Foreign Languages and Literatures

Chairperson: Robert J. Chierico

Faculty:Evelyne D. Norris, Eddy Gaytan, Virginia Shen, Maria Yazmina Moreno-Florido

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers the B.A. in Spanish. The purpose of the program reflects the mission of the university in that it emphasizes a quality preparation in the area of humanities, provides access to traditionally underrepresented populations, especially Latino students, and contributes to the economic and social welfare of the community. At the heart of the philosophy of the department is a belief that language and communication are paramount to the human experience.

Competence in more than one language is not only integral to a complete educational experience, but also enables individuals to participate more fully in the global society and marketplace. In addition, the study of other languages and cultures empowers people to behave with a greater sense of self and to be successful in their relationships with those of different backgrounds.

Students enrolled in the liberal arts option in Spanish may prepare for careers in government, public service, translation, interpreting, sales, etc. Completion of the teacher preparation option in Spanish qualifies students for an Initial Type 10 Illinois Special Certificate with high school (9-12) and elementary (K-8) endorsements in Spanish. Certification requires the successful completion of the Illinois Certification Tests of Basic Skills, Spanish, and Assessment of Professional Teaching (Special K-12). The program meets Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) standards for foreign language education in Spanish.

The department offers introductory and advanced courses in Spanish and French. It also offers introductory courses in African languages, Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian. The first year foreign language courses are intended to develop the ability to understand, speak, and read the

target language. The department also offers minor sequences in French, Spanish, and Latin American/Latino Studies for students majoring in other degree programs.

The department will grant a maximum of nine hours of proficiency credit to both Spanish and bilingual education majors; six hours to elementary education majors and students undertaking a Spanish minor

or Latin American/Latino Studies minor; and six hours to French minors. Proficiency credit will be awarded during the last semester of the program.

Liberal Arts Option in Spanish

General Requirements

Admission to the department is contingent upon good academic standing and acceptance by the department. The department will not accept D transfer credit in the major. All majors will be assessed periodically during their course of study. As students progress in the program, all majors will be evaluated by examinations in the areas of oral proficiency, reading, and writing. By graduation they will be expected to have met the Advanced + level in these skills, and passed a culture/literature exam. During their senior year, they must successfully complete an oral examination, which is conducted by a departmental faculty panel on a Spanish literary classic. In addition to vocabulary and fluency, students will be evaluated on their ability to identify themes and style of a particular author and interpret and analyze text and ideas in a given socio-historical context. Their performance will be evaluated on content, vocabulary, and fluency. 

Transfer students should complete 30 hours in the major or have consent of the department and the appropriate departmental assessments for graduation. Courses older than seven years will not be accepted. Oral proficiency will be assessed.

Course requirements:

Completion of 120 semester hours of work: 6 hours in composition; 36 hours in general education consisting of 18 hours in the social sciences, 12 hours in natural sciences and 6 hours in mathematics; 45 hours in Spanish; 9 hours in cognate electives; 27 hours in general electives selected with the Spanish departmental advisor’s approval; and passing the examination on the state and federal constitutions.

Specific Requirements

Required Spanish Courses (30 credit hours)

SPAN 2010/151, 2020/152; 201 and 3020/202; 2060/206 or 2070/207; 3130/213 or 3140/214; 3150/215 or 3160/216; 3220/222 or 3230/223; 3500/250 or 3510/251. Students must choose one course from this group: SPAN 3190, 3210, 3330, 3660, 4140, 4150, 4170, or 4300.

Elective Spanish Courses (15 credit hours)

15 credit hours in Spanish to be selected with the approval of the academic advisor.

Cognate Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

9 credit hours of cognate electives to be divided among courses that will either complement the Spanish degree or will create a more intensified area expertise in a field related to the major. These electives may be taken from anthropology; political science; foreign languages; art; music; educational leadership, curriculum, and foundations; history; geography; or any other academic discipline approved by the department. Courses are to be selected with the approval of the academic advisor.

Elective Courses (27 credit hours)

Courses are to be selected with the approval of the department academic advisor.

Secondary Teaching Option in Spanish

General Requirements:

Students must:

  • Pass the examination on the state and federal constitutions.
  • Complete 126 credit hours in: General Education 48 credit hours

Area of specialization 45 credit hours Professional education 33 credit hours

Specific Requirements

General Education. (48 credit hours)

Composition 6 credit hours ENG 1270/127 and 1280/128.

Humanities (6 credit hours)

CMAT 1130 and 3 elective credit hours in English.

Natural Sciences (12 credit hours)

6 hours of elective courses in biological sciences; 6 hours of elective courses in physical

sciences; at least one course must be a laboratory course.

Social Sciences (15 credit hours)

HIST 1310/130 or 1310/131 or POL 1010/101; PSYC 1100/141 and 2040/204; 6 hours of courses in the social sciences in the same discipline.

