Dept of Language & Literature Course Descriptions

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CHIN - Chinese
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
CHIN 101Elementary Chinese I4.00
The first of two introductory courses in Chinese. The five language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading and culture are introduced.
 
ENGL - English
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ENGL 103Freshman English2.00
ENGL 143Hell/Heaven Select Sci Fic2.00
Reading of dystopian and utopian literature
ENGL 191Chaucer3.00
Study of the Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde both in the original and in translation as mirrors of the life and language of medieval England
ENGL 250Intro Creative Writing3.00
A course designed to encourage the student to explore a potential in creative expression in various literary genres.
ENGL 285Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity in American Culture3.00
Study of crucial historical issues will be coupled with readings from creative literary works. The course will progress historically with an examination of selected ethnic and religious groups as they appear on the stage of American history. Emphasis will be upon the non-dominant minorities and the efforts exerted by such minorities to adjust to or integrate with the dominant white American majority. Cross-listed with HIST 285.
ENGL 305The Novel3.00 - 6.00
Study of selected Spanish and Latin-American novels. May be repeated for credit with different authors.
ENGL 317Modern Brit & American Lit3.00
Intensive study of works of major British and American writers from 1900 to 1945. Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor. This course is offered in alternate years with ENGL 318/518.
ENGL 320The American Short Story3.00
ENGL 342Politics in Lit, Film & Televi3.00
Order as a political and aesthetic concept; the relation of contemporary American political thought and experience and its expression in current art forms; focus on the capacity of American political novels and films to represent and advance political ideas for a mass audience; the role of television in influencing political choices. Cross-listed as ENGL 342/542.
ENGL 367Selected British Novels3.00
Study of significant novels by British writers. Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor.
ENGL 440Contemporary American Poetry2.00
Study of significant American poetry since 1945. Prerequisite: Six Credits of literature or consent of instructor.
 
GERM - German
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
GERM 339Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages3.00
Examination of the teaching-learning situation in the classroom. Lecture, discussion, written reports, and simulated teaching (i.e. micro-teaching). Required course for prospective teachers of modern foreign languages. Prerequisites: Germ 202 and admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Prerequisites:
Admission to Teacher Education Program.
 
JAPA - Japanese
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
JAPA 389Japanese elective1.00 - 30.00
Japanese elective
 
RUSS - Russian
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
RUSS 101Slavic 1015.00
First-year Russian, meets 5 hrs per week (M-F) and is a 4-skills course. Students learn the alphabet using a CD-ROM in the first two weeks of class and throughout the semester, develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills in Russian. At the end of the course, students can make out signs in Russian and can communicate on a basic level within predictable areas of communication.
RUSS 181Beginning Russian I4.00
Beginning Russian.
 
SPAN - Spanish
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
SPAN 305The Novel3.00 - 6.00
Study of selected Spanish and Latin-American novels. May be repeated for credit with different authors.
SPAN 339Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages3.00
Examination of the teaching-learning in the classroom. Lecture, discussion, written reports and simulated teaching (i.e. micro-teaching). Required course for prospective teachers of modern foreign languages. Prerequistes: SPAN 300 and admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Prerequisites:
Admission to Teacher Education Program.