Catalog 2013-2014

Languages and Literatures

253.535.7235
www.plu.edu/languages
lang@plu.edu


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE

The department offers majors in Classical Languages, Classical Studies, French, German, Norwegian, and Hispanic Studies and supports majors in Chinese Studies and Scandinavian Area Studies. Minors are offered in Chinese, Chinese Studies, Classical Studies, French, German, Greek, Hispanic Studies, Latin, and Norwegian.

All majors must complete a Capstone Senior Project within the department. Majors must complete at least 12 semester hours in residence at PLU, of which 4 semester hours must be taken either in the senior year or upon return from a study away program. Minors must complete at least 8 semester hours in residence. Specific requirements (and variations from the above) for specific majors and minors are listed below.

Policy on Student Use of Machine Translation

Among the fundamental goals of second language and cultural study at the university level is the acquisition of the cognitive skills necessary to express one’s own thoughts and ideas effectively in the second language without dependence upon others. Central to this goal is the principle of Academic Integrity, which states that “students are inherently responsible to do their own work, thereby insuring the integrity of their academic records.”

The challenge, and at times the struggle, of learning to formulate coherent thoughts in a second language forms an integral part of the process of second language acquisition. The use of machine translation by students to complete assignments in courses in which second language acquisition is a primary goal subverts the aim of gaining practice and skill in thinking for oneself in the target language. Moreover, it short-circuits the capacity of students to appreciate and gain skill in the use of idiom in the target language, an aspect of translation in which machine translations are notoriously weak.

Among the definitions of cheating included in PLU’s policy on Academic Integrity is “[the use of] information or devices not allowed by the faculty, such as formulas or a computer program or data ... “ Given the aims and the realities mentioned above, and in light of PLU’s policy on Academic Integrity, the Department of Languages and Literatures issues the following guidelines on the use of machine translation for students of language, literature, and culture:

  1. The use of machine translation in the writing of graded homework and other class assignments in which language counts is strictly prohibited.
  2. The use of machine translation in the creation of other work authored by a student and submitted for a grade must be declared in writing as part of the document in question. Failure to follow these guidelines will be treated by faculty as a breach of PLU’s policy on Academic Integrity.
Language Resource Center

The language curriculum at all levels features use of PLU’s state-of-the-art multimedia Language Resource Center, located in the Mortvedt Library. Advanced students have the opportunity to work as assistants in the center, gaining computer expertise while accelerating their language skills.

Placement in Language Classes

Students planning to continue the study of French, German or Hispanic Studies must take a language placement test in their language of interest prior to registering for courses at PLU. The placement test can be taken online at www.plu.edu/lrc or in person at the Language Resource Center on the 3rd floor of Mortvedt Library. The test takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and issues prompt feedback on placement recommendation. Students should follow the placement recommendation they receive.

Advanced Placement Credit

Students with scores of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination in areas represented in the Department of Languages and Literatures can receive four additional semester hours upon completion of the course (with a grade of C or better) into which they place through PLU’s language placement examination. Advance placement credit is not awarded for 100-level courses.

Hong International Hall

Students with an interest in foreign language and global issues are encouraged to apply to live in Hong International Hall, a living-learning community consisting of five language and cultural houses: Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, International Honors, Norwegian and The International Honors house.. Located in the middle of upper campus, Hong is a hub for campus activities focused on language, culture and international issues that seeks to create “a supportive home and a hopeful environment that challenges residents and the campus to become fluent in languages and conversant with international issues.” Hong International Hall thus promotes global awareness through intentional language immersion and culture engagement. Go to the Hong International Hall Web site at www.plu.edu/residential-life/misc/Residence_Halls/hong-international-hall.php for further information.

Senior Project

Students majoring in a foreign language enroll in 499 Capstone: Senior Seminar course listed in their language of study. The student presents a summary of the completed assignment at an open departmental forum. (2 to 4)

Prospective Teachers

Students preparing to teach in a junior or senior high school may earn either a Bachelor of Arts degree in French, German, Hispanic Studies, or Norwegian along with certification from the School of Education and Kinesiology, or a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with a teaching major or minor in French, German, Norwegian, or Spanish. Secondary teaching minors are also available in Chinese and Latin. Elementary teaching majors are available in all of the above languages. To best prepare prospective language teachers to meet Washington State World Languages Endorsement Competencies, students are strongly encouraged to participate in one of PLU’s study away programs. See the Department of Education section of this catalog for certification requirements and the Bachelor of Arts in Education requirements.

English as a Second Language

The School of Education and Kinesiology and the Department of Languages and Literatures have partnered with the Washington Academy of Languages to offer a summer program leading to a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. This eight-week intensive summer institute is offered late June through early August. Prospective teachers can complete additional requirements to obtain an ESL Endorsement. For more information, please contact lang@plu.edu or 253-535-8330.

Fields of Study

Courses in the Department of Languages and Literatures are offered in the following general fields in addition to elementary, intermediate, and advanced language:

Cultural History In English
  • CLAS 350: Classical and Comparative Mythology
  • CLAS 321: Greek Civilization
  • CLAS 322: Roman Civilization
  • HISP 341: The Latino Experiences in the U.S.
  • SCAN 150: Introduction to Scandinavia
  • SCAN 227: The Vikings
  • SCAN 321: Topics in Scandinavian Culture and Society
  • SCAN 322: Scandinavia and World Issues
In Respective Language
  • FREN 310: ST in French History/Culture
  • GERM 321: German Cultural History to 1750
  • GERM 322: German Cultural History Since 1750
  • HISP 321: Civilization and Culture of Spain
  • HISP 322: Latin American Civilization and Culture
Literature In English
  • CHIN 371: Chinese Literature in Translation
  • CLAS 231: Masterpieces of European Literature
  • CLAS 350: Classical and Comparative Mythology
  • HISP 341: The Latino Experience in the U.S.
  • HISP 441: U.S. Latino Literature
  • LANG 271: Literature Around the World
  • SCAN 241: Scandinavian Folklore
  • SCAN 341: Topics in Scandinavian Literature
  • SCAN 422: Modernity and Its Discontents
In Respective Language
  • FREN 401: Early Modern French Literature
  • FREN 402: Modern French Literature
  • FREN 403: Contemporary French Literature
  • FREN 404: (Post) Colonial Francophone Literature
  • GERM 423: Topics in German Literature and Culture I
  • GERM 424: Topics in German Literature and Culture II
  • HISP 325: Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies
  • HISP 421: Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
  • HISP 422: 20th Century Literature of Spain
  • HISP 423: Special Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture
  • HISP 431: Latin American Literature, 1492-1888
  • HISP 432: 20th Century Latin American Literature
  • HISP 433: Special Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture
Courses that meet General Education (GenEd) Program Elements
  • CHIN 271: China Through Film - AR, C
    An exploration of the history and recent directions of Chinese cinema, the relationship between film and other Chinese media, film, and the Chinese government, and the particular appear of Chinese film on the international market. No prior study of Chinese required. Cross-listed with THEA 271.(4)
  • Literature Requirement - LT
    All department literature courses, offered both in the original language and in English translation, meet this requirement.
  • Perspectives on Diversity: Cross-Cultural Perspectives - C
    All language courses numbered 201 and above including CHIN 371, FREN 341, and LANG 272 meet this requirement. All first-year (100-level) foreign language courses (excluding American Sign Language) not previously studied also meet this requirement.
  • Perspectives on Diversity: Alternative Perspectives - A
    HISP 341 and 441 meet this requirement.
CLASSICAL STUDIES AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
Classical Languages
  • Major
    40 hours in classical languages, plus CLAS 499
Classical Studies
  • To view the major and minor in Classical Studies, go the Classics curriculum section of this catalog.
Greek
  • Minor in Greek
    20 semester hours, which may include 101–102
Latin
  • Minor in Latin
    20 semester hours, which may include 101–102
MODERN LANGUAGES
Chinese
  • Minor in Chinese
    20 semester hours which may include CHIN 101-102
French
  • Major in French
    A minimum of 36 semester hours beyond FREN 101-102, including:
    • FREN 201-202, 301-302, 241 or 310, 499
    • and three 400-level courses, one of which must be completed in the senior year.
  • Minor in French
    20 semester hours, excluding FREN 101–102 and including:
    • FREN 201–202, 301, and two additional upper-division courses
German
  • Major in German
    A minimum of 36 semester hours beyond GERM 101-102, including:
    • GERM 201–202, 301–302, 321–322, 499, and two 400-level courses
  • Minor in German
    20 semester hour, excluding GERM 101 - 102 and including:
    • GERM 201–202, 301, and two additional upper-division courses
Hispanic Studies
  • Major in Hispanic Studies
    A minimum of 36 semester hours beyond HISP 201, including:
    • HISP 202, 301, 321, 322, 325
    • One course from: HISP 421, 422, 423
    • One course from: HISP 431, 432, and 433
    • One additional 400-level course (selected from HISP 401, 421, 422, 423, 431, 432, 433, or 441)
    • HISP 499

