Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Main Departmental Office

Language Building, 101

P.O. Box 311127

Denton, TX 76203-1127

(940) 565-2404

Fax: (940) 565-2581

Jerry C. Nash, Chair

Faculty

Professors Damico, Nahrgang, Nash, Olsen. Associate Professors Beck, Beckman, Koop. Assistant Professors DeMarte, Johansen, Marerro, O'Connell, Oxford, Sirvent. Instructors Bustinza, Crystle. Lecturers Boyles, Terry.

Introduction

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers students instruction that enables them to understand, speak, read and write the language chosen for study. Further, the department helps the student to gain, through the use of these tools, a knowledge of the country where the language is spoken and, as a result of this knowledge, to gain an understanding of the people themselves.

The department's place in the humanities area of the College of Arts and Sciences is based on the effective performance of the task of creating a climate of understanding between peoples separated by linguistic and cultural barriers. The department maintains and promotes a strong program of studies in French, Spanish and German, furnishing the appropriate courses in language, literature, culture and pedagogy.

Placement and Proficiency Examinations

All students who have earned high school credit for foreign language but who have not earned college credit for a foreign language will be required to take an examination to determine placement in the appropriate foreign language course. Students will be required to enroll for their first foreign language course according to the course level indicated by the results of the placement examination. Any deviation from course placement must be approved in advance by the department chair. Students must then complete all remaining courses in sequence (1010, 1020, 2040, 2050).

Proficiency at the sophomore level in one foreign language may be demonstrated by 1) equivalent courses at the college level or 2) credit earned through CLEP or Advanced Placement examinations or through the International Baccalaureate program and 3) placement at the 3000-course level as determined by the departmentally administered placement test. Proficiency demonstrated by the departmentally administered placement test will be posted as proficiency at the 2050 level on the students transcripts. Any questions should be directed to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the "General University Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

2. Major Requirements: 38 hours of foreign language, including: LANG 1010, 1020, 2040 and 2050, plus 24 semester hours of advanced work, including 6 hours in 4000-level courses or above. Placement or credit by examination may be used to satisfy 1010, 1020, 2040 and 2050. Foreign language majors should consult with the department for evaluation of foreign language credit earned in high school.

3. Other Requirements: Students majoring in a foreign language should take relevant accompanying history and geography courses.

4. Electives: See four-year plan.

5. Suggested Minors for BA with Majors in French, German or Spanish: Recommended minors for students majoring in a foreign language are a second foreign language, English, history, business, economics and computer science.

Minor in Foreign Languages and Literatures

Students may pursue minors in French, German, Spanish or Italian. A minor consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours in one foreign language, including 6 advanced hours. Demonstration of proficiency may be substituted for credit in courses equivalent to LANG 1010-2050.

French Co-op Program

Students majoring or minoring in French have the opportunity to participate in the French Co-op Program:

1. Study in France:

2. Exchange programs with paid internships: Institut Universitaire de Technologie of Le Havre.

Contact the departmental office for additional information.

Teacher Certification

Students who expect to teach foreign languages in secondary schools must earn a major and degree in their academic discipline and complete required courses in secondary education. Students must apply for the teacher education program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall 105, and meet all course, GPA and state requirements for certification.

Option 1 Single Teaching Field in Spanish (38 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: SPAN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050, and SPAN 3060 or 3070, plus 21 advanced hours (including 6 hours in 4000-level courses or above).

**Must pass the Texas Oral Proficiency Texas (TOPT)**

Option 1 Single Teaching Field in French (38 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: FREN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050 and 3060, plus 21 advanced hours (including 6 hours in 4000-level courses or above).

**Must pass the TOPT**

Option 2 First Teaching Field in French (30 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: FREN 2040, 2050 and 3060, plus 21 semester hours of advanced work (including 6 hours in 4000-level courses or above).

**Must pass the TOPT**

Option 2 First Teaching Field in German (30 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: GERM 2040, 2050, and GERM 3060 or 3070, plus 21 advanced hours (including 6 hours in 4000-level courses or above).

Option 2 First Teaching Field in Spanish (30 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: SPAN 2040, 2050, and SPAN 3060 or 3070, plus 21 advanced hours (including 6 hours in 4000-level courses or above).

**Must pass the TOPT**

Option 2 Second Teaching Field in French (26 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: FREN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050 and 3060, plus 9 hours advanced FREN.

**Must pass the TOPT**

Option 2 Second Teaching Field in German (26 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently: GERM 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050, and GERM 3060 or 3070, plus 9 hours advanced GERM.

Option 2 Second Teaching Field in Spanish (26 hours). Teaching Field required courses as listed currently, SPAN 1010, 1020, 2040, 2050, and SPAN 3060 or 3070, plus 9 hours advanced SPAN.

**Must pass the TOPT**

Bilingual Education Concentration

Interested students should consult with the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education for further information.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers major work in French and Spanish in a Master of Arts degree program. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

Major in French, German or Spanish

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

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