Foreign Languages
Foreign Languages

Courses

A student presenting two or more units in a high school language course and wishing to continue the study of that language should, after having satisfactorily passed a review of proficiency in the language, register in the course for which the student is qualified.

FRENCH (FRH)

FRH 1310, 1320.  Elementary French I, II

The sequence of 1310‑1320 introduces French grammar and vocabulary and some aspects of French culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order. Credit, 3 semester hours.

FRH 2310, 2320.  Intermediate French I, II

Grammar review, translation and composition; oral practice through drill and discussion. An introduction to French civilization and literature.   Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: FRH 1310, 1320 or two units of high school French.

FRH 2550, 2560.  French Conversation and Composition

Intensive practice in aural‑oral French, based on French literature and civilization subject matter; further study of grammar, vocabulary, and idiom; further training in formal and free composition.  Credit, 3 semester hours.

FRH 3210, 3220.  Study of French Literature

Masterpieces of French literature from the beginning to the present as an outgrowth of French history and civilization.  Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: FRH 2310, 2320 or permission of instructor.

FRH 3610.  French Civilization and Culture

A course designed to give students a better understanding of the history and civilization of France and other French‑speaking countries and to increase their knowledge of the general French culture.  Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: FRH 2310 or its equivalent.

FRH 4510.  Study Abroad: Study Tour in France

A trip designed to acquaint students with various aspects of French life and civilization through visits to places of historical and cultural interest.  Credit, 2‑7 semester hours. PREREQ: Consent of instructor.

GERMAN (GER)

GER 1310, 1320.  Elementary German I, II

The sequence of 1310‑1320 introduces German grammar and vocabulary and aspects of German culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, and writing are stressed in that order.  Credit, 3 semester hours.

GER 2310, 2320.  Intermediate German I, II

Grammar review, translation and composition; oral practice through drill and discussion. An introduction to German civilization.  Credit, 3 semester hours each. PREREQ: GER 1310, 1320 or 2 units of high school German.

ITALIAN (ITL)

ITL 1310, 1320.  Elementary Italian I, II

The sequence 1310‑1320 introduces Italian grammar and vocabulary and aspects of Italian culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, and writing are stressed in that order.  Credit, 3 semester hours each.

SPANISH (SPN)

SPN 1310, 1320.  Elementary Spanish I, II

The sequence 1310‑1320 introduces Spanish grammar and vocabulary and some aspects of Spanish culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order. Credit, 3 semester hours.

SPN 2310, 2320.  Intermediate Spanish I, II

The sequence 2310‑2320 develops increased competence in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing and reviews Spanish grammar. Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: SPN 1310, 1320; two units of high school Spanish; or permission of instructor.

SPN 2330.  Spanish for Heritage Speakers

An intensive review of the Spanish language designed for students with extensive cultural background in the target language.  Available to non-native speakers who have an extensive foreign language background.  Credit, 6 semester hours.  PREREQ:  Permission of instructor.

SPN 2990.  Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation

Students planning to major in Spanish or receive teacher licensure in Spanish will be advised whether they need to take this course, after completing one semester of Spanish.  May be taken up to three times for credit.  Pass/Fail grading.  Credit, 1 semester hour.

SPN 3080.  Spanish Education Field Experience

Early field experiences for the Spanish education major providing observation and instructional experiences in a variety of educational settings.  Development of lesson plans and instructional activities in response to the unique features of learning environments.   Credit, 1 semester hour.  PREREQ:  SPN 2320, SPN 2330, or permission of instructor.

SPN 3110.  Spanish Composition and Review of Grammar

Intensive practice in task-oriented compositions and comprehensive review of grammatical forms and usage.    Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ:  SPN 2310 and SPN 2320; SPN 2330; or permission of instructor.

SPN 3120.  Spanish Conversation

Development of oral communication skills.  Emphasis on use of language in everyday situations, vocabulary growth, listening comprehension, and correctness in grammar.   Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ:  SPN 2310 and SPN 2320; SPN 2330; or permission of instructor.

SPN 3150. Analytical Skills and Critical Aspects of Spanish

Students review and extend their knowledge of all basic patterns (e.g., grammar, vocabulary, sociocultural norms) of the language.  They develop their oral and written skills in describing, narrating and presenting arguments.  They are exposed to texts and audio-visual material that provide them with a deeper understanding of the Spanish-speaking world.    Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ: SPN 3110 and SPN 3120; or permission of instructor.

SPN 3200. Literary Analysis and Criticism in Spanish

Through a variety of representative works of Hispanic literature, this course focuses on the discussion and practical application of different approaches to the critical reading of literary texts.  We also study basic concepts and problems of literary theory, as well as strategies for research and academic writing in Spanish.    Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ: SPN 3110, SPN 3120 and SPN 3150; or permission of instructor.

SPN 3210.  Survey of Spanish-American Literature I

Masterpieces of Latin American literature from Colonization to Romanticism as an outgrowth of Latin American history and civilization.  Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: SPN 3200 or permission of instructor.

SPN 3220.  Survey of Spanish-American Literature II

Masterpieces of Latin American literature from Post‑Romanticism to the present as an outgrowth of Latin American history and civilization.  Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: SPN 3200 or permission of instructor.

SPN 3310.  Survey of Literature of Spain I

Masterpieces of Spanish literature from Middle Ages to Golden Age as an outgrowth of Spanish history and civilization.  Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: SPN 3200 or permission of instructor.

SPN 3320.  Survey of Literature of Spain II

Masterpieces of Spanish literature from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries as an outgrowth of Spanish history and civilization.  Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: SPN 3200 or permission of instructor.

