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Department of Foreign Languages

Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Bachelor of Arts Degree in French
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish
Course Descriptions

The Department of Foreign Languages offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in French and in Spanish.  It also offers a minor concentration in French and in Spanish.  Students completing the program find employment in the global economic marketplace.  The programs also prepare students for graduate study and professional schools.

Faculty
Associate Professors: Diallo, Mary; McIntosh, Yvonne; Norman, James Earl and Trujillo, Evelyn
Assistant Professors: Ramos, Johanna
Lab Director: Cardwell, Juanita

Major Requirements:
A student pursuing the B.A. degree in French or in Spanish is required to complete thirty (30) semester hours of course work in French or in Spanish beyond the intermediate level (2220).  Students enrolled in major or minor programs of study must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.25.

Minor Requirements:
Students wishing to minor in French or in Spanish must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) hours above the 2200 level unless otherwise stipulated by their major department.  A prospective minor is advised to consult the department chairman before enrolling in any upper level SPN/FRE 3000 or 4000 course.
Curriculum Guides

Bachelor of Arts Degree in French
Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 1101, 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills I, II...................................................6
MAC 1105, MGF 1106 College Algebra/Liberal Arts Math.............................................6
FRE 1120, 1121 Elementary French I, II or Honors French 1120/1121 Lab...................8
PSC 1121  Physical Science/Lab (or AST 1002 or PHY Prefix).....................................4
BSC 1005 Biological Science/Lab..................................................................................4
SLS 1101 Orientation.....................................................................................................0
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Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
Humanities electives.......................................................................................................6
FRE 2220/2221 Intermediate French/Lab......................................................................8
ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology or SYG 2000 or PSY 2011...............................3
AMH 2091 African American History or AFA 3104 African American Experience..........3
CGS 1060 Computers for General Studies....................................................................3
Electives.........................................................................................................................6
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Junior YearSem. Hrs.
FRW 3100 Survey I........................................................................................................3
FRE 3350 Readings in French Literature.......................................................................3
FRW 3750 African Literature I........................................................................................3
FRW 3101 Survey II.......................................................................................................3
FRE 3500 French Civilization or FRE 3440 Business French........................................3
FRE 3410 Advanced Conversation................................................................................3
FRW 3420 Medieval and Renaissance Literature..........................................................3
Electives.........................................................................................................................12
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Senior Year Sem. Hrs.
FRW 3751 African Literature II.......................................................................................3
FRW 3433 Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century French Literature..............................3
FRW 4930 Special Studies in French.............................................................................3
FRW 3460 Nineteenth Century.......................................................................................3
FRW 3480 Twentieth Century.........................................................................................3
FRE 3780 Phonetics.......................................................................................................3
FRE 4400 French Conversation and Composition.........................................................3
Electives.........................................................................................................................9
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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish
Freshman YearSem. Hrs.
ENC 1101, 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills I, II...................................................6
MAC 1105, MGF 1106 College Algebra/Liberal Arts Math.............................................6
SPN 1120, 1121 Elementary Spanish I, II or Honors Spanish 1120/1121 Lab...............8
PSC 1121 Physical Science/Lab (or AST 1002 or PHY Prefix)......................................4
BSC 1005 Biological Science/Lab..................................................................................4
SLS 1101 Orientation.....................................................................................................0
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Sophomore YearSem. Hrs.
