Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures


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
Web site: www.forl.unt.edu

John Booth, Interim Chair

Faculty

Professors Nahrgang, Nash, Olsen. Associate Professors Beckman, Koop, Marrero, Oxford, Sirvent. Assistant Professors Bustinza, Kaplan, Lee, Nelson, O'Connell, Yoon. Lecturers Alvis, Bruce, Carle, Church, Hirst, Martinez, Muniz, Polanco, Price, Singleton, 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 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.

Departmental Examination

Prior to enrollment in a foreign language course, a student who has earned high school credit for foreign language or who has acquired language skills will be required to take an examination to determine appropriate enrollment. Based on the results of the examination and if credit is desired, the student will pay a fee for the posting of 4-14 hours of credit corresponding to credit earned in courses 1010-2050. Students will be required to enroll for their first language course at UNT according to the course level indicated by the results of the examination. 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 with a Major in French or German (html)
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in French or German (pdf)

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.

3. Other Course Requirements: None.

4. Suggested Minors for BA with Major in French or German: students who wish to earn a minor are encouraged to choose a second foreign language, English, history, business, economics or computer science.

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

6. Other Requirements:

a. students majoring in French or German should consider taking history and geography courses that deal specifically with their language study;

b. a minimum grade of C is required for a course to count toward the major or minor;

c. minimum GPA of 2.75 in French or German course work is required for graduation.

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Spanish (html)
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Spanish (pdf)

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 Spanish, including: SPAN 1010, 1020, 2040 and 2050, plus 24 semester hours of advanced work from the four categories listed below. Placement or credit by examination may be used to satisfy SPAN 1010, 1020, 2040 and 2050.

Category I - 6 hours from:

Spanish 3060, Advanced Spanish Composition and Oral Practice (3 hours)

Spanish 3070, Advanced Spanish Composition and Oral Practice (3 hours)

Category II - 9 hours from:

Spanish 3040, Mexican Civilization and Culture (3 hours)

Spanish 3150, Spanish Civilization and Culture (3 hours)

Spanish 3160, Latin American Civilization and Culture (3 hours)

Spanish 4010, Aspects of Contemporary Mexican Culture (3 hours)

Spanish 4020, Aspects of Contemporary Spanish Culture (3 hours)

Spanish 4080, Business Spanish (3 hours)

Spanish 4120, Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 hours)

Spanish 4210, Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation (3 hours)

Spanish 4330, Post-Franco Spain: Literature and Culture (3 hours)

Category III - 3 hours from (prerequisite for all courses listed in Category IV):

Spanish 3030, Readings in Spanish American Short Story (3 hours)

Spanish 3050, Readings in Hispanic Literature (3 hours)

Spanish 3110, Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 hours)

Category IV - 6 hours from:

Spanish 4310, Survey of Spanish Literature I (3 hours)

Spanish 4320, Survey of Spanish Literature II (3 hours)

Spanish 4360, Survey of Spanish-American Literature I (3 hours)

Spanish 4370, Survey of Spanish-American Literature II (3 hours)

3. Other Course Requirements: None.

4. Suggested Minors for BA with Major in Spanish: students who wish to earn a minor are encouraged to choose a second foreign language, English, history, business, economics or computer science.

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

6. Other Requirements:

a. students majoring in Spanish should consider taking history and geography courses that deal specifically with their language study;

b. a minimum grade of C is required for a course to count toward the major or minor;

c. minimum GPA of 2.75 in Spanish course work is required for graduation.

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

The College of Arts and Sciences encourages students to explore teaching at the secondary level as a career option. The student's departmental adviser or academic adviser in the Dean's Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising in GAB 220 can assist with course requirements for certification. See "Teacher Certification" in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for more information.

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 (html)

Major in French, German or Spanish (pdf)

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 Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options.** See Arts and Sciences degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BA with a Major in French, German or Spanish

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH (above College Algebra, except 2090)** 3

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

Communication** 3

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Elective 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3

Elective 3

Humanities* 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Wellness* 3

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Physical Science** 4

Elective 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3

Laboratory Science** 4

Elective 3

Elective 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3

Literature** 3

Elective 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

LANG, Foreign Language (4000 level) 3

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3

Cross-cultural, Diversity, and Global Studies* 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

LANG, Foreign Language (4000 level) 3

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3

Elective 3

Elective 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Total 18

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice or secondary education courses for teacher certification.

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