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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

LANGUAGES FOREIGN (LG)

LG 110    World Languages    3 cr   

The general aim of this introductory-level course is to ground students in a basic understanding of the social, political, economic and cultural realities of language around the globe, including the importance of mastering one or more languages other than one's native tongue. Students taking the course will profit from an understanding of language value in the global marketplace and will gain new insight into their own native language through a brief examination of the structures of several of the world's major languages. The course may feature guest presenters and will also discuss techniques of language acquisition.   

LG 190    Special Topics    1-3 cr   

Topics to be determined by student need and interest. Course may be repeated when content varies.   

LG 205    Foreign Literatures in Translation (W)     3 cr   

A varying-content course designed to introduce the student to selected major works of one language other than English. Works from English-speaking countries may occasionally be used for the purpose of cross-cultural comparison. The student may choose from a number of specific topics that will be designated prior to each semester. All readings and discussions are in English. May be repeated for credit when course content varies. Foreign Language majors wishing to have one or several of these courses count toward their major must seek prior approval from their advisor. Pre-requisite: EH 102.   

LG 284    Japanese History in Film and Literature    3 cr   
This course will introduce students to major themes in recent Japanese history, including samurai culture and other issues pertaining to social class, Westernization, the postwar family, sixties radicalism, and recent popular culture. Students will explore these themes through Japanese film and literature, and will thus become familiar with major directors, including Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozo, and Juzo Itami and novelists such as Junchiro Tanizaki and Yukio Mishima. Identical to HY 284 and CA 284. Credit cannot be received for both LG 284 and HY 284 or CA 284.   
LG 290    Special Topics    1-3 cr   

Topics to be determined by student need and interest. Course may be repeated when content varies.   

LG 305    Studies in Gender and Writing    3 cr   

A varying-content course that provides an in-depth study of gender-related questions in a literary and cross-cultural context. Unless otherwise indicated, all readings and discussions are in English. May be repeated for credit when course content varies. Foreign Language majors wishing to have one or several of these courses count toward their major must seek prior approval from their advisor. Pre-requisite: EH 102.   

LG 348    19th Century Philosophy and Literary Theory    3 cr   

An examination of selected themes and issues in 19th Century Continental Philosophy and Literary Theory. Topics may include Idealism, Romanticism, Existentialism, Marxism, and Freudianism. Identical with PHL 348 and EH 348. Credit cannot be received for both LG 348 and PHL 348 or EH 348. (For LG credit, students will be required to do some coursework in their language of concentration).   

LG 349    20th Century Philosophy and Literary Theory    3 cr   

An examination of selected themes and issues in 20th Century Continental Philosophy and Literary Theory. Topics may include Phenomenology, Existentialism, Hermeneutics, Structuralism, and Poststructuralism. Identical with PHL 349 and EH 349. Credit cannot be received for both LG 349 and PHL 349 or EH 349. (For LG credit, students will be required to do some coursework in their language of concentration).   

LG 390     Special Topics     1-3 cr    
Topics to be determined by student need and interest. Course may be repeated up to three times when content varies for a total of 12 hours. A subtitle identifying the topic will be noted on the student's record.    
LG 394    Directed Studies: Pre-Study Abroad    1 cr   

Working under the direction of their faculty advisor, language majors will prepare for their required study abroad experience through an examination of selected country-specific readings as well as cross-cultural orientation materials. Pre-requisite: completion of intermediate sequence in student's concentration or equivalent.   

LG 480    Senior Seminar (C)    3 cr   

This course is designed to broaden and enhance the study-abroad experience and to serve as a capstone to their foreign-language major. Building on the study-abroad experience, students will (1) contextualize their experience through readings, (2) continue their experience by maintaining consistent contact with the target culture, and (3) communicate their experience and their enhanced understanding of topics such as culture shock, culture stereotypes, cultural metaphors, and cross cultural comparisons of behavior and mind-set. Classes will consist of lectures, discussions of readings, an important research and technical component in order to insure that students have attained the appropriate computing, Internet, research, and multimedia skills for the discipline. Offered in fall semester only. Pre-requisite: completion of the Study Abroad requirement. This course satisfies computer requirement.   

LG 490    Special Topics    1-6 cr   

Topics to be determined by student need and interest. Course may be repeated up to four times when content varies for a total of 16 hours. A subtitle identifying the topic will be noted on the student's record.    

