Foreign Languages and Literatures

Students with no previous training in their desired language must enroll in 1010-numbered language courses. Students with one, two, three or four high school credits must take the departmentally administered placement exam. Students must place out of the 2050 level to satisfy the language requirement.

French, FREN = 0131

German, GERM = 0132

Language, LANG = 0134

Latin, LATI = 0135

Spanish, SPAN = 0138

French, FREN = 0131

1010-1020. Elementary French. 4 hours each. (2;1;2)

1010 (1411). Grammar and phonetics; reading, composition and oral-aural practice.

1020 (1412). Grammar and phonetics; reading, composition and oral-aural practice. Prerequisite(s): FREN 1010 or equivalent.

2040-2050. Intermediate French. 3 hours each.

2040 (2311). Grammar, composition, oral-aural practice and readings. Prerequisite(s): FREN 1020 or equivalent.

2050 (2312). Grammar, composition, oral-aural practice and readings. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2040 or equivalent.

2900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours.

3040. Advanced Readings in French Culture. 3 hours. Selected readings in contemporary French culture and literature with emphasis on conversational and written practice. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2050 or equivalent.

3050. Advanced Readings in French Literature. 3 hours. Selected readings in contemporary French literature with emphasis on conversational and written practice. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2050 or equivalent.

3060-3070. Advanced French Composition and Oral Practice. 3 hours each. Composition, oral reports and discussions of French civilization topics. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2050 or equivalent.

3060. Oral practice through conversation; phonetics.

3070. Written compositions; advanced grammar.

3075. Intensive Writing. 3 hours. Perfection of writing skills and strategies through various forms of composition. Prerequisite(s): FREN 3070.

3080. Advanced French Conversation. 3 hours. Video-centered study of themes related to contemporary French experience and heavily oriented toward conversation on topics of interest to contemporary youth. Prerequisite(s): FREN 3060 or consent of department.

3090. Scientific French. 3 hours. Students will become familiar with scientific terminology in French and with the scientific and technological accomplishments of France. Use of various documents, such as articles and book excerpts, audio recordings and video sequences. Prerequisite(s): FREN 2050 or equivalent.

4010-4020. Survey of French Literature. 3 hours each. Readings, lectures, discussions and term projects. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced French, at least 3 hours of which must be FREN 3040 or FREN 3050, or departmental equivalent.

4010. French literature to 1800.

4020. French literature since 1800.

4080. Business French. 3 hours. Students will become familiar with business terminology in French. They will also learn to function in a French business environment, including writing business letters, conducting telephone conversations and business meetings. This course will serve as preparation for the exam leading to the Certificate of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced French.

4100. The Nineteenth-Century French Novel. 3 hours. Readings, lectures and term projects. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced French.

4200. 20th-Century French Novel. 3 hours. Readings, lectures and discussions of 20th-century French novels. Prerequisite (s): FREN 3050 and 3 additional hours of advanced French.

4310. Contemporary French Civilization. 3 hours. A survey of contemporary French society including institutions, the value system and current issues. Readings, discussions and audiovisual materials. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced French or consent of department.

4500. The French Short Story. 3 hours. Close study of the French short story, with emphasis on oral discussion and oral testing as preparation for the Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT) required for teacher certification in French. Required for teaching majors. Prerequisite(s): FREN 3060 and 3070.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

4920. Cooperative Education in French. 1-3 hours. Supervised work in a job directly related to the student's major, professional field of study or career objective. Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of credit in French; student must meet the employer's requirements and have consent of the department chair. May be repeated for credit.

German, GERM = 0132

1010-1020. Elementary German. 4 hours each. (4;1)

1010 (1311/1411). Grammar and phonetics; reading, composition and oral-aural practice.

1020 (1312/1412). Grammar and phonetics; reading, composition and oral-aural practice. Prerequisite(s): GERM 1010 or equivalent.

2040-2050. Intermediate German. 3 hours each.

2040 (2311). Grammar, composition, oral-aural practice and readings. Prerequisite(s): GERM 1020 or equivalent.

2050 (2312). Grammar, composition, oral-aural practice and readings. Prerequisite(s): GERM 2040 or equivalent.

2900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours.

3020. Advanced German Language. 3 hours. Continued general studies with readings, conversation, aural practice and composition. Prerequisite(s): GERM 2050 or equivalent.

3040. Readings in German Culture. 3 hours. Selected readings in contemporary Austrian, German and Swiss culture with emphasis on conversational practice. Prerequisite(s): GERM 2050 or equivalent.

3050. Readings in German Literature. 3 hours. Selected readings in contemporary German literature with emphasis on conversational practice. Prerequisite(s): GERM 2050 or equivalent.

3060-3070. Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice. 3 hours each. Composition, oral reports and discussions of German civilization topics. Prerequisite(s): GERM 2050 or equivalent.

