Course Listings

ARAB1003 Elementary Arabic I (SP)
Stresses correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, simple speaking ability. Basic grammar is taught inductively through oral and written skills.

ARAB1016 Intensive Arabic I (FA)
Equivalent to 1003 and 1013. Stresses correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, simple speaking ability. Basic grammar is taught inductively through oral and written skills.

ARAB1013 Elementary Arabic II (FA)
Continues to stress correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, simple speaking ability. Continued presentation of grammar with special attention to basic morphology. Prerequisite: ARAB 1003 or equivalent.

ARAB2003 Intermediate Arabic I (FA)
Leads to greater oral comprehension and speaking ability and develops the more advanced reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: ARAB 1013 or equivalent. UNIVERSITY CORE COURSE

ARAB2016 intensive Arabic II (SP)
Equivalent to 2003 and 2013. Leads to greater oral comprehension and speaking ability and develops the more advanced reading and writing skills. Emphasizes morphology and syntax. Prerequisite: ARAB 1013 or ARAB 1016.

ARAB2013 Intermediate Arabic II (SP)
Continued development of speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Emphasizes morphology and syntax. Prerequisite: ARAB 2003.

ARAB3003 Intermediate Arabic III (FA, SP)
Continued development of speaking, comprehension, reading and writing. Emphasizes morphology and syntax with increased focus on reading and writing. Students begin to express ideas and opinions. Prerequisite: ARAB 2013.

ARAB3016 Intensive Arabic III (FA)
Leads to greater facility in the spoken language and continues to develop reading and writing skills. Continued emphasis on morphology and syntax. Prerequisite: ARAB 2016.

ARAB3013 Intermediate Arabic IV (FA, SP)
Continued development of speaking, comprehension, reading and writing. Completes introduction of standard language skills required for functional ability in an Arabic-speaking environment. Prerequisite: ARAB 3003.

ARAB4016 Intensive Arabic IV (SP)
Continued development of speaking, comprehension, reading, writing. Reading assignments introduce a variety of styles ranging from classical to modern in both prose and verse. Prerequisite: ARAB 2026 or equivalent.

ARAB4023 Advanced Arabic I (FA)
Development of advanced speaking and writing skills. Extensive reading and writing assignments and translating exercises from English into Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 4016.

ARAB4033 Advanced Arabic II (SP)
Continued advanced speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite: ARAB 4023.

ARAB4043 Advanced Conversation (IR)
Continued development of aural comprehension and speaking skills in one of the major Arabic dialects.

ARAB4053 Arabic Readings (FA, SP, SU)
Develops skill in description, analysis, and argumentation through weekly reading and writing assignments within a workshop atmosphere. Selected readings from various styles of standard Arabic, ranging from newspapers to literary texts.

ARAB4113 Modern Arabic Literature (IR)
Selected readings from Arabic fiction and poetry from the 20th century to the present. Prerequisite: ARAB 4033.

ARAB4213 Introduction to Arab Culture (IR)
Selected readings from Arab history, literature, the Islamic Tradition, and the Holy Qur'an. Prerequisite: ARAB 4033.

ARAB470V Special Topics (1-6) (FA, SP, SU)
May be offered in a topic not specifically covered by courses otherwise listed. May be repeated.

ARAB575V Special Investigations (1-3) (FA, SP, SU)
May be repeated.

CHIN1013 Elementary Chinese II:
Elementary courses stress correct pronunciation, oral comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and lead to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability.
Offered: MWF 9:30-10:20; 12:30-1:20; 1:30-2:20

CHIN2013 Intermediate Chinese II:
Continued development of basic speaking comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills.
Offered: MWF 11:30-12:20; 12:30-1:20

CHIN3033 Conversational Chinese:
Guided conversation practices for the post-intermediate student. (Prerequisite: CHIN2013, equivalent Chinese proficiency)
Offered: MWF 9:30-10:20

CHIN 3983 Advanced Modern Chinese: Composition & Newspaper Readings:
(Prerequisite: CHIN 3003, or equivalent Chinese proficiency)
Offered: WMF 10:30-11:20

CHIN4313 Business Culture & Society in China:
The class is designed to introduce the most valued principles in Chinese society today and the fundamental factors of the Chinese social system to help students understand the Chinese customs and behaviors when doing business with the Chinese. This class will also analyze and compare the major differences and similarities between Chinese and Western countries, and discusses the implications of these differences for economic development, intercultural management and the conduct of international business through case studies including China and the US. (This course is taught is English.)
Offered: MW 3:00-4:20

 