LG 492    Seminar    1-3 cr   

A course designed for advanced students to pursue a special topic in depth through readings, critical discussions, and delivery of a seminar paper. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Pre-requisite: Normally limited to juniors and seniors.   

LG 494    Directed Studies     1-3 cr   

Directed study under the supervision of a member of the Foreign Language faculty. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Pre-requisite: Permission of the department chair.   
LG 496     Internship    1 - 3 cr    
Supervised professional work with mandatory reading list and written report. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Pre-requisite: Permission of the Department Chair.    

LG 499    Senior Honors Project     3-6 cr   

Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor honors students will identify and carry out a research project, relevant to the field of foreign language study, that will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty chaired by the honors mentor.   

LG 590    Special Topics     1-3 cr   

Topics to be determined by student need and interest. Content will vary. A subtitle identifying the topic will be entered on the student's record.   

LG 592    Seminar    1-3 cr   

A course designed for graduate students to pursue a special topic in depth through readings, critical discussions, and delivery of a seminar paper.   

LG 594    Directed Studies     1-3 cr   

Directed study under the supervision of a member of the Foreign Languages and Literatures faculty having Graduate Faculty status. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Pre-requisite: Permission of department chair.   
FRENCH   

LG 111    Introductory French I    3 cr   

The first of a two-semester sequence in introductory French. The goal of the two-semester sequence is to achieve a basic proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French, and to acquire basic knowledge of French-speaking cultures. Fee. Core Course.   

LG 112    Introductory French II    3 cr   

The second semester of the introductory course. Pre-requisite: LG 111 or equivalent. Fee. Core Course.   

LG 113     Accelerated Introductory French (Honors)    6 cr   

A one-semester intensive first-year course for highly motivated students with prior instruction in the language, i.e., students who have recently completed a minimum of two years of high school French with a "B" average or better. This course covers the material taught in LG 111 and LG 112 and satisfies the Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. By permission of the instructor. Usually taught in the fall semester. Fee.   

LG 211    Intermediate French I     3 cr   

The first of a two-semester sequence in intermediate French. A continuation of the training necessary to achieve fluency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing French. A comprehensive grammar review is complemented by elaboration of grammatical topics and lexical development beyond the scope of Introductory French I and II. Readings of literary and cultural texts treating French-speaking areas of the world. Emphasis on fluency in conversation and cultural fluency through class discussion of both written and recorded texts from the Francophone world. Pre-requisite: LG 112 or equivalent. Fee. Core Course.   

LG 212    Intermediate French II    3 cr   

The second semester of the intermediate sequence. Pre-requisite: LG 211 or equivalent. Fee. Core Course.    

LG 213    Accelerated Intermediate French (Honors)    4 cr   

A one-semester intensive intermediate course for students who have successfully completed LG 113 (Accelerated Introductory French-Honors), or the equivalent. This course covers material taught in LG 211 and LG 212. Usually taught in the spring semester. By permission of instructor. Pre-requisites: LG 112, LG 113, or equivalent. Fee.   

LG 311    Survey of French Literature and Culture I    3 cr   

The first part of a two-semester course that deals with the major periods of French culture. Readings of representative works from the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century. In French. Pre-requisites: LG 212, LG 213 or equivalent.   

LG 312    Survey of French Literature and Culture II     3 cr   

The second of a two-semester course that deals with the major periods of French culture. Readings of representative works from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. In French. Pre-requisites: LG 212, LG 213 or equivalent.   
LG 314     Advanced French Conversation     1 cr    
Intensive conversation with practice using various levels of the spoken language from slang to formal speech. Emphasis on the sounds and idioms of French. The course meets one hour per week with the instructor and one hour per week for a lab session, often with a native speaker. The content of this course will vary over four consecutive semesters. This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Pre-requisite: LG 212, LG 213 or equivalent.    

LG 326    Advanced French Grammar and Conversation     3 cr   

Comprehensive review of French grammar coupled with weekly practice in conversation using various levels of the spoken language from slang to formal speech. Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and mastering the more complex features of French grammar. Pre-requisites: LG 212, LG 213 or equivalent.   

