Courses in Track One (Language)

SPANISH

2310 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II Basic review followed by active use of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: C grade or better in Spanish 1330 or 2300, or appropriate placement examination score or consent of chair. Fall, spring. ACTS: SPAN2023 ]

2320 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH III Further review of Spanish with practice of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Also fulfills Critical Inquiry Humanities elective in UCA CORE. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 2310 or appropriate placement examination score and consent of chair. Fall, spring.

2325 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH PHONETICS This course examines the basics of Spanish pronunciation through a systematic analysis of the language's phonetic composition, based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and exemplified with voice recordings of native Spanish speakers. Students are given ample opportunity to practice their pronunciation during the course of the semester, both in classroom exercises and in outside homework and projects. The target group for this course is non-native Spanish speakers, since many matters covered would pose little or no problem for native speakers. Prerequisite: SPAN 2310. On demand.

2330 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS SPANISH Special applications of Spanish to the business environment. Emphasis on a broad range of topics related to the needs of people working or living in the Spanish business community. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 2310 or consent of chair. On demand.

2340 INTENSIVE ORAL PRACTICE ABROAD IN SPANISH Intensive practice in speaking Spanish. Student must receive a minimum of 45 hours of classroom instruction, which may be supplemented by field experiences. Students must study in a program approved by the chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Spanish 2340 cannot be counted toward the major or minor in Spanish, nor can it be used to fulfill three credit hours at the 2000 (intermediate) level for the B.A. foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: SPAN 1320. On demand.

2350 INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH This course is designed to develop intermediate level oral proficiency by providing extra speaking practice. Students will also complete short written assignments for grammar review. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 2310. On demand.

3160, 3260 PRACTICUM IN SPANISH Designed to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge through participation in authentic language experiences. May be repeated for 6 hours, but a maximum of 3 hours may be applied to the major or minor program. Prerequisite: SPAN 2310 or consent of chair. On demand.

3300 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION In-depth study and review of advanced grammar topics, with intensive practice in speaking and writing idiomatic Spanish. Compositions prepare students to write in a variety of contexts, including narrative and persuasive discourse styles. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 2320 and passing scores on proficiency tests in SPAN 2320, or departmental placement, or consent of chair. Fall, spring.

3303 ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND TEXTUAL ANALYSIS Contextual study of additional advanced grammar topics through analysis of literary and cultural texts. Advanced practice in speaking and writing with a focus on preparation for research, reading, and writing in literature and civilization courses. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300, departmental placement, or consent of chair. On demand.

3312 SPANISH CIVILIZATION Survey of historical, literary, and artistic elements of Peninsular society with an analysis of modern Spanish customs and social issues. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300 or 3303 or consent of chair. On demand.

3313 LATIN-AMERICAN CIVILIZATION Survey of Pre-Columbian civilizations, historical, literary and artistic trends with an analysis of modern Latin-American society. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300 or 3303 or consent of chair. On demand.

3315 TOPICS IN HISPANIC STUDIES Taught entirely in Spanish, this course is specifically designed for students who are in the process of improving their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Course content will include a diverse range of topics related to Hispanic studies. May be repeated for credit under different topics; however, it may only be used once to satisfy the requirement for a 3000-level course in the literature or civilization block, depending on the topic. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300. On demand.

3320 SPANISH LITERATURE Introduction to Spanish literature, with emphasis on Spain. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300 or 3303 or consent of chair. On demand.

3321 SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE Literature of the Hispanic world, with emphasis on Latin America. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300 or 3303 or consent of chair. On demand.

3330 ADVANCED BUSINESS SPANISH This course further develops the four language skills in the context of vocabulary and content related to commercial uses of Spanish. Designed to build on concepts introduced in Spanish 2330, the course will prepare students to communicate effectively in a variety of practical business settings. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 2330 or 3300. On demand.

3340 INTENSIVE ORAL PRACTICE ABROAD IN SPANISH Intensive practice in speaking Spanish. Student must receive a minimum of 45 hours of classroom instruction, which may be supplemented by field experiences. Students must study in a program approved by the chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Students may only count three credits of Intensive Oral Spanish Abroad (3340) toward the major in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2320. On demand.

3360 DRAMA-TEATRO: STAGING SPANISH ONE-ACT PLAYS Consists of reading, writing, rehearsals and public performances of one-act plays in Spanish. Designed for students who want to experience acting in Spanish, to engage in creative teamwork, and to polish their written and spoken Spanish. All oral and written coursework is in Spanish. Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 2320 or permission of instructor. On demand.