CLST1003 Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece (FA, Odd years)
An introduction to the world of Ancient Greece, from the Trojan War to Alexander the Great. Progresses chronologically, focusing on the literary, artistic, political, and philosophical ideas of the Greeks. Who were they and how are we like them? This course fulfills the second semester world literature requirement. UNIVERSITY CORE COURSE

CLST1003H Honors Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece (FA, Odd years)
UNIVERSITY CORE COURSE

CLST1013 Introduction to Classical Studies: Rome (SP, Even years)
A multi-faceted introduction to Roman culture, focusing on the literature, philosophy, architecture, history, art and archeology. Source material to be read in English. Lectures liberally illustrated with slides. This course fulfills the second semester world literature requirement. UNIVERSITY CORE COURSE

CLST1013H Honors Introduction to Classical Studies: Rome (SP, Even years)
UNIVERSITY CORE COURSE

CLST 2323. Greek and Roman Mythology (IR)
A study of the stories, figures, and motifs in the mythology of Greece and Rome. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013 andENGL 1023.

CLST399VH Honors Course (1-6) (IR)
May be repeated for 12 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing.

CLST4003H Honors Classical Studies Colloquium (SP)
Prerequisite: junior standing. May be repeated when subject is different.]

GREK1003 Elementary Greek I (FA)
The rudiments of classical Greek, with concentration on grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Short selections from ancient authors lead to basic reading ability.

GREK1013 Elementary Greek II (SP)
A continuation of the rudiments of classical Greek, with concentration on grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Short selection form ancient authors lead to basic reading ability. Prerequisite: GREK 1003 or equivalent.

GREK1203 Beginning Modern Greek I (IR)
Conversational language of Greece today. Stresses correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability. Leads to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability.

GREK1213 Beginning Modern Greek II (IR)
A continuation of GREK 1203. Stresses correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability. Leads to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability.

GREK2003 Plato's Apology of Socrates or Greek New Testament or Both (FA)
UNIVERSITY CORE COURSE

GREK2013 Homer (SP)
Selections from the Iliad or the Odyssey: a survey of Greek epic poetry. Prerequisite: GREK 2003 or equivalent.

GREK 4003. Greek Lyric Poetry (IR)
3 Hours. Readings from selected Greek lyric poems, to be chosen from several appropriate authors from the 7th through the 5th centuries BCE: Archilochus, Hipponax, Sappho, Alcaeus, Tyrtaeus, Mimnermus, Semonides, Solon, Xenophanes, Theognis, Pindar, Bacchylides. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK4013 Greek Epic Poetry (IR)
Study of the primary works of Greek hexameter poetry, including Homer, Hesiod, and/or the Homeric Hymns, with special attention to issues of oral composition and performance. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK4023 Greek Philosophy (IR)
Study of representative works of Greek philosophy, including those of the Pre-Socratics, Plato, and/or Aristotle. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK4023 Greek Poetry or Plato (IR)
Selections from the Elegiac, lambic, and Lyric poets. Plato's Apology and Crito. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK4033 Herodotus or Thucydides (IR)
Readings of Herodotus, Book VII, and Thucydides, Book VI; collateral readings on the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK 4043. Greek Drama (IR)
Readings of 2 tragedies and one comedy; a study of the Greek theatre. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent

GREK4053 Greek Syntax and Composition (IR)
Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK4063 Hellenistic Poetry (IR)
Selections from significant post-classical authors, including Callimachus, Theocritus, Bion, Moschus, Herondas, Apollonios of Rhodes, and/or poets of the Greek Anthology. Special attention to archaic and classical influences, contemporary Hellenistic culture, and Roman responses. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK4073 Ancient Greek Novel (IR)
Study of the development of the Greek novel including the works of Lucian, Longus, Heliodorus, and/or Achilles Tatius. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK4083 Greek Epigraphy (IR)
Study of inscriptions, especially Attic, in their historical and social contexts, from the 8th century BCE to the Hellenistic/Roman period. Training in epigraphical conventions and symbols. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK4093 Biblical and Patristic Greek (IR)
Selected readings from appropriate texts, varying by semester, including the Septuagint, New Testament, Apostolic Fathers, and other patristic literature to the 5th century CE. Reading and discussion of selected texts in major genres. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK4103 Greek Oratory (IR)
Readings from selected speeches, to be chosen from one or more appropriate authors: Lysias, Antiphon, Demosthenes, Isocrates, Andocides. Study of sophism and rhetoric of Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK4043 Greek Drama (IR)
Readings of 2 tragedies and one comedy; a study of the Greek theatre. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK475V Special Investigations (1-6) (FA, SP, SU)
May be repeated.

GREK575V Special Investigations (1-6) (IR)
May be repeated for 12 hours.

