Foreign Languages
2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog

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 academic areas.

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 French culture.

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 study

  1. Students with previous language study should contact a professor in that language for appropriate placement information.
  2. Spanish students see page 130 for information on placement testing.
  3. 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 course.
  4. Native and near-native speakers may enroll only in upper division courses (300-400 level).
  5. 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) 3
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 18
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 skills. (F/S)

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. (S)

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 German. (F/S)

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 difficulty. (F)

213 Intermediate German II—Prerequisite: GER 203 or equivalent. Continuation of readings, grammar review, conversation and composition at the intermediate level. (S)

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. (S-odd)

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 approves.

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 demand)

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 F/242 S)

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. (S-odd)

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 authors. (F-even)

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 are required.

49V (1-6) Special Problems—Prerequisite: SPA 303 and SPA 313 or permission. Special problem courses are offered to accommodate specific needs and interests of students.

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)


2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog