Languages and Literatures

253.535.7235 www.plu.edu/languages/ lang@plu.edu
Bridget Yaden, Ph.D., Chair

Bachelor of Arts Degree

The department offers majors in classical languages, classical studies, French, German, Hispanic Studies, and supports majors in Chinese Studies and Nordic 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.

Language Resource Center

The language curriculum at all levels features use of PLU’s state-of-the-art multimedia Language Resource Center, located in Hong International Hall. 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 are encouraged to continue their language study at PLU. The placement survey must be taken before enrolling in a language course. The language placement survey and exercises may be found in Self-Service Banner at https://banweb.plu.edu/pls/pap/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage.

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 website at www.plu.edu/residential-life/residence-halls/hong-international-hall/ 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, or Hispanic Studies 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, 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.

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.
    • NORD 227: The Vikings
    • NORD 322: Scandinavia and World Issues
  • In Respective Language
    • FREN 310: ST in French History/Culture
    • GERM 411: German Cultural History to 1750
    • GERM 412: 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
    • NORD 241: Nordic Folklore
    • NORD 341: Migrant Voices in Nordic Literature
  • 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 422: 20th Century Literature of Spain
    • HISP 423: Special Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture
    • HISP 433: Special Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture

Courses that Meet General Education (GenEd) Program Elements

  • 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
    The Cross-Cultural Perspectives element may be fulfilled by a foreign language course numbered 201 or above (not sign language) used to satisfy the entrance requirement, or completion through the first year of college level of a foreign language (not sign language) other than that used to satisfy the foreign language entrance requirement.
  • Perspectives on Diversity: Alternative Perspectives – A
    HISP 341 and 441 meet this requirement.

Chinese

Minor in Chinese
20 semester hours which may include CHIN 101-102

Classical Studies

Classical Studies Minor

24 semester hours

The classical studies minor (Greek or Latin emphasis) requires the completion of 24 semester hours, 16 of which must be credits in one of the classical languages (Greek or Latin). The remaining courses may be selected from the list below in consultation with the program coordinator.

Language Courses

  • GREK 111-112: Intensive Greek (8)
  • LATN 111-112: Intensive Latin (8)
  • GREK 211/311: Intermediate Readings in Greek Prose (4)
  • GREK 212/312: Intermediate Readings in Greek Poetry (4)
  • LATN 211/311: Intermediate Readings in Latin Prose (4)
  • LATN 212/312: Intermediate Readings in Latin Poetry (4)

Non-Language Courses

  • ARTD 180: History of Western Art I (4)
  • CLAS/ENGL 231: Masterpieces of European Literature (4)
  • CLAS 241/341: Special Topics in Ancient Literature and Culture (4)
  • CLAS/HIST 326: A History of Medicine: Antiquity to European Renaissance (4)
  • CLAS/HIST 321: Greek Civilization (4)
  • CLAS/HIST 322: Roman Civilization (4)
  • CLAS 350: Classical and Comparative Mythology (4)
  • IHON 111: Authority and Discovery (4)
  • PHIL 331: Ancient Philosophy (4)
  • RELI 211: Religion & Literature of the Hebrew Bible (4)
  • RELI 212: Religion & Literature of the New Testament (4)
  • RELI 220: Early Christianity (4)
  • RELI 330: Hebrew Bible Studies (4)
  • RELI 331: New Testament Studies (4)
  • Approved independent study courses
  • Approved Study Away courses

Students are expected to become familiar with the reading list for that part of the program (art, literature, history, philosophy or religion) in which their interest lies. The program is designed to be flexible. In consultation with the program coordinator, a student may elect a course(s) not on the classics curriculum list. All the Classics Program core courses are taught by faculty from the Department of Languages and Literatures.

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 senior year

Minor in French
20 semester hours, taught in French, from regular program offerings or approved study-way programs.

  • 12 semester hours must be in French courses taught by PLU faculty.
  • Students with previous French instruction must take the French Language Placement survey prior to enrollment in the program.

German

Major in German
A minimum of 36 semester hours beyond GERM 101-102, including:

  • GERM 201-202, 301-302, 411-412, 423-424, 499

Minor in German
20 semester hours, taught  in German, from regular program offerings or approved study-away programs.

  • 12 semester hours must be in German courses taught by PLU faculty.
  • Students with previous German instruction must take the German Language Placement survey prior to enrollment in the program.

Hispanic Studies

Major in Hispanic Studies

A minimum of 36 semester hours beyond HISP 201, including:

  • HISP 202 or 252, 301, 321, 322, 325
  • One course from: HISP 422, 423
  • HISP 433
  • One additional 400-level course (selected from HISP 401, 403, 422, 423, 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 or 252, 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.

Nordic Studies

Major in Nordic Studies
36 semester hours

Language
16 semester hours of Norwegian, or demonstrated proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the 202 level in another Nordic language.

