Modern Language Courses Offered

Chinese (CHI) courses

  • CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I

    This course is the first part of the introductory sequence in Chinese. Students acquire Novice Mid-level proficiency in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes and begin to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Chinese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330FallLANG 105 - Foreign Language I.
  • CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 101.

    This course is the second part of the introductory sequence in Chinese. Students reinforce Novice Mid-level proficiency and acquire Novice High-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Chinese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • CHI 201 Intermediate Chinese I

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 102.

    This course is the first part of the intermediate sequence in Chinese. Students reinforce Novice High-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Low-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Chinese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • CHI 202 Intermediate Chinese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 201.

    This course is the second part of the intermediate sequence in Chinese. Students reinforce Intermediate Low-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Mid-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Chinese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • CHI 297 Special Topics in Chinese

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in Chinese studies, including travel courses to Chinese-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or international component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. Variable content course. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Upon demand
  • CHI 311 Chinese Reading and Conversation

    Prerequisite: CHI 202.

    A course designed to develop and refine students' conversational and reading skills through short speeches, group discussion, free conversation and reading. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHI 312 Chinese Reading and Composition

    Prerequisite: CHI 202.

    This course is designed to help students strengthen and expand their reading and writing skills in Chinese through the reading of authentic Chinese articles, grammar review, and writing practice.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHI 410 Translation

    Prerequisite: CHI 312.

    Activities and exercises focused on oral and written translation for career fields. May be repeated once with different content.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHI 415 Business and Professional Chinese

    Prerequisite: CHI 312 or above.

    Introduction to Chinese language and culture as used in business and selected professions. Variable content course. May be repeated once with different content.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • CHI 498 Seminar Course in Chinese

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 202 or permission of instructor and department head.

    Supervised independent study in Chinese language, literature, and culture. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Upon demand

French (FRN) courses

  • FRN 101 Elementary French I

    This course is the first part of the introductory sequence in French. Students acquire Novice Mid-level proficiency in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes and begin to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of French-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330FallLANG 101 - French I.
  • FRN 102 Elementary French II

    Prerequisite: C or better in FRN 101.

    This course is the second part of the introductory sequence in French. Students reinforce Novice Mid-level proficiency and acquire Novice High-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of French-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330SpringLANG 102 - French II.
  • FRN 201 Intermediate French I

    Prerequisite: C or better in FRN 102.

    This course is the first part of the intermediate sequence in French. Students reinforce Novice High-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Low-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of French-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • FRN 202 Intermediate French II

    Prerequisite: C or better in FRN 201.

    This course is the second part of the intermediate sequence in French. Students reinforce Intermediate Low-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Mid-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of French-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • FRN 297 Special Topics in French

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in French studies, including travel-courses to French-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or inter-national component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. Variable content course. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Upon demand
  • FRN 300 Service Learning in French

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent registration in a French course at the 202 level or above.

    This service learning component for the existing French curriculum incorporates community service with classroom instruction to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service providing instruction or other community service in the Springfield-area schools and other community groups. May be repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1Fall, Spring
  • FRN 311 French Conversation

    Prerequisite: FRN 201.

    Oral practice in short speeches, group discussion and free conversation. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • FRN 312 French Grammar and Composition

    Prerequisite: FRN 202.

    Review of French grammar with writing practice.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • FRN 324 Topics in Francophone Linguistics

    Prerequisite: FRN 312.

    This course develops students' understanding of issues in Francophone linguistics by exploring such topics as phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics, history of the language, and regional and social language variation. The emphasis will most often be on the area of phonetics and phonology. May be repeated once with different content. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • FRN 326 Culture Populaire

    Prerequisite: FRN 202.

    History and culture of France and francophone countries; includes geography, philosophy and arts. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • FRN 335 L'Esprit francais

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 or permission of instructor.

    Through the study of artistic works, including fine arts, cinema, and literature, students will become more familiar with the origins, lives and influences of the most prominent Francophone figures and symbolic icons. Students will learn how to read, analyze, interpret, and discuss a wide selection of works and concepts in French; and to synthesize the material into an accurate and coherent picture of French literary and cultural developments. Variable content course. Repeatable up to 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • FRN 381 French Literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

    Prerequisite: FRN 312.

