Foreign Languages (FRLN)
Modern and Classical Languages
310 Outside of Hitler’s Shadow: Germany in its Global Context (3:3:0) Prerequisites: completion of concurrent enrollment in all other general education courses. Critical examination of images of Nazis, Hitler, and Holocaust in media, popular culture. Course seeks to demystify and deglamorize such images while highlighting philosophical, cultural, and scientific contributions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
330 Topics in World Literature (3:3:0) Prerequisites: ENGL 101 and 45 credits, or permission of instructor. Major works of world literature with varying perspectives and topics, such as specific cultures, histories, myths, or music and the arts, as represented in literature. All course work in English. May be taken toward fulfilling literature requirement of baccalaureate degrees. May be repeated twice when course content substantially differs, with permission of department.
380 Topics in the Sociopolitics of Language (3:3:0)Prerequisites: ENGL 101 and 45 credits, or permission of instructor. Topics will address relationship between language and other social and cultural systems (macro sociolinguistics), and critical study of people’s ideas about language (language ideology). Utilizes comparative approach to explore ways people use language to perform and communicate various social identities and categories; how and why people attach social meanings and values to particular ways of using language; development of official and unofficial language policies; and impact of language policies.
431/ENGL 431/ HIST 431 Medieval Intellectual Topics (3:3:0)May be taken for credit by English or history majors. Focuses on topic in intellectual history of Middle Ages. Emphasizes literary or historical, depending on discipline of instructor. Relevant material may be drawn from philosophy, theology, and art.
510 Bibliography and Research in Foreign Languages and Literature (3:3:0) Prerequisite: graduate standing, or permission of department. Use of basic bibliographical tools and methodologies for scholarly research in French, German, and Spanish. Taught in cooperation with university library staff. Conducted in English.
525 Literary Translation (3:3:0) Prerequisite: graduate standing, or permission of instructor. Advanced work in literary translation. Critical approach and analysis of diverse texts such as poetry, drama, essay, and novel excerpts.
550, 551 Special Topics (3:3:0) Themes, periods, or genres vary from semester to semester. Focuses on topics that incorporate one or more languages taught in department, but instruction is in English. May be repeated for credit with permission of department.
565 Theory of Translation (3:3:0) Lectures on nature, function of translating process. Evaluates theories of translation with respect to text typology. Critiques selected translations from target languages to English and vice versa.
572 Integrating Technology into Language Learning (3:3:0)Prerequisites: graduate standing or permission of department, language teaching methods course, and language teaching experience; or permission of instructor. Explores pedagogical and theoretical basis for integrating interactive technologies into language learning programs, and examines potential for learning, teaching, testing, and research. Includes hands-on analysis and evaluation of materials. Prior experience with technology not required.
573 Basic Issues in Language Pedagogy (3:3:0) Prerequisites: graduate standing or permission of department, language teaching methods course, and language teaching experience; or permission of instructor. Explores major issues controversial in language pedagogy. Topics include communicative competence as pedagogical goal, role of explicit grammar teaching, proficiency movement, cultural authenticity, student-centered learning, and technology.
590 Internship and Seminar in Translation (3:3:0)Prerequisite: admission to translation certificate program. Internships are nonpaying, work-study positions that focus on the practice of translation. Qualified students placed with area institutions, interest groups, agencies, or corporations. Placement depends on availability of positions.
600 Workshop in Foreign Languages (1-6:0:0) In-service workshops, tours, and seminars on selected topics in literature, language, bilingualism, culture, methodology. May not usually be applied toward MA in modern and classical languages.
620 Literary Theory and Criticism (3:3:0) Studies nature of literary work, and analyzes contemporary critical approaches to literature. May not be taken for credit by students who previously received credit for FRLN 615.
650 The Teaching of Culture in Foreign Language Programs (3:3:0)Purpose and methods of study of culture, with emphasis on strategies and techniques for teaching culture in foreign language programs.
660 Approaches to the Study of Language (3:3:0) Linguistics and its relationship to other disciplines, including study of generative grammar with syntactic problems drawn from commonly taught foreign languages.
670 Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (3:3:0) Theories, methods, and strategies of second and foreign language learning and teaching. May not be taken by students who have completed FRLN 570.