Undergraduate Course Catalog

Modern Languages and Classics

G. Zheng, Chairperson

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics is dedicated to the teaching of modern and classical languages, literatures, and cultures as a vital part of the University’s mission. The department strives to develop a learner-centered community that supports fundamental learning as the basis for individual inquiry. In a collaborative environment, our programs focus on providing contexts for transformative experiences, which challenge individuals to develop the judgment needed to act as knowledgeable citizens in times of growing internationalization.

The department provides a vibrant academic learning experience attuned to multidisciplinary inquiry, diversity, global awareness, environmental issues, and a committment to civic engagement in the local, national, and international communities. The Department of Modern Languages and Classics offers programs in both ancient and modern world languages and works closely with other programs and departments to combine world language training with other disciplines.     

Through its extensive programs in languages and cultures of the world, the department offers opportunities for students to enhance oral and written communication skills and technological competencies, learn how to solve problems and collaborate with others, and appreciate diverse cultures through immersive learning opportunities such as service learning and study abroad. The department will continually assess the programs in order to meet the needs of its students and the university.    

The faculty is dedicated to pursuing the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. They collaborate with their students, other language teachers, experts in other disciplines, and members of the community in the inquiry process. They use the results not only to advance knowledge in the traditional modes of humanities-specific research but also to enhance student learning and to improve the quality of life for all world citizens.

Why study world languages? At a practical level, most of the people in the world do not speak English as a native language. One of the main reasons for Americans to study world languages is to gain a better knowledge of the multicultural modern world in which we live. Another important reason is enhanced job prospects. Almost every industry today is diversifying linguistically and being bilingual is one of the greatest assets anyone can have for the current and future job market.

Ball State University offers more than 300 exchange and study abroad program options in 65 different countries including China, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Mexico, and Spain. Students can also be involved in language clubs, conversation hours, and two national world language honoraries. Students may earn credit for previous language study through either national advanced placement tests or departmental placement exams. For additional information on placement credit and policies, please contact the department directly (765-285-1361). Students should meet frequently with their academic advisor in the department to ensure that courses are taken in sequence and that they are on track to graduate on time.


MAJOR IN CLASSICAL CULTURE (BA/BS), 33 hours

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6 hours from GRK or LAT at the college level

6

CC 


201
202
301
305

Cultural Life Ancient Greece 
Cultural Life Ancient Rome 
Classical Lit in English Trans (3-6) 
Classical Myth and Theory  

3
3
3
3

15 hours from:
CC, GRK, LAT or from courses on the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean in other disciplines

15





33 hrs
It is strongly recommended that students take CC 105 before taking CC 201 or 202. CC 105 will count toward the 33 hours required for the major. Only 3 credit hours may be earned for the major from CC 101 or 102. Only 6 credit hours may be earned for the major from courses other than CC, GRK, LAT, or HIST. Course other than CC, GRK, LAT, or HIST must be pre-approved by the department chairperson. 

MAJOR IN CLASSICAL LANGUAGES (BA/BS), 33 hours

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Greek concentration:

GRK
  
 
 

101
102
201
202

Beginning Greek 1  
Beginning Greek 2  
Intermediate Greek 1 
Intermediate Greek 2 

3
3
3
3

6 hours from 300- level GRK 
15 hours from CC and/or LAT and GRK courses

6
15





33 hrs
Latin concentration:

LAT

201
202

Intermediate Latin 1  
Intermediate Latin 2  

3
3

9 hours from 300- and 400-level LAT courses 
18 hours from CC and/or LAT and GRK courses

9
18





33 hrs

MAJOR IN FRENCH (BA/BS), 33 hours

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FR
      
     
   

201
202
301
302
360

Intermediate French 1  
Intermediate French 2 
Conversation  
Composition 
Intro to French Lit Readings

3
3
3
3
3

18 hours from 300- and 400-level FR courses

18





33 hrs

MAJOR IN GERMAN (BA/BS), 33 hours

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GER 
     
     

201
202
301
302

Intermediate German 1  
Intermediate German 2 
Conversation  
Composition 

3
3
3
3

21 hours from 300- and 400-level GER courses

21





33 hrs

MAJOR IN JAPANESE (BA/BS), 37 hours

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JAPA  

 
 
 
 
 
     

  

201
202
301
302 
303
304
334
401
or
402

Intermediate Japanese 1 
Intermediate Japanese 2 
Advanced Japanese 1 
Advanced Japanese 2 
Readings in Japanese 
Composition 
Japanese Culture and Civ  
Contemporary Masterpieces (3) 
 
Classical Masterpieces (3) 

4
4
4
4
3
3
3
 

3

9 hours from 300- and 400-level JAPA courses

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37 hrs
JAPA 402 may substitute for JAPA 401. HIST 496 (Modern Japan, 1600 to Present) may substitute for either JAPA 334 or JAPA 401.

MAJOR IN SPANISH (BA/BS), 36 hours

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Language, linguistics, and culture studies concentration  

SP  

 
 
 
 
 

201
202
301
302
335 
337
340
404

Intermediate Spanish 1 
Intermediate Spanish 2  
Conversation and Composition  
Composition and Grammar  
Topics in Hispanic Cultures (3-6) 
SP Phonetics and SLA 
Survey in Spanish Linguistics   
Seminar in Lang/Ling (3-9)

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

12 hours from 300 and 400-level SP courses

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36 hrs

SP 305 may substitute for SP 301; SP 306 may substitute for SP 302. 