Mathematics (6 credit hours)

Math 1010/140 and 1020/141.

Elective Courses (3 credit hours)

3 hours of Elective Courses approved by advisor.

Area of Specialization (45 credit hours)

Required Courses

SPAN 2010/151, 2020/152, 3010/201 or 3110/211, 3020/202 or 3120/212; 3130/213, 3140/214; 3150/215 or 3160/216; 3210/221, 3220/222, 3230/223, 3500/250, 3510/251, 4170/317; select one course from: 3190/219, 3300/230, 3660/266, 4140/314, 4150/315, or 4300/320, 4410/341, 4420/342, 4430/343, 4440/344, 4450/345.

Required Supportive Course (to be taken before student teaching).

SPAN0920/ 092 or pass the state Content Area Certification Test in Spanish.

Required Pre-Professional Education

ED 4312/312; ELCF 1520/152, 2000/200; PSYC 2020/206; S ED 4301/301

Professional Education 33 credit hours

S ED 4303/303*; ELCF 4312/152, 2000/200; READ 4100/306;

FL&L 4000/300*, 4630/363*; SPAN 0920/092, SPAN 5760/375*;

CAS 2630/363.

Course must be passed with at least a grade of C.

* Restricted to students admitted to the College of Education.

Spanish Honors Program

The Spanish Honors program is designed for rising juniors ( second semester sophomores) or juniors who wish to challenge themselves beyond the requirements of their major (Liberal Arts Spanish or K-12 Spanish Education). Students are provided with faculty mentorship and opportunities for independent research during their junior and senior years of undergraduate study. The Honors Committee of the department solicits candidates from faculty in the department. Candidates are then interviewed for final admission into the program. Students may also apply to the program by contacting the Honors advisor. To be eligible, students must:

  • Be juniors or second semester sophomores;
  • Have a minimum of 3.25 BPA in Spanish course work (after a minimum of 12 hours taken) and a 3.0 cumulative average.

Requirements-students must:

  • Successfully complete 15 honors credit hours in the major with a minimum grade of B;
  • Complete 9 credit hours taken from Honors designated courses or independent studies within the major at the 3000-4000 level courses. These courses will require additional projects, research and activities;
  • Fulfill course requirements over three to four semesters (one honors course should be taken each semester);
  • Enroll in and successfully complete the Spanish Honors Seminar (6 credit hours) and complete an Honors thesis or special project under the supervision of a faculty member. A presentation will be required.

Sample Curriculum Pattern *

Liberal Arts Option in Spanish

Freshman Year 

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

English 1270/127

3

English 1280/128

3

Social Science

3

Social Science

3

Natural Science **

3

Natural Science

3

General elective

3

General elective

3

Spanish 1010/101 ***

3

Spanish 1020/102 ***

3

 

15

 

15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

Mathematics

3

Mathematics

3

Social Science

6

Social Science

6

General elective

3

Cognate elective

3

Spanish 2010/151 ***

3

Spanish 2020/152 ***

3

 

15

 

15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

Natural Science

3

Natural Science

3

Spanish 3010/201 or 3020/202

3

Spanish 206 or 207

3

Spanish 3130/213 or 3140/214

3

Spanish 222 or 223

3

Spanish 3150/2 or 3160/216

3

Spanish elective

3

General elective

3

General elective

3

 

15

 

15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

 

Spanish 3500/250 or 3510/251

3

Spanish electives

9

Spanish electives

6

General elective

3

Cognate elective

3

Cognate elective

3

General elective

3

  
 

15

 

15

*Pattern for students entering as freshman and who have passed University English, Math, and Reading exams.

**At least one course must be a laboratory course in natural sciences.

**Students can be placed at a higher level Spanish class through a placement exam. Spanish 101 and 102 do not count for Spanish majors as requirements.

Minor in French (21 credit hours)

The requirements for minors must be completed prior to graduation in order for the minor to appear on the transcript. For more information about minors, see the chairperson of the department.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

FREN 1010/101, 1020/102, 2010/151, and 2020/152.

Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

Completion of 9 credit hours of French to be selected with the approval of the departmental academic advisor.

Minor in Latin American/Latino Studies (21 credit hours)

The College offers an interdisciplinary minor in Latin American/Latino Studies. The student must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours to be selected with the approval of the Foreign Languages and Literatures Departmental Advisor.

Spanish (9 credit hours)

SPAN 3140/214 and 3300/230. One course from the following: SPAN 2020/152, 3010/201, 3020/202, 3110/211, 3120/212, 3150/215, or 3160/216.