LATN1003 Elementary Latin I (FA)
The rudiments of classical Latin, with concentration on grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Short selections from ancient authors lead to basic reading ability.

LATN1013 Elementary Latin II (SP)
A continuation of the rudiments of classical Latin, with concentration on grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Short selections from ancient authors lead to basic reading ability. Prerequisite: LATN 1003 or equivalent.

LATN2003 Petronius' Satyricon (FA)
Development of reading skills through selections from Satyricon, and an introduction to imperial history and culture through critical study of the novel in translation. Prerequisite: LATN 1013 or equivalent. UNIVERSITY CORE COURSE

LATN2013 Catullus (SP)
Development of reading skills through selections from Catullus' poems, and an introduction to the culture and history of the late republic through critical study of Catullus in translation and secondary works. Prerequisite: LATN 2003 or equivalent.

LATN3003 Virgil and Ovid (FA)
Selections from the Aeneid and/or the Metamorphoses, and an introduction to Roman literary history through the critical study of these works in translation. Prerequisite: LATN 2013 or equivalent.

LATN3013 Caesar (SP)
Selected readings from Caesar's commentaries on Gallic or Civil Wars, and an overview of Republican political and military history through the critical study of the commentaries in translation and secondary works. Prerequisite: LATN 3003 or equivalent.

LATN3063 Intensive Reading in Latin I (IR)
Readings of various types of Latin from the earliest period to the present in accordance with the needs of the class.

LATN4003 Roman History (IR)
Selections from Sallust, Livy, Tacitus, or Suetonius. An overview of Roman Historiography through the critical study of complete works in translation and secondary works. Prerequisite: LATN 3013 or equivalent.

LATN4013 Roman Satire (IR)
Selections from the satires of Horace, Juvenal, Persius, or Seneca. An overview of Roman humor and the genre of satire through the critical study of complete works in translation and secondary works. Prerequisite: LATN 3013 or equivalent.

LATN4023 Roman Didactic Epic (IR)
Selections from Virgil's Georgics, Lucretius' De Retum Natura, or Manilius' Astronomica. An overview of Roman philosophical poetry through the critical study of complete works in translation and secondary works. Prerequisite: LATN 3013 or equivalent.

LATN4033 Roman Drama (IR)
Selections from Plautus, Terence, or Seneca. An overview of Roman theater through the critical study of complete works in translation and secondary works. Prerequisite: LATN 3013 or equivalent.

LATN4043 Roman Elegy (IR)
Selections from Propertius, Tibullus, or Ovid. An overview of the genre through the critical study of complete works in translation and secondary works. Prerequisite: LATN 3013 or equivalent.

LATN4063 Roman Pastoral and Lyric (IR)
Selections from Catullus, Virgil's Eclogues, Horace's Odes, or Calpurnius Siculus. An overview of the two genres through the critical study of complete works in translation and secondary works. May be repeated for 6 hours. Prerequisite: LATN 3013 or equivalent.

LATN4073 Roman Novel (IR)
Selections from Petronius or Apuleius. An overview of the genre through the critical study of complete works in translation and secondary works. Prerequisite: LATN 3013 or equivalent.

LATN4083 Roman Oratory (IR)
Selections from the orations and theoretical works of Cicero, Seneca the Elder, or Quintilian. An overview of the genre through the critical study of complete works in translation and secondary works. May be repeated for 6 hours. Prerequisite: LATN 3013 or equivalent.

LATN4093 Roman Philosophy (IR)
Selections from the philosophical works of Cicero or Seneca. An overview of Roman philosophy through the critical study of complete works in translation and secondary works. May be repeated for 6 hours. Prerequisite: LATN 3013 or equivalent.

LATN4153 Roman Narrative Epic (IR)
Selections from Virgil, Ovid, Lucan, Statius, or Silius Italicus. An overview of the genre through the critical study of complete works in translation and secondary works. May be repeated for 6 hours. Prerequisite: LATN 3013 or equivalent.

LATN475V Special Investigations (1-6) (IR)
May be repeated.

LATN5633 Medieval Latin (IR)
Selections from medieval writers from the 4th to the 17th century. Prerequisite: LATN 3003 or equivalent.

LATN575V Special Investigations (1-6) (IR)
May be repeated.

 

FREN1003 Elementary French I (FA, SP)

FREN1013 Elementary French II (FA, SP)
Elementary courses stress correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and lead to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability. Prerequisite: FREN 1003 or equivalent.

FREN2003 Intermediate French I (FA, SP)
Intermediate courses lead to greater facility in spoken language and to more advanced reading skills. Prerequisite: FREN 1013 or equivalent.

FREN2013 Intermediate French II (FA, SP)
Continued development of basic speaking comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills. Prerequisite: FREN 2003 or equivalent.