Cultural and literary studies concentration

SP 






201 
202
301
302
335
361
362
403

Intermediate Spanish 1 
Intermediate Spanish 2
Conversation and Composition
Composition and Grammar
Topics in Hispanic Cultures (3-6)
Survey of Spanish Literature
Survey of Spanish-American Lit
Seminar in Culture/Lit Studies (3-9)

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

12 hours from 300- and 400-level SP courses 

12

     

36 hrs
SP 305 may substitute for SP 301; SP 306 may substitute for SP 302. 

MINOR IN CHINESE, 22-23 hours

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102
201
202 
301
334

Beginning Chinese 2 
Intermediate Chinese 1 
Intermediate Chinese 2 
Advanced Chinese 1 
Chinese Culture/Civil

4
4
4
4
  3  

Electives, 3-4 hours from

CH
 
 
 
HIST

302
338
400
498
495

Advanced Chinese 2 (4) 
Business Chinese (3) 
Chinese Study Abroad (3-9) 
Readings (1-9)
Modern China, 1600 to Present (3)

3-4





22-23 hrs
HIST 495 may substitute for CH 334 with permission of the department chairperson.

MINOR IN CLASSICAL CULTURE, 15 hours

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CC  

301 
305

Classical Lit in English Trans (3-6) 
Classical Myth and Theory

3
3

9 hours from CC, GRK, and LAT courses

9





15 hrs

MINOR IN CLASSICAL LANGUAGES, 15 hours

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Greek concentration:

GRK
   
   

101
102
201
202

Beginning Greek 1 
Beginning Greek 2 
Intermediate Greek 1 
Intermediate Greek 2 

3
3
3
3

One 300-level GRK course

3





15 hrs
Latin concentration:

LAT  

201 
202

Intermediate Latin 1 
Intermediate Latin 2 

3
3

One 300-level LAT course
6 hours from 300- or 400-level CC or LAT courses

3
6





15 hrs

MINOR IN FRENCH, 15 hours

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FR  
 

201
202
301
302

Intermediate French 1 
Intermediate French 2 
Conversation 
Composition

3
3
3
3

3 hours from 300- and 400-level FR courses

3





15 hrs

MINOR IN GERMAN, 15 hours

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GER  
   

201
202
301
302

Intermediate German 1  
Intermediate German 2 
Conversation  
Composition 

3
3
3
3

3 hours from 300- and 400-level GER courses

3





15 hrs

MINOR IN JAPANESE, 22 hours

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JAPA   
   
  
  

201
202 
301
302
334

Intermediate Japanese 1 
Intermediate Japanese 2 
Advanced Japanese 1
Advanced Japanese 2
Japanese Culture and Civ 

4
4
4
4
3

3 hours from

JAPA
 

303
304
338

Readings in Japanese (3) 
Composition (3) 
Business Japanese (3)

3





22 hrs
HIST 496 (Modern Japan, 1600 to Present) may substitute for JAPA 334 with permission of the department chairperson. 

MINOR IN SPANISH, 15 hours

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SP  
   
  

201
202
301 
302

Intermediate Spanish 1 
Intermediate Spanish 2  
Conversation and Composition 
Composition and Grammar

3
3
3
3

3 hours from 300- and 400-level SP courses

3





15 hrs
SP 305 may substitute for SP 301; SP 306 may substitute for SP 302.

TEACHER EDUCATION

Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods. The professional education courses are included in this listing. See the Department of Educational Studies and Teachers College for the descriptions of these courses and other professional requirements of the teacher education program.

In addition to required courses in educational methods, students seeking a license to teach in the modern foreign languages are required to complete a study program where the target language is spoken. The department and university will assist the student in finding a placement.

Exceptions will be granted rarely and only with the permission of the chairperson and faculty of the respective language. (Students of Latin will design a program of cultural study in consultation with the Classics faculty.) Students are also required to compile and submit artifacts for their teaching portfolios that conform to the standards stipulated by the Indiana Professional Standards Board.

For specific requirements, students should see the licensure area website or handbook.

TEACHING MAJOR IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE: FRENCH (BA/BS), 36 hours

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201
202
301 
302
334
or
335
360
401
402

Intermediate French 1 
Intermediate French 2  
Conversation 
Composition 
Civ and Culture: Old Regime (3) 

Civ and Culture: Modern France (3)  
Intro to French Lit Readings 
History of French Literature 1 
History of French Literature 2

3
3
3
3


3
3
3
3

12 hours from 300- and 400-level FR courses

12




36 hrs

TEACHING MAJOR IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE: GERMAN (BA/BS), 36 hours

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GER  
    


201
202
301
302
335

Intermediate German 1 
Intermediate German 2
Conversation
Composition 
Civilization and Culture

3
3
3
3
3

6 hours from

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361
362
363
401
402
403

Intro to German Literature 1 (3)
Intro to German Literature 2 (3) 
Intro to German Literature 3 (3)
History of German Literature 1 (3)
History of German Literature 2 (3) 
History of German Literature 3 (3)

6

15 hours from 300- and 400-level GER courses

15





36 hrs

TEACHING MAJOR IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE: JAPANESE (BA/BS), 37 hours

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HIST
JAPA

 
 
  
 

496
201
202
301
302
334
337
401

Modern Japan, 1600 to Present 
Intermediate Japanese 1  
Intermediate Japanese 2  
Advanced Japanese 1 
Advanced Japanese 2  
Japanese Culture and Civ 
Japanese Linguistics 
Contemporary Masterpieces 