Humanities electives.......................................................................................................6
SPN 2220/2221 Intermediate Spanish/Lab....................................................................8
SPN 2240 Advanced Spanish Conversation..................................................................3
ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology or SYG 2000 or PSY 2011...............................3
AMH 2091 African American History or AFA 3104 African American Experience..........3
CGS 1060 Computers for General Studies....................................................................3
Electives.........................................................................................................................3
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Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
SPN 3420 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Syntax.....................................................3
SPW 3100 Survey of Spanish Literature I......................................................................3
SPW 3130 Survey of Spanish American Literature I......................................................3
SPN 3520 Span. Amer. Civ. And Culture.......................................................................3
SPT 3509 Intro. to Translation: Practicum or Elective....................................................3
SPT 3800 Intro. to Translation Theory or Elective..........................................................3
Electives.........................................................................................................................12
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Senior YearSem. Hrs.
SPW 3101 Survey of Spanish Literature II.....................................................................3
SPW 3131 Survey of Spanish American Literature II.....................................................3
SPW 4310 Masterpieces of Hispanic Drama.................................................................3
SPW 4271 Masterpieces of Hispanic Fiction..................................................................3
SPW 4342 Masterpieces of Hispanic Poetry..................................................................3
SPW 4771 Black Themes in Afro-Hispanic Literature....................................................3
SPW 4604 Cervantes.....................................................................................................3
SPN 4840 History of the Spanish Language..................................................................3
SPN 4780 Linguistic Structure of Spanish Language.....................................................3
Electives.........................................................................................................................6
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FRE 1120 Elementary French I (3,1) Introduction to the French language and culture; basic grammar listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Lecture/Laboratory.
FRE 1121 Elementary French II (3,1) Prereq: FRE 1100 or equivalent.  Introduction to the French language and culture; basic grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Lecture/Laboratory.
FRE 2220 Intermediate French (3,1) Prereq: FRE 1101 or equivalent.  Continuation of study of the French language and culture.  Emphasis on intermediate grammar and further development of basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Lecture/Laboratory.
FRE 2221 Intermediate French II (3,1) Prereq: FRE 2200 or equivalent.  Continuation of study of the French language and culture.  Emphasis on intermediate grammar and further development of basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Lecture/Laboratory.
FRE 3700 Introduction to Linguistics (3) Introductory study of general linguistics and the major branches of linguistic analysis in relation to the French language.
FRE 3350 Readings in French Literature (3) A study of selected French literature texts (en francais facile) designed to introduce students to major French authors and build vocabulary and critical skills.
FRE 3500 French Civilization (3) Prereq: FRE 2201 or equivalent.  A survey of French civilization .  Authentic texts will be used to highlight aspects of French history, art, government, education, and media to promote cross-cultural understanding.
FRE 3410 Advanced Conversation (3) Prereq: FRE 3780 or approval of instructor.  A continuation of French Conversation.  The course is designed to perfect oral proficiency in French conversation and communication.
FRE 3420 Advanced French Grammar and Syntax (3).  Prereq:      FRE 2201 or equivalent.  A thorough review of French grammar and syntax as well as initiating the student in writing complex structures in French.
FRE 3780 Phonetics (3) Prereq: FRE 2201 or equivalent.  Study of phonetics as an aid to pronunciation.  Emphasis is on phonetic transcription, correct pronunciation, and parosody.
FRE 4400 French Conversation and Composition (3) Prereq: FRE 2201 or equivalent.  A systematic review of grammar, techniques of composition and style, and the development of correct and effective expression in French.
FRW 3100 Survey of French Literature I (3) Prereq: FRE 2201 or equivalent.  Study of representative works and excerpts which reflect major trends in French literature from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century.
FRW 3101 Survey of French Literature  II (3) Prereq: FRW 3100.  Study of representative texts which reflect major trends in French literature from the 18th Century to the present.
FRW 3433 Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century French Literature (3) Study of representative literary texts which reflect Classicism as a literary movement as well as the Age of Enlightenment.