    A survey of authors, movements, ideas, and styles, e.g., Villon, Montaigne, Rabelais, Pascal, Rousseau.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • FRN 382 French Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Prerequisite: FRN 312.

    A survey of representative work, e.g., Hugo, Flaubert, Camus.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • FRN 410 Translation

    Prerequisite: FRN 312.

    Activities and exercises on oral and written translation focusing on career fields. May be repeated as course content changes up to 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • FRN 412 Le Cinema francophone

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 or permission of instructor.

    A study of culture, language, and literature through francophone film. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • FRN 414 Le Francais Vivant

    Prerequisite: FRN 202.

    A course designed to increase French fluency and comprehension, emphasizing modern, useful French as it is spoken today by natives. Students will explore the French language in a broad range of real everyday situations. Topics include idiomatic expressions, slang, spoken contractions, French non-verbal communication, and the language of the internet. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • FRN 415 Vivre et Travailler en francais

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 or permission of instructor.

    Social and business interactions in the francophone world. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • FRN 495 Advanced Undergraduate Seminar in French

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 and FRN 326 or permission of instructor.

    Study of advanced topics relating to language and proficiency development or literary and cultural themes in French or Francophone cultures. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • FRN 498 Seminar Course in French

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Supervised independent study in literature, linguistics or other restricted topics. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • FRN 590 Advanced French Grammar

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 or permission of instructor.

    Students improve their mastery of complex grammatical features in French through the analysis of authentic spoken and written texts. Through iterative processes of text development, they will produce advanced narratives on different themes. May be taught concurrently with FRN 690. Cannot receive credit for both FRN 590 and FRN 690.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall (odd-numbered years)
  • FRN 624 Advanced Topics in Francophone Linguistics

    Prerequisite: ENG 691 or MCL 691 or permission of instructor.

    This graduate seminar focuses on specific issues in Francophone linguistics. Topics may include the study of French in its social and political contexts, French phonetics and phonology, French syntax and morphology, language variation and change in the French-speaking world, historical perspectives, and developments in theoretical and applied French linguistics.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall (even-numbered years)
  • FRN 690 Advanced French Grammar

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Students improve their mastery of complex grammatical features in French through the analysis of authentic spoken and written texts. Through iterative processes of text development, they will produce advanced narratives on different themes. They will also explore theories pertaining to the acquisition of language structures, and related approaches to teaching grammar to second-language learners. May be taught concurrently with FRN 590. Cannot receive credit for both FRN 690 and FRN 590.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall (odd-numbered years)
  • FRN 725 Seminar in Francophone Literature and Culture

    This course will enhance students' language proficiency and cultural competence through the interpretation and analysis of selected literary, philosophical, and cultural texts from the Francophone tradition. Variable content course. May be repeated once with changed content.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • FRN 735 Advanced French Proficiency

    After an assessment of global language proficiency, students receive personalized guidance and selected periodic assessments to help them to strengthen their interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills in the target language. This course designation may also be used to grant credit for prior learning on the basis of established proficiency assessments.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3-12Upon demand

German (GRM) courses

  • GRM 101 Elementary German I

    This course is the first part of the introductory sequence in German. Students acquire Novice Mid-level proficiency in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes and begin to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of German-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330FallLANG 105 - Foreign Language I.
  • GRM 102 Elementary German II

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRM 101.

    This course is the second part of the introductory sequence in German. Students reinforce Novice Mid-level proficiency and acquire Novice High-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of German-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330SpringLANG 106 - Foreign Language II.
  • GRM 201 Intermediate German I

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRM 102.

    This course is the first part of the intermediate sequence in German. Students reinforce Novice High-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Low-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of German-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • GRM 202 Intermediate German II

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRM 201.

    This course is the second part of the intermediate sequence in German. Students reinforce Intermediate Low-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Mid-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of German-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • GRM 297 Special Topics in German

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in German studies, including travel-courses to German-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or inter-national component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Upon demand
  • GRM 300 Service Learning in German

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent registration in a German course at the 202 level or above.