FREN2013H Honors Intermediate French II (FA, SP)

FREN3003 Advanced French (FA, SP, SU)
Further intensive practice for the purpose of strengthening written and oral expression. Includes a review of the essentials of French grammar. Prerequisite: FREN 2013 or equivalent.

FREN3063 Ph.D. Reading Requirement I (SU)

FREN3103 Cultural Readings (FA, SP, SU)
A course designed to build vocabulary and to strengthen reading skills and oral expression through extensive practice with culturally authentic materials. Prerequisite: FREN 2013.

FREN3113 Introduction to Literature (FA, SP, SU)
Further development of reading skills and introduction to literacy commentary and analysis. Prerequisite: FREN 3003 or FREN 3103.

FREN399VH Honors French Course (1-6) (FA, SP)
May be repeated for 12 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing.

FREN4003 French Grammar and Composition (FA)
Prerequisite: FREN 3003 or FREN 3103.

FREN4033 French for Oral Proficiency (SP)
Three hours per week of conversation practice for the advanced undergraduate. Prerequisite: FREN 3003 or FREN 3103.

FREN4113 Special Themes in French Literature (IR)
Topics not normally covered in period courses. Sample topics: "The Comic Tradition in French Literature," "French Cinema." Topics announced one semester in advance. Prerequisite: FREN 3113.

FREN4213 French Civilization (SP)
Prerequisite: FREN 3113.

FREN4223 A Survey of French Literature I (FA, SP, SU)
A survey of French literature, its forms and themes from the medieval period through the 18th century. Prerequisite: FREN 3113.

FREN4233 A Survey of French Literature II (FA, SP, SU)
A survey of French literature, its forms and themes in the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite: FREN 3113.

FREN 4243. Studies in Francophone Literature (IR)
3 Hours. Introduction to seminal writers from Francophone cultures, mainly Quebec, the Maghreb and West Africa. Exploration of the following topics: national identity, morality, religion, and exile. Study of socio-political and cultural problems, while discovering recent trends in the globalization of Francophone literature. Prerequisite: FREN 3113

FREN4333 Business French (FA)
Introduction and orientation to the French world of business and commerce through the study of vocabulary, forms, and formulas and expression used in commercial correspondence. Prerequisite: FREN 3103 or FREN 3113

FREN 4663. French Short Story (IR)
Introduces the genre of the French Short Story, focusing on close readings of the stories and providing an overview of the most important literary movements of the periods from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Prerequisite: FREN 3113.

FREN475V Special Investigations (1-6) (FA, SP)
May be repeated.

**All graduate courses (above 5000) require special permission from professor for undergraduate enrollment**

FREN 5003. French Grammar and Phonetics (IR)
Systematic review of principles of French grammar and syntax; comprehensive presentation of French phonetics.

FREN 5033. Advanced French Conversation (IR) 
This course will provide a small discussion environment in which graduate students will improve their command of spoken French in an interactive setting. Discussion will concentrate on current cultural issues in the French speaking world.

FREN 5213. French Culture & Civilization (IR)
An analysis of French cultural symbols and attitudes as observed in their historical, economical, political, social, educational, and linguistic aspects.

FREN 5333. Old French Literature (IR)
An intensive study of French Medieval Literature from the Chansons de Geste to Villon, including an in-depth analysis of the genres and their evolution, and of the major authors of the times.

FREN 5353. Survey of French Poetry (IR)
A comprehensive study of French poetry from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, focusing on close readings of individual poems. This course will cover literary movements and trends of the periods and presents the terminology required to do explication de texte.

FREN 5433. French 16th-Century Literature (IR)
A survey of representative writers of the sixteenth century.

FREN 5543. French 17th-Century Literature (IR)
A survey of representative writers of the seventeenth century.

FREN 5663. French Short Story (IR)
An introduction to the French short story, focusing on close readings of a variety of contes and nouvelles from the Middle Ages through the twenty-first century.

FREN 5673. French 18th-Century Literature (IR)

FREN 5703. Special Topics (IR)
May be offered in a subject not specifically covered by the courses otherwise listed. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

FREN 575V. Special Investigations (IR)
May be repeated for degree credit.

FREN 5773. Survey of Francophone Literature (IR)
A survey of representative texts in the field of sub-Saharan and North African literature concentrating on postcolonial novels using contemporary critical approaches.

FREN 5783. The French Nineteenth-Century Novel (IR)

FREN 5813. French 20th-Century Theatre (IR)

FREN 5833. French 20th-Century Novel (IR)

 

GERM 1003: Elementary German I

GERM 1013: Elementary German II
Elementary courses stress correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and lead to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability.