SPN 3360. History of the Spanish Language

This course offers a panoramic study of the evolution of spoken Latin into modern Spanish.  Topics covered will include: the major historical events that influenced the evolution of Spanish; phonological change; morphological and syntactic change; lexical borrowings from other languages; and semantic change.  We will also study representative texts that illustrate the evolution of the Spanish language, and students will be assigned a similar text as an individual project.  Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ: SPN 3110, SPN 3120 and SPN 3150; or permission of instructor.

SPN 3510 Study Abroad

A trip designed to acquaint students with various aspects of  Latin American or Spanish life and civilization through visits to places of historical and cultural interest.  Credit, 2‑7 semester hours. PREREQ: Permission of Chair of the Department.

SPN 3610.  Civilization and Culture of Spanish America

A course designed to give students a better understanding of the history and civilization of Spanish America and to increase their knowledge of general Hispanic cultures.  Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: SPN 2320 or SPN 2330 or permission of instructor.

SPN 3620.  Civilization and Culture of Spain

A course designed to give students a better understanding of the history and civilization of Spain and to increase their knowledge of general Hispanic culture.  Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: SPN 2320 or SPN 2330 or permission of instructor.

SPN 3700.  Advanced Grammar and Composition

Refinement of Spanish writing skills through exercises which enhance control of grammar, expand vocabulary, and promote greater awareness of rhetoric and critical reading.  Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ:  SPN 3150 or permission of instructor.

SPN 3710.  Business Spanish

Spanish as applied to business skills such as letter writing, making reservations, billing, ordering, and using the metric system.  Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ:  SPN 3150 or permission of instructor.

SPN 4130.  Topics in Colonial Spanish American Literature

This course covers literature from the first written expressions of pre-Columbian America to the authors and works of Spanish America as a colony of Spain. Credit, 3-6 semester hours.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with change of topic. PREREQ:  SPN 3700 or permission of instructor.

SPN 4140.  19th Century Spanish American Literature

This course covers literature from the works and authors of independent Spanish America at the beginning of the 19th Century to the authors and works of Spanish American Modernism. Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ:  SPN 3700 or permission of instructor.

SPN 4150. Contemporary Spanish American Literature

This course covers the main literary schools, authors, and works in Spanish America from the early 20th Century to the present. Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ:  SPN 3700 or permission of instructor.

SPN 4230.  Topics in Medieval, Renaissance, and Golden Age Literature

This course concentrates on main literary works and/or authors of Spain from the origins of Spanish peninsular literature (XII Century) to the Golden Age (XVII Century). Credit, 3-6 semester hours.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with change of topic. PREREQ:  SPN 3700 or permission of instructor.

SPN 4240. 19th Century Literature of Spain

A course that focuses on topics pertaining to the main literary schools, authors, and works in Spain from the Spanish peninsular Romanticism to Realism and naturalism at the end of the nineteenth century. Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ:  SPN 3700 or permission of instructor.

SPN 4250.  Contemporary Literature of Spain

The main literary schools, authors, and works in Spain from the early 20th century to the present. Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ:  SPN 3700 or permission of instructor.

SPN 4400 Methods of Teaching Spanish

Theory and applied methods and materials and evaluation procedures for teaching foreign languages in grades K-12. may count as Spanish major elective. Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: SPN 3700 and admission to Teacher Education.

SPN 4480 Professional Seminar for pre-Service Teachers

This seminar is specifically designed to coincide with the teacher candidate internship experience. Through the seminar, teacher candidates are supported with the appropriate resources to complement their teaching experience in off-campus public school settings. Emphasis is placed on increasing students' pedagogical expertise by discussing controversial Spanish grammar topics, addressing how to integrate culture, history, and politics into lessons, developing instructional techniques that can be easily adapted to the needs of students, and addressing the needs of heritage speakers. Credit, 3 semester hours. PREREQ: Admission to professional semester. COREQ: SPN 4490.

SPN 4490.  Internship for Spanish Education

Provides relevant intensive full-semester internship experiences in off-campus public school setting or settings.  Requires a continuous full-time teaching experience in K-12 Spanish.  Pass/Fail grading.  Credit, 9 semester hours.  PREREQ:  Admission to professional semester.

SPN 4550.  Directed Study in Spanish

Involves investigation under faculty supervision beyond what is offered in existing courses.  Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ:  Overall GPA of at least 3.00; junior or senior standing; and permission of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean.

SPN 4700.  Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

An introduction to Spanish linguistics: a diachronic study of the phonological, morphemic, syntactical, semantic aspects of Spanish; dialectical and sociolectal differences in present-day Spanish.  Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ:  SPN 3700 or permission of instructor.

SPNS 4xxx.  Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

Selected topics related to language, literature, film, or culture of Spain or Spanish America.  Title and topic may vary from year to year.  Credit, 3 semester hours.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with change of topic.  PREREQ:  SPN 3700 or permission of instructor.

OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGES (XXX) These courses offer students the opportunity to study a foreign language not otherwise offered in the regular UNCP curriculum. 

XXX 1310, 1320.  Introductory Foreign Language Study

The sequence 1310-1320 introduces the grammar and vocabulary of the language, with attendance to some aspects of the related culture.  Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order.    Credit, 3 semester hours each.

XXX 2310, 2320.  Intermediate Foreign Language Study

The sequence 2310-2320 develops increased competence in aural comprehension, grammar, translation, and composition.    Credit, 3 semester hours each.  PREREQ:  Completion of the 1310-1320 sequence or two high school units of the specified language.

XXXS 3000.  Special Topics in Foreign Language Study

In-depth study of specific topics in a foreign language, including culture, literature, linguistics, or film.  Taught exclusively in the foreign language.    Credit, 3 semester hours.  PREREQ:  Completion of at least 4 semesters in the foreign language in which the course is taught, or permission of instructor.

 

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