    This service component for the existing German curriculum incorporates community service with classroom instruction to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service providing instruction or other community service in the Springfield-area schools and other community groups. May be repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1Fall, Spring
  • GRM 304 Conversational Strategies

    Prerequisite: GRM 201.

    This course will introduce students to strategies for conversing in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on building vocabulary, developing listening comprehension skills, learning how to construct discussions and to use appropriate expressions.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • GRM 311 German Reading and Conversation

    Prerequisite: GRM 202.

    A structured course designed to develop and refine students reading and conversational skills. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • GRM 312 German Composition

    Prerequisite: GRM 311.

    A writing intensive course designed to introduce students to a variety of text types. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the differences among the texts and student practice in preparing similar original texts. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • GRM 320 German Cinema

    Prerequisite: GRM 202.

    The survey of major films produced in Germany serves as a basis for the study of German culture, German language, and German literature. Course emphasizes the way that film content and theme development are useful in analyzing German language usage and culture in selected films. Subject will vary from semester to semester. Examples: History and Culture Through Film; From Novel to Film; East German Film; The Image of Women in Film. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • GRM 325 Kulturkunde der deutschsprachigen Lander

    Prerequisite: GRM 202.

    An introduction to major historical periods and cultural movements of the German-speaking countries. Study includes geography, history, philosophy and the arts. Variable content course. May be repeated up to 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • GRM 400 Praktikum

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    A focused course that students can combine with other German classes in order to pursue a special interest within the normal course content. May be repeated with a different content to a maximum of 3 credit hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • GRM 410 Translation

    Prerequisite: GRM 312.

    Activities and exercises focused on oral and written translation on career fields.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • GRM 415 German for Professional and Business Use

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    Focus on advanced speaking and reading proficiency for applied use in professional fields such as administration, international relations, global studies and business.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • GRM 455 Masterpieces of 19th Century German Literature

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    Selected works or authors from the 19th century. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • GRM 465 Masterpieces of 20th Century German Literature

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    Selected works or authors from the 20th century. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • GRM 475 Topics in German(ic) Literature and Culture

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    Selected topics in German(ic) literature and culture. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with GRM 375. Students enrolled in GRM 475 will complete more advanced assignments. Cannot receive credit for both GRM 375 and GRM 475.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • GRM 485 Thematic Approaches to German Literature

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    A survey of German literature across multiple centuries from the perspective of a particular theme. May be repeated once as topics change. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • GRM 495 Advanced Undergraduate Seminar in German

    Prerequisite: GRM 312 and GRM 325 or permission of instructor.

    Study of advanced topics relating to language and proficiency development or literary and cultural themes in German-language cultures. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • GRM 498 Seminar Course in German

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Supervised independent study in literature, linguistics or other restricted topics. May be repeated for no more than 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand

Japanese (JPN) courses

  • JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I

    This course is the first part of the introductory sequence in Japanese. Students acquire Novice Mid-level proficiency in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes and begin to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Japanese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330FallLANG 105 - Foreign Language I.
  • JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 101.

    This course is the second part of the introductory sequence in Japanese. Students reinforce Novice Mid-level proficiency and acquire Novice High-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Japanese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330SpringLANG 106 - Foreign Language II.
  • JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 102.

    This course is the first part of the intermediate sequence in Japanese. Students reinforce Novice High-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Low-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Japanese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 201.

    This course is the second part of the intermediate sequence in Japanese. Students reinforce Intermediate Low-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Mid-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Japanese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • JPN 297 Special Topics in Japanese

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in Japanese studies, including travel courses to Japanese-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or international component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Upon demand
  • JPN 311 Japanese Reading and Conversation

    Prerequisite: JPN 202.

    This course is designed to further develop and refine students' reading and speaking skills through readings of short texts, group discussions, and free conversation.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • JPN 312 Japanese Reading and Composition

    Prerequisite: JPN 202.

