Global Studies and Languages

Global Studies and Languages

Mission

Cultural competence and the development of a critical, analytical, and composition skills are crucial for career success in our world today. Global Studies and Languages was created by the joining of the department of Languages and Literatures and the International Studies program in order to more effectively and adequately prepare students for global leadership and employment. The goal of the Department of Global Studies and Languages is to impart skills in cross-cultural understanding, language, international diplomacy, and business abilities. The program at Idaho State University opens a world of opportunities for local and international careers in public service, health professions, entrepreneurship, and politics as students expand their talents and intellectual horizons beyond their own local experience. By enhancing their analytical and problem-solving skills, deepening their mastery of the history, politics, traditions, literature, and civilizations associated with other regions of the world, and speaking, listening, reading, and writing in languages other than English, students gain an understanding of areas as diverse as global market relations, communications and consumption, population movements, and the globalization of cultures, politics, and economies.

I: International Studies Program

The International Studies Program offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Studies. The program is interdisciplinary. Students are afforded the opportunity to explore a wide range of world cultures, languages, societies, and politics while building on a core curriculum of language, economics, international politics, international organizations, and human rights. A minor is also offered.

The International Studies Program encourages students to develop a general understanding of language, culture, economics, and politics while simultaneously offering the opportunity to specialize in one of three areas: Political and Economic Development, Language, Literature, and Culture, The United States and World Affairs. (Please consult the University Bulletin for further material including information about the Frank Church Symposium on International Affairs, special seminars, and study abroad).

Our Graduates

Our graduates work in the diplomatic corps, international relations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and broadcasting/journalism or population studies. Other potential careers include cultural affairs officer, demographer, teaching and research, international business, foreign affairs analyst, intelligence researcher, interpreter and United Nations guide.  Some of our recent graduates have secured opportunities to teach English in other countries, work for the Peace Corps, immigration/Homeland Security, educational administration, embassies, financial marketplace and also interpreting for Foreign Consulates. In today's interdependent world an internationally sensitive background is valued highly by employers even when hiring for positions which do not involve explicit international work.

II: Languages Program

The Languages program offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Spanish, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Languages for Business Professions, a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Spanish for the Health Professions, minors in French, German, Spanish, and Japanese, and Certificates in Basic and Advanced language. These courses prepare students for careers in the health professions, interpreting, translation, business, marketing, government, teaching, research, and public service. Language majors are expected to achieve satisfactory levels of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing and to acquire knowledge of the literature, history, and culture of a language. In addition, majors in languages can pursue interdisciplinary studies in related fields or add to more professional fields a foundational linguistic component advantageous for employment opportunities.

Minors in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish, and introductory and intermediate courses in Arabic, Chinese, Latin, and Russian provide an important component of the students’ general education in the Humanities and complement a wide variety of majors in other disciplines, increasing the ability to compete for jobs where a knowledge of one or more foreign languages is desired. The Department of Global Studies and Languages also teaches courses in comparative literature, literature in translation, film, and cultural studies designed for a broad audience, in particular for those who lack the language competency to read major works in their original language.

The Certificate in Basic Language, offered in French, German, and Japanese, provides students with a recognized, basic credential for completion of a coherent program of study consisting of 18 credits.  

The Certificate in Advanced Language, offered in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish, provides students with a recognized credential for completion of a coherent program of study consisting of 21-24 credits. Both credentials give students more flexibility in how they demonstrate language proficiency to enhance marketability and career choice options. Two years (or equivalent) of a foreign language are prerequisites to all upper-division courses in French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. However, the department reserves the right to place students at a level commensurate with their knowledge of a specific language.

Language Placement Testing

It is strongly recommended that all students with previous experience in French, German, or Spanish who have not yet taken a course in the language at Idaho State University take the free placement test to determine the appropriate course in which to enroll. Placement tests are free to ISU students and are offered in the Counseling and Testing Center on the Second Floor (South Wing) of Graveley Hall. Results are available immediately upon completion of the exam. Students who have questions about how to determine an appropriate course after taking a placement exam should contact the Department of Global Studies and Languages at (208) 282-3043. Students who have no experience in a language should enroll in the first course in the language (i.e. FREN 1101).

Language Placement Exam Results

French
Exam Score:--------------Student takes:
000-281---------------------1101
282-345---------------------1102
346-402---------------------2201
403+-------------------------3000+ 

German
Exam Score:--------------Student takes:
000-327--------------------1101
328-416--------------------1102
417-547--------------------2201
548+------------------------3000+

Spanish
Exam Score:--------------Student takes:
000-295--------------------1101
296-355--------------------1102
356-439--------------------2201 (or 2265)
440+------------------------3000 (or 2265)

Credit through C.L.E.P. and Other Approved Examinations

Students may receive up to 16 credits by examination (C.L.E.P., BYU Language Exams, or other exams approved by the Department) to be applied to their ISU transcripts with an "S" grade. Students who are proficient in a language other than English may satisfy one component of Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements by successfully earning four credits on one of these exams.