3
4
4
4
4
3
3
3

9 hours from 300- and 400-level JAPA courses

9





37 hrs

TEACHING MAJOR IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE: LATIN (BA/BS), 36 hours

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CC   

LAT
  
   

105
301
201
202
305

Intro to the Classical World
Classical Lit in English Trans (3-6)
Intermediate Latin 1 
Intermediate Latin 2 
Prose Composition (3-6)

3
3
3
3
3

9-12 hours from 300- and 400-level LAT courses 
9-12 hours from CC, GRK, and LAT courses

9-12
9-12





36 hrs

TEACHING MAJOR IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH (BA/BS), 36 hours

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201
202
301
302
335
337
340
361
362
403
or
404

Intermediate Spanish 1 
Intermediate Spanish 2  
Conversation and Composition  
Composition and Grammar  
Topics in Hispanic Cultures (3-6) 
SP Phonetics and SLA 
Survey in Spanish Linguistics
Survey of Spanish Literature 
Survey of Spanish-American Lit 
Seminar in Culture/Lit Studies (3-9)

Seminar in Lang/Ling (3-9)

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3


3

6 hours from 300- and 400-level SP courses  

6



36 hrs
SP 305 may substitute for SP 301; SP 306 may substitute for SP 302. 

SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM

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Professional education sequence, 40 hours

EDFO 
EDJH
EDMU
EDPS
  
EDSE
FL  


420
385
205
251
390
380
150
295
395
396

Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl
Intro to Multicul Ed  
Development Secondary 
Educational Psychology
Princ of Tchng in Sec School    
Intro to FL Education  
FL Field Experience
WL Methods, Reading, Materials 
Tech and Assessment in FLE

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1
3
3

Student teaching

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40 hrs
See Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points p. 382, for additional information.

ARABIC (AR)

101 Beginning Arabic 1 (5)
The first course in beginning Arabic language.

102 Beginning Arabic 2 (5)
The second course in beginning Arabic language.
     Prerequisite: AR 101.

201 Intermediate Arabic 1 (4)
Designed for students with credit in AR 101 and 102. Builds upon the skills in beginning Arabic in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic, and increases knowledge of Arabic cultures.
     Prerequisite: AR 102 or its equivalent.

202 Intermediate Arabic 2 (4)
Designed for students with credit in AR 201. Further enhances skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic, and increases understanding of Arabic cultures.
     Prerequisite: AR 201 or its equivalent.

CLASSICAL CULTURE (CC)

101 Word Origins and Vocabulary Development (3)
English vocabulary derived from Latin and Greek, emphasizing word formation as a means of expanding and enriching students’ vocabularies. No knowledge of Latin or Greek is required. 

102 Latin and Greek Based Bio-scientific Terminology (3)
Analysis, formation, and recognition of technical vocabulary derived from Latin and Greek commonly used in the medical and life sciences. No knowledge of Latin or Greek is required. 

105 Introduction to the Classical World (3)
Main features of the civilization of the Greeks and Romans—their history, political institutions, art, literature, and philosophy. Explores through lectures, readings, and audiovisual materials the nature of the ancients’ contribution to Western civilizations. 

201 Cultural Life of Ancient Greece (3)
A close, interpretive view of Greek cultural values, customs, and institutions, such as individualism, ideals of beauty, social experimentation, competitiveness, and intellectual curiosity, as evidenced in primary sources. 

202 Cultural Life of Ancient Rome (3)
A close, interpretive view of Roman cultural values, customs, and institutions, such as respect for tradition, rule of law, social responsibility, and technical expertise, as evidenced in primary sources. 

203 The Classical World in Film (3)
Aspects of ancient civilization depicted in film (such as Roman history, Greek mythology, etc.). An examination of the accuracy of such portrayals through comparison with ancient sources. The place of such films in the history of cinema. Topics will vary. 

205 Mythologies of the World (3)
Classical mythology (Greek and Roman) will represent Western tradition in a comparative study with other mythologies of the world. Emphasizes understanding mythologies as symbolic cultural systems expressing societal values. 

301 Classical Literature in English Translation (3-6)
Selections from the major works of Greek and Roman literature and their continuing influence on Western literature. Emphasizes prose and poetry in alternate terms. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 

302 Women in Antiquity (3)
The study of women in ancient Greece and Rome, based on evidence from literary and nonliterary sources. Explores the influence of social, political, and legal institutions on the status of women and on their relationships with men. 

303 Greek and Roman Cults (3)
Introduces the religions of the ancient Greeks and Romans and examines the nature of their cult activities and theological speculations. Topics include prayer, sacrifice, feasting, ritual, scripture, myth, clergy, etc. 

304 The Ancient City (3)
Life of the ancient city as mirrored in archaeological and literary sources. The concept of the city, its art and architecture, with special emphasis on Periclean Athens and Augustan Rome. 

305 Classical Myth and Theory (3)
Major themes of classical myths: creation, the divine and human family, life of the hero, the quest, monsters, etc. Study and employment of modern theories of analysis: myth-ritual, psychological, structuralist, etc. 
    Prerequisite recommended: CC 205. 

401 Ancient Epic (3)
Greek and Roman epics studied as genres, as predecessors of Western epics, and as reflections of their cultures; selections will vary. 
    Prerequisite: CC 105, 301, or permission of the instructor. 

402 Ancient Drama (3)
Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy studied as genres, as predecessors of Western drama, and as reflections of their cultures; selections will vary. 
    Prerequisite: CC 105, 301, or permission of the instructor. 