  • NORW 101: Elementary Norwegian (4)
  • NORW 102: Elementary Norwegian (4)
  • NORW 201: Intermediate Norwegian (4)
  • NORW 202: Intermediate Norwegian (4)

*A maximum of 4 semester hours could be waived for a student testing into NORW 201 or 202 or its equivalent level in another Nordic language.

Lower Division
4 semester hours, selected from:

  • NORD 227: The Vikings (4)
  • NORD 241: Nordic Folklore (4)
  • NORD 286: Sámi Culture in Global Indigenous Contexts (4)

Textual Analysis
8 semester hours, selected from:

  • NORD 341: Migrant Voices in Nordic Literature (4)
  • NORD 342: Nordic Literature and Social Change (4)
  • NORD 343: Topics in Nordic Film (4)
  • NORD 363: Culture, Gender, and the Wild (4)

Electives
4 semester hours selected from any course not used above, or from:

  • NORD 231: Language and Identity (4)
  • NORD 322: Scandinavia and World Issues (4)
  • NORD 384: Scandinavian Government and Politics (4)
  • MUSI 106: Music of Scandinavia (4)
  • Sometimes applicable to this category, consult with department chair for applicability:
    • PHIL 238: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life (4)

Capstone
4 semester hours

  • NORD 499: Capstone: Senior Project (4)

Minor in Norwegian
20 semester hours

Language
16 semester hours

  • NORW 101: Elementary Norwegian (4)
  • NORW 102: Elementary Norwegian (4)
  • NORW 201: Intermediate Norwegian (4)
  • NORW 202: Intermediate Norwegian (4)

Elective
4 semester hours; may be any additional NORW course(s) or any NORD course(s).

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 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)

CLAS 190 : FYEP190: Freshman 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)

CLAS 231 : Masterpieces of European Literature - LT

Representative works of classical, medieval, and early Renaissance literature. Cross-listed with ENGL 231. (4)

CLAS 241 : Special Topics in Ancient Literature and Culture - C

May be retaken for credit with instructor permission. When taught as "Classical Languages in Classical Lands" in J-Term, registration is limited to students of Latin and Greek. (4)

CLAS 287 : Special Topics in Classics

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)

CLAS 288 : Special Topics in Classics

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)

CLAS 289 : Special Topics in Classics

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)

CLAS 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)

CLAS 321 : Greek Civilization

The political, social, and cultural history of Ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period. Special attention to the literature, art, and intellectual history of the Greeks. Cross-listed with HIST 321. (4)

CLAS 322 : Roman Civilization

The history of Rome from the foundation of the city to CE 395, the death of Theodosius the Great. Emphasis on Rome's expansion over the Mediterranean and on its constitutional history. Attention to the rise of Christianity within a Greco-Roman context. Cross-listed with HIST 322. (4)

CLAS 326 : A History of Medicine: Antiquity to European Renaissance

An investigation of medical history from antiquity to the European Renaissance (c. 1660) through an examination of Greco-Roman, Islamic, Byzantine, and European traditions and their attendant concepts of health, healing, and disease. Cross-listed with HIST 326. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or instructor permission. (4)

CLAS 341 : Special Topics in Ancient Literature and Culture - C

May be retaken for credit with instructor permission. When taught as "Classical Languages in Classical Langs" in J-Term, registration is limited to students of Latin and Greek. (4)

CLAS 350 : Classical and Comparative Mythology - LT

A literary study of myths and of the methodologies used to interpret their origin, function, and meaning. This study originates in the texts of Greco-Roman authors and includes comparisons with other world myths. All readings are in English, but students with other language abilities are encouraged to use them. (4)

CLAS 387 : Special Topics in Classics

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)

CLAS 388 : Special Topics in Classics

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)

CLAS 389 : Special Topics in Classics

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)

CLAS 487 : Special Topics in Classics

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)

CLAS 488 : Special Topics in Classics

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)

CLAS 489 : Special Topics in Classics

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)

CLAS 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)

CLAS 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)

CLAS 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. (1 to 4)

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 with C- or higher, 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 with C- or higher, French placement exam or instructor permission. (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 with C- or higher, French placement exam or instructor permission. (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 theatre. 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)

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. Prerequisite: GERM 102 or equivalent. (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 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 301 or equivalent. (4).

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

This interdisciplinary course based in Berlin, 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 411 : 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 412 : 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 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. (4)

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)

GREK 111 : Elementary Greek

An introduction to Classical and Koine Greek. Course graded A/P/F. (4)

GREK 112 : Elementary Greek

An introduction to Classical and Koine Greek. Course grades A/P/F. Prerequisite: GREK 111 or equivalent. (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 111/112 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)

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. Students cannot take both HISP 201 and 251 for credit. (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. Students cannot take both HISP 202 and 252 for credit. (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. Placement at the HISP 231 or 331 levels is determined by the student's background and experience in Spanish. Prerequisite: HISP 102. (4)

HISP 251 : Spanish for Heritage Speakers - A

A course designed for students who have been exposed to the Spanish language at home. The course affirms and builds upon the student's Spanish language abilities through conversation about literary and cultural texts, vocabulary expansion, composition and writing activities, and explicit study of grammar structures. Student cannot take both HISP 201 and 251 for credit. (4)