3370 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH TRANSLATION This course examines the essence of translation through a discussion of theory and its application to authentic texts involving general, economic, sci-tech, and political topics. Also explored are the professional possibilities in the field of translation. As assignments and tests involve translation both from Spanish to English and English to Spanish, the class is taught in both languages, with emphasis on Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300. On demand.

3398 TRAVEL SEMINAR ABROAD Intensive study abroad. Classes in Spanish conversation, Spanish/Spanish-American history, culture, and literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 2320 or consent of chair. On demand.

4100, 4200, 4300 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPANISH Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and chair. On demand.

4110 SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT Capstone course required of all Spanish majors completing the program. Students must complete a series of comprehensive assessments including proficiency examinations, self-assessments, essays and a final paper asking students to integrate their linguistic, cultural, and literary knowledge. Teacher candidates completing the course will be required to complete an official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: Completion of 24 hours in the major. Fall, spring.

4310 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLAR'S THESIS Tutorial taken in the senior year by a student who is invited to enter the undergraduate scholar's program in Spanish. A reading list will provide the foundation for a thesis to be written by the honors candidate. To qualify, the student must earn a grade of A or B on the thesis. Prerequisite: Departmental invitation.

4350 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS This course is an introduction to the Spanish language system. After a basic examination of linguistic concepts, the course will explore Spanish phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. In addition to an overview of the history of the Spanish language, the course may consider the implications of sociolinguistics, semantics, and linguistic variation. Required course for all teacher candidates. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300 or 3303 or consent of chair. Spring.

4395 ADVANCED HISPANIC LITERATURE Theme course. Special studies in various genres, literary movements, or authors. May be repeated for credit under different topics. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisites: SPAN 3303, or 3312/13, or 3320/21 or consent of chair. On demand.
4396 HISPANIC STUDIES Theme course. Special studies relating to sociological, political, cultural, and philosophical aspects and/or trends in the Spanish-speaking world. May be repeated for credit under different topics. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisites: SPAN 3303, or 3312/13, or 3320/21 or consent of chair. On demand.

4397 TOPICS IN ADVANCED SPANISH LINGUISTICS This course allows for the exploration of a variety of advanced linguistic topics, varying by semester according to program needs, faculty availability and expertise, and student demand. Discussion/lecture. May be retaken for credit under a different topic. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300. On demand.

FRENCH

2310 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I Review and broadening of basic skills in realistic contexts. The first course in the minor or major. Study of cultural and literary texts. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: C grade or better in FREN 1320 or appropriate placement examination score, or consent of chair. Fall, spring. ACTS: FREN2013 ]

2320 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II Further review with special emphasis on reading and writing. Also fulfills Critical Inquiry Humanities elective in UCA CORE. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: FREN 2310 or appropriate placement examination score and consent of chair. Fall, spring. ACTS: FREN2023 ]

2330 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS FRENCH Special applications of French to the business environment. Emphasis on a broad range of topics related to the needs of people working with or living in the French business community. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: FREN 2310 or consent of chair. On demand.

2340 INTENSIVE ORAL PRACTICE ABROAD IN FRENCH Intensive practice in speaking French. Student must receive a minimum of 45 hours of classroom instruction, which may be supplemented by field experiences. Students must study in a program approved by the chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. French 2340 cannot be counted toward the major or minor in French, nor can it be used to fulfill the three credit hours required at the intermediate level for the B.A. foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: FREN 1320. On demand.

3160, 3260 PRACTICUM IN FRENCH Designed to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge through participation in authentic language experiences. May be repeated once, but a maximum of 3 hours may be applied to the major or minor program. Prerequisite: FREN 2320 or consent of chair. On demand.

3300 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION I In-depth study of grammar and practice in communication skills including increased writing in French. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: FREN 2320 and passing scores on proficiency tests in FREN 2320, or departmental placement, or consent of chair. On demand.

3303 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION II In-depth study of the French language and introduction to textual analysis/explication de texte with an emphasis on stylistics and rhetoric. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: FREN 2320 or consent of chair. On demand.

3312 FRENCH CIVILIZATION Survey of historical, political, and social elements of French society with an analysis of modern French customs and social problems. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: FREN 2320 or consent of chair. On demand.

3315 ISSUES OF CULTURAL IDENTITY IN THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD Topics course in issues of cultural identity in the French-speaking world. Areas of study may include the literature and culture of French-speaking North America, Africa, Indochina, and the French Antilles. With approval by the Department Chair, French 3315 may count as either a literature course or a culture course to fulfill major area requirements. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: French 2320 or consent of Chair. On demand.

3320 FRENCH LITERATURE I Survey of French literature before 1800. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: FREN 3300 or consent of chair. On demand.

