Modern Language Courses

(GP) indicates that the course fulfills the Global Perspective Elective requirement in the General Education core curriculum.


LAN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020, 3010, 3050 FOREIGN LANGUAGE (3 s.h. each)

(GP) Sequential learning and acquisition of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding such foreign languages as Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian. Offered upon sufficient demand and availability of an instructor on campus. Placement and prerequisites determined by the department chair.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: as needed


LAN 2600 FOREIGN CULTURE (3 s.h.)

The history and civilization of a specific country or cultural area, such as Russia, the Far East, a section of Africa, or the Western hemisphere (the United States for international students), from its origins to the present, including the artistic heritage and the recent political situation. Instruction in English. Presupposes some knowledge of world geography and history.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: as needed


French Courses

FRE 1010, 1020 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I, II (3, 3 s.h.)

(GP) The four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) are addressed in class as are many aspects of French/francophone culture. A functional approach to language usage with emphasis on oral skills for communicative purposes. The phonetics and phonological features are presented and practiced with gradual introduction to the linguistic forms of the written language.

Prerequisite for 1020: FRE 1010 or equivalent proficiency
Offered: fall and spring


FRE 2010, 2020 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I, II (3, 3 s.h.)

(GP) Review and expansion of the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) are emphasized as is French/francophone culture through the review and detailed study of functional grammar and through selected readings. The goal is to develop these skills to a level of proficiency necessary to understand and communicate French at a level of moderate difficulty.

Prerequisite for 2010: FRE 1020 or equivalent proficiency
Prerequisite for 2020: FRE 2010 or equivalent proficiency
Offered: fall and spring


German Courses

GER 1010, 1020 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I, II (3, 3 s.h.)

(GP) A functional introduction to the structure of the German language. The class activity develops the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) as well as basic linguistic skills that enable the student to appreciate the common origins and features of German and English. State-of-the-art audio-visual materials are used in class. Four hours of class and one hour independent laboratory per week.

Prerequisite for 1020: 1010 or a satisfactory demonstration of equivalent proficiency
Offered: fall and spring


GER 2010, 2020 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I, II (3, 3 s.h.)

(GP) Readings, videos, and conversational practice provide the student experience with the contemporary German idiom and culture. Grammar review and exposure to expressions used in everyday life enable the student to understand German of moderate difficulty as well as the customs and features of the German-speaking countries.

Prerequisite for 2010: 1020 or a demonstration of equivalent proficiency
Prerequisite for 2020: 2010 or a demonstration of equivalent proficiency
Offered: fall and spring