    Majors are strongly encouraged to pursue at least one semester of study in a Spanish-speaking country on a program approved by the Hispanic Studies faculty. Majors may not normally fulfill the requirements for the major through the election of 300-level courses during the senior year.
    Continuation Policy

    To remain in the Hispanic Studies major, students must maintain a 2.50 overall grade point average (GPA) and maintain a 2.50 GPA in all Hispanic Studies courses required for the major or the minor.

  • Minor in Hispanic Studies
    20 semester hours, including:
    • HISP 202, 301, 325, and two additional upper-division courses.
    • Courses taught in English (HISP 341 and 441) will not count towards a minor in Hispanic Studies.
Norwegian
  • Major in Norwegian
    A minimum of 36 semester hours beyond NORW 101
    • NORW 102 (NORW 101 as prerequisite)
    • NOW 201-202 and 301-302
    • Required Literature courses (8 semester hours)
      • SCAN 341 (may be repeated for credit if different topic) or SCAN 422
      • Elective Course (4 semester hours)
      • SCAN 241, 341, 422, or other SCAN course
    • Senior Capstone (4 semester hours): NORW 499
  • Minor in Norwegian
    20 semester hours, including:
    • NORW 101, 102, 201, 202
    • One of the following: SCAN 241, 341, 422; NORW 301 or 331
Scandinavian Area Studies
40 semester hours

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A cross-disciplinary approach to the study of Scandinavia. To view further curriculum and course information, go to the Scandinavian Area Studies section of this catalog.

Chinese (CHIN) Undergraduate-Level Courses

CHIN 101: Elementary Chinese

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese. Basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory practice required. (4)

CHIN 102: Elementary Chinese

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese. Basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory practice required. Prerequisite: CHIN 101. (4)

CHIN 190: FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar: China through Film

A four-credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

CHIN 201: Intermediate Chinese - C

Develops further the ability to communicate in Mandarin Chinese, using culturally authentic material. Laboratory practice required. Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or equivalent. (4)

CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese - C

Develops further the ability to communicate in Mandarin Chinese, using culturally authentic material. Laboratory practice required. Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or equivalent. (4)

CHIN 271: China Through Film - AR, C

An exploration of the history and recent directions of Chinese cinema, the relationship between film and other Chinese media, film and the Chinese government, and the particular appeal of Chinese film on the international market. No prior study of Chinese required. Cross-listed with THEA 271. (4)

CHIN 287: Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 288: Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 289: Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 291: Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

CHIN 301: Composition and Conversation - C

Review of grammar with emphasis on idiomatic usage; reading of contemporary authors as models of style; and conversation on topics of student interest. Conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 202. (4)

CHIN 302: Composition and Conversation - C

Review of grammar with emphasis on idiomatic usage; reading of contemporary authors as models of style; and conversation on topics of student interest. Conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 202. (4)

CHIN 371: Chinese Literature in Translation - C, LT

An introduction to the most important works and writers of Chinese literary traditions, from early times to the modern period. Poetry, prose, drama, and fiction included. Film presentations supplement the required readings. No knowledge of Chinese required. (4)

CHIN 387: Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 388: Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 389: Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 487: Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 488: Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 489: Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 491: Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

CHIN 495: Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 12)

French (FREN) Undergraduate-Level Courses

FREN 101: Elementary French

Essentials of pronunciation, intonation, and structure; basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (4)

FREN 102: Elementary French

Essentials of pronunciation, intonation, and structure; basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: FREN 101, French placement exam or instructor permission. (4)