3321 FRENCH LITERATURE II Survey of major French literary movements since 1800, including romanticism, realism, symbolism, surrealism and existentialism. Thematic focus on the self in society in 19th- and 20th-century French literature. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: FREN 3300 or consent of chair. On demand.

3330 ADVANCED BUSINESS FRENCH An upper-division elective designed to help students transition from intermediate-high to advanced level proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as they study business related vocabulary, concepts, and cultural differences. Review of grammatical structures as needed. Students will read articles related to conducting business in France, the state and structure of France's economy and will explore current topics in global economics and trade, especially as they pertain to French and Canadian firms doing business in the U.S. and Arkansas. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: one FREN 3000-level class or consent of chair. On demand.

3340 INTENSIVE ORAL PRACTICE ABROAD IN FRENCH Intensive practice in speaking French. Student must receive a minimum of 45 hours of classroom instruction, which may be supplemented by field experiences. Students must study in a program approved by the Chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Students may only count three credits of Intensive Oral French Abroad (3340) toward the major in French. Prerequisite: FREN 2320. On demand.

3350 FRENCH CINEMA Overview of French cinema from its invention to the present. Students will explore cinematic trends and movements such as early documentary and narrative film shorts, silent classics, avant-garde films, poetic realism, golden-era sound films, popular cinema, the New Wave, post-68 cinema feminist films, cinéma du look, neo-realism, gay cinema, la mode rétro, heritage films, cinéma de banlieue, postmodern films, African cinema, immigration cinema, and post-national cinema. Prerequisite: FREN 2320. Discussion/lecture. On demand.

3370 FRENCH TRANSLATION An upper-division elective designed to help students improve their proficiency in French through a traditional thème-version approach. That is, students will translate both from English to French and from French to English. Students will begin at the sentence level before moving on to translate texts of increasing length on a variety of topics. Review of grammatical structures as needed. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: one FREN 3000-level class or consent of chair. On demand.

3398 INTENSIVE FRENCH ABROAD Intensive study abroad. Classes in French conversation and or study of topics related to French history, culture, and literature. Prerequisite: French 2320 or consent of chair. On demand.

4110 SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT Capstone course required of all French majors completing the program. Students must complete a series of comprehensive assessments including proficiency examinations, self-assessments, essays and a final paper asking students to integrate their linguistic, cultural, and literary knowledge. Teacher candidates completing the course will be required to complete an official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: Completion of 24 hours in the major. Fall, spring.

4310 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARS THESIS Tutorial taken in the senior year by a student who is invited to enter the undergraduate scholars program in French. A reading list will provide the foundation for a thesis to be written by the honors candidate. To qualify, the student must earn a grade of A or B on the thesis. Prerequisite: Departmental invitation.

4350 ADVANCED CONVERSATION AND PHONETICS Development of advanced oral proficiency including a study of French pronunciation habits. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: FREN 2320 or consent of chair. On demand.
4395 ADVANCED FRENCH LITERATURE Theme course. Special studies in various genres, literary movements, or authors. May be repeated for credit under different topics. Seminar format. Prerequisite: Two 3000-level courses or consent of chair. On demand.

4100, 4200, 4300 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN FRENCH Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and chair. On demand.

GERMAN

2310 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I Basic review with practice in listening reading comprehension and in oral and written communication. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: C grade or better in GERM 1320 or appropriate placement examination score, or consent of chair. Fall, spring. ACTS: GERM2013 ]

2320 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II Continued practice in comprehension and communication skills with additional emphasis on active use of reading and writing skills. Also fulfills Critical Inquiry Humanities elective in UCA CORE. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: GERM 2310 or consent of chair. Fall, spring. ACTS: GERM2023 ]

2330 BUSINESS GERMAN Special applications of German to the business environment. Emphasis on a broad range of topics related to the needs of people working with or living in the German business community. Discussion/lecture. On demand.

2340 INTENSIVE ORAL PRACTICE ABROAD IN GERMAN Intensive practice in speaking German. Students must receive a minimum of 45 hours of classroom instruction, which may be supplemented by field experiences. Students must study in a program approved by the chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. German 2340 cannot be counted toward the minor in German, nor can it be used to fulfill the three credit hours required at the intermediate level for the BA foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: GERM 1320. On demand.

3160, 3260 PRACTICUM Designed to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge through participation in authentic language experiences. May be repeated for 6 hours, but a maximum of 3 hours may be applied to the minor program. Prerequisite: GERM 2310 or consent of chair. On demand.

3300 ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I Intensive practice in writing and speaking idiomatic German, including business and social correspondence. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: GERM 2320 or consent of chair. On demand.

3303 ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION II Continued practice in writing and speaking idiomatic German, including business and social correspondence. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: GERM 2320 or consent of chair. On demand.