Humanities (6 credit hours)

Two courses selected from the same discipline:

Art 3130/207, 4130/289, Spanish 3190/219, 3500/250, 3510/251, 4140/314, 4150/315, 4300/320, 4270/327, 4650/366; MUS 2286, 4042

Social Sciences (6 credit hours)

Two courses selected from the same discipline:

Anthropology 2110/211, 3180/318, 4160/320; Geography 2020/253, 3020/310, 3030/313; History 1710/171,2300/ 230, 2320/232, 4640/364, 4710/371; Political Sciences 3270/327 could be taken with any of the above history courses to fulfill the social science requirements for the minor.

Equivalents from other institutions will be considered, but at least 12 of the 21 credit hours must be earned at Chicago State University. Latin American/Latino Studies courses may be used to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences general education requirements.

Minor in Spanish (21 credit hours)

Recommended Pattern

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

SPAN 1010/101, 1020/102, 2010/151, and 2020/152.

Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

Completion of 9 credit hours of Spanish to be selected with the approval of the departmental academic advisor.

A minimum of 6 credit hours must be completed at Chicago State University.

Foreign Languages and Literatures (FL&L) Course Offerings

1500/100 STUDY ABROAD: BEGINNING ORIENTATION (1-3)

Prerequisites: Good academic standing, consent of department. No language prerequisite.

Orientation for coursework in beginning foreign languages and cultures undertaken as part of an approved university study abroad program. May be repeated in different languages to a maximum of 12 credit hours.

1510/101 STUDY ABROAD: BEGINNING (1-6)

Prerequisites: Good academic standing, consent of department. No language prerequisite.

Coursework in beginning foreign languages and cultures undertaken as part of an approved university study abroad program. May be repeated in different languages to a maximum of 12 credit hours.

2060/260 FIELDWORK IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES (3)

Prerequisite: Eighteen hours of previous language study.

Application of a foreign language in elementary school (FLES). Workshops in teaching FLES. Thirty clock hours field experience.

2190/219 AFRO-HISPANIC CULTURE AND LANGUAGE (3)

Afro-Hispanic culture and language as revealed in customs, history, speech, art, music, and religion. (Enrichment core course.) (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.) Credit will not be given for both SPAN 3190/219 and FL L 2190/219.

2300/230 THE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE OF HISPANICS IN THE UNITED STATES (3)

The course examines the linguistic features which are unique to the various Hispanic groups in the United States as well as their cultural heritage. Credit will not be given for SPAN 3300/230 and FL L 2300/230.

2500/150 STUDY ABROAD: INTERMEDIATE ORIENTATION (1-3)

Prerequisites: Good academic standing, a minimum of one year of college language study, and consent of department.

Orientation for coursework in intermediate foreign languages and cultures undertaken as part of an approved university study abroad program. May be repeated in different languages to a maximum of 12 credit hours.

2510/151 STUDY ABROAD: INTERMEDIATE (1-6)

Prerequisites: Good academic standing, a minimum of one year of college language study, and consent of department.

Coursework in intermediate foreign languages and cultures undertaken as part of an approved university study abroad program. May be repeated in different languages to a maximum of 12 credit hours.

2660/266 AFRO-HISPANIC LITERATURE (3)

Study of the outstanding Black writers of Peru, Ecuador, and the Caribbean Circle. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.) Credit will not be given for both SPAN 266 and FL L 266.

3100/210 INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF TRANSLATION (3)

Prerequisite: Intermediate level in a foreign language and consent of department.

Techniques of translation and their practical application. Credit not given for both FL&L 210 and Span 208.

4000/300 TOPICS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE METHODS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (3)

Prerequisite: Eighteen hours of previous language study and admission to the College of Education.

Methods, techniques, and materials for teaching foreign languages in elementary schools. May include elementary classroom observations. May be repeated under different topics for a total of 6 hours.

4050/305 ROMANCE LINGUISTICS AND SOCIOLINGUISTICS (3)

Syntax, semantics, phonetics, and phonology of Romance languages. Social aspects of the languages. Specialized projects dealing with students’ language(s) of study.

4200/320 HISPANIC LITERATURE IN THE U. S (3)

Study of writings by United States Hispanic authors. Credit will not be given for both SPAN 4300/320 and FL&L 4200/320.

4310/310 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Major concepts and issues pertaining to communicating across cultural boundaries.

4500/350 STUDY ABROAD ADVANCED ORIENTATION (1-3)

Prerequisites: Good academics standing. A minimum of three years of college language and prior approval of the department

Orientation for coursework in advanced foreign languages and cultures undertaken as part of an approved university study abroad program. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

4510/351 STUDY ABROAD ADVANCED (1-6)

Prerequisites: Good academic standing. A minimum of three years of college language and prior approval of the department

Coursework in advanced foreign languages and cultures undertaken as part of an approved university study abroad program. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours.

4630/363 METHODS OF TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS /FIELD (4)

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education, ELCF 5500/353 and READ 4100/306 ( or concurrent enrollment in ELCF 5500/353 and READ 4100/306), Co-requisite: SPAN 0920/092 and CAS 2630/363.