GERM 2003: Intermediate German I
Intermediate courses lead to greater facility in spoken language and to more advanced reading skills.

GERM 2013: Intermediate German II
Continued development of basic speaking comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills.

GERM 3003: Advanced German I
Development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Some grammar review and translation exercises. Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and the correct use of idiomatic expressions. Designed, along with GERM 4003, to help you pass the Goethe Institute exams. Prerequisite: GERM 2013.

GERM 3013: Introduction to Literature
Development of reading skills and introduction to literary analysis. Prerequisite: GERM 2013 or equivalent.

GERM 3033: Conversation 
Three hours per week of guided conversation practice for the post-intermediate student. Covers how to navigate everyday German life. Prerequisite: GERM 2013 or instructor consent. 

GERM 4003: Advanced German II
Further development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Some grammar review and translation exercises. Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and the correct use of idiomatic expressions. Designed, along with GERM 3003, to help you pass the Goethe Institute exams. Prerequisite: GERM 2013.

GERM 4013: Germany and the Holocaust
Taught in English. Topics covering the role of the Holocaust in German history, culture, art, language and German Studies. Equal emphasis will be placed on historical competence and philosophical/theoretical inquiry, addressed from a variety of media and primary and secondary sources. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

GERM 4043: German Cinema
Presents a range of German films in cultural-historical context; vocabulary and structures for discussing film, film history, and film theory in German. Prerequisite: GERM 3003.

GERM 4123: The German Novella
An intensive study of the novella as a genre from its origin to the present. Prerequisite: GERM 3013.

GERM 4133. The German Drama 
A study of the development of the forms and themes of the German drama from the middle ages to the present. A literature seminar modeled on the European style; good preparation for students planning to study abroad. Prerequisite: GERM 3013.

GERM 4143. German Lyric Poetry
A study of the forms and themes of German lyric poetry from the middle ages to the present. Prerequisite: GERM 3013. This course is cross-listed with GERM 5143.

GERM 4213. German Civilization (Irregular). 3 Hours.
Prerequisite: GERM 2013 or equivalent.

GERM 470V: Advanced Stylistics

GERM 470V: Deutsche als Ausländer, Ausländer als Deutsche

 

ITAL1003 Elementary Italian I (FA)
Elementary courses stress correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and lead to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability. Prerequisite: ITAL 1003 or equivalent.

ITAL1013 Elementary Italian II (SP)
Elementary courses stress correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and lead to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability. Prerequisite: ITAL 1003 or equivalent.

ITAL2003 Intermediate Italian I (FA)
Intermediate courses lead to greater facility in spoken language and to more advanced reading skills. Prerequisite: ITAL 1013 or equivalent.

ITAL2013 Intermediate Italian II (SP)
Continued development of basic speaking comprehension, and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills. Prerequisite: ITAL 2003 or equivalent.

ITAL 3003. Italian Conversation (FA)
Practice for the purpose of strengthening written and oral expression. Includes a review of the essentials of Italian grammar. Prerequisite: ITAL 2013 or equivalent.

ITAL 3103:  Italian Cinema (FA)
Examines Italian history, language, politics, religion and society through the lens of the camera. Proficiency in Italian not required.  Prerequisite:  Sophomore standing.

ITAL 3113. Introduction to Literature (SP)
Development of reading skills and introduction to literacy commentary and analysis. Prerequisite: ITAL 3003 or equivalent. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ITAL 3123. Advanced Italian (SP)
Further development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Emphasis will be placed on grammar review, vocabulary acquisition and cultural competency.
Prerequisite: ITAL 2013 or equivalent.

ITAL 4033. Advanced Italian Conversation (FA)
Three hours per week of conversation practice for the advanced undergraduate. This course aims to improve students' Italian proficiency in all skill areas through intensive practice. Prerequisite: ITAL 2013 or equivalent.

ITAL 3983.  Special Studies (Irregular)
May be offered in a subject not specifically covered by courses otherwise listed.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ITAL475V Special Investigations (1-6) (IR)
May be repeated for 6 hours.

 

JAPN1003 Elementary Japanese I (FA)

JAPN1013 Elementary Japanese II (SP)
Elementary courses stress correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and lead to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability. Prerequisite: JAPN 1003 or equivalent.

JAPN2003 Intermediate Japanese I (FA)
Intermediate courses lead to greater facility in spoken language and to more advanced reading skills. Prerequisite: JAPN 1013 or equivalent. UNIVERSITY CORE COURSE

JAPN2013 Intermediate Japanese II (SP)
Continued development of basic reading comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills. Prerequisite: JAPN 2003 or equivalent.