FREN 201: Intermediate French - C

Review of basic grammar, development of vocabulary and emphasis on spontaneous, oral expression. Reading selections which reflect the cultural heritage and society of the Francophone world. Prerequisite: FREN 102.(4)

FREN 202: Intermediate French - C

Review of basic grammar, development of vocabulary and emphasis on spontaneous, oral expression. Reading selections which reflect the cultural heritage and society of the Francophone world. Prerequisite: FREN 201. (4)

FREN 241: French Language/Caribbean Culture in Martinique - C

French language study; lectures on history, geography, and literature of the French West Indies by local experts; a home stay; cultural excursions; and a final project. Credit toward French minor; credit toward major with the prior permission of both the instructor and the student's advisor. Prerequisite: FREN 201 or permission of instructor. (4)

FREN 287: Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 288: Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 289: Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 291: Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

FREN 301: Advanced French - C

Advanced grammar, composition, and conversation with an introduction to French literature and film. Prerequisite: FREN 202. (4)

FREN 302: Advanced French - C

Advanced grammar, composition, and conversation with an introduction to French literature and film. Prerequisite: FREN 202. (4)

FREN 310: Special Topics in French History/Culture - C

Perspectives on French and Francophone culture, history, and society. May focus on an individual, era, or episode (e.g., Louis XIV; the French Revolution; the Dreyfus Affair); traditional or innovative practices (e.g., French agriculture and cuisine; the media); or an enduring question (e.g., artist's relation to society). Prerequisite: FREN 301, 302, or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 387: Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 388: Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 389: Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 401: Early Modern French Literature - C, LT

French literature from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Grand Siècle, and/or the Enlightenment, with intensive study of a theme or genre of enduring interest. Prerequisite: FREN 301 or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 402: Modern French Literature - C, LT

French literature from the long nineteenth century, including Hugo, Sand, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and/or Zola, with attention to romanticism, realism, naturalism, and symbolism; includes study of the French novel and an introduction to French poetry. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 403: Contemporary French Literature - C, LT

French literature since World War I, including Gide, Proust, Sartre, and/or Beauvoir with attention to the development of ideas of modernity and postmodernity; includes an introduction to modern French theatr. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 404: (Post) Colonial Francophone Literature - C, LT

Issues of identity and justice in French language literature/film from North Africa, West Africa, North America, and/or the Caribbean, with attention to historical context and aesthetic innovation. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 487: Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 488: Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 489: Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 491: Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

FREN 499: Capstone: Senior Project - SR

To enable senior students in an academic unit to share their work and receive group criticism. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Capstone and may be followed by a specific title designated by the academic unit. (4)

German (GERM) Undergraduate-Level Courses

GERM 101: Elementary German I

Basic skills of oral and written communication in classroom and laboratory practice. Use of materials reflecting contemporary German life. (4)

GERM 102: Elementary German II

Basic skills of oral and written communication in classroom and laboratory practice. Use of materials reflecting contemporary German life. Prerequisite: GERM 101 or equivalent. (4)

GERM 190: FYEP190: First Year Inquiry

A four-credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

GERM 201: Intermediate German I - C

Continued practice in oral and written communication in classroom and laboratory. Use of materials which reflect contemporary life as well as the German cultural heritage. (4)

GERM 202: Intermediate German II - C

Continued practice in oral and written communication in classroom and laboratory. Use of materials which reflect contemporary life as well as the German cultural heritage. Prerequisite: GERM 201 or equivalent. (4)

GERM 231: Language, Art and Culture in the New Germany - C

This interdisciplinary course based in Cologne, Germany, combines German language instruction and an authentic home stay experience with language immersion and close cultural study of the three main German-speaking countries, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. (4)

GERM 287: Special Topics in German

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GERM 288: Special Topics in German

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GERM 289: Special Topics in German

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GERM 291: Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

GERM 301: Composition and Conversation I - C

Intensive review of grammar with emphasis on idiomatic usage; use of contemporary authors as models of style. Conversation on topics of student interest. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent. (4)

GERM 302: Composition and Conversation II - C

Intensive review of grammar with emphasis on idiomatic usage; use of contemporary authors as models of style. Conversation on topics of student interest. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or equivalent. (4).