LG 327   
Advanced French Composition
and Conversation (W)
3 cr   

Intensive course in writing French coupled with oral presentations and activities designed to enhance the student's command of the language. Pre-requisites: LG 212, LG 213 or equivalent.   

LG 412    Readings in Francophone Literature     3 cr   

Study of the literature of the Francophone world, including West and North Africa, the Caribbean and Quebec, in their cultural and historical context. In French. Pre-requisites: LG 311, LG 312 or equivalent.    

LG 415    Readings in the French Novel    3 cr   

Study of the development of the novel in French from the romantic period through the contemporary novel. In French. Pre-requisites: LG 311, LG 312 or equivalent.   

LG 416     Identities Françaises     3 cr   

Study of how different minority groups have been represented and have represented themselves in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century French and Francophone literature, essays, and film. Pre-requisites: LG 311, LG 312 or equivalent.   
GERMAN   

LG 151    Introductory German I     3 cr   

The first of a two-semester sequence in introductory German. The goal of the two-semester course is to achieve a basic proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German, and to acquire basic knowledge of German-speaking cultures. Fee. Core Course.   

LG 152    Introductory German II    3 cr   

The second semester of the introductory course. Pre-requisite: LG 151 or equivalent. Fee. Core Course.   

LG 153    Accelerated Introductory German (Honors)    6 cr   

A one-semester intensive first-year course for highly motivated students with prior instruction in the language, i.e., students who have recently completed a minimum of two years of high school German with a "B" average or better. This course covers the material taught in LG 151 and LG 152 and satisfies the Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. By permission of instructor. Usually taught in the spring semester. Fee.   

LG 251    Intermediate German I    3 cr   

The first of a two-semester sequence in intermediate German. A continuation of the training necessary to achieve fluency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. Reading of literary, cultural, and historical texts. Class discussions, reports in German, both oral and written, are required. Pre-requisite: LG 152 or equivalent. Fee. Core Course.   

LG 252    Intermediate German II    3 cr   

The second semester of the intermediate sequence. Pre-requisite: LG 251 or equivalent. Fee. Core Course.   

LG 361    German Culture and Literature from the    3 cr   
Beginnings through Classicism     

Origin and development of German civilization (literature, thought, the arts, and society in a historical context) from the beginnings through the early nineteenth century. Extensive readings, class discussions, and oral and written reports in the language are required. Taught in German. Pre-requisite: LG 252 or equivalent.   

LG 362    German Culture and Literature of the Nineteenth     3 cr   
Century     

Development of German civilization (literature, thought, the arts, and society in a historical context) during the period of unification and industrialization, including Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, and early Modernism. Extensive readings, class discussions, and oral and written reports in the language are required. Taught in German. Pre-requisite: LG 252 or equivalent.   

LG 363    Modern and Contemporary German Culture and     3 cr   
Literature     

Development of German civilization (literature, thought, the arts, and society in a historical context) from the early twentieth century through the present. Extensive readings, class discussions, and oral and written reports in the language are required. Taught in German. Pre-requisite: LG 252 or equivalent.   

LG 364    Highlights of German Culture and Literature     3 cr   

A capstone course highlighting masterpieces of German literature and culture from a particular genre (e.g., the Novelle); a particular period or movement (e.g. Romanticism); an author or group of authors (e.g. Brecht); or a particular thematic focus. Extensive readings, class discussions, and oral and written reports in the language are required. Taught in German. Pre-requisite: LG 363 or equivalent.   

LG 366    Advanced German Grammar    3 cr   

Designed for the student who wishes to teach or do advanced work. Comprehensive study of formal grammar and structured practice in oral and written expression. Pre-requisite: LG 252 or equivalent.   

LG 367    Advanced German Conversation     1 cr   

Intensive conversation with practice in using various levels of the spoken language from slang to formal speech. Emphasis on the sounds and idioms of German. The course meets one hour per week with the instructor and one hour per week for a lab session, often with a native speaker. The content of this course will vary over four consecutive semesters. This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Pre-requisite: LG 252 or equivalent.   