Methods, techniques, and materials for teaching foreign languages in secondary schools. Thirty clock hours of field experience in the school assigned for student teaching. No other courses may be taken during the semester of student teaching. Credit will not be given for either Spanish 281 or Spanish 363 and FLL 4630/363.

4675/375 STUDENT TEACHING & SEMINAR: K-12/FIELD/37 (6)

Prerequisites: : Admission to the College of Education; completion of all coursework in the approved program; 2.5 grade point average in the area of specialization, in professional education, and in all coursework required in the approved program; and a passing score on the subject matter/content area certification test within the last five years.

Off-campus placement in elementary or secondary level schools in two or more grade levels. University and cooperating school supervision. Five full days, including seminar for 16 weeks. No other courses may be taken during the semester of student teaching. Credit given for only one of the following: FL&L 4675/375 or 376.

African Languages (AF L) Course Offerings

1010/101 AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURE I (3)

Studies in African language/culture. Everyday conversation in an African language as well as the study of the culture and the arts of the specific country. May be taken twice for credit if languages are different.

1020/102 AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURE II (3)

Prerequisite: AF L 1010/101.

Continuation of AF L1010/ 101.

1100/110 AFRICAN CULTURAL INFLUENCES (3)

Study of tropical African culture and customs as revealed in literature, art, music, and cinema. IAI: HF 904N

Arabic (ARAB) Course Offerings

1010/101 ELEMENTARY ARABIC I /4/ (3)

Oral-aural mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary.

Reading simple Arabic texts. Additional course fee.

1020/102 ELEMENTARY ARABIC II /4/ (3)

Prerequisite: ARAB 1010/101 or consent of department.

Continuation of ARAB 1010/101. Additional course fee

1030/105 ELEMENTARY ARABIC III LECTURE AND LABORATORY/4 (3) 

Prerequisites: Arabic 1020/102 or consent of department.

Continuation of Arabic 1020/102. Optional bridge course for students interested in continuing with Arabic at more advanced levels and who are not able to satisfy intermediate level proficiency.

2010/151 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I LECTURE AND LABORATORY/4 (3)

Prerequisites: Arabic 1020/102 or consent of department

Intensive oral drill and recitation in Arabic grammar. Intermediate practice in reading and writing.

2020/152 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II LECTURE AND LABORATORY/4 (3)

Prerequisites: Arabic 151 or consent of the department.

Continuation of Arabic 151.

2120/212 ARABIC CULTURES (3)

Study of Arabic cultures and customs as revealed in readings, art, music, and film. Open to all students.

Chinese (CHIN) Course Offerings

0920/092 ILLINOIS CHINESE TEACHER CERTIFICATION REVVIEW (3)

Prerequisites: Chinese 202 or consent of department.

Review for the Chinese teaching certification examination in the state of Illinois.

1010/101 ELEMENTARY CHINESE I (3)

Oral and written practice of Mandarin Chinese.

1020/102 ELEMENTARY CHINESE II (3)

Prerequisite: CHINESE 101

Continuation of Chinese 101.

2010/201 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I/4 (3)

Prerequisite: Chinese 1020/102.

Study of intermediate grammar and vocabulary in a cultural-based context. First of a sequence of two intermediate courses. Additional course fee.

2020/202 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II /4 (3)

Prerequisite: Chinese 2010/201

Study of intermediate grammar and vocabulary in a culture-based context. Second of a sequence of two intermediate courses. Additional course fee.

3010/301 CHINESE CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION /4 (3)

Prerequisites: Chinese 2020/202 or consent of department.

Development of speaking and writing skills in Chinese. Additional course fee.

3020/302 CHINESE FOR PROFESSIONALS /4 (3)

Prerequisites: Chinese 2020/202 or consent of department.

Study of basic grammar and vocabulary in the context of social service, health service, business or other professions. Additional course fee.

3130/303 CHINESE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (3)

Prerequisites: Chinese 2020/202 or consent of department.

Study of Chinese culture and civilization through lecture, reading, video presentations, and discussions.

3140/304 HISTORY OF CHINESE ART (3)

Prerequisite: Chinese 2020/202 or consent of department.

Study of the history of Chinese art through reading, lecture, video presentations, and discussions.

4220/305 READINGS IN CONTEMPORARY CHINESE LITERATURE (3)

Prerequisites: Chinese 2020/202 or consent of department.

Study of contemporary Chinese literature through reading, lecture, and discussions.

4230/306 CHINESE FILMS (3)

Prerequisite: Chinese 2020/202 or consent of department.

Examination of Chinese history, politics, and culture through film.

4240/307 READING IN CLASSICAL CHINESE LITERATURE (3)

Prerequisites: Intermediate Chinese 202 or consent of the department.

Study of classical Chinese literature through reading, lecture, and discussions.