403 Ancient Historiography (3)
Examines the origin and development of the genre of ancient history as well as the nature of ancient testimony and records. Authors include Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Livy, Tacitus, and Suetonius. 
    Prerequisite: CC 105 and either CC 201, 202, 301, HIST 461 or 462. 

404 Special Topics in Antiquity (3)
Special research topics in classical culture, including period, author and genre topics, and methods. 
    Prerequisite: either CC 401, 402, 403 or permission of the instructor. 

498 Readings (1-9)
Individualized course of reading or limited research to allow students to explore special topics in classical antiquity. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

CHINESE (CH)

101 Beginning Chinese 1 (4)
The first course in the Chinese language. 

102 Beginning Chinese 2 (4)
The second course in the Chinese language. 
    Prerequisite: CH 101. 

201 Intermediate Chinese 1 (4)
Designed to build on a foundation of first-year Chinese to help students achieve greater fluency in oral expression and to emphasize the reading of Chinese character texts containing both old and simplified character forms. Grammar will be taught through the use of sentence patterns, and character writing will be practiced. Traditional and contemporary aspects of Chinese culture will also be taught. 
    Prerequisite: CH 102. 

202 Intermediate Chinese 2 (4)
Designed to build on the foundation laid thus far in Chinese and to help students achieve greater fluency in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will read newspapers, short stories, and essays by modern authors with the help of a dictionary and will write short compositions in Hanzi on their readings. 
    Prerequisite: CH 201. 

301 Advanced Chinese 1 (4)
Designed for students with credit in CH 202. Further skill development in the idiomatic use of the Chinese language and increased understanding of Chinese culture. 
    Prerequisite: CH 202 or two years of study in the Chinese language at the college level (or the equivalent). 

302 Advanced Chinese 2 (4)
Designed for students with credit in CH 301. Enhances skills in fluent idiomatic use of the Chinese language and understanding of Chinese culture. Includes an introduction to some of the masterpeices of Chinese literature in translation. 
    Prerequisite: CH 301 or its equivalent. 

303 Readings in Chinese (3)
Designed to build vocabulary, reading skills, and recognition of Chinese characters using progressively more difficult authentic materials: signs, schedules, menus, bulletins, information sheets, and selections from newspapers, journals, and contemporary literature.
     Prerequisite: CH 202 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor.

304 Composition (3)
Designed to develop practice in writing simple everyday communications such as correspondence, forms, reports, and short compositions. Stress on developing grammar skills, use of Chinese characters, and use of set conventional forms.
     Prerequisite: CH 202 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor.

334 Chinese Culture and Civilization (3)
An advanced course in Chinese culture and civilization intended for students who are interested in learning Chinese culture(s) and civilization. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. 

335 Contemporary Chinese Culture (3)
An advanced course in Chinese culture and civilization intended for students who are interested in learning about contemporary Chinese culture(s) and civilization.
     Prerequisite: CH 202 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor.

337 Chinese Linguistics (3)
Introduction to Chinese linguistics, particularly phonological and syntactical structures and communication patterns. Readings and discussions include an examination of the similarities and differences between Chinese and English.
     Prerequisite: CH 202 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor.

338 Business Chinese (3)
Provides a descriptive introduction to Chinese business culture embedded in Chinese culture and provides training in Chinese business language with an emphasis on various commercial forms and terminology used in business, banking, and other industries. Culture component taught in English. 
    Prerequisite: CH 202 or two years of study in the target language at the college level (or the equivalent). 

400 Chinese Study Abroad (3-9)
Study of intermediate or advanced Chinese language(s), literature, or culture(s) in a foreign country where students are immersed within the Chinese culture. May include seminars arranged during travel. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned. 

401 Contemporary Masterpieces (3)
Reading and discussion of selected modern Chinese literary texts concentrating on selections from poetry, short stories, essays, and novels. Readings in English translation and Chinese.
     Prerequisite: CH 302 and 303 and 304.

402 Classical Masterpieces (3)
Introduction to classical Chinese texts of literary and historical significance. Includes selections from major works of fiction, poetry, essay, and drama. Readings in English translation and Chinese.
    Prerequisite: CH 302 and 303 and 304.

403 Advanced Reading and Writing (3)
Designed to develop practice in reading and writing at a level high enough to function in business and industry. Stress on developing vocabulary, Chinese characters, and conventional forms.
      Prerequisite: CH 302 and 303 and 304.

404 Seminar in Language (3)
Designed to develop communication skills at a level high enough to function in academic, business, and industry. Stress on developing advanced grammar, speaking and listening skills, and communication strategies in various contexts.
     Prerequisite: CH 302 and 303 and 304.

405 Seminar in Translation (3)
Training students in skills in translating Chinese into English, and vice versa, to prepare them for a career in which such skills are required, such as the business world or foreign relations.
     Prerequisite: CH 302 and 303 and 304.

498 Readings (1-9)
Individualized readings or research to allow students to explore special topics with an individual instructor. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES (FL)

150 Introduction to Foreign Language Education at the Secondary Level (3)
An introduction to foreign language teaching at the secondary level. Emphasis on establishing an informed teaching philosophy, fostering basic skills for teaching foreign language, and beginning preparation for teacher licensure. Discussion of state and national standards for foreign language teaching and initial development of the digital portfolio. 
    Not open to students who have credit in EDSE 150. 

205 The French-Speaking World (3)
Survey of political, cultural, and literary history in areas colonized by France: Quebec, the Caribbean, North Africa, West Africa. Topics include geography, government, and differences in Francophone and Anglophone colonization, using socio-political and literary works. 