LG 368    Advanced German Composition (W)     3 cr   

Intensive course in writing German. Emphasis is on writing as a process, the communicative purposes of writing, and the development of critical reflection. Analysis of authentic texts and extensive practice in various genres of written German, including description, narrative, report, critical review, and interpretation. Pre-requisite: LG 252 or equivalent.   
CLASSICAL GREEK   
LG 141     Introductory Classical Greek I    3 cr    
Introductory Classical Greek I is the first half of two-course sequence in Classical Greek. The goal of the course is to achieve basic proficiency in understanding, reading and translating, and to acquire basic knowledge of Greek customs, history, and culture.    
LG 142     Introductory Classical Greek II    
3 cr
Introductory Classical Greek II is the second half of a two-course sequence in Classical Greek. Pre-requisite: LG 141.    
LG 241     Intermediate Classical Greek I     3 cr    
Intermediate Classical Greek I is the first of a two-semester sequence in intermediate Classical Greek. The course is a continuation of the study necessary to achieve fluency in reading, understanding and translating Classical Greek. A comprehensive review of grammar is accompanied with the presentation of material beyond the scope of Introductory Classical Greek I and II. All texts for reading and translation are presented in the original classical texts, unabridged and complete. Emphasis is placed on the development of the periods of classical Greek literature as well as pertinent events in Greek history and culture. Pre-requisite: LG 142.    
LG 242     Intermediate Classical Greek II     3 cr    
Intermediate Classical Greek II is the second of a two-semester sequence in intermediate Classical Greek. Pre-requisite: LG 241.    
LATIN   

LG 101    Introductory Latin I     3 cr   

Introductory Latin I is the first half of a two-course sequence in Classical Latin. The goal of the courses is to achieve basic proficiency in understanding and reading Latin and to acquire a basic knowledge of Roman customs, history, and culture.   

LG 102     Introductory Latin II     3 cr   

Introductory Latin II is the second half of a two-course sequence in Classical Latin. Pre-requisite: LG 101.   

LG 201    Intermediate Latin I    3 cr   

The first of a two-semester sequence in intermediate Latin. The course is a continuation of the study necessary to achieve fluency in reading, understanding and translating Classical Latin. A comprehensive review of grammar is accompanied with the presentation of material beyond the scope of Introductory Latin I and II. All texts for reading and translation are presented in the original classical texts, unabridged and complete. Emphasis on the development of the periods of classical Roman literature as well as pertinent events in Roman history and culture. Pre-requisite: LG 102.   

LG 202    Intermediate Latin II     3 cr   

The second of a two-semester sequence in intermediate Latin. Pre-requisite: LG 201.   
RUSSIAN   

LG 171    Introductory Russian I    3 cr   

The first of a two-semester sequence in introductory Russian. The goal of the two-semester course is to achieve a basic proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Russian. Fee. Core Course.   

LG 172    Introductory Russian II     3 cr   

The second semester of the introductory course. Pre-requisite: LG 171 or equivalent. Fee. Core Course.    

LG 173    Accelerated Introductory Russian (Honors)    6 cr   

A one-semester intensive first-year course for highly motivated students with prior instruction in a foreign language (either high school or college level) with a "B" average or better. This course covers material taught in LG 171 and LG 172 and satisfies the Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. By permission of the instructor. Usually taught in the spring semester. Fee.   

LG 271    Intermediate Russian I     3 cr   

The first of a two-semester sequence in intermediate Russian. A continuation of the training necessary to achieve fluency and understanding in speaking, reading, and writing Russian. Reading of literary and cultural texts. Increased practice in Russian conversation. Pre-requisite: LG 172 or equivalent. Fee. Core Course.   

LG 272    Intermediate Russian II    3 cr   

The second semester of intermediate Russian. Pre-requisite: LG 271 or equivalent. Fee. Core Course.    

LG 372    The Golden Age of Russian Literature (W)     3 cr   

A survey course designed to familiarize the student with the essential works of 19th-century Russian literature. Students read and discuss works by Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol', Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. In English. Russian majors are required to read excerpts of works in Russian and to complete a course project in Russian. Pre-requisite: LG 272 or equivalent.   

LG 374    Advanced Russian Grammar     3 cr   

A course designed to give students active control of the more complex features of Russian grammar. Structured practice in oral and written expression. Pre-requisite: LG 272 or equivalent.   

LG 375    Advanced Russian Conversation     2 cr   

Intensive conversation practice in using the various levels of modern spoken Russian. This course meets two hours per week. The content of this course will vary over four consecutive semesters. This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Pre-requisite: LG 272 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.   