4250/308 CHINESE IN THE U.S. (3)

Prerequisites: Intermediate Chinese II or consent of the department.

Study of the history and development of the Chinese in the U.S. in the areas of literature, language, and culture.

4260/310 HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHINESE LANGUAGES (3)

Prerequisites: Intermediate Chinese II or consent of the department.

Study of the history and development of the Chinese languages in phonetics and writing system.

4270/350 MATERIALS FOR TEACHING CHINESE LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & CULTURE (3)

Prerequisites: Intermediate Chinese II or consent of the department.

Development of teaching materials through research and on-line design.

4900/390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHINESE STUDIES (3-6)

Prerequisites: Chinese 202 or consent of department.

Special topics dealing with literature, culture, language, or foreign language methodology. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.

4920/392 ADVANCED CHINESE SEMINAR (3)

Prerequisites: Chinese 202 or consent of department.

Review of language usage, cultural concepts, literature, and principles for foreign language teaching. Major project required.

French (FREN) Course Offerings

0920/092 ILLINOIS FRENCH TEACHER CERTIFICATION REVIEW/3 (1)

Review for the French content Certification Exam in the State of Illinois.

1010/101 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Oral-aural mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary.

Reading simple French texts.

1020/102 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 101 or consent of the department.

Continuation of French 101.

1030/105 ELEMENTARY FRENCH III LECTURE AND LABORATORY/4 (3)

Prerequisites: French 102 or consent of the department.

Continuation of French 102. Optional bridge course for students interested in continuing with French at more advanced levels and who are not able to satisfy intermediate level proficiency.

1100/110 INTENSIVE BEGINNING FRENCH (6)

Intensive oral-aural mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary. Reading simple French texts. Course covers one year of college French. Credit may not also be given for French 101 and 102.

1200/120 ELEMENTARY BUSINESS FRENCH I (3)

Mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary in a business context. Reading of simple business related documents.

1210/121 ELEMENTARY BUSINESS FRENCH II (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 120.

Continuation of Elementary Business French I.

1303/303 FRANCOPHONE BLACK AFRICAN LITERATURE (3)

Prerequisites: Advanced French 2102/202

Study of colonial and post colonial African literature and film of French expression.

1304/304 FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE & FILM OF THE MAGHREB (3)

Prerequisites: Advanced French 2102/202

Study of colonial and postcolonial literature and film of French expression from the Maghreb.

2010/151 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 102 or consent of the department.

Intensive oral drill and recitation in French grammar. Advanced practice in reading and writing.

2020/152 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 151 or consent of the department.

Continuation of French 151. IAI: H1 900

2030/153 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH III LECTURE AND LABORATORY/4 (3)

Prerequisite: French 152 or consent of the department.

Continuation of French 152. Optional bridge course for students interested in continuing with French at more advanced levels and who are not able to satisfy advanced level proficiency.

2102/202 ADVANCED FRENCH II (3)

Prerequisites : French 201 or consent of the department.

Continuation of French 201.

2110/201 ADVANCED FRENCH I (3)

Prerequisites: French 152 or consent of the department.

Continued study of grammar through proper idiomatic usage.

2120/212 CULTURE OF FRANCE (3)

Prerequisites: French 2020/152 or consent of department.

Study of French culture and custom as revealed in readings, art, and music.

2130/213 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH SOCIETY (3)

Prerequisites: French 212

Study of French attitudes and values regarding education, work, family, and institutions as well as discussions about issues of gender, religion, and identity.

2140/214 MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE LITERATURE (3)

Prerequisites : French 213

French Literature from its beginnings to the Renaissance. Special focus on the epic poem, lyric poetry, novel, theatre, and historiography of the period.

2160/216 FRENCH LITERATURE OF THE 17TH & 18TH CENTURY (3)

Prerequisites: Advanced French 202 or consent of the department.

Study of French classicism of the 17 th century and the Age of Enlightenment of the 18 th century.

2210/221 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERARY CRITICISM (3)

Prerequisites : French 152 or consent of the department.

Literary analysis of French texts using different critical approaches. Frequent written reports.

2270/227 FRENCH LITERATURE FROM THE 19TH TO THE 21ST CENTURY (3)

Prerequisites : Advanced French 202 or consent of the department.

Selected Readings and main movements in French Literature from the 19th to the 21 st century.

2560/256 CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH I (3)

Prerequisite: One year of French.

Everyday conversation for the American living and traveling in France.

2570/257 CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH II (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 2560/256 or consent of the department.

Continuation of French 2560/256. Everyday conversation for the American living and traveling in France.

3150/215 ADVANCED COMPOSITION (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Original compositions in French. Translations from English to French.

3220/287 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE I (3)

Prerequisite: French 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Selected masterpieces of French literature from its origins to 1700.

3221/288 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE II (3)

Prerequisites: French 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Selected masterpieces of French literature from 1700 to the 21st century.