HISP 252 : Spanish for Heritage Speakers - A

Continuation of HISP 251. The course affirms and builds upon the student's Spanish language abilities through conversation about literary and cultural texts, vocabulary expansion, composition and writing activities, and explicit study of grammar structures. Students cannot take both HISP 202 and 252 for credit. (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 or 252. (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 351 : Hispanic Voices for Social Change for Heritage Speakers - C

A course designed for students who have been exposed to the Spanish language at home. HISP 351 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. Prerequisites: HISP 252. Students cannot take both HISP 301 and 351 for credit. (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 403 : Advanced Spanish - C

Advanced listening, speaking, reading, and writing in an approved study-away course. Prerequisite: HISP 301 (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 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)

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)

LATN 111 : Elementary Latin

An introduction to Classical and Medieval Latin. Course graded A/P/F. (4)

LATN 112 : Elementary Latin

An introduction to Classical and Medieval Latin. Course graded A/P/F. Prerequisite: LATN 111 or equivalent. (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 111/112 or instructor permission. (4)

LATN 212 : Intermediate Readings in Latin Poetry - C

Readings from selected Classical or Medieval poetry. May be retaken as LATN 312 when different material is offered. Prerequisite: LATN 111/112 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 : Intermediate 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)

NORD 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)

NORD 227 : The Vikings - C

This course examines Old Norse culture and history during the Viking period (approximately 750-1100), focusing on Viking expansion and interactions with external European, Asian and American societies, conversion to Christianity and the emergence of medieval kingdoms, and on how our historical understanding of the Vikings is produced. (4)

NORD 231 : Language and Identity - C

Language and its relation to identity are studied comparatively in this course. A minimum of two cultures of the Nordic region provide the context for the study of preservation and adaptation, the role of written and oral narrative in the formation of identity and language development in a historical context. (4)

NORD 241 : Nordic Folklore - C, LT

The course explores traditional and contemporary folk belief of the Nordic region as expressed in the genres of legends, folktales, ballads, and jokes. The influence of oral and written folk narrative on forming national and cultural identities, marginalizing social groups, resisting marginalization, and articulating worldviews are topics of the course. (4)

NORD 286 : Sámi Culture in Global Indigenous Contexts - A or C

Through a variety of media students will be introduced to the Indigenous Sámi of northern Scandinavia and Russia, and will develop an understanding of Sámi culture, history, and worldviews as well as of contemporary issues concerning the Sámi and other Indigenous peoples, including peoples in the United States. In English. (4)

NORD 287 : Special Topics in Nordic 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)

NORD 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)

NORD 322 : Scandinavia and World Issues

This course examines how Scandinavia, or the Nordic region, is situated within larger global contexts, and the ways in which some key world issues intersect with the peoples, states, and societies of the region. Issues studied may include such things as globalization, migration, sustainability, conflict and peace, Indigeneity, xenophobia, and issues relating to gender and sexuality. (4)

NORD 341 : Migrant Voices in Nordic Literature - A, LT

This course emphasizes the ways in which migrant experiences are voiced in literature of migration from the Nordic region to the U.S. and migration from around the world to the Nordic region. These literary voices are studied as alternative perspectives to dominant cultural norms. (4)

NORD 342 : Nordic Literature and Social Change - C, LT

Literature of the Nordic region is examined within culural movements that challenge the social status quo. Possible topics include women's rights, minority perspectives, labor rights, Indigeneity, and the environment. The course is taught in English. (4)

NORD 343 : Topics in Nordic Film - C, LT

This course emphasizes the cross-cultural study of Nordic societies through the analysis of film as a rich site of textual meaning. Topics may include such things as immigrant perspectives, gender and sexuality, imag(in)ing the nation, genre studies, or studies of specific analytical approaches or national cinemas. May be repeated for credit for different topic areas. Taught in English. (4)

NORD 363 : Culture, Gender, and the Wild - C, LT

Studies will study how understandings of nature and the wild are constructed in literature using the hierarchic languages of gender, race, and culture. A comparative approach will examine Nordic texts in larger global contexts. All readings in English (except for Norwegian majors). (4)

NORD 387 : Special Topics in Nordic 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)

NORD 487 : Special Topics in Nordic 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)

NORD 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)

NORD 495 : Internships - SR

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. (2 or 4).

NORD 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)

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 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)

SOLU 101 : Southern Lushootseed: Introduction to Oral Language

Introduction to Southern Lushootseed language. Fundamentals of sound system, grammar, and basic speaking and listening comprehension, as well as cultural dynamics of the language and its users. (4)

SOLU 102 : Southern Lushootseed: Oral Language Dialogue

Continuing development of basic vocabulary, grammar, and speaking, with additional emphasis on dialogue. The course also further develops students' understanding of the cultural contexts of Southern Lushootseed language. (4)

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