Modern Language Courses

Chinese (CHIN) 

1114, 1124 Elementary Chinese I, II (4, 4) 1114-F; 1124-SP
?An introduction to the Chinese language including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar reading, writing, conversation and cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. Three hours of the Chinese-speaking world. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. Chinese 1114 and 1124 must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course. Note: Only one year of Chinese is offered; this is offered upon sufficient demand and is also dependent on scheduling availability. Prerequisite to Chinese 1124: Chinese 1114 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher. Lab fee: $20.

Foreign Language (FL)

1xnV Special Topics/Courses (1-5) F, SP, SU Offered on demand
Selected topics or special courses in language, literature, and culture as well as linguistics not available through the three language major programs (French, German, Spanish). Usually a combination of lecture, skill-building sessions, and laboratory or field experiences. Offered upon sufficient demand and subject to staff availability. Does not fulfill the B.A. foreign language requirement.

4514 Introduction to Teaching Foreign and Second Languages: Theory and Practice (4) F, SU*
Study of methods and materials for teaching foreign and second languages at all levels. Course is designed for foreign language teaching majors (French, German, Spanish), but does not count toward the 28-hour content major. To be taken prior to student teaching. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor (usually involves a background of three years of university-level foreign language or its equivalent.

French (FR)

101V, 102V French for Reading Knowledge I, II (1-3) Offered on demand
A two-semester sequence introducing grammar including extensive practice in content reading and foreign language reading techniques. The primary skill developed will be a reading knowledge of the language although oral practice will be used to enhance the speed and quality of learning. Available to 1) undergraduate and non-traditional students only as an elective on a credit basis (or as an audit) and to 2) graduate students as an audit (or as undergraduate credit; no graduate credit available). This course does not fulfill the undergraduate B.A. language requirement. Offered on demand.

1114, 1124 Elementary French I, II (4, 4) 1114-F; 1124-SP; 1114 and 1124-SU
An introduction to the French language including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, conversation and cultures of the Francophone world. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. French 1114 and 1124 must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course. Prerequisite to French 1124: French 1114 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher. Lab fee: $20.

2114, 2124 Intermediate French I, II (4, 4) 2114-F; 2124-SP
A continuation of the development of French language and culture skills, including an introduction to French civilization and literature. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. French 2114 and 2124 must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course. Prerequisite to French 2124: French 2114 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher. Lab fee: $20.

3113 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3) F*
Study of problems in grammar and writing. May be repeated for credit with prior approval. Prerequisite: French 2114 and French 2124. Lab Fee: $20.

3123 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics (3) SP*
Further training in the use of contemporary French in practical situations with emphasis on phonetic accuracy and conversational fluency. Prerequisite: French 2114 and French 2124. May be repeated for credit with prior approval. Lab Fee: $20.

3133 French Civilization (3) F*
A study of French culture as reflected in geography, history, art, architecture and music from earliest times through the nineteenth century. Prerequisite: French 2114 and French 2124. 

3143 Commercial French (3) Offered on demand
Introduction to vocabulary, syntax, and composition, both oral and written, needed to prepare students to work in a French-speaking business. Emphasis on practical business contact both written (business correspondence) and oral (directing business trips, meetings, marketing arrangements, import/export development). Prerequisite: French 2114 and French 2124. Lab Fee: $20.

3153 French Culture (3) SP*
A study of contemporary life in France and Frenchspeaking countries with emphasis on current events in cultural, socio-political, and economic areas. This involves a broadening of multicultural awareness through a comparison of American and French cultures. Prerequisite: French 2114 and French 2124 or departmental permission.

321V Intermediate Practicum in Foreign Language Teaching (1-3) F, SP
Upper-division language students may be selected to participate in teaching foreign language at the elementary school level. Students must confer with the chairman of the department in order to apply for this practicum.