FRW 3460 Nineteenth Century French Literature (3) Study of the works of major authors including Lamartine, Hugo, Balzac, Zola, and Stendhal as representative of Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism.
FRW 3480 Twentieth Century French Literature (3) Study of the works of major literary movements such as Surrealism, Existentialism, Theatre of the Absurd, and Nouveau Roman.
FRW 3750 African Literature (3) Introduction to francophone African literature and the socio-historical conditions favoring its early growth and development through 1950.
FRW 3751 African Literature II (3) Francophone African Literature from the 1960’s to the present, including literary responses to societal issues.
FRW 4930 Special Studies in French (1-4) Specialized studies in the French language and/or literature.  This includes panorama of literature, civilization and culture, composition and oral expression.
SPN 1120 Elementary Spanish I (3,1) Introduction to the study of the Spanish language and culture; basic grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Lecture/Laboratory.
SPN 1121 Elementary Spanish II (3,1) Prereq: SPN 1100 or equivalent.  Continuation of the study of the Spanish language and culture; intermediate grammar and further development of basic skills.  Lecture/Laboratory.
SPN 2220 Intermediate Spanish I (3,1) Prereq: SPN 1101 or equivalent.  Continuation of the study of the Spanish language and culture; intermediate grammar and further development of basic skills.  Lecture/Laboratory.
SPN 2221 Intermediate Spanish II (3,1) Prereq: SPN 2200 or equivalent.  Continuation of the study of the Spanish language and culture; intermediate grammar and further development of basic skills Lecture/Laboratory.
SPN 2240 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3) Prereq: SPN 2201, equivalent, or permission of instructor.  Intensive practice in the spoken and written language on topics selected from literature, art, psychology, music, business, and the sciences.
SPN 3420 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Syntax (3) Prereq: SPN 2201 or equivalent.  Advanced practice in the grammatical structure of the language, including an intensive review of syntax and usage.
SPN 3500 Spanish Civilization and Culture I (3) Prereq: SPN 2201, equivalent, or permission of instructor.  A study of the history, geography, art, attitudes, and customs of the Spanish people from the Middle Ages to the Golden Century.
SPN 3520 Spanish American Civilization (3) Study of the history, geography, art, attitudes and customs of Spanish Americans from pre-Columbian civilization through the 20th Century.
SPN 3525 Spanish Civilization and Culture II (3) Prereq: SPN 2201, equivalent, or permission of the instructor.  A continuation of SPN 3500.  A study of the history, geography, art, attitudes, and customs of the Spanish people from the Golden Century to the Spanish Civil War.
SPN 4780 Linguistic Structure of the Spanish Language (3) Prereq: SPN 3420.  A study of modern Spanish morphology and syntax and intensive practice in articulation.
SPN 4840 History of the Spanish Language (3) Prereq: SPN 3420.  Study of the formation of internal and external forces contributing to the development of the language.
SPN 4905 Directed Individual Study (1-4) Prereq: Permission of instructor.  Individually supervised reading and/or research on a topic or project agreed upon by student and supervisor.  This course is intended for advanced students.  Credit hours and research topic are to be arranged prior to registration.
SPN 4930 Special Studies in Spanish (1-4) Specialized studies in Spanish language and/or literature.  This includes: Panorama of Literature Civilization and Culture Composition & Oral Expression.
SPT 3800 Introduction to Translation (3) Prereq: Permission of the instructor.  An intensive application of translation theory.
SPT 3890 Introduction to Translation: Practicum (3) Prereq: Permission of the instructor.  An intensive application of translation theory.
SPW 3100 Survey of Spanish Literature I (3) Prereq: SPN 2201, equivalent, or permission of instructor.  Spanish literature studied within the framework of the arts and humanities from the beginning of Romance poetry through the Golden Age.
SPW 3101 Survey of Spanish Literature II (3) Prereq: SPN 2201, equivalent, or permission of instructor.  A continuation of SPW 3100 from beginning of the Bourbon reign through contemporary movements.
SPW 3131 Survey of Spanish/American Literature II (3) Prereq: SPN 2201, equivalent, or permission of instructor.  Spanish American literature from modernism through contemporary movements.
SPW 3130 Survey of Spanish/American Literature I (3) Prereq: SPN 2201, equivalent, or permission of instructor.  A study of the literature of Spanish America from the pre-Columbian era to modernism. 
SPW 4271 Masterpieces of Hispanic Fiction (3) Prereq: SPN 2240.  Study of novels and short stories by Borges, Carpentier, Cortazar, Gallegos, Garcia Marquez, Quiroga, Vargas-Llosa, and Icaza.
SPW 4310 Masterpieces of Hispanic Drama (3) Prereq: SPN 2240.  Works of outstanding Hispanic authors from the Golden Age to the present.
SPW 4342 Masterpieces of Hispanic Poetry (3) Prereq: SPN 3420.  Study of outstanding Hispanic authors from the Golden Age to the present.
SPW 4362 Literature of the Conquest  (3) Prereq: SPN 2240.  Exploration of the idea of the New World from conquest to independence, as revealed in the prose and poetry written from the sixteenth through the eighteenth century.
SPW 4604 Cervantes   (3) Prereq: SPN 3420.  A study of the classic work, Don Quijote de la Mancha.
SPW 4771 Black Themes in Afro-Hispanic Literature   (3) Prereq: SPN 3420.  Study of the major works by Nicolas Guillen, Alejo Carpentier, Manuel Zapata Oliveilla, Nicomedes Santa Cruz, Quince Duncan, Adalberto Ortiz, and Nelson Estupinan-Bass.