3700/270 ADVANCED CONVERSATION (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 2570/257 or consent of the department.

Continuation of French 2570//257.

3990/299 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

Independent research in French on a selected topic suited to the student’s needs and done under the direction of a faculty member.

4140/314 TOPICS IN LITERATURE IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Study of writings in French from various countries. May be repeated twice for credit.

4301/301 FRENCH PRESENCE & CULTURAL INFLUENCES IN NORTH AMERICA (3)

Prerequisites: Advanced French 2102/202

Study of French presence in Illinois and the Mississippi River regions and the study of representative travel writings of French explorers in North America from the 15 th to the 17 th century.

4302/302 FRANCOPHONE LITERATURES AND CULTURES OF THE AMERICAS (3)

Prerequisites: Advanced French 2102/202 or consent of the department.

Selected readings of French Canadian literature and the literatures of the French Antilles.

4305/305 TEACHING FRENCH LITERATURE AND CULTURE (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education or returning teacher.

Methodologies for the integration of language, literature, and culture in the foreign language classroom and techniques for teaching.

4306/306 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE IN FRENCH (3)

Prerequisites: Advanced composition or consent of the department.

Selected readings of children’s literature from the French-speaking world. 

4307/307 TEACHING READING AND WRITING SKILLS IN FRENCH (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education and advanced French level.

Methodologies and techniques for the development of reading and writing skills in the French classroom K-12.

4308/308 FRENCH CINEMA (3)

Prerequisites: Advanced French 2102/202 or consent of the department.

An introduction to the study of film and an in-depth chronological survey of the art of French cinema.

4309/309 HISTORY OF FRENCH ART (3)

Prerequisites: Advanced French or consent of the department.

Study of major artists, styles, and movements in French art from the 1500s to modern times. Teaching modules will also be developed by teaching candidates.

German (GERM) Course Offerings

1010/101 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Oral-aural mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary.

Reading simple German texts.

1020/102 ELEMENTARY GERMAN II LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Prerequisite: GERM 1010/101 or consent of the department.

Continuation of German 1010/101.

2010/151 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I LECTURE AND LABORATORY/6 (3)

Prerequisite: GERM 1020/102 or consent of the department.

Intensive oral drill and recitation in German grammar. Advanced practice in reading and writing.

2020/152 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Prerequisite: GERM 2010/151 or consent of the department.

Continuation of German 2010151. IAI: H1 900

2060/156 CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN I (3)

Prerequisite: GERM 1020/102.

German for everyday situations; exposure to contemporary German life and culture.

Italian (ITAL) Course Offerings

1010/101 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Oral-aural mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary. Reading simple Italian texts. Additional course fee.

1020/102 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 101 or consent of the department.

Continuation of Italian 101. Additional course fee.

Japanese (JPN) Course Offerings

1010/101 ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I (3)

Oral mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary, written practice of the two basic syllabaries and a basic understanding of some important sociolinguistic concepts.

1020/102 JAPANESE LANGUAGE (3)

Prerequisite: JAPN 1010/101 or equivalent.

Continuation of Japanese 1010/101.

1100/110 INTENSIVE BEGINNING JAPANESE (6)

Prerequisites: None

Intensive aural-oral Japanese. Simple texts in Japanese. Course covers one year of college Japanese. Credit cannot be given for JPN 1010/101 and 1020/102 and JPN 1100/110. Additional Course Fee.

RUSSIAN (RUSS)

1010/101 ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN 1(3)

Oral-aural mastery of Russian grammar and vocabulary. Readings of simple texts.

1020/102 ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN 11(3)

Prerequisite: Russian 1010/101 or consent of department.

Continuation of Russian 101.

1200/120 RUSSIAN CULTURE AND CONVERSATION (3)

Everyday Russian conversation and an overview of Russian culture including art, music and literature in translation.

Spanish (SPAN) Course Offerings

1000 FRESHMAN SEMINAR SPANISH (1)

Exposure to the Spanish major. Introductory study skills, time management and career exploration.

1092 ILLINOIS FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER CERTIFICATION REVIEW (1)

Prerequisite: SPAN 4170/317 or equivalent and ELCF 5500/353 and consent of the department. Must be completed before enrolling in student teaching.

Review of vocabulary, syntax, language usage, specific grammar points, cultural concepts, and principles of foreign language teaching to prepare for state certification examination. Credit may not be counted toward degree requirements.

1010/101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Oral-aural mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary. Reading simple Spanish texts.

1020/102 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 1010/101 or consent of the department.

Continuation of Spanish 1010/101.

1030/105 ELEMENTARY SPANISH III LECTURE AND LABORATORY/4 (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 1020/102 or consent of the department.

Continuation of SPAN 1020/102. Optional bridge course for students interested in continuing with Spanish at more advanced levels and who are not able to satisfy intermediate level proficiency.