3312 GERMAN CIVILIZATION Survey of historical, literary, and artistic elements of German society with an analysis of modern German customs and social problems. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: GERM 2320 or consent of chair. On demand.

3320 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE Selections from major works of German literature illustrating significant issues of German culture. Prerequisite: GERM 2320 or consent of chair. Discussion/lecture. On demand.

3340 INTENSIVE ORAL PRACTICE ABROAD IN GERMAN Intensive practice in speaking German. Students must receive a minimum of 45 hours of classroom instruction, which may be supplemented by field experiences. Students must study in a program approved by the chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. German 3340 cannot be substituted for one of the required courses for the German minor.Prerequisite: GERM 2320. On demand.

4350 GERMAN GRAMMAR AND PHONETICS In-depth examination of the elements of German grammar along with a study of the phonetic principles of the language. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: GERM 2320 or consent of chair. On demand.

4395 ADVANCED GERMAN LITERATURE Theme course. Special studies in various genres, literary movements, or authors. May be repeated for credit under different topics. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: Two 3000-level courses or consent of chair. On demand.

4100, 4200, 4300 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GERMAN Prerequisite: Consent of chair and instructor. On demand.

MANDARIN CHINESE

2310 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I This course further develops the four basic language skills, with an emphasis on listening and speaking the acquisition of 300 simplified Chinese characters for short writing assignments on topics used in the textbook. Students will be able to recognize 900 characters by the end of this course. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: C grade or better in CHIN 1420, departmental placement, or consent of chair. Fall, spring.

2320 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II This course further develops the four basic language skills, with an emphasis on listening and speaking and the acquisition of 300 simplified Chinese characters for short writing assignments on topics used in the textbook. Students will be able to recognize 1200 characters by the end of this course. Also fulfills Critical Inquiry Humanities elective in UCA CORE. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: CHIN 2310. Fall, spring.

2340 INTENSIVE CHINESE CONVERSATION ABROAD Intensive practice in speaking Mandarin. Students must receive a minimum of 45 hours of classroom instruction, which may be supplemented by field experiences. Students must study in a program approved by the chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. CHIN 2340 cannot be counted toward the minor in Chinese, nor can it be used to fulfill the three credit hours required at the intermediate level for the B.A. foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: CHIN 1420. On demand.

3300 ADVANCED CHINESE GRAMMAR I This course is designed for students who have completed two years of college-level Chinese and are ready to move on from the intermediate-mid to intermediate-high level. Students will learn how to communicate in broad and specific situational contexts with sophistication, while using complex grammar and rhetorical expressions. By the end of the class, students should be able to comprehend Chinese used in various contexts, to write short memos, and to discuss subject-oriented issues. Prerequisite: CHIN 2320 or consent of chair. Fall.

3303 ADVANCED CHINESE GRAMMAR II This course is designed for students who have completed five semesters of college-level Chinese and are ready to move on from the intermediate-high to advanced level. It will refine and synthesize students' previous knowledge of Chinese grammar and vocabulary by focusing on communicative functions. By the end of this class, students should be able to comprehend Chinese used in various contexts, to write short essays, and to discuss subject-oriented issues. Prerequisite: CHIN 3300 or consent of chair. Spring.

3312 CULTURE AND SOCIETY: ADVANCED READINGS ON MODERN CHINA An introduction to modern China, CHIN 3312 is designed for students who have completed five semesters of college-level Chinese and are ready to work at the intermediate-high to advanced level. Topics for discussion are drawn from newspaper articles and other media sources on social-cultural issues in China. By the end of the year, students should be able to comprehend Chinese used in various contexts, to write short essays, and to discuss subject-oriented issues. Prerequisite: CHIN 3300 or consent of chair. Fall.

3320 ADVANCED READINGS IN CHINESE LITERATURE An introduction to modern Chinese writers and their works from 1919 to the present. Students will learn to read essays, poems, and short stories written in modern Mandarin Chinese. Through reading the literary works, the students will gain a general knowledge of modern Chinese society and culture. Prerequisite: CHIN 3300 or consent of chair. Spring.

3340 ADVANCED INTENSIVE CHINESE CONVERSATION ABROAD Intensive practice in speaking Chinese. Student must receive a minimum of 45 hours of classroom instruction, which may be supplemented by field experiences. Students must study in a program approved by the chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Prerequisite: CHIN 2320. On demand.

3398 TRAVEL SEMINAR IN CHINA CHIN 3398 focuses on the intensive study abroad experience in China. Topics in Chinese conversation, history, culture, and/or literature may be covered. Prerequisite: CHIN 2320 or consent of chair. On demand.