GERM 321: German Cultural History to 1750 - C

From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. An exploration of German cultural history through the study of art, music and literature. Prerequisite: GERM 302. (4)

GERM 322: German Cultural History Since 1750 - C

From the Enlightenment to the present. This course explores representative works and trends in German politics, philosophy, literature, art and music. Prerequisite: GERM 302. (4)

GERM 331: Language, Art and Culture in the New Germany - C

This interdisciplinary course based in Cologne, Germany, combines German language instruction and an authentic home stay experience with language immersion and close cultural study of the three main German-speaking countries, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. (4)

GERM 387: Special Topics in German

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GERM 388: Special Topics in German

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GERM 389: Special Topics in German

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GERM 423: Topics in German Literature and Culture I - C, LT

An opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of a specific aspect or topic in German-language literature and culture. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: GERM 302. (4)

GERM 424: Topics in German Literature and Culture II - C, LT

An opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of a specific aspect or topic in German-language literature and culture. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: GERM 302.

GERM 487: Special Topics in German

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GERM 488: Special Topics in German

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GERM 489: Special Topics in German

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GERM 491: Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

GERM 495: Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 12)

GERM 499: Capstone: Senior Project - SR

To enable senior students in an academic unit to share their work and receive group criticism. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Capstone and may be followed by a specific title designated by the academic unit. (4)

Greek (GREK) Undergraduate-Level Courses

GREK 101: Elementary Greek

Basic skills in reading classical, koine, and patristic Greek. (4)

GREK 102: Elementary Greek

Basic skills in reading classical, koine, and patristic Greek. Prerequisite: GREK 101 or instructor permission. (4)

GREK 211: Intermediate Readings in Greek Prose - C

Readings in selected Classical, Hellenistic, or Koine prose. May be retaken as GREK 311 when different material is offered. Prerequisite: GREK 111/112 or instructor permission. (4)

GREK 212: Intermediate Readings in Greek Poetry - C

Readings in selected Classical, Hellenistic, or Koine poetry. May be retaken as GREK 312 when different material is offered. Prerequisite: GREK 102 or instructor permission. (4)

GREK 287: Special Topics in Greek

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GREK 288: Special Topics in Greek

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GREK 289: Special Topics in Greek

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GREK 291: Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

GREK 311: Intermediate Readings in Greek Prose - C

Readings in selected Classical, Hellenistic, or Koine prose. Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required. (4)

GREK 312: Intermediate Readings in Greek Poetry - C

Readings in selected Classical, Hellenistic, or Koine poetry. Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required. (4)

GREK 387: Special Topics in Greek

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GREK 388: Special Topics in Greek

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GREK 389: Special Topics in Greek

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GREK 487: Special Topics in Greek

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GREK 488: Special Topics in Greek

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GREK 489: Special Topics in Greek

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

GREK 491: Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

GREK 495: Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 12)

Hispanic Studies (HISP) Undergraduate-Level Courses

HISP 101: Elementary Spanish

Essentials of pronunciation, intonation, and structure; basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Lab attendance required. Students with more than two years of high school Spanish must enroll in HISP 102. (4, 4)

HISP 102: Elementary Spanish

Essentials of pronunciation, intonation, and structure; basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Lab attendance required. Students with more than two years of high school Spanish must enroll in HISP 102. (4, 4)

HISP 190: FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar

A four-credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

HISP 201: Intermediate Spanish - C

A continuation of elementary Spanish; reading selections which reflect the Spanish cultural heritage as well as contemporary materials. Lab attendance required. (4, 4)

HISP 202: Intermediate Spanish C

A continuation of elementary Spanish; reading selections which reflect the Spanish cultural heritage as well as contemporary materials. Lab attendance required. (4, 4)

HISP 231: Intensive Spanish in Latin America - C

An intensive Spanish course offered in a Latin American country and geared to students at the intermediate (equivalent to HISP 201 or 202) and advanced (equivalent to 301) language level. Course includes four and one-half hours of class per day for a four-week period, a home stay, a service project, excursions, and guest lectures on a variety of topics related to the history and culture of the host country. Placment at the HISP 231 or 331 levels is determined by the student's background and experience in Spanish. Prerequisite: HISP 102. (4)

HISP 287: Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 288: Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 289: Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 301: Hispanic Voices for Social Change - C

