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Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures

College of Liberal Arts

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Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures - RGR Courses

UPPER DIVISION

314I. Introduction to Contemporary Europe (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the G.E. Foundation, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary European cultures and related issues through a combination of travel and study. Introduced to some principles and methods useful for analyzing cultures and their own interactions with them.
Not open for credit to students with credit in C/LA 314I.

315I. Contemporary European Society (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the G.E. Foundation, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Interdisciplinary approach to understanding cultural and political developments in contemporary European societies. Although study of history serves as foundation of course, perspectives and methodologies of several other social science disciplines are important component.
Not open for credit to students with credit in C/LA 315I.

346I. The European Cinema of Communism, Fascism and Resistance (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the GE Foundation, one or more exploration courses, and upper division standing.
Focuses on European cinema of twentieth century as manifestation of totalitarian and ideological movements preceding, in-between, and following the two world wars. Ensuing and ongoing resistance movements also examined.
Same course as HIST 346I and FEA 346I. Not open for credit to students with credit in HIST 346I and FEA 346I.

424./524. Second Language Acquisition (3)

Study of history of second language learning/teaching. Overview of current research in second language acquisition, with emphasis on implications for teaching foreign languages. Evaluation and development of methods, materials, and tests.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in SPAN 424/524. Undergraduates register in RGR 424; graduates register in RGR 524. (Seminar)

425./525. Romance Linguistics (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 424, or SPAN 423, or ITAL 414 or consent of program director.
Comparative description of the constitution and development of Romance languages in all their aspects: phonetical, lexical and morphosyntactical. Taught in English.

450I. Consequences of the Encounter: The Americas, Europe, and Africa (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the GE Foundation requirement, completion of one or more Exploration courses and upper-division status.
Consequences of Columbian encounter in Africa, Europe and the Americas (1492-present). Art, Literature, and Social Sciences mesh in order to examine encounter’s relation to obliteration, suppression and creation of culture in Old and New Worlds.
Same course as CHLS 450I. Not open for credit to students with credit in CHLS 450I.

470./570. New Technologies in the Learning of Languages Other Than English (3)

Prerequisites: Advanced communication skills in the target language; basic knowledge of computer use (LI 110 or ISTE competencies for K-12 students); EDSS 300F, or concurrent enrollment, or consent of instructor.
Introduction to computer-based technology in the teaching of Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Production of basic multimedia presentations and web-pages using authoring software. Legal, ethical, privacy and security issues. Meets the Single Subject Credential Program Level I computer proficiency requirement for LOTE students.
Letter grade only (A-F).

GRADUATE LEVEL

524./424. Second Language Acquisition (3)

Study of the history of second language learning/teaching. Overview of current research in second language acquisition, with emphasis on its implications for teaching foreign languages. Evaluation and development of methods, materials, and tests.
Letter grade only (A-F). Undergraduates register in RGR 424; graduates register in RGR 524. (Seminar)

525./425. Romance Linguistics (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 424, or SPAN 423, or ITAL 414 or consent of program director.
Comparative description of the constitution and development of Romance languages in all their aspects: phonetical, lexical and morphosytactical. Taught in English.

570./470. New Technologies in the Learning of Languages Other Than English (3)

Prerequisites: (A) Advanced communication skills in the target language. (B) Basic knowledge of computer use (ETEC 110 or ISTE competencies for K-12 students). (C) EDSS 300F, or concurrent enrollment, or consent of instructor.
Introduction to computer-based technology in the teaching of Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Production of basic multimedia presentations and web-pages using authoring software. Legal, ethical, privacy and security issues. Meets the Single Subject Credential Program Level I computer proficiency requirement for LOTE students.
Letter grade only (A-F).

601. Teaching Methodology (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate level or consent of Program Director in French, German, or Spanish and instructor.
Course should be taken prior to teaching in RGRLL Department. With consent of program director and language coordinator, course can be taken either concurrently with teaching assignment or at upper division level.