JAPN2022 Intermediate Conversation I (FA, SP)
Supplemental to 2003. Provides 2 hours of guided conversation per week with the objective of building the listening/speaking skills.

JAPN2032 Intermediate Conversation II (FA, SP)
Supplemental to 2013. Provides 2 hours of guided conversation per week with the objective of building the listening/speaking skills.

JAPN3003 Advanced Japanese I (FA)
Introduces more complex forms and structures of the language as well as more Kanji (Chinese Characters) aiming at the improvement of all the skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Prerequisite: JAPN 2013.

JAPN3013 Advanced Japanese II (SP)
Continuation of JAPN 3003 with more complex forms and structures of the language as well as more Kanji (Chinese Characters) aiming at the improvement of all the skills: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Prerequisite: JAPN 3003.

JAPN3033 Advanced Japanese Conversation (FA)
Conversational practice for advanced learners of Japanese. Designed primarily for students who intend to use Japanese in business and other formal settings. Honorific and humble expressions will be emphasized. Prerequisite: JAPN 2013.

JAPN3983 Special Studies (IR)
May be offered in a subject not specifically covered by courses otherwise listed. May be repeated for 6 hours.

JAPN4213 Japanese Culture (IR)
Insight into Japanese civilization and culture with special emphasis on the areas such as social life and environment, education, religion and customs, and visual and performing arts. This course also discusses western influence on Japanese society, culture and language and how traditional and modern values are manifested in Japanese society. May be repeated for 6 hours. Prerequisite: JAPN 2013.

JAPN4313 Language and Society of Japan (FA)
The primary objective of this course is to investigate the way the Japanese language reflects the beliefs and custom of the Japanese people as a social group. For comparison purposes, this course makes reference to studies in American language and culture. Proficiency in Japanese not required. Prerequisite: junior standing.

JAPN4333 Business Writing in Japanese (SP)
This course aims to familiarize the students with formats, vocabulary, and situationally specific expressions in Japanese business correspondence. Prerequisite: JAPN 2013 or equivalent Japanese proficiency.

 

RUSS 1003 – Elementary Russian I
Students will learn Cyrillic alphabet and the basics of Russian pronunciation, stress, and intonation patterns. By the end of the first semester, students can write 12-15 sentence essays on a given topic and carry simple conversation about school, things they like, family, etc.

RUSS 1013 – Elementary Russian II
In the second semester, student keep improving their reading speed, expanding their vocabulary, working on their writing, and mastering Russian declension and conjugation systems.

RUSS 2003 – Intermediate Russian I
Intermediate I class introduces students to finer points of Russian grammar and helps them broaden the range of subjects they can discuss in Russian.

RUSS 3023 – Listening and Speaking
This class specifically targets listening and speaking skills. It reviews the basics, such as introducing oneself and talking about one’s hobbies, and builds vocabulary and fluency on more sophisticated subjects, such as health, sports, and theater.

RUSS 475V – Advanced Russian
In this variable credit course, students can sign up for 1-6 hours of instruction and work towards their individual goals. In general, this course builds students’ command of advanced grammar and enables them to read, translate, and discuss current articles and literary works in Russian. More attention is paid to phonetics and lexical subtleties of Russian. Students are encouraged to write longer critical essays in Russian.

RUSS 4123 – Survey of Russian Literature I (beginning to 1900)
The class traces the development of Russian national mentality and literature from its folklore through hagiographic and polemic writings of the medieval period to one of the top literary achievements in the world – psychological philosophical realism of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.

RUSS 4133 – Survey of Russian Literature II (20th century)
In this class, students are introduced to the masterpieces of Russian/Soviet/Russian literature of the 20th century and are encouraged to discuss historical, political, and cultural events’ reflection in works of literature.

SPAN 1003 Elementary Spanish I (FA, SP)

SPAN 1013 Elementary Spanish II (FA, SP)
Elementary courses stress pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and lead to active mastery basic grammar and limited reading ability. Prerequisite: SPAN 1003 or equivalent.

SPAN 2003 intermediate Spanish I (FA, SP)
Intermediate courses lead to greater facility in spoken language and to more advanced reading skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 1013 or equivalent. UNIVERSITY CORE COURSE

SPAN 2013 Intermediate Spanish II (FA, SP)
Continued development of basic speaking comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 2003 or equivalent.

SPAN 2013H. Honors Intermediate Spanish II (SP, FA).
Continued development of basic speaking comprehension and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills.    This course is equivalent to SPAN 2013.

SPAN 3003 Advanced Spanish (FA, SP)
Further intensive practice to strengthen written and oral expression. Includes a review of the essentials of Spanish grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 2013 or equivalent.

