Modern Languages

The department offers programs in German and Spanish. The two programs emphasize language-learning for use in various careers. Students may take courses in civilization and literature as part of the liberal arts curriculum. Students planning to become teachers study language, civilization, and literature.

The Department of Modern Languages has study abroad opportunities. A certificate in Modern Languages (16 credit hours) is also available. Contact the department chair for more information.

Department of Modern Languages

Courses

This course is taught in English and all texts are in English translation. A study of major foreign language works that shape the ways people view the world and make their experience of life meaningful. In addition, this course invites students to develop multiple literacies by learning about prominent language groups and international cultures that lie outside of the American English-speaking world. MLNG 112 covers different works and different cultures in different semesters. This course can be taken more than once if studying a different language and its culture's written works, but it can be taken only once for general education credit.

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This laboratory is for students needing lab only and have taken the beginning language I course previously or want to continue taking the lab with beginning language II and III.

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An introductory course in French. Hearing and speaking are stressed initially, followed by reading and writing. This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the French language.

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A continuation of the introductory course in French. Hearing and speaking are stressed initially, followed by reading and writing. This course is designed for students with the equivalent of one semester of college French.

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This laboratory is for students needing lab only and have already taken the beginning language I course previously or want to continue taking the lab with beginning language II and III.

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An introductory course in German. Hearing and speaking are stressed initially, followed by reading and writing. This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the German language.

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A continuation of the introductory course in German. Hearing and speaking are stressed initially, followed by reading and writing. This course is designed for students with the equivalent of one semester of college German.

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This laboratory is for students needing lab only and have taken the beginning language I course previously or want to continue taking the lab with beginning language II and III.

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An introductory course in Spanish. Hearing and speaking are stressed initially, followed by reading and writing. This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the Spanish language.

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A continuation of the introductory course in Spanish. Hearing and speaking are stressed initially, followed by reading and writing. This course is designed for students with the equivalent of one semester of college Spanish.

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A beginning level course in modern Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior experience in the language. Students learn basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Mandarin Chinese.

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A beginning level course in modern Mandarin Chinese which continues to develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills begun in Beginning Chinese I

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Observation and participation experience in a high school under the supervision of a teacher in that school.

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Conversation, laboratory drill, and readings constitute a general introduction to German literature.

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Conversation and readings constitute a general introduction to German culture.

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Conversation, laboratory drill, and readings constitute a general introduction to Spanish literature.

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Conversation and readings constitute a general introduction to Spanish culture.

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This course is designed specifically for heritage speakers of Spanish with oral proficiency but little or no formal training in the language. The course aims to help heritage language speakers further develop their Spanish language skills, to acquire Spanish literacy skills, and to learn more about their Hispanic cultural heritage. This course will help students enhance their bilingual range by developing a broad command of the language, thus better preparing them for future career opportunities.

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An in-depth study of a topic in foreign languages not dealt with in the regular curriculum.

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An intensive grammar review coordinated with composition exercises.

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Conversation, laboratory drill, and readings constitute a general introduction to French literature.

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Conversation and readings constitute a general introduction to French culture.

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Study of theories of second language acquisition, instructional methods, and the use of instructional technology.

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An intensive grammar review coordinated with composition excercises.

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This course develops the student's oral and listening skills in Spanish at the low advanced level.

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A review of the major points of grammar with strong emphasis on composition and mastery of the Spanish verb.

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An introductory course presenting the medical expressions and terminology related to the relationship between patients and the health professionals in Spanish.

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The second course in the Spanish for Health Professions track leading to a concentration in Spanish for Specific Purposes. It focuses on the acquisition of more advanced medical/health vocabulary and the further advancement of linguistic and cultural competence in the target language.

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This is the capstone course in the Spanish for Health Professions track.

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An introductory course in translation for students of Spanish that accommodates students with an advanced level of Spanish.

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The second course in the Translating and Interpreting track leading to a concentration in Spanish for Specific Purposes. It is designed for students with an advanced level of Spanish.

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This course provides an opportunity for the practical application of translating and interpreting theories and strategies learned in previous translating and interpreting coursework. It also allows students to utilize and further develop their linguistic training in Spanish in an applied field setting related to other academic coursework and/or a desired future vocation.

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This course is designed for students with an advanced level of Spanish. It is the first in a series of three Business Spanish courses offered. It focuses on terminology, issues, and scenarios that are pertinent to the business work in Spanish-speaking countries and the United States. This course is taught in Spanish and will ask students to rely on and further develop their interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive modes of communication. In addition to continuing to develop their linguistic repertoires, students will garner a greater understanding of intercultural competency by considering sociocultural and socilinguistic issues relevant to fostering business connections across cultures.

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This course is designed for students with an advanced level of Spanish. It is the second in a series of three Business Spanish courses offered. It focuses on terminology, issues and scenarios that are pertinent to the business world in Spanish-speaking countries and the United States. This course is taught in Spanish ans will ask students to rely on and further develop their interpersonal, presentational, and interpretive modes of communication. In addition to continuing to develop their linguistic repertoires, students will garner a greater understanding of intercultural competency by considering sociocultural and sociolinguistic issues relevant to fostering business connections across cultures.

