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

Jerry C. Nash, Chair

Faculty

Professors Damico, Nahrgang, Nash, Olsen. Associate Professors Beckman, Hyde, Koop. Assistant Professors Beck, Denton, Johansen, Kartchner, Marerro, New, O'Connell, Oxford, Sirvent. Instructors Bustinza, Crystle. Lecturers Boyles, Cassagne, 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, German and Latin, 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

A Bachelor of Arts degree requires 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 College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

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. Some requirements may have changed because the University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Contact a degree program adviser.

BA with a Major in French, German or Spanish pdf

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language
(intermediate)3 3

MATH 1100, College Algebra4 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

CSCI1 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3

Natural Science9 4

Wellness11 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3

Elective16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Laboratory Science (choice)9 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced)40 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language
(intermediate)3 3

MATH 1600, College Math with Calculus5 5

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

Oral Communication2 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3

Physical Science9 4

Visual and Performing Arts7 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3

Elective16 3

Elective16 4

Elective16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced)40 3

Elective16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 18

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
See Arts and Sciences notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Summary of Degree Requirements:

Foreign Language (24 hours advanced): 30

*Core: American History 6

Computer Science 3

Economics 3

English 12

Laboratory Science 12

Mathematics 5

Oral Communication 3

Political Science 6

Understanding of Ideas and Values 6

Visual and Performing Arts 3

Wellness 3

Electives: 34

*The University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Consult a degree program adviser or the university's Web site (www.unt.edu/catsched/).

Supplemental Information for BA with Majors in French, German or Spanish

1. Students may pursue a major in French, German or Spanish.

2. Students majoring in the department who have no previous high school foreign language admission units must complete one of the departmental course sequences numbered 1010, 1020, 2040 and 2050, plus 24 semester hours of advanced work, including 6 hours in 4000-level courses or above.

3. Foreign language majors should consult with the department for evaluation of foreign language credit earned in high school.

4. Students majoring in a foreign language should take relevant accompanying history and geography courses.

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, Latin or Italian. A minor consists of 18 semester hours in one foreign language, including 6 advanced hours. Other options may be available; students should consult with a departmental adviser if interested.

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 complete the requirements of the state of Texas for teacher certification as listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education section.

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 and minor work in Latin and German 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.

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