SPAN3033 Conversation (FA, SP)
Three hours per week of guided conversation practice for the post-intermediate student, together with work in composition.   Prerequisite: SPAN 3003.

SPAN3063 Intensive Spanish Reading (IR) 
A rapid course in the fundamentals of Spanish for advanced students who do not desire to follow the usual curriculum Spanish in the shortest possible time.  Usually offered only through the Global Campus online.

SPAN 3103 Cultural Readings (FA, SP)
A course designed to build vocabulary and to strengthen reading skills and oral expression through extensive practice with culturally authentic materials. Prerequisite: SPAN 2013 or equivalent.

SPAN 3113 Introduction to Literature (FA, SP)
Further development of reading skills and introduction to literary commentary and analysis. Prerequisite: SPAN 3003 and SPAN 3103 or equivalent.

SPAN 3123. Spanish for Heritage Speakers (IR)
Advanced course for native Spanish speakers. A study of literary and cultural texts related to Hispanics in the U.S. A review of key language structures, and formal Spanish training for academic and professional contexts. Native speakers can take this course in lieu of SPAN 3103 and SPAN 3003.

SPAN 399VH Honors Spanish Course (1-6) (FA, SP)
May be repeated for 12 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing.

SPAN 4003 Advanced Grammar (FA, SP)
For majors and advanced students covering the problematic areas of Spanish syntax and usage. Prerequisite: SPAN 3003 and SPAN 3103.

SPAN 4103 Monuments of Spanish Literature I (FA)
Survey of the major works of Spanish literature from El Cid through the 18th century. Prerequisite: SPAN 3113.

SPAN 4113. Monuments of Spanish Literature II (SP).
Monuments of Spanish literature from the 18th century to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 3113.

SPAN 4133 Survey of Spanish-American Literature I (SP)
Monuments of Spanish-American literature from the Colonial period to the present, with a concentration on the period from 1888 to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 3113.

SPAN 4193 Survey of Spanish-American Literature II (IR). 
Survey of Spanish-American literature from Modernism to the present, including U.S. Latino literature.  Prerequisite:  SPAN 3113.

SPAN 4213 Spanish Civilization (IR)
A wide-ranging exploration of Spanish history and culture from the Middle Ages to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 3113.

SPAN 4223 Latin American Civilization (IR)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3113.

SPAN 4243 Literature and Culture in the Hispanic United States (IR)
An exploration of the history and culture, art and politics of the major Hispanic groups in the United States. Focus on contemporary attitudes and issues. Prerequisite: SPAN 3113.

SPAN 4253 Latin American Cinema and Society (IR)
This course examines key issues in Latin American culture and history through films, documentaries, and literary and cultural texts. Topics included are: Human Rights, Ethnicity, Gender, Revisions of the past. Prerequisite: SPAN 3113.

SPAN 4333 Business Spanish  (FA, SP)
Enhances ability to interact in Spanish-language business environments by providing a solid foundation in vocabulary and structure in functional business areas such as company structure, banking and accounting, capital investment, goods and services, marketing, finance, and import-export. Students commit to 15 hours during the semester to work on business-related projects with the Spanish-speaking community of Northwest Arkansas. Prerequisite: SPAN 3003 and SPAN 3103

SPAN 4553. Latin America Today (IR)
An exploration of recent and contemporary issues in Latin American culture and society, including social classes, ethnicity, urbanization, family, education, and religion, as well as popular culture and artistic movements. Prerequisite: SPAN 3113.

SPAN 4653. Latino Youth Biliteracy Service Learning Project (IR)
The Latino Youth Biliteracy Project is an upper level service learning course for students in Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies. Readings on Latino education policies and challenges, bilingualism, and the immigrant experience. Students commit to 30 hours of service learning projects in local schools during the semester (in addition to class meeting times). Prerequisite: SPAN 3113 or SPAN 3123.

SPAN470V Special Topics (1-3) (IR)
May be offered in a topic not specifically covered by courses otherwise listed. May be repeated for 6 hours.

SPAN475V Special Investigations (1-6) (FA, SP)
May be repeated.

SPAN4883 Indigenous Literatures of Mesoamerica, the Andes and the Amazon (IR)
A study of native oral narratives, literary texts and other writing forms in the Americas, from ancient times to the present, including the Andean Khipus, Mesoamerican Codices, and Amazonian mythic narratives. Prerequisite: SPAN 3113. (Same as SPAN 5883)


SWAH1116 Intensive Swahili I
Stresses correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability, and leads to mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability.  Irregular, typically every Fall. 

SWAH2116 Intensive Swahili II
Leads to greater facility in speaking, comprehension, and writing skills and intensive development of reading skills. Prerequisite: SWAH 1116. Irregular, typically every Spring. 

