 Grammar of the Greek New Testament I Introduction to the grammar
and vocabulary of New Testament Greek. Drill in forms and syntax. (satisfies
G.E. foreign language requirement)
213 Grammar of the Greek New Testament II A continuation
of 203. Further study of the grammar and vocabulary of New Testament Greek
with practice in translation from selected New Testament passages. Continued
drill in forms and syntax. (satisfies G.E. foreign language requirement)