1100/110 INTENSIVE BEGINNING SPANISH /8 (6)

Intensive oral-aural mastery of basic grammar and vocabulary. Reading simple Spanish texts. Course covers one year of college Spanish. Credit may not also be given for SPAN 1010/101, 1020/102, 1200/130, and 1210/131.

1200/130 ELEMENTARY SPANISH FOR THE PROFESSIONS I /4 (3)

Mastery of basic grammar and specific vocabulary for professions in the context of specific professions: business, heath and social services, police and criminal justice. Course may be taken a maximum of three times if the topic is different: (e.g. Spanish for Business, Spanish for Healthcare and Social Services Professions, and Spanish for Police and Criminal Justice.) Credit not given for SPAN 120 and SPAN 1200/130 (Spanish for Business).

1210/131 ELEMENTARY SPANISH FOR THE PROFESSIONS II /4 (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 1200/130

Mastery of basic grammar and specific vocabulary for professions in the context of specific professions: business, heath and social services, police and criminal justice. Course may be taken a maximum of three times if the topics are different: (e.g. Spanish for Business, Spanish for Healthcare and Social Services Professions, and Spanish for Police and Criminal Justice). Credit not given for both SPAN 121 and SPAN 1210/131 when the topic is business.

2010/151 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 1020/102 or consent of the department.

Intensive oral drill and recitation in Spanish grammar. Advanced practice in reading and writing.

2020/152 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2010/151 or consent of the department.

Continuation of SPAN 2010/151. IAI: H1900

2030/153 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH III LECTURE AND LABORATORY/4/ (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of department.

Continuation of SPAN 2020/152. Optional bridge course for students interested in continuing with Spanish at more advanced levels and students who are not able

to satisfy intermediate level proficiency.

2060/206 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH I /4 (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 1020/102 or consent of the department.

Development of spoken Spanish for general purposes. Cannot be taken by fluent speakers of Spanish. Additional course fee.

2070/207 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH II (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2060/206 and consent of the department.

Further development of spoken Spanish for general purposes. Cannot be taken by fluent speakers of Spanish. Additional course fee.

2200/160 SPANISH FOR CAREERS: VARIABLE TOPICS (3)

Prerequisite: Three credit hours of Spanish and consent of the department.

Skills in the Spanish language for specific careers as business, health services, and social services.

2610/261 FIELDWORK IN SPANISH (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Application of Spanish in areas of community and educational concerns and in local business and industry. Specific vocabulary, conversation and comprehension exercises. Workshop. May be repeated for maximum of 6 credit hours.

3010/201 ADVANCED SPANISH I LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Continued study of grammar through proper idiomatic usage. Writing emphasis course.

3020/202 ADVANCED SPANISH II LECTURE AND LABORATORY /4 (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010/201 or consent of the department.

Continuation of SPAN 3010/201. Writing emphasis course.

3200/203 SPANISH FOR COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONALS I (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Study of specialized vocabulary and structures of the language needed to deal with the Hispanic population in a variety of community and social agencies.

3210/204 SPANISH FOR COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONALS II. (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Study of specialized vocabulary and structures of the language needed to deal with the Hispanic population in a variety of community and social agencies.

3100/208 INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF TRANSLATION (3)

Prerequisite: Intermediate SPAN 2020/152 and consent of the department.

Techniques of translation and their practical application. Credit not given for both FL&L 3100/210 and SPAN 3100/208.

3110/211 SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS I (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

An accelerated review of language skills for native and near-native speakers of Spanish.

3120/212 SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS II (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 3110/211 or consent of the department.

Continuation of SPAN 3110/211.

3130/213 CULTURE OF SPAIN (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Study of Spain’s culture, traditions and customs as revealed in readings, art and music. Writing emphasis course.

3140/214 CULTURE OF LATIN AMERICA (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Study of Latin American culture and customs as revealed in readings, art and music. Writing emphasis course. IAI: HF 904N

3150/215 SPANISH COMPOSITION I (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Original compositions in Spanish. Translations from English to Spanish. Advanced practice in Spanish conversation.

3160/216 SPANISH COMPOSITION II (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Original compositions in Spanish. Translations from English to Spanish.

3190/219 AFRO-HISPANIC CULTURE AND LANGUAGE (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Afro-Hispanic culture and language as revealed in customs, history, speech, art, music and religion. (Enrichment core course.) (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.) IAI: HF 904N

3210/221 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LITERARY CRITICISM /FIELD (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Literary analysis of Spanish texts by using different critical approaches. Frequent written reports.

3220/222 SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE I (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Selected masterpieces of Spanish literature from its origins to 1699. 

3230/223 SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE II (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Selected masterpieces of Spanish literature from 1700.

3300/230 THE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE OF HISPANICS IN THE UNITED STATES (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

The course examines the linguistic features which are unique to the various Hispanic groups in the United States as well as their cultural heritage.