333V Internship in Francophone Studies
This course is individually contracted through the department and offers the foreign language major the opportunity to gain a variety of onsite experiences in a work setting. Preliminary counseling, supervision during the activity and subsequent evaluation will be provided by the professor to whom the internship is assigned. Evaluation will be based on assessments by the Lipscomb professor and the workplace supervisor, on regular progress reports, and on a summary report at the end of the semester. The application process for this course must be completed the semester before the internship is to take place and prior to registration for the internship. Prerequisite: French 2114 and French 2124 and permission of both the major professor of French and the academic chair.

401V Independent Studies (1-5) F, SP, SU
Courses for students, mainly majors, who are capable of doing superior independent reading and research on various topics selected from French language and literature (including French Literature in English and the French Bible). A total of six hours is permitted toward the major.

4113 Survey of French Literature I (3) SP*
French literature to 1800. Prerequisite: French 2114 and French 2124. Satisfies the general education humanities literature requirement.

4123 Survey of French Literature II (3) F*
French literature since 1800. Prerequisite: French 2114 and French 2124. Satisfies the general education humanities literature requirement.

4153 Francophone Literature and Culture (3) SP*
A study of the intersections of language, literature, and culture in the French-speaking world. Working with short stories by authors from areas such as Québec, Haiti, Vietnam, and West African countries, students will develop critical thinking skills through contrasting knowledge of their native culture(s) with other cultures’ expressions of values and beliefs. A primary focus of the course is to develop literacy in French by creating opportunities to connect reading / writing with speaking, cultural awareness, and critical reflection. Prerequisites for this course: FR 2124, or sufficient placement test / CLEP scores.

452V Travel in French-Speaking Countries (1-5) F, SP, SU
Study tours, usually offered in the summer session, providing on-site investigation of historical and contemporary culture with suitable preparation and follow-up work. A total of five hours is permitted toward the major. Instructor’s contracted approval required.

4xnV Special Topics (1-5) Offered on demand
A variety of topics will be made available to the student. Topics will be chosen by the faculty and may include suggestions form advanced students. The course will provide an in-depth study of a particular topic which is normally not covered or is only briefly surveyed in the regular slate of courses. Offered with sufficient demand and subject to staff availability.

German (GE)

101V, 102V German for Reading Knowledge I, II (1-3) Offered on demand
A two-semester sequence introducing grammar including extensive practice in content reading and foreign language reading techniques. The primary skill developed will be a reading knowledge of the language although oral practice will be used to enhance the speed and quality of learning. Available to undergraduate and non-traditional students only as an elective on a credit basis (or as an audit) and to graduate students as an audit (or as undergraduate credit; no graduate credit available). This course does not fulfill the undergraduate B.A. language requirement.

1114, 1124 Elementary German I, II (4, 4) 1114-F; 1124-SP; 1114 and 1124-SU
An introduction to the German language including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, conversation and cultures of the Germanic world. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. German 1114 and 1124 must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course. Prerequisite to German 1124: German 1114 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher. Lab fee: $20.

2114, 2124 Intermediate German I,II (4,4) 2114-F;2124-SP
A continuation of the development of German language and culture skills, including an introduction to Germanic civilization and literature. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. German 2114 and 2124 must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course. Prerequisite to German 2124: German 2114 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher. Lab fee: $20.

3113 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3) SP
Study of problems in grammar and writing. May be repeated for credit with prior approval. Prerequisite: German 2114 and German 2124. Lab Fee: $20.

3123 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics (3) F
Further training in the use of contemporary German in practical situations with emphasis on phonetic accuracy and conversational fluency. Prerequisite: German 2114 and German 2124. May be repeated for credit with prior approval. Lab Fee: $20.

3133 German Historical Culture (3) F*
A study of Germanic and German culture as reflected in mythology, literature, geography, history, art, architecture and music from the earliest times down to the beginning of the modern period. A literary emphasis will concern texts from the Germanic, Old High German, Middle High German, and Early New High German periods as well as the Barock and Enlightenment movements. Prerequisite: German 2114 and German 2124. Satisfies the general education humanities literature requirement.

3143 Commercial German (3) SP*
Introduction to vocabulary, syntax, and composition, both oral and written, needed to prepare students to work in German-speaking business situations. Prerequisite: German 2114 and German 2124. Lab Fee: $20.

321V Intermediate Practicum in Foreign Language Teaching (1-3) F, SP 
Upper-division language students may be selected to participate in teaching foreign language at the elementary school level. Students must confer with the chairman of the department in order to apply for this practicum.

333V Internship in Germanistik
This course is individually contracted through the department and offers the foreign language major the opportunity to gain a variety of on-site experiences in a work setting. Preliminary counseling, supervision during the activity and subsequent evaluation will be provided by the professor to whom the internship is assigned. Evaluation will be based on assessments by the Lipscomb professor and the workplace supervisor, on regular progress reports,and on a summary report at the end of the semester. The application process for this course must be completed the semester before the internship is to take place and prior to registration for the internship. Prerequisite: German 2114 and German 2124 and permission of both the major professor of German and the academic chair.

401V Independent Studies (1-5) F, SP, SU
Courses for students, mainly majors, who are capable of doing superior independent reading and research on various topics selected from German language, literature and culture (including German Literature in English, Theological German, Scientific German, Old English, the Romantic Fairy Tale). A total of six hours is permitted toward the major.

4113 Survey of German Literature I (3) F*
German literature from 1700 to 1840. Literary and cultural survey from the Enlightenment period through 19th-century Romanticism (including Storm and Stress, Classicism, Romanticism, and das Junge Deutschland). Prerequisite: German 2114 and German 2124. Satisfies the general education humanities literature requirement.

4123 Survey of German Literature II (3) SP*
German literature since 1840. Survey of post-Romantic German literary movements (Realism, Naturalism) in the 19th century and primary literary figures in the 20th century (Hauptmann, Kafka, Mann, Hesse, Brecht, Boll, Grass) with emphasis on the Novelle of Poetic Realism and on the contemporary short story. Prerequisite: German 2114 and German 2124. Satisfies the general education humanities literature requirement.

452V Travel in German-Speaking Countries (1-5) F, SP, SU
Study tours, usually offered in the summer session, providing on-site investigation of historical and contemporary culture with suitable preparation and follow-up work. A total of five hours is permitted toward the major. Instructor’s contracted approval required.

4xnV Special Topics (1-5) Offered on demand
A variety of topics will be made available to the student. Topics will be chosen by the faculty and may include suggestions form advanced students. The course will provide an in-depth study of a particular topic which is normally not covered or is only briefly surveyed in the regular slate of courses. Offered with sufficient demand and subject to staff availability.

Russian (RU)

101V, 102V Russian for Reading Knowledge I, II (1-3) Offered on demand
A two-semester sequence introducing grammar including extensive practice in content reading and foreign language reading techniques. The primary skill developed will be a reading knowledge of the language although oral practice will be used to enhance the speed and quality of learning. Available to 1) undergraduate and non-traditional students only as an elective on a credit basis (or as an audit) and to 2) graduate students as an audit (or as undergraduate credit; no graduate credit available). This course does not fulfill the undergraduate B.A. language requirement.

1114, 1124 Elementary Russian I, II (4, 4) 1114-F; 1124-SP; 1114 and 1124-SU Offered on demand
An introduction to the Russian language including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, conversation and cultures of the Russian-speaking world. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. Russian 1114 and 1124 must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course. Note: Only one year of Russian is offered; this is offered only upon sufficient demand and is also dependent on scheduling availability. Prerequisite to Russian 1124: Russian 1114 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher. Lab fee: $20.

Spanish (SN)

101V, 102V Spanish for Reading Knowledge I, II (1-3) Offered on demand
A two-semester sequence introducing grammar including extensive practice in content reading and foreign language reading techniques. The primary skill developed will be a reading knowledge of the language although oral practice will be used to enhance the speed and quality of learning. Available to 1) undergraduate and non-traditional students only as an elective on a credit basis (or as an audit) and to 2) graduate students as an audit (or as undergraduate credit; no graduate credit available). This course does not fulfill the undergraduate B.A. language requirement.

1114, 1124 Elementary Spanish I, II (4, 4) 1114-F; 1124-SP; 1114 and 1124-SU
An introduction to the Spanish language including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, conversation and cultures of the Hispanic world. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. Spanish 1114 and 1124 must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course. Prerequisite to Spanish 1124: Spanish 1114 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher. Lab fee: $20.

2114, 2124 Intermediate Spanish I, II (4, 4) 2114-F; 2124-SP; 2114 and 2124- SU
A continuation of the development of Spanish language and culture skills, including an introduction to Spanish civilization and the literature of Spain and Spanish America. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. Spanish 2114 and 2124 must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course. Prerequisite to Spanish 2124: Spanish 2114 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher. Lab fee: $20

3143 Commercial Spanish (3) F, SP Offered on demand
Introduction to vocabulary, syntax, and composition, both oral and written, needed to prepare students to work in a Spanish-speaking business. Prerequisite: Spanish 2114 and Spanish 2124. Lab Fee: $20.

321V Intermediate Practicum in Foreign Language Teaching (1-3) F, SP
Upper-division language students may be selected to participate in teaching foreign language at the elementary school level. Students must confer with the chair of the department in order to apply for this practicum.

333V Internship in Hispanic Studies
This course is individually contracted through the department and offers the foreign language major the opportunity to gain a variety of onsite experiences in a work setting. Preliminary counseling, supervision during the activity and subsequent evaluation will be provided by the professor to whom the internship is assigned. Evaluation will be based on assessments by the Lipscomb professor and the workplace supervisor, on regular progress reports, and on a summary report at the end of the semester. The application process for this course must be completed the semester before the internship is to take place and prior to registration for the internship. Prerequisite: Spanish 2114 and Spanish 2124 and permission of both the major professor of Spanish and the academic chair.

3413 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3) F*
Study of problems in grammar and writing. (May be repeated for credit with prior approval.) Prerequisite: Spanish 2114 and Spanish 2124. Lab Fee: $20.

3423 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics (3) SP*
Intense practice in conversing with other students, performing in skits, giving reports, and making talks on a variety of useful topics. Prerequisite: Spanish 2114 and Spanish 2124. (May be repeated for credit with prior approval.) Lab Fee: $20.

3433 Spanish Civilization (3) F*
A general introduction to the history and culture of Spain. Prerequisite: Spanish 2114 and Spanish 2124. 3453 Spanish-American Civilization (3) F* A general introduction to the history and culture of Spanish America. Prerequisite: Spanish 2114 and Spanish 2124.

401V Independent Studies (1-5) F, SP, SU
Courses for students, mainly majors who are capable of doing superior independent reading and research on various topics selected from Spanish literature and language. A total of six hours is permitted toward the major.

4413 Survey of Spanish Literature (3) SP*
A general overview of representative literary works from the Middle Ages to modern times. Reading and analysis of major authors. Prerequisite: Spanish 2114 and Spanish 2124. Satisfies the general education humanities literature requirement.

4423 Survey of Spanish-American Literature (3) SP*
A general overview of representative literary works from colonial to modern times. Reading and analysis of major authors. Prerequisite: Spanish 2114 and Spanish 2124. Satisfies the general education humanities literature requirement.

4453 Hispanic Cinema (3) SP*
An introduction to the language of cinema in Spanish. Students will watch important films from the Hispanic world, then discuss how directors use elements of film art such as cinematography, narrative structure, editing, and sound to tell their stories. Students will broaden their ability to analyze film by reading selected works of film theory. Prerequisite: Spanish 2124 or equivalent.

452V Travel in Spanish-Speaking Countries (1-5) F, SP, SU
Study tours, usually offered in the summer session, providing on-site investigation of historical and contemporary culture with suitable preparation and follow-up work. A total of five hours is permitted toward the major. Instructor’s contracted approval required.

4xnV Special Topics (1-5) Offered on demand
A variety of topics will be made available to the student. Topics will be chosen by the faculty and may include suggestions from advanced students. The course will provide an in-depth study of a particular topic which is normally not covered or is only briefly surveyed in the regular slate of courses. Offered with sufficient demand and subject to staff availability.

*Offered in alternate years