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This course provides an opportunity for the practical application of knowledge acquired in the first two courses of the Business Spanish course sequence. It also allows students to utilize and further develop their linguistic training in Spanish in an applied field setting related to other academic coursework and/or a desired future vocation.

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Progressive development of structured and free conversation.

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Progressive development of structured and free conversation.

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Study of more advanced grammar, together with structured and free composition.

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Study of more advanced grammar, together with structured and free composition.

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A study of the culture and civilization of France from its origin to the present, as revealed in history, literature and fine arts.

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A study of the culture and civilization of France from its origin to the present, as revealed in history, literature and fine arts.

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Progressive development of structured and free conversation.

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Progressive development of structured and free conversation.

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Study of more advanced grammar, together with structured and free composition.

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Study of more advanced grammar, together with structured and free composition.

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The culture, customs and civilization of Germany from its origin to the present with a view to developing a better understanding of the people.

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The culture, customs and civilization of Germany from its origin to the present with a view to developing a better understanding of the people.

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Progressive development of structured and free conversation.

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Progressive development of structured and free conversation.

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Further intensive review with emphasis on the study of more advanced grammar together with structured composition.

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Further intensive review with emphasis on the study of more advanced grammar together with structured composition.

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The culture and civilization of Spain from its origin to the present as revealed in history, literature, and the fine arts.

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The culture and civilization of Spain from its origin to the present as revealed in history, literature, and the fine arts.

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A study of the customs, culture, and manners of Spanish America with a view to developing an understanding of the people and their attitudes.

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A study of the customs, culture, and manners of Spanish America with a view to developing an understanding of the people and their attitudes.

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Study of French literature from the Middle Ages to 1800.

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Study of French literature from the Middle Ages to 1800.

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Study of French literature from 1800 to the present.

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Study of French literature from 1800 to the present.

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Study of German literature from the beginnings to 1800.

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Study of German literature from the beginnings to 1800.

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Study of German literature from 1800 to the present.

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Study of German literature from 1800 to the present.

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A survey of Spanish peninsular literature from its origin through such Golden Age authors as Cervantes.

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A survey of Spanish peninsular literature from its origin through such Golden Age authors as Cervantes.

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A survey of Spanish peninsular literature of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

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A survey of Spanish peninsular literature of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

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A survey of Latin-American literature from Colonial times to the present.

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A survey of Latin-American literature from Colonial times to the present.

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Detailed study of a movement, genre, or author.

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Detailed study of a movement, genre, or author.

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Detailed study of a movement, genre, or author.

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Detailed study of a movement, genre, or author.

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Detailed study of a movement, genre, or author.

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Detailed study of a movement, genre, or author.

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Participation in an approved study abroad program in countries where the languages in the program are spoken.

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Participation in an approved study abroad program in countries where the languages in the program are spoken.

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Intensive, short-term courses in modern language, literature, culture or modern language pedagogy.

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Intensive, short-term courses in modern language, literature, culture or modern language pedagogy.

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Special studies designed to meet the needs of individual, advanced students.

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Special studies designed to meet the needs of individual, advanced students.

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Special studies designed to meet the needs of individual, advanced students.

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Special studies designed to meet the needs of individual, advanced students.

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Practical experience in classroom procedures, including tutorial activities.

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Practical experience in classroom procedures, including tutorial activities.

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Special studies designed to meet the needs of individual, advanced students.

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Special studies designed to meet the needs of individual, advanced students.

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Special studies designed to meet the needs of individual, advanced students.

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Special studies designed to meet the needs of individual, advanced students.

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Practical experience in classroom procedures, including tutorial duties.

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Practical experience in classroom procedures, including tutorial duties.

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Special studies designed to meet the needs of individual, advanced students.

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Special studies designed to meet the needs of individual, advanced students.

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Special studies designed to meet the needs of individual, advanced students.

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Special studies designed to meet the needs of individual, advanced students.

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Practical experience in classroom procedure, including tutorial activities.

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Practical experience in classroom procedure, including tutorial activities.

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This course explores the complexities of spelling and word formation,grammatical structure, and semantic relations in Modern English. Students cover the historical origins of these complexities in structure. And various approaches to grammatical analysis are covered, but the emphasis is on developing the practical foundations necessary for effective teaching for second language acquisition, rather than on theoretical models.

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A focused and in-depth study of theories of how we read, write and speak, as well as the instruction of these skills. The major focus is on practical approaches to teaching reading, writing, and speaking skills to varied student populations, including children in public schools, young adults in pre-academic learning environments, and literacy-challenged adults in adult education programs.

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A study of language education with emphasis on current linguistic theories, especially as they apply to second language acquisition teaching. This course provides foundations for further study in linguistics and methodology of language teaching.

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Last updated: 09/04/2019