3500/250 SURVEY OF SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE I (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/ 152 or consent of the department.

Selected masterpieces of Spanish American literature from the time of the conquest to modernism.

3510/251 SURVEY OF SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE II (3)

Prerequisite: 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Selected masterpieces of Spanish American literature from post modernism to the present.

3660/266 AFRO-HISPANIC LITERATURE (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the department.

Study of the outstanding Black writers of Peru, Ecuador, and the Caribbean Circle. (This course satisfies the elective course requirements for the African American Studies major or minor.)

3990/299 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of the department and of faculty members who will supervise the research.

Individual research in a specific area suited to the student’s needs. Weekly conference with faculty advisor and summary paper required.

4140/314 TOPICS IN SPANISH/SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE/ CULTURE/METHODOLOGY/LINGUISTICS (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 3020/202 or consent of the instructor.

Specific topics dealing with literature, culture, language, or foreign language methodology. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.

4150/315 MEXICAN LITERATURE (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010/201 or consent of the department.

Selected masterpieces of Mexican literature with emphasis on works from the 20th century.

4170/317 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH PHONETICS AND LINGUISTICS (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 3010/201 or SPAN 3020/202 or consent of the department.

Study of the Spanish sound system and analysis of the syntactic, morphological and semantics system of Spanish. Contrast between English and Spanish sounds and between English and Spanish grammatical structures.

4270/327 HISPANIC MEDIA (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020/152 or consent of the Spanish and/or Speech advisors.

Examination of the Hispanic media industry and important issues confronting Hispanic media producers. (CMAT 4327/327 is identical to SPAN 4270/327 and credit will not be given for both.)

4300/320 HISPANIC LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 3020/202 or consent of the department.

Study of writings by United States Hispanic authors. Topics may vary to emphasize specific genres and/or nationalities and/or themes. May be repeated three times under different topics for a total of 9 credit hours.

4310/331 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS II: TRANSLATION (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 3020/202 or consent of the department.

The study of business vocabulary and concepts is continued with an emphasis on translating business letters and documents.

4330/330 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS I (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 23020/02 or consent of the department.

Study of specific vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and concepts used in international business. Areas of interest include import/export, international banking

and marketing.

4410/341 MEDIEVAL SPANISH LITERATURE TO 1500 (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 3010/201 or 3020/202, or the consent of the department.

Spanish literature from its beginnings to the Renaissance. Oral and written reports.

4420/342 SPANISH LITERATURE OF THE GOLDEN AGE : 16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN3010/ 201 or 3020/202, or the consent of the department.

Spanish poetry and prose and/or drama from the Renaissance to the Baroque. Oral and written reports.

4430/343 SPANISH LITERATURES OF THE 18TH & 19TH CENTURIES (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 3010/201 or 3020/202, or the consent of the department.

Spanish poetry, prose and/or drama from the Enlightenment to the Generation of 1898. Oral and written reports.

4440/344 SPANISH LITERATURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 3010/201 or 3020/202, or the consent of the department.

Spanish poetry, prose and/or drama since the Generation of 1898. Oral and written reports.

4450/345 SPANISH FILM (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 3010/201 or 3020/202, or the consent of the department.

Survey of major Peninsular films. Discussion of theory and themes with screenings of representative works. Oral and written reports.

4610/361 PRE -COLUMBIAN & COLONIAL LITERATURE (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 3010/201 or 3020/202, or the consent of the department.

Latin American literature and culture from its beginnings through the Colonial period. Oral and written reports.

4620/362 LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE: FROM THE INDEPENDENCE THROUGH MODERNISM (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 3010/201 or 3020/202, or the consent of the department.

Nineteenth Century Latin American literature and culture, including poetry, prose, and drama. Oral and written reports.

4630/364 LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE: MODERNISM TO THE BOOM (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or 202, or the consent of the department.

Twentieth Century Latin American literature and culture, including poetry, prose, and drama. Oral and written reports.

4640/365 LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE: BOOM AND POST BOOM (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 3010/201 or 3020/202, or the consent of the department.

Latin American Literature and culture since 1961, including poetry, prose, and drama. Oral and written reports.

4650/366 LATIN AMERICAN FILM (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 3010/201 or 3020/202, or the consent of the department.

Survey of Latin American films. Discussion on theory and themes with screenings of representative works. Oral and written reports.

4990 SPANISH HONORS SEMINAR (3-6)

Prerequisite: Prior admission to the department Honors Program.

A program of study and research during senior year with an individual faculty mentor (thesis advisor). A thesis/project and public presentation are the expected culmination of the course.

4995  SPANISH SENIOR SEMINAR (2)

Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

Writing of Spanish Senior Thesis in Spanish with guidance of a faculty advisor.  Oral presentation of thesis to a faculty paner is required.