HISP 301 is a content-based intensive reading and writing course that offers an examination of diverse texts from different times and places in Spanish speaking countries, to focus on how people establish different yet coherent strategies of resistance and adaptation which in turn respond to experiences of social injustice, inequality, geographical displacement and human rights violations in their respective communities. Prerequisite: HISP 202. (4)

HISP 321: Civilization & Culture of Spain - C

Development of Spanish society from early times to the present as reflected in architecture, painting, and literature, within their socio-historical context. Prerequisite: HISP 301 (or concurrent enrollment). (4)

HISP 322: Latin American Civilization & Culture - C

Historic, artistic, literary, sociological, and geographic elements shaping the development of the Latin American region. Prerequisite: HISP 301 (or concurrent enrollment). (4)

HISP 325: Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies - C, LT

Acquaints students with techniques of literary analysis, as applied to examples of narrative, poetry, drama, and essay in the Spanish and Latin American literary traditions. Reading, writing, and speaking-intensive. Ongoing review of advanced grammar. Prerequisite: HISP 301. (4)

HISP 331: Intensive Spanish in Latin America - C

An intensive Spanish course offered in a Latin American country and geared to students at the intermediate (equivalent to HISP 201 or 202) and advanced (equivalent to 301) language level. Course includes four and one-half hours of class per day for a four-week period, a home stay, a service project, excursions, and guest lectures on a variety of topics related to the history and culture of the host country. Placement at the HISP 231 or 331 levels is determined by the student's background and experience in Spanish. Prerequisite: HISP 102. (4)

HISP 341: The Latino Experiences in the U.S. - A, LT

Exploration of the histories, experiences, and contributions of the Latino peoples in the United States as they appear in Latino literature and film. Course content is enriched through related service learning experience. Readings are in English. May count toward major, but not toward minor in Hispanic Studies. (4)

HISP 387: Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 388: Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 389: Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 401: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics - C

HISP 401 is an advanced-level content-based course with an in-depth analysis of Spanish syntax, phonology, and morphology along with the evolution of the Spanish language, including the study of dialects and the history of indigenous languages. Prerequisite: HISP 301. (4)

HISP 421: Masterpieces of Spanish Literature - C, LT

A concentrated study of major writers and movements in Hispanic literature from its origins to 1898. Prerequisite: HISP 325. (4)

HISP 422: 20th-Century Literature of Spain - C, LT

Drama, novel, essay, and poetry of Spain from the “Generation of 1898” to the present. Prerequisite: HISP 325. (4)

HISP 423: Special Topics in Spanish Literature & Culture - C, LT

An opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of a specific aspect or topic in Spanish literature, such as Spanish women writers or the relationship of film to other types of cultural production. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: HISP 325. (4)

HISP 431: Latin American Literature 1492 to 1888 - C, LT

A study of representative genres from the colonial period to the end of the 19th century. Prerequisite: HISP 325. (4)

HISP 432: 20th-Century Latin American Literature - C, LT

Development of the literature of Mexico, Central and South America from the Modernista movement (1888) to the present. Prerequisite: HISP 325. (4)

HISP 433: Special Topics in Latin American Literature & Culture - C, LT

An opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of a specific aspect or topic in Latin American literature and culture, such as Latin American women writers, Latino narrative, or Latin American film and literature. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: HISP 325. (4)

HISP 441: U.S. Latino Literature - A, LT

Course introduces students to critical concepts in the field of Latino/a literature. Through an examination of narrative texts from different times and places, we will focus on how U.S. Latino/a writers reinscribe native roots, cultures and languages in order to respond to the uncertainties of geographical displacement. For Hispanic Studies majors, and English majors with prior approval from the chair of the English Department. (4)

HISP 487: Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 488: Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 489: Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 491: Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

HISP 499: Capstone: Senior Project - SR

To enable senior students in an academic unit to share their work and receive group criticism. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Capstone and may be followed by a specific title designated by the academic unit. (4)

Languages (LANG) Undergraduate-Level Courses

LANG 190: FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar

A four-credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

LANG 271: Literature Around the World - LT

Study of canonical, marginal, and/or emerging works of literature that together articulate a crucial development within an established tradition or shed light on contemporary challenges within a community, be it local, global, or virtual. All readings in English. (4)