295 Foreign Language Field Experience (1)
Early field experiences in local middle school and high school foreign language classes. Continued development of the digital teaching portfolio and creation of artifacts relating to language, culture, and stereotypes. 
    Prerequisite: FL 150; sophomore standing or permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to foreign language teaching majors. 

299X Experimental/Developmental Topics (3-12)
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles will be announced before each semester.
     A total of 12 hours of credit may be earned.

305 Foreign Literatures in Translation (3)
Readings in English translation of selected works of major writers in one of the foreign languages taught in this department. Topics and works may vary. May not be applied to foreign language majors or minors. 

306 Foreign Culture through Films (3)
Study of cultures of the countries whose languages are taught in this department through the medium of foreign contemporary and classic films. May not be applied to foreign language majors or minors. 

307 European Women Writers (3)
Readings in English translation of selected works of major twentieth-century women writers in European languages. Topics and works may vary. May not be applied to foreign language majors or minors. 

308 European Culture through Films (3)
Study of the cultures of European countries through the medium of films. Topics and films may vary. May not be applied to foreign language majors or minors. 

350 Elementary World Language Teaching Methods (3)
Focuses on philosophy, approaches, methods, and materials needed to teach a world language in elementary school settings. Emphasizes teaching skill development, communicative language development, cultural awareness, performance-based assessment, state and national standards, technology, classroom management, field experiences, and continued portfolio development. 
    Prerequisite: EDPS 250 or 251; FL 295; two years of college credit or the equivalent in a modern or classical language and identification to pursue a teaching curriculum. 
    Open only to education majors or minors. 

369 Professional Experience (3-12)
Paid, supervised work experience integrating foreign and classical language skills with career-related positions in international firms, the travel industry, and local, state, and federal agencies. Work assignments may be part- or full-time for one or more semesters in approved cooperative education (co-op) or internship programs.
     Prerequisite: a minimum of two years of university-level foreign language study and permission of the department chairperson.
     A total of 12 hours of credit may be earned.

390 Honors Colloquium in Foreign Literature (3-6)
Selected readings and in-depth exploration and discussion of literary currents, movements, authors, and themes found in foreign literature.
     Prerequisite: junior standing in the Honors College or permission of the department chairperson.
     A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

395 Teaching Methods, Reading Strategies, and Materials for World Languages (3)
Current, best-practices methods in world language education focusing on integrated language and culture instruction, reading strategies, technology-enhanced language learning, standards-based planning and assessment, diverse learners, and materials development. Review of current professional literature, trends, and licensing requirements. 
    Prerequisite: FL 295 or the equivalent in a modern or classical language; identification to pursue a teaching curriculum. 
    Parallel: EDSE 380; EDJH 385 recommended. 

396 Technology and Assessment in Foreign Language (3)
Current theory and practice of technology and assessment in the foreign language classroom. Evaluation of resources, preparation of instructional materials and instruments, articulation and integration of technology and assessment into curricula and lesson plans. Audio, video, and computer-based technologies. Assessment of oral, aural, writing, reading, and culture. 
    Prerequisite recommended: FL 395. 
    Open only to education majors or minors. 

470 Immersive Study Abroad (1-3)
Immersive capstone study in another country of advanced language, literature or culture. May be taught in English or the language of the country. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.

479 Practical Experience (3-12)
Non-paid, supervised work experience integrating foreign and classical language skills with career-related positions in international firms, the travel industry, and local, state, and federal agencies. Work assignments may be part- or full-time for one or more semesters in approved cooperative education (co-op) or internship programs.
     Prerequisite: a minimum of two years of university-level foreign language study; permission of the department chairperson.
     A total of 12 hours of credit may be earned.

490 Independent Study (1-9)
Topics to be chosen and investigated in consultation with the individual instructor. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned. 

FRENCH (FR)

101 Beginning French 1 (4)
The first course in the French language. Core Transfer Library: World Languages (IWL 1901)

102 Beginning French 2 (4) 
    Core Transfer Library: World Languages (IWL 1902)
    Prerequisite: FR 101.

201 Intermediate French 1 (3) 
    Core Transfer Library: World Languages (IWL 1903)
    Prerequisite: FR 102. 

202 Intermediate French 2 (3) 
    Core Transfer Library: World Languages (IWL 1904)
    Prerequisite: FR 201. 

301 Conversation (3)
Practice in oral French to increase fluency and authenticity through activities and conversation. 
    Prerequisite: FR 202 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

302 Composition (3)
Practice in written French with review of grammatical structures. 
    Prerequisite: FR 202 or the equivalent. 

303 Grammar (3)
An advanced study of French grammar, stressing creative expression in the language. 
    Prerequisite: FR 302 or its equivalent. 

334 Civilization and Culture: The Old Regime (3)
Contributions made by France from the beginnings to the French Revolution. Origins of historical and cultural traditions. Supplemental literary selections. 
    Prerequisite: FR 202 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

335 Civilization and Culture: Modern France (3)
Development of modern France from the French Revolution to the present. Assimilation of traditions into the culture of the industrial age. Supplemental literary selections. 
    Prerequisite: FR 202 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

337 Phonetics (3)
Formation of speech sounds in the French language and the application of phonetics to the understanding and speaking of French. Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. 
    Prerequisite: FR 202 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

338 Business French (3)
Designed to make advanced French students familiar with commercial forms and terminology used in business, banking, and industry. 
    Prerequisite: FR 202 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

360 Introduction to French Literary Readings (3)
Selected readings from several literary genres (e g., drama, lyric poetry, narrative) drawn from various periods of French literary history; writing on selected literary topics. 
    Prerequisite: FR 202 or permission of the department chairperson. 