    This course is designed to help students strengthen and expand their reading and writing skills in Japanese through the reading of authentic Japanese articles, grammar review, writing and Kanji practice.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand

Spanish (SPN) courses

  • SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I

    This course is the first part of the introductory sequence in Spanish. Students acquire Novice Mid-level proficiency in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes and begin to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Spanish-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330Fall, SpringLANG 103 - Spanish I.
  • SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II

    Prerequisite: C or better in SPN 101.

    This course is the second part of the introductory sequence in Spanish. Students reinforce Novice Mid-level proficiency and acquire Novice High-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Spanish-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330Fall, SpringLANG 104 - Spanish II.
  • SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I

    Prerequisite: C or better in SPN 102.

    This course is the first part of the intermediate sequence in Spanish. Students reinforce Novice High-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Low-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Spanish-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

    Prerequisite: C or better in SPN 201.

    This course is the second part of the intermediate sequence in Spanish. Students reinforce Intermediate Low-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Mid-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Spanish-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • SPN 205 Spanish Proficiency Skills

    Prerequisite: C or better in SPN 201.

    This course focuses on the development of formal and informal oral communication skills through oral practice in authentic contexts stressing extensive vocabulary development and cultural information relevant to the Spanish-speaking world. Native and heritage speakers (students who grew up in households where Spanish was frequently spoken) must enroll in the heritage language section of this course. For details, contact a Spanish section faculty member.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • SPN 290 Comprehensive Grammar Review

    Prerequisite: SPN 202.

    This course is designed to review and practice previously-learned grammatical concepts in Spanish as well as to learn to recognize and use specific advanced structures in the Spanish language. To this end, students will expand their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar through practice in both spoken and written Spanish. This class will be conducted in Spanish. The content and pace of this course are based on the assumption that the student has formally studied Spanish in the recent past.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • SPN 297 Special Topics in Spanish

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in Spanish studies, including travel-courses to Spanish-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or international component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Upon demand
  • SPN 300 Service Learning in Spanish

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent registration in a Spanish course at the 202 level or above.

    This service component for the existing Spanish curriculum incorporates community service with classroom instruction to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service providing instruction or other community service in the Springfield-area schools and other community groups. May be repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1Fall, Spring
  • SPN 312 Spanish Composition

    Prerequisite: SPN 202 or SPN 205.

    This course targets the development of composition skills, focusing on intensive grammar review, vocabulary building, and the discursive and stylistic elements of a variety of written genres. Several essays will be assigned to help students to develop into effective writers in Spanish. Native and heritage speakers (students who grew up in households where Spanish was frequently spoken) must enroll in the heritage language section of this course. For details, contact a Spanish section faculty member.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • SPN 314 Advanced Spanish Proficiency Skills

    Prerequisite: SPN 205 and SPN 312.

    This course examines recent historical events and current popular trends and movements using multiple media sources (films, the internet, magazines, songs, music, photographs and television) to better understand contemporary Hispanic/Spanish culture. The focus of the course is on the development of topics for conversational content, analysis, presentations and written essays in Spanish.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • SPN 316 Spanish for the Professions

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Students will learn Spanish-language skills needed in the professional field in order to communicate with Spanish-speaking individuals. This course emphasizes specialized vocabulary building, role-play, and an understanding of Hispanic cultures. The linguistic and cultural insights learned in this course will prepare students to function better in a complex multilingual and multicultural society. Topics may include Spanish for law enforcement, social services, education, medicine, business, and communications.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • SPN 317 Medical Spanish

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    This course introduces students to Spanish terminology used in health care contexts. In addition to learning medical terminology, students practice and master basic concepts pertinent to communicating in Spanish with patients and health care providers. Students also practice straightforward medical interpreting scenarios.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • SPN 320 Hispanic Cinema

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    A survey of major, twentieth-century films produced in Spanish throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Course features a study of directors and works, technique of cinematography, film content and theme development, and analysis of Spanish-language usage and culture in selected films. The relationship between film and Spanish literature and art is also studied. Selected films are also viewed and studied over the course of the semester.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    331Spring
  • SPN 324 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Develops students' understanding of issues in Spanish linguistics by exploring such topics as phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics, history of the language, and regional and social language variation. Variable content course. May be repeated once with different content.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • SPN 325 Civilization of Spain

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Origin and development of Iberian culture; includes geography, history, philosophy and arts.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • SPN 326 Civilization of Spanish America

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Origin and development of Spanish American culture; includes geography, history, philosophy, and the arts.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • SPN 410 Translation

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Activities and exercises in oral and written translation focusing on career fields.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • SPN 415 Business and Professional Spanish

    Prerequisite: SPN 312 or higher.

    Specialized and intensive training in Spanish as used in business and selected professions.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • SPN 450 Modern Peninsular Literature

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Selected works or authors from Modern Peninsular literature. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • SPN 460 Spanish American Literature

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Selected works or authors from Spanish American Literature. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • SPN 480 Directed Readings

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • SPN 495 Advanced Undergraduate Seminar in Spanish

    Prerequisite: SPN 325 or SPN 326; and SPN 450 or SPN 460; or permission of instructor.

    Study of advanced topics relating to language and proficiency development or literary and cultural themes in Spanish or Hispanic cultures. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • SPN 510 Advanced Translation

    Prerequisite: SPN 410.

    Builds on the translation and interpreting skills acquired in SPN 410. Students will be exposed to a variety of translation theories and methods and will increase their overall language proficiency as they gain further practical translation experience in a number of genres. May be taught concurrently with SPN 610. Cannot receive credit for both SPN 610 and SPN 510.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • SPN 524 Advanced Topics in Hispanic Linguistics

    Prerequisite: SPN 324.

    This course focuses on specific issues in Hispanic linguistics with an emphasis on their applicability to learning and teaching Spanish. Topics may include the study of Spanish in its social and political contexts, Spanish phonetics and phonology, Spanish syntax and morphology, language variation and change in the Spanish-speaking world, historical perspectives, and developments in theoretical and applied Spanish linguistics. May be taught concurrently with SPN 624. Cannot receive credit for both SPN 524 and SPN 624.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring (odd-numbered years)
  • SPN 590 Advanced Spanish Grammar

    Prerequisite: SPN 312 or permission of instructor.

    Students improve their mastery of complex grammatical features in Spanish through analysis of authentic written texts and spoken language and through practice and application. May be taught concurrently with SPN 690. Cannot receive credit for both SPN 590 and SPN 690.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • SPN 610 Advanced Translation

    Builds on the translation and interpreting skills acquired in SPN 410. Students will be exposed to a variety of translation theories and methods and will increase their overall language proficiency as they gain further practical translation experience in a number of genres. May be taught concurrently with SPN 510. Cannot receive credit for both SPN 510 and SPN 610.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • SPN 624 Advanced Topics in Hispanic Linguistics

    This course focuses on specific issues in Hispanic linguistics with an emphasis on their applicability to learning and teaching Spanish. Topics may include the study of Spanish in its social and political contexts, Spanish phonetics and phonology, Spanish syntax and morphology, language variation and change in the Spanish-speaking world, historical perspectives, and developments in theoretical and applied Spanish linguistics. May be taught concurrently with SPN 524. Cannot receive credit for both SPN 524 and SPN 624.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring (odd-numbered years)
  • SPN 690 Advanced Spanish Grammar

    Students improve their mastery of complex grammatical features in Spanish through analysis of authentic written texts and spoken language and through practice and application. They will also explore theories pertaining to the acquisition of language structures and related approaches to teaching grammar to second language learners. May be taught concurrently with SPN 590. Cannot receive credit for both SPN 590 and SPN 690.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • SPN 725 Seminar in Hispanic Literature and Culture

    This course will enhance students' language proficiency and cultural competence through the interpretation and analysis of selected literary, philosophical, and cultural texts from the Hispanic tradition. Variable content course. May be repeated once with changed content.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • SPN 735 Advanced Spanish Proficiency

    After an assessment of global language proficiency, students receive personalized guidance and selected periodic assessments to help them to strengthen their interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills in the target language. This course designation may also be used to grant credit for prior learning on the basis of established proficiency assessments.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3-12Upon demand