LANG 287: Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 288: Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 289: Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 291: Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

LANG 387: Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 388: Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 389: Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 487: Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 488: Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 489: Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 491: Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

LANG 495: Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 12)

Latin (LATN) Undergraduate-Level Courses

LATN 101: Elementary Latin

Basic skills in reading Latin; an introduction to Roman literature and culture. (4)

LATN 102: Elementary Latin

Basic skills in reading Latin; an introduction to Roman literature and culture. LATN 101 or instructor permission. (4)

LATN 211: Intermediate Readings in Latin Prose - C

Readings in selected Classical or Medieval prose. May be retaken as LATN 311 when different material is offered. Prerequisite: LATN 102 or instructor permission. (4)

LATN 212: Intermediate Readings in Latin Poetry - C

Readings from selected Classical or Medieval poetry. May be retaken as LATN 31`2 when different material is offered. Prerequisite: LATN 102 or instructor permission. (4)

LATN 287: Special Topics in Latin

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LATN 288: Special Topics in Latin

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LATN 289: Special Topics in Latin

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LATN 291: Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

LATN 311: Intermediate Readings in Latin Prose - C

Readings in selected Classical or Medieval prose. Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required. (4)

LATN 312: Interm Readings Latin Poetry C

Readings from selected Classical or Medieval poetry. Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required. (4)

LATN 387: Special Topics in Latin

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LATN 388: Special Topics in Latin

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LATN 389: Special Topics in Latin

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LATN 487: Special Topics in Latin

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LATN 488: Special Topics in Latin

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LATN 489: Special Topics in Latin

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LATN 491: Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

LATN 495: Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 12)

Norwegian (NORW) Undergraduate-Level Courses

NORW 101: Elementary Norwegian

Basic skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing are introduced and practiced in an interactive classroom atmosphere. Readings introduce contemporary Norwegian culture and society. (4)

NORW 102: Elementary Norwegian

Basic skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing are introduced and practiced in an interactive classroom atmosphere. Readings introduce contemporary Norwegian culture and society. (4)

NORW 201: Intermediate Norwegian - C

Continuing development of written and oral skills, with a review of basic grammar, development of short essay writing, an emphasis on conversation, and an introductory overview of Norwegian history and society. Readings also offer insights into contemporary culture and provide springboards for students to express their own opinions. Prerequisite: NORW 102. (4)

NORW 202: Intermediate Norwegian - C

Continuing development of written and oral skills, with a review of basic grammar, development of short essay writing, an emphasis on conversation, and an introductory overview of Norwegian history and society. Readings also offer insights into contemporary culture and provide springboards for students to express their own opinions. Prerequisite: NORW 102. (4)

NORW 287: Special Topics in Norwegian

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

NORW 288: Special Topics in Norwegian

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

NORW 289: Special Topics in Norwegian

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

NORW 291: Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

NORW 301: Conversation & Composition - C

Review of grammar, and development of advanced written and oral skills. Contemporary fiction, non-fiction and film serve as models of style and usage, and as the basis for conversation and writing. Prerequisite: NORW 202. (4)

NORW 302: Advanced Conversation and Composition - C

Emphasizes the finer points of grammar and stylistics, focusing on the production of advanced written compositions and further refinement of conversational skills. Readings are drawn from literature spanning the last two centuries, and serve as the springboard for discussion. Prerequisite: NORW 301. (4)

NORW 331: Language & Identity: Norwegian in a Nordic Context - C

The nations of the Nordic region provide excellent contexts within which to study the assertion of identity as promoted in the age of nation building and challenged in the age of globalization and migration. The course explores Norwegian language and identity with one or more additional Nordic countries. (4)

NORW 387: Special Topics in Norwegian

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

NORW 388: Special Topics in Norwegian

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

NORW 389: Special Topics in Norwegian

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

NORW 487: Special Topics in Norwegian

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

NORW 488: Special Topics in Norwegian

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

NORW 489: Special Topics in Norwegian

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

NORW 491: Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

NORW 495: Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 12)

NORW 499: Capstone: Senior Project - SR

To enable senior students in an academic unit to share their work and receive group criticism. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Capstone and may be followed by a specific title designated by the academic unit. (4)