4310. Advanced German Civilization and Culture. 3 hours. Readings and discussions; literature, music, philosophy and science; historical development. Prerequisite(s): GERM 2050 or equivalent.

4330. Advanced German Grammar and Syntax. 3 hours. Descriptive study of language, structure and history. Prerequisite(s): GERM 2050 or consent of department.

4350. Advanced German Literature. 3 hours. A survey or study of a period, movement, theme, genre or author. Readings, lectures, discussion, term projects. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of advanced German. May be repeated as topics vary.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

Language, LANG = 0134

1010-1020. Elementary Language. 4 hours each.

1010. (2;1;2) Grammar and phonetics; reading, composition and oral-aural practice.

1020. (2;1;2) Grammar and phonetics; reading, composition and oral-aural practice. Prerequisite(s): foreign language course 1010 in same language, or equivalent.

Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Russian currently are being offered as languages in 1010-1020.

2040-2050. Intermediate Language. 3 hours each.

2040. Grammar, composition, oral-aural practice and readings. Prerequisite(s): foreign language course 1020 in same language, or equivalent.

2050. Grammar, composition, oral-aural practice and readings. Prerequisite(s): foreign language course 2040 in same language, or equivalent.

2900-2910. Special Problems. 1-4 hours each.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

Latin, LATI = 0135

1010-1020. Elementary Latin. 4 hours each.

1010 (1411). Grammar and basic vocabulary.

1020 (1412). Grammar and basic vocabulary. Prerequisite(s): LATI 1010 or equivalent.

2040-2050. Intermediate Latin. 3 hours each.

2040 (2311). Grammar principles and readings from representative Roman authors; Vergil. Prerequisite(s): LATI 1020 or equivalent.

2050 (2312). Grammar principles and readings from representative Roman authors; Livy. Prerequisite(s): LATI 2040 or equivalent.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

Spanish, SPAN = 0138

1010-1020. Elementary Spanish. 4 hours each.

1010 (1311/1411). (2;1;2) Grammar and phonetics; reading, composition and oral-aural practice.

1020 (1312/1412). (2;1;2) Grammar and phonetics; reading, composition and oral-aural practice. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1010 or equivalent.

2040-2050. Intermediate Spanish. 3 hours each.

2040 (2311). Grammar, composition, oral-aural practice and readings. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1020 or equivalent.

2050 (2312). Grammar, composition, oral-aural practice and readings. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2040 or equivalent.

2900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours.

3030. Readings in Spanish-American Short Story. 3 hours. Selected readings in Spanish-American short stories with emphasis on techniques for gaining reading fluency in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2050 or equivalent.

3040. Mexican Culture: A Conversational Approach. 3 hours. Selected readings in Mexican culture, discussions and audiovisual materials. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2050 or equivalent.

3050. Readings in Hispanic Literature. 3 hours. Selected readings in modern Spanish and Spanish-American literature with emphasis on conversational and written practice. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2050 or equivalent.

3060-3070. Advanced Spanish Composition and Oral Practice. 3 hours each. Composition, oral reports, and Spanish and Spanish-American topics. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2050 or equivalent.

3150. Spanish Culture and Civilization. 3 hours. An examination of the culture and lifestyle of the Spanish people with emphasis on the historical, intellectual, artistic and social development of contemporary Spain. Readings, discussions and audiovisual materials. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2050 or equivalent.

3160. Spanish-American Culture and Civilization. 3 hours. An examination of the culture and lifestyle of the Spanish-American people with emphasis on the historical, intellectual, artistic and social development of Spanish-American countries. Readings, discussions and audiovisual materials. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2050 or equivalent.

4010. Aspects of Contemporary Mexican Culture. 3 hours. Study of various aspects of Mexican culture, including historical, literary, artistic, political and economic arenas. Offered in Mexico to provide total immersion in the language and culture with field trips to culturally significant sites. Prerequisite(s): completion of at least one year of Spanish or the equivalent. Spanish majors and minors are preferred.

4080. Business Spanish. 3 hours. Oral, written and reading skills in Spanish for business purposes, as well as a cultural understanding of how business transactions are conducted in the Hispanic world. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced Spanish or consent of department.

4120. Advanced Spanish Grammar. 3 hours. Pronunciation principles, orthography and punctuation; syntactical, lexical and stylistic aspects. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2050 or consent of department.

4210. Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation. 3 hours. Study of the Spanish sound system and how it corresponds to Spanish orthography and pronunciation. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2050 or equivalent.

4310-4320. Survey of Spanish Literature. 3 hours each. Readings, lectures, discussions and term projects. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of
advanced Spanish or consent of department.

4310. Spanish literature to 1700.

4320. Spanish literature since 1700.

4360-4370. Survey of Spanish-American Literature. 3 hours each. Readings, lectures, discussions and term projects. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced Spanish or consent of department.

4360. Spanish-American literature from the colonial period to 1888.

4370. Spanish-American literature since 1888.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

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