400 French Study Abroad (3-9)
Study of intermediate or advanced French language, literature, and culture in a foreign country where French is the native language. May include seminars arranged during travel. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned. 

401 History of French Literature 1 (3)
From the beginnings to 1760. Literature of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the classical age to 1760. 
    Prerequisite: FR 202 or permission of the department chairperson. 
    Prerequisite recommended: FR 360 or its equivalent. 

402 History of French Literature 2 (3)
From the classical age to the present. The development of eighteenth-century philosophies, romanticism, realism, naturalism, and symbolism in French literature; literature of modern France. 
    Prerequisite: FR 202 or permission of the department chairperson. 
    Prerequisite recommended: FR 360 or its equivalent. 

403 Seminar in French Literature (3-9)
Seminar studies by author, genre, period, or theme. Topic to be announced. 
    Prerequisite: FR 301, 302; or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned. 

404 Seminar in French Language or Civilization (3-9)
Seminar studies in grammar, style, conversation, or civilization. Topic to be announced. 
    Prerequisite: FR 301, 302; or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

470 French Immersive Study Abroad (1-3) 
Immersive capstone study of advanced French language, literature, and culture in a foreign country where French is the native language.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.

498 Readings (1-9)
Individualized reading or research to allow students to explore special topics with an individual instructor. 
    Prerequisite: FR 301, 302; or the equivalent. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

GERMAN (GER)

101 Beginning German 1 (4)
Introduction to vocabulary and structures needed for basic communication in German. Core Transfer Library: World Languages (IWL 1920)

102 Beginning German 2 (4)
Continuing study of vocabulary and structure needed for communication in German. Core Transfer Library: World Languages (IWL 1921) 
    Prerequisite: GER 101 or its equivalent. 

201 Intermediate German 1 (3)
Study of more advanced vocabulary and structure needed for communication in German. Core Transfer Library: World Languages (IWL 1922)
    Prerequisite: GER 102 or its equivalent. 

202 Intermediate German 2 (3)
Reading of representative German authors of moderate difficulty. Review of grammar needed for reading and writing German. Core Transfer Library: World Languages (IWL 1923)
    Prerequisite: GER 201 or its equivalent. 

301 Conversation (3)
Extensive practice in oral German and in German grammar to increase fluency and communicative skills in the language. 
    Prerequisite: GER 202 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

302 Composition (3)
Extensive practice in written German with review of grammatical structure of the language. 
    Prerequisite: GER 301 or permission of the department chairperson. 

303 Grammar (3)
Advanced, in-depth study of German grammar and stylistic expression. 
    Prerequisite: GER 302 or permission of the department chairperson. 

334 Contemporary German Culture (3)
Lectures, readings, and audiovisual materials introducing present-day social mores of Germany. Comparison of American and German cultures. Taught in English. Not for German major or minor credit except by permission of the department chairperson. 

335 Civilization and Culture (3)
Civilization and cultural development of the Germans from ancient times to the present. Taught in German. 
    Prerequisite: GER 202 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

337 Phonetics (3)
Formation of speech sounds in the German language and the application of phonetics and phonemics in the understanding and speaking of German. Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. 
    Prerequisite: GER 202 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

338 Business German (3)
Designed to make advanced German students familiar with commercial forms and terminology used in business, banking, and industry. 
    Prerequisite: GER 202 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

361 Introduction to German Literature 1 (3)
Selections from prose, short stories, and Novellen of German literature, designed to develop an appreciation of the literary heritage of Germany. 
    Prerequisite: GER 202 or the equivalent. 

362 Introduction to German Literature 2 (3)
Selections from the dramas and radio plays of German literature. 
    Prerequisite: GER 202 or the equivalent. 

363 Introduction to German Literature 3 (3)
Selections from poetry, folksongs, and ballads of Germany. 
    Prerequisite: GER 202 or the equivalent. 

400 German Study Abroad (3-9)
Study of intermediate or advanced German language, literature, and culture in a foreign country where German is spoken as a native language. May include seminars arranged during travel. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned. 

401 History of German Literature 1 (3)
German literature from its beginnings through the age of Goethe. A survey of German literary trends from earliest times to the classical period. 
    Prerequisite: GER 202 or the equivalent. 

402 History of German Literature 2 (3)
German literature from early to late nineteenth century. The development of nineteenth-century philosophies, romanticism, and realism. 
    Prerequisite: GER 202 or the equivalent. 

403 History of German Literature 3 (3)
From the late nineteenth century to the present, from naturalism to the literature of modern Germany. 
    Prerequisite: GER 202 or the equivalent.

470 German Immersive Study Abroad (1-3)
Immersive capstone study of advanced German language, literature, and culture in a foreign country where German is the native language.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.

498 Readings (1-9)
Individual reading or research to allow students to explore special topics with an individual instructor. 
    Prerequisite: GER 302 or the equivalent. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned. 

GREEK (GRK)

101 Beginning Greek 1 (3)
Introduction to ancient Greek. Emphasizes the alphabet, pronunciation, elementary grammar, and preparation of students for readings in classical and New Testament Greek. 

102 Beginning Greek 2 (3) 
    Prerequisite: GRK 101 or its equivalent. 

201 Intermediate Greek 1 (3)
Intensive grammar review and readings from classical and New Testament sources. 
    Prerequisite: GRK 102 or the equivalent. 

