Courses

FRN-LNG 180 Special Elementary Foreign Languages Topics I Credits: 2-5

Instruction in foreign languages at the elementary level. Essentials of grammar, basic conversation and reading, practical vocabulary. May include introduction of new methods of foreign language teaching, special texts, and languages not offered through regular courses.

FRN-LNG 190 Special Elementary Foreign Languages Topics II Credits: 2-5

Continuation of FRN-LNG 180.

Prerequisites: FRN-LNG 180.

FRN-LNG 280 Special Intermediate Foreign Languages Topics I Credits: 1-4

Instruction in foreign languages at the second-year intermediate level. Further development of comprehension and communicative skills. Readings of moderate difficulty and grammar review. May include introduction of new methods of foreign language teaching, special texts and topics, and new languages not offered through regular courses.

FRN-LNG 290 Special Intermediate Foreign Languages Topics II Credits: 1-4

Continuation of FRN-LNG 280.

FRN-LNG 302 Love and Death in European Medieval Literature Credits: 3

This course explores the intertwined themes of love and death in medieval European literature. Students will read key works from the medieval European traditions in English and will also be introduced to key concepts in the comparative study of medieval culture.

FRN-LNG 380 Special Topics Credits: 1-3

Treatment of a particular genre or area of literature or language normally not offered through regular courses. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

FRN-LNG 459 Foreign Languages Teacher Education Seminar Credits: 3

Supports the culminating Foreign Languages student teaching experiences, and the submission of a final professional teaching portfolio. Student teachers analyze the effectiveness of the teaching strategies they are applying in their student teaching experiences, for their effectiveness in facilitating learning in classrooms, and adapt lessons and assessment for individual learners. Peer and mentor collaboration in the analytical process are fundamental to the course objectives.

FRN-LNG 470A Internship in Foreign Languages Credits: 1-3

Intern experience under faculty supervision involving the use of the appropriate foreign language with a local firm, non-profit organization, etc. students will compile a portfolio of their work under the direction of the internship supervisor to be submitted for evaluation by their chosen faculty mentor.

Prerequisites: at least 9 hours prior FRN-LNG coursework in the appropriate language, junior standing.

FRN-LNG 470B School/Education Related Internship in Foreign Languages Credits: 1-3

Intern experience under faculty supervision involving the use of the appropriate foreign language at a local school. Students will keep a journal in the foreign language.

Prerequisites: at least 9 hours of prior FRN-LNG coursework in the appropriate language.

FRN-LNG 480 Special Topics Credits: 1-3

Each time this course is offered a particular genre or area of literature will be treated. Topics will be announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

FRN-LNG 494 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages Credits: 3

Teaching methods and materials for beginning and advanced classes in French, German, and Spanish. Modern language teaching methodology and material will be evaluated and demonstrated, together with effective use of the Language Resource Center, tapes, slides, film strips, and other audio-visual materials. Does not count toward a major in foreign language.

Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA in the foreign language.