LG 376    Advanced Russian Composition (W)     3 cr   

This course provides extensive practice in writing Russian. Students read, discuss, and write about texts which reflect the controversial and topical issues of the day. Pre-requisite: LG 272 or equivalent.   

LG 380    Russian Poetry    3 cr   

Designed to enhance the student's overall command of spoken Russian through the study of Russia's rich poetic tradition. Russian poems and songs provide the basic materials for this course. Lectures, materials, and discussions in Russian. Pre-requisite: LG 272 or equivalent.   

LG 381    Russian Prose in Context     3 cr   

A course designed to enhance the student's ability to read, translate, and discuss Russian texts. Students read works from both 19th- and 20th- century fiction, which they analyze both thematically and stylistically. Class work and assignments are geared towards increasing the student's vocabulary and understanding of Russian stylistics. All texts, lectures, and discussions in Russian. Pre-requisite: LG 272 or equivalent.   
SPANISH   

LG 131    Introductory Spanish I     3 cr   

The first of a two-semester sequence in introductory Spanish. The goal of the two-semester course is to achieve a basic proficiency in communication in Spanish through the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Fee. Core Course.   

LG 132    Introductory Spanish II    3 cr   

A continuation of Spanish 131. Pre-requisite: LG 131 or equivalent. Fee. Core Course.    

LG 231    Intermediate Spanish I    3 cr   

The first of a two-semester sequence in intermediate Spanish. A continuation of the training necessary to achieve fluency. Grammar review, class discussions, extensive oral and written work, short readings in literature and culture are included. Pre-requisites: LG 132, LG 134, or equivalent. Fee. Core Course.   

LG 232    Intermediate Spanish II    3 cr   

The second semester of the intermediate sequence. Pre-requisite: LG 231 or equivalent. Fee. Core Course.    

LG 333    Conversational Spanish and Composition    3 cr   

Extensive oral and written work through a variety of activities to review and reinforce acquired language skills, emphasizing communicative skills such as vocabulary acquisition and fluency in the language. Pre-requisite: LG 232 or equivalent.   

LG 334    Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (W)    3 cr   

Extensive study of major aspects of Spanish grammar with emphasis on increasing proficiency in the four skills. Special emphasis is placed on descriptive and narrative writing. Pre-requisite: LG 232 or equivalent.   

LG 335    Commercial and Technical Spanish     3 cr   

Advanced course in written and spoken business and technical Spanish. Emphasis on writing proficiency in various aspects of business, government, technical and general commercial writing. Development of related speaking skills for commerce. Pre-requisites: LG 333, LG 334, or equivalent.   

LG 336    Introduction to Textual Analysis in Hispanic     3 cr   
Literature     

An introduction to literary analysis, literary and critical terminology, and genres as they appear in short works from both Spain and Latin America. Usually taught in fall semester. Pre-requisites: LG 232, LG 234 or equivalent.   

LG 337    Spanish for the Medical Professions     3 cr    
Is designed for the advanced language student interested in further developing his/her linguistic proficiency in Spanish while acquiring terminology useful to the health care professional. In addition, the course affords the student an opportunity to gain insight into the health care needs of the non-English speaking Hispanic population in the U.S., as well as to begin understanding in general terms its diverse cultural milieu. The course is highly interactive and is conducted in its entirely in the target language. Pre-requisites: LG 333 and LG 334.    
LG 431     Hispanic Civilization     3 cr   

In-depth study of various aspects of Hispanic civilization and its contributions to world culture; emphasis upon geographical, historical, social, political, and artistic forces. Extensive class discussions, oral and written reports in the language are required. Usually taught in spring semester. Pre-requisites: LG 333, LG 334, or LG 336.   

LG 432    Readings in Spanish Literature    3 cr   

Representative readings reflecting major literary movements and cultural events in Spain. Extensive class discussions, oral and written reports in the language are required. Offered in the fall semester only. Pre-requisites: LG 333, LG 334, or LG 336.   

LG 433     Readings in Latin American Literature    3 cr   

Representative readings reflecting major literary movements and cultural events in Latin America. Extensive class discussions, oral and written reports in the language are required. Offered in the spring semester only. Pre-requisites: LG 333, LG 334, or LG 336.   
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