202 Intermediate Greek 2 (3) 
    Prerequisite: GRK 201 or the equivalent. 

301 Advanced Greek 1 (3) 
    Prerequisite: GRK 201 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

302 Advanced Greek 2 (3) 
    Prerequisite: GRK 201 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

305 Homer (3)
Selected readings from the Iliad and/or the Odyssey. Studies the topics of epic composition, dialect, Bronze and Archaic Age archaeology and social organization, and Homeric scholarship. 
    Prerequisite: GRK 202. 

498 Readings (1-9)
Individualized readings or research to explore special topics with an individual instructor. 
    Prerequisite: 15 hours of college Greek. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

ITALIAN (ITAL)

101 Beginning Italian 1 (4)
The first course in the Italian language. 

102 Beginning Italian 2 (4) 
    Prerequisite: ITAL 101 or its equivalent. 

JAPANESE (JAPA)

101 Beginning Japanese 1 (4)
The first course in beginning Japanese language. 

102 Beginning Japanese 2 (4)
The second course in beginning Japanese language. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 101. 

201 Intermediate Japanese 1 (4)
Designed for students with credit in JAPA 101 and 102. Further develops skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese, and increases knowledge of Japanese culture. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 102 or its equivalent. 

202 Intermediate Japanese 2 (4)
Designed for students with credit in JAPA 201. Further enhances skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese, and increases understanding of Japanese culture. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 201 or its equivalent. 

250 Japanese Anime (3)
In recent years, Japanese animation has become incredibly popular both in Japan and around the world. This online course is to accommodate the broad interest in Japanese animation and channel enthusiasm into systematic engagement with this unique and fascinating genre that connects and crosses Japanese culture, history, literature, society, popular culture, and technology. Taught in English.

301 Advanced Japanese 1 (4)
Designed for students with credit in JAPA 202. Further skill development in the idiomatic use of the Japanese language and increased understanding of Japanese culture. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 202 or its equivalent. 

302 Advanced Japanese 2 (4)
Designed for students with credit in JAPA 301. Enhances skills in fluent idiomatic use of the Japanese language, understanding of Japanese culture. Includes an introduction to some of the masterpieces of Japanese literature in translation. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 301 or its equivalent. 

303 Readings in Japanese (3)
Designed to build vocabulary, reading skills, and recognition of kanji using progressively more difficult authentic materials: signs, schedules, menus, bulletins, information sheets, and selections from newspapers, journals, and contemporary literature. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 202 or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. 

304 Composition (3)
Designed to develop practice in writing simple everyday communications such as correspondence, forms, reports, and short compositions. Stress on developing grammar skills, use of kanji, and use of set conventional forms. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 202 or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. 

334 Japanese Culture and Civilization (3)
Survey of the origins and development of Japanese culture: art, literature, religion, philosophy, political and social institutions from earliest to modern times. An overview of cultural traditions for those with a general interest in Japan. Taught primarily in English. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 202 or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. 

337 Japanese Linguistics (3)
Introduction to Japanese linguistics, particularly phonological and syntactical structures and communication patterns. Readings and discussions include an examination of the similarities and differences between Japanese and English. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 202 or permission of the instructor. 

338 Business Japanese (3)
Designed to make advanced Japanese students familiar with commercial forms and terminology used in business, banking, and industry as well as Japanese corporate culture. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 202 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

400 Japanese Study Abroad (3-9)
Study of intermediate or advanced Japanese language, literature, and culture in a foreign country where Japanese is the native language. May include seminars arranged during travel. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned. 

401 Contemporary Masterpieces (3)
Reading and discussion of selected modern Japanese literary texts concentrating on selections from poetry, short stories, essays, and novels such as Snow Country by Kawabata and Golden Temple by Mishima. Readings in English translation and Japanese. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 202 or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 

402 Classical Masterpieces (3)
Introduction to classical Japanese texts of literary and historical significance. Includes The Tale of Genji, Tale of the Heike, and selections from other major works of fiction, poetry, essay, and drama. Readings are in English translation and Japanese. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 202 or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 

403 Advanced Reading and Writing (3)
Designed to develop practice in reading and writing at a level high enough to function in business and industry. Stress on developing vocabulary, Kanji characters, and conventional forms. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 303, 304; permission of the department chairperson.

404 Seminar in Language (3)
Designed to develop communication skills at a level high enough to function in academic, business, and industry. Stress on developing advanced grammar, speaking and listening skills, and communicational strategies in various contexts. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 301 or its equivalent. 

405 Seminar in Japanese-English Translation (3)
Training students in skills in translating Japanese into English, and vice versa, to prepare them for a career in which such skills are required, such as the business world or foreign relations. 
    Prerequisite: JAPA 301 or its equivalent.

470 Japanese Immersive Study Abroad (1-3)
Immersive capstone study of advanced Japanese language, literature, and culture in a foreign country where Japanese is the native language. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.

498 Readings (1-9)
Individualized readings in English or Japanese on a Japanese topic selected with the advice and direction of the instructor.
     Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
     A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

LATIN (LAT)

101 Beginning Latin 1 (3)
Introduction to Latin. Emphasizes pronunciation, elementary grammar, composition, and translation of simple Latin passages. 

102 Beginning Latin 2 (3) 
    Prerequisite: LAT 101 or its equivalent. 

201 Intermediate Latin 1 (3)
Intensive grammar review and readings from Latin prose and poetry. 
    Prerequisite: LAT 102 or its equivalent. 

202 Intermediate Latin 2 (3) 
    Prerequisite: LAT 201 or its equivalent. 

301 Introduction to Prose 1 (3)
Selections from Caesar, Cicero, Livy, and others. 
    Prerequisite: LAT 201 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

302 Introduction to Poetry 1 (3)
Selections from Ovid, Vergil, and others. 
    Prerequisite: LAT 201 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

303 Introduction to Prose 2 (3-6)
Selections from Tacitus, Suetonius, Sallust, and others. 
    Prerequisite: LAT 201 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 

304 Introduction to Poetry 2 (3)
Selections from Roman comedy, Horace, Catullus, and others. 
    Prerequisite: LAT 201 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

305 Prose Composition (3-6)
Detailed grammar review, analysis of Latin prose style, and composition of extended passages in Latin. 
    Prerequisite: LAT 201 or the equivalent. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 

401 History of Literature 1 (3)
Survey of Latin literature from the beginnings to the fall of the republic. 
    Prerequisite: three years of college Latin or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

402 History of Literature 2 (3)
Survey of Latin literature from Augustus to the end of the empire. 
    Prerequisite: three years of college Latin or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 

403 Seminar in Latin Prose (3-6)
Cicero. 
    Prerequisite: three years of college Latin or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 

404 Seminar in Latin Poetry (3-6)
Juvenal, Vergil, and Lucretius. 
    Prerequisite: three years of college Latin or the equivalent, or permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 

498 Readings (1-9)
Individualized readings or research to allow students to explore special topics with an individual instructor. 
    Prerequisite: three years of college Latin or the equivalent. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned. 

SPANISH (SP)

101 Beginning Spanish 1 (4)
The first course in the Spanish language. Core Transfer Library: World Languages (IWL 1910) 

102 Beginning Spanish 2 (4) 
    Core Transfer Library: World Languages (IWL 1911)
    Prerequisite: SP 101. 

201 Intermediate Spanish 1 (3) 
    Core Transfer Library: World Languages (IWL 1912)
    Prerequisite: SP 102 or its equivalent. 

202 Intermediate Spanish 2 (3) 
    Core Transfer Library: World Languages (IWL 1913)
    Prerequisite: SP 201 or its equivalent. 

301 Conversation and Composition (3)
Extensive practice in oral and written Spanish to increase proficiency and authenticity through activities, discussion, and original composition.         
    Prerequisite: SP 202.  

302 Composition and Grammar (3)
Extensive practice in written Spanish with focused review and application of grammatical structures.          
    Prerequisite: SP 202.  

305 Grammar for Heritage Speakers (3)
A grammar course designed for heritage or native speakers of Spanish.         
    Prerequisite: SP 202.         
    Open only to heritage or native Spanish speakers (as determined by the department chairperson).  

306 Composition for Heritage Speakers (3)
A composition course designed for heritage or native speakers of Spanish. Extensive practice in written communication to increase fluency and accuracy.         
    Prerequisite: SP 202.         
    Open only to heritage or native Spanish speakers (as determined by department chairperson).  

335 Topics in Hispanic Cultures (3-6)
Specified topics in contemporary and/or historical cultures from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries and regions.         
    Prerequisite: SP 301 and 302 or SP 305 and 306.         
    A total of 6 hours may be earned in courses with different topics.  

337 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology: Theory and Application (3)
An introductory course in Spanish phonetics, phonology, and basic concepts of second language acquisition. Application of phonetics and phonology to understanding, speaking, and teaching Spanish. Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet.         
    Prerequisite: SP 301 and 302 or SP 305 and 306.  

338 Spanish for Professions (3-6)
A concise introduction to Spanish grammar and communication designed to meet the working needs of pre-professionals and professionals in specified disciplines.         
    Prerequisite: SP 301 and 302 or SP 305 and 306.         
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned in courses with different topics.  

340 Survey in Spanish Linguistics (3)
A survey of Spanish linguistics with an emphasis on morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and historical events pertinent to linguistic developments. Delineates major contrastive linguistic features between English and Spanish.         
    Prerequisite: SP 301 and 302 or SP 305 and 306.  

361 Survey of Spanish Literature (3)
Analysis of largely canonical texts, as well as literary movements from Spain. Reading and discussion will be supported by an introduction to tools of literary criticism.         
    Prerequisite: SP 301 and 302 or SP 305 and 306.  

362 Survey of Spanish-American Literature (3)
Analysis of largely canonical texts, as well as literary movements from Spanish-America. Reading and discussion will be supported by an introduction to tools of literary criticism.                
    Prerequisite: SP 301 and 302 or SP 305 and 306. 

400 Spanish Study Abroad (3-9)
Study of intermediate or advanced Spanish language, literature, and culture in a foreign country where Spanish is the native language. May include seminars arranged during travel. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned. 

403 Seminar in Cultural and Literary Studies (3-9)
Topics vary according to artist/author, genre, medium, or period and will be studied in depth. Intensive study of works of cultural production from a selected theme or period from Spain or Latin America. Typically involves advanced literary analysis and research.          
    Prerequisite: SP 361 and 362.         
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned in courses with different topics.  

404 Seminar in Language, Linguistics, and Culture (3-9)
Advanced seminar course in Spanish language, linguistics, and culture. Topics will vary and include among others, advanced grammar, linguistics, conversation, composition, and translation.         
    Prerequisite: SP 337 and 340. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned in courses with different topics.  

498 Readings (1-9)
Individual reading or research to allow students to explore special topics with an individual instructor.         
    Prerequisite: SP 301 and 302 or SP 305 and 306.                 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.