A selection of courses offered on contemporary African culture (see also African and African American Studies Program for more classes and information: http://aast.uark.edu/)

AAST 4073 / ANTH 4073 / WLLC 4073 African Sociolinguistics
This class explores how language use intersects, constructs, and reflects social life in Africa.  Covers key topics in sociolinguistics as they apply to current sociolinguistic issues on the Africa continent today.  Irregular.

ANTH 4063 / AAST 4063 Women in Africa 
Diversity of women’s life experiences throughout sub-Saharan Africa will be examined.  The class will investigate a range of topics, from marriage and motherhood to prostitution and popular culture.  A historical dimension will be present throughout the course, and perspectives from literature and film will also be incorporated.  Irregular.

ANTH 4083 / AAST 4083 African Popular Culture 
This course explores popular cultural expression throughout Africa.  Topics range from hip-hop and film, to second-hand clothing fashions and the media.  We will consider how popular culture, while often inspired by global trends, is rooted in local circumstances and often reflects attempts to grapple with important issues.  Irregular.

WLLC 3173 / ANTH 3173 / COMM 3173 / ENGL 3173 Introduction to Linguistics (IR)(3)
Introduction to language study with stress upon modern linguistic theory and analysis. Data drawn from various languages reveal linguistic universals as well as phonological, syntactic, and semantic systems of individual languages. Related topics: language history, dialectology, language and its relation to culture and society, the history of linguistic scholarship. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

WLLC 398V Special Studies (IR)(1-6)
A course (not independent study) which covers a topic or author not usually presented in depth in regular courses. May be repeated for degree credit.

WLLC 4023 Language, Culture and Web 2.0 Technologies (Sp)(3)
This course provides senior level undergraduate and graduate students with innovative ways to teach and communicate through the use of Web 2.0 technologies as applied to second languages. Topics of discussion include instructional systems design, Web 2.0 technologies (blogs, wikis, Facebook, and other interactive tools), presentation technologies, online facilitation, and effective utilization of technological tools in language and culture courses. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

WLLC 4023H  Honors Language, Culture and Web 2.0 Technologies (Sp)(3)
This course provides senior level undergraduate and graduate students with innovative ways to teach and communicate through the use of Web 2.0 technologies as applied to second languages. Topics of discussion include instructional systems design, Web 2.0 technologies (blogs, wikis, Facebook, and other interactive tools), presentation technologies, online facilitation, and effective utilization of technological tools in language and culture courses. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

WLLC 4033 Language, Culture and Video Development (Irregular)(3)
This course provides senior level undergraduates and graduate students with the knowledge and skills needed to teach and communicate through the use of video as applied to second languages. Topics of discussion include instructional systems design, videotaping, editing and development for internet and DVD delivery, and effective utilization of video in teaching and communication. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

WLLC 4033H  Honors Language, Culture and Video Development (Irregular)(3)
This course provides senior level undergraduates and graduate students with the knowledge and skills needed to teach and communicate through the use of video as applied to second languages. Topics of discussion include instructional systems design, videotaping, editing and development for internet and DVD delivery, and effective utilization of video in teaching and communication. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

WLLC 4053 French Mississippi Archives (Irregular)(3)
Focuses on historic French record in Lower Mississippi Valley between 1673-1740. Examination of French transcriptions, vocabulary and grammatical structures support students' ability to read and comprehend original French historic record in authentic form and familiarize students with historic events of Colonial French Arkansas and the Lower Mississippi Valley. Prerequisite: FREN 2013 or equivalent.

WLLC 4053H Honors French Mississippi Archives (Irregular)(3)
Focuses on historic French record in Lower Mississippi Valley between 1673-1740. Examination of French transcriptions, vocabulary and grammatical structures support students' ability to read and comprehend original French historic record in authentic form and familiarize students with historic events of Colonial French Arkansas and the Lower Mississippi Valley. Prerequisite: FREN 2013 or equivalent.

WLLC 4073 / AAST 4073 / ANTH 4073 African Sociolinguistics (Irregular)(3)
Explores how language use intersects, constructs, and reflects social life in Africa. Covers key topics in sociolinguistics as they apply to current sociolinguistic issues on the African continent today.

WLLC 5063 Teaching Foreign Languages on the College Level (Irregular)(3)
Focus on basic methodological concepts and their practical application to college foreign language instruction.

WLLC 5463 / ANTH 5473 / ENGL 5463 Descriptive Linguistics (Fa)(3)
A scientific study of language with primary emphasis on modern linguistic theory and analysis. Topics include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, and historical development of world languages.

WLLC 575V. Special Investigations (Irregular)(1-6)
May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.