General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Languages:

  1. To complete a major, students must fulfill 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits--see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog).
  2. Several Classes offered through Languages satisfy or partially satisfy General Education Objectives 4, 7, and 9.
  • Objective 4: One semester of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, or Spanish at the elementary level may be taken to partially satisfy Objective 4.
  • Objective 7: ANTH 1107, ENGL 1107, or LANG 1107 satisfies General Education Objective 7.
  • Objective 9: The following 3-credit courses taught in English satisfy Objective 9: CMLT 2207, Contemporary European Culture; CMLT 2208, Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World; CMLT 2209, Cultures of Asia; IS 2202, World Today: Introduction to Global issues.
    • Objective 9 may also be partially satisfied by an intermediate class (2201 or 2202) in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, or Spanish.

Language Laboratory and Testing Center

The department maintains Language Laboratory and Testing Center on the Pocatello campus, which includes tapes, CDs, DVDs, record and film archives, computers and video equipment. Its facilities are available to all language students.

Departmental Grade Requirement

All courses required for the majors and minors must be completed with a minimum grade of C- (C minus).

All courses required for the majors and minors listed below must be completed with a minimum grade of a C- (C-minus).

Prospective high school teachers may obtain teaching majors or minors in foreign languages. They should consult the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education concerning the requirements for certification. Foreign language majors and minors are expected to include in their programs the designated required courses and to attain a reasonable degree of fluency in the languages they have selected.

Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Language Component

SPAN 2201Intermediate Spanish I (or equivalent)4
SPAN 2202Intermediate Spanish II (or equivalent)4
(Either of the two courses listed above satisfies General Education Objective 9)
SPAN 3301Spanish Conversation and Composition I3
SPAN 3302Spanish Conversation and Composition II3
SPAN 3341Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization3
SPAN 3342Survey of Latin American Literature and Civilization3
Choose Option 1 or Option 2 below18 or 22

Option 1: 18 Additional Credits

Select at least 12 credits from elective upper-division courses in French, CMLT, LANG, or in related fields in the College of Arts and Letters, or 3-12 credits of upper-level study abroad (dependent on length of stay and level of course work) using SPAN 3305.
Students may select 6 of these 18 credits from courses in lists A and B, below:

A -- Recommended for students who have not had immersion experiences or who enter language study below the 3000 level:
SPAN 2200Intermediate Enrichment 13-4
SPAN 2210Spanish for Health Care I3
SPAN 2211Spanish for Health Care II3
SPAN 3300Intensive Conversation3
CMLT 2207Contemporary European Culture (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
CMLT 2208Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
1

 This is a variable-credit course repeated to obtain the required number of credits.

B -- Recommended for students who have had immersion experiences or who enter language study at the 3000 level:
ANTH 2250Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology3
CMLT 2207Contemporary European Culture3
or CMLT 2208 Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World
Either course satisfies General Education Objective 9
HIST 2249World Regional Geography (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
LANG/ANTH/ENGL 1107Nature of Language (Satisfies General Education Objective 7)3
POLS 2221Introduction to International Relations3

Option 2 -- Second Language: 22 Additional Credits

Second language options include French, German, or Japanese. Students take the following courses in their chosen second  language:

1101 and 1102 Elementary I and II8
2201 and 2202 Intermediate I and II8
Two upper-division courses in the chosen language6

Bachelor of Arts in French for Business and Professions

FREN 2201Intermediate French I (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)4
FREN 2202Intermediate French II (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)4
FREN 3301French Conversation and Composition I3
FREN 3302French Conversation and Composition II3
FREN 3341Survey of French Literature and Civilization I3
FREN 3381French Current Affairs3
Upper-division elective courses - recommendations listed below6
Select ONE of the following two courses:3
Contemporary European Culture
Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World
(Either course satisfies General Education Objective 9)
AND
One of the following minors offered by the College of Business: 1
Business (for Non-Business Majors only) 18 cr
Business Administration (for Non-Business Majors only) 33 cr
Marketing (for Non-Business Majors only) 18 cr
1

 See the detailed listings of requirements for the three minors in the College of Business section of the catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in German for Business and Professions

GERM 2201Intermediate German I (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)4
GERM 2202Intermediate German II (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)4
GERM 3301German Conversation and Composition I3
GERM 3302German Conversation and Composition II3
GERM 3341Survey of German Literature and Civilization3
or GERM 3342 Survey of Austrian and Swiss Literature
GERM 3381German Current Affairs3
Upper-division elective courses - recommendations listed below6
Select ONE of the following two courses3
CMLT 2207Contemporary European Culture3
or CMLT 2208 Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World
(Either course satisfies General Education Objective 9)
AND
One of the following minors offered by the College of Business: 1
Business (for Non-Business Majors only) 18 cr
Business Administration (for Non-Business Majors only) 33 cr
Marketing (for Non-Business Majors only) 18 cr
1

See the detailed listings of requirements for the three minors in the College of Business section of the catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish