Modern Language Courses

Chinese (CHIN)

1114, 1124 Elementary Chinese I, II (5, 5) 1114-F; 1124-SP
This course is an introduction to the Chinese language and culture, with an emphasis on communication. It focuses on speaking and listening skills, as well as cultural knowledge. Students will also learn the appropriate gestures used in native speakers as part of their communications. Reading and writing will be introduced once students have become familiar with the Mandarin sounds.

Foreign Language (FL)

1xnV Special Topics/Courses (1-5) F, SP, SU
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)
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 culture of the country. Five hours of classwork per week supplemented by individual work on the computer or small group assignments. Prerequisite to 1124: French 1114 or equivalent with minimum grade of “C.” Lab Fee: $20.

2114, 2124 Intermediate French I, II (3, 3) 2113-F; 2123-SP
A continuation of grammar study, with emphasis on composition.  Students continue to build literacy and proficiency in French both orally and in writing.  Prerequisite: French 1124 or equivalent with minimum grade of “C.” 

3113 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3) F*
Study of problems in grammar and writing. (May be repeated for credit with prior approval.) Prerequisite: French 2022 and French 2123. 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 2022 and French 2123. (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 2022 and French 2123.

3143 Commercial French (3)
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 2022 and French 2123. Offered on demand. Lab Fee: $20.

3153 French Culture (3) SP*
A study of contemporary life in France and French-speaking 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 2022 and French 2123 or departmental permission. Offered upon sufficient demand.

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 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: French 2022 and French 2123 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 2022 and French 2123. French literature to 1800. Prerequisite: French 2022 and French 2123. Satisfies the general education humanities literature requirement.

4123 Survey of French Literature II (3) F*
French literature since 1800. Prerequisite: French 2022 and French 2123. French literature to 1800. Prerequisite: French 2022 and French 2123. Satisfies the general education humanities literature requirement.

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)
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, 102VGerman for Reading Knowledge I, II (1-3)
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 German I, II (5, 5) 1114-F; 1124-SP; 1114 and 1124-SU
An introduction to the German language including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, conversation, and culture of the country. Five hours of classwork per week supplemented by individual work on the computer or small group assignments. Prerequisite to 1124: German 1114 or equivalent with minimum grade of “C.” Lab Fee: $20.

2114, 2124 Intermediate German I, II (3, 3) 2113-F; 2123-SP
A continuation of grammar study, with emphasis on composition, and an introduction to the culture and literature of Germany. 2113 to be taken in conjunction with 2012, 2123 with 2022. Prerequisite: German 1125 or equivalent with minimum grade of “C.” Prerequisite to 2123: German 2113 or equivalent with minimum grade of “C.” 2113 corequisite to 2012; 2123 corequisite to 2022.

3113 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3) SP
Study of problems in grammar and writing. (May be repeated for credit with prior approval.) Prerequisite: German 2022 and German 2123. 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 2022 and German 2123. (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 2022 and German 2123. 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 2022 and German 2123. 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 2022 and German 2123 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 2022 and German 2123. 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 2022 and German 2123. 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)
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, 102VRussian for Reading Knowledge I, II (1-3)
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 Russian I, II (5, 5) 1114-F; 1124-SP; 1114 and 1124-SU
An introduction to the Russian language including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, conversation, and culture of the country. Five hours of classwork per week supplemented by individual work on the computer or small group assignments. (Note: Only one year of Russian is offered; this is offered only upon sufficient demand and is also dependent on scheduling availability.) Prerequisite to 1125: Russian 1115 or equivalent with minimum grade of “C.”

Spanish (SN)

101V, 102VSpanish for Reading Knowledge I, II (1-3)
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 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 culture of the country. Five hours of classwork per week supplemented by individual work on the computer or small group assignments. Prerequisite to 1124: Spanish 1114 or equivalent with minimum grade of “C.”

2114, 2124 Intermediate Spanish I, II (3, 3) 2113-F; 2123-SP
A continuation of grammar study, with emphasis on composition, conversation, and the culture and literature of Spain and Spanish America.  Prerequisite: Spanish 1124 with minimum grade of “C.” Prerequisite to 2123: Spanish 2113 or equivalent with minimum grade of “C.” 2113 corequisite to 2012; 2123 corequisite to 2022.

3143 Commercial Spanish (3) F, SP
Introduction to vocabulary, syntax, and composition, both oral and written, needed to prepare students to work in a Spanish-speaking business. Prerequisite: Spanish 2022 and Spanish 2123. 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 Hispanic Studies
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: Spanish 2022 and Spanish 2123 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 2022 and Spanish 2123. 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 2022 and Spanish 2123. (May be repeated for credit with prior approval.) Lab Fee: $20.

3453 Spanish-American Civilization (3) F*
A general introduction to the history and culture of Spanish America. Prerequisite: Spanish 2022 and Spanish 2123.

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 2022 and Spanish 2123. 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 2022 and Spanish 2123. Satisfies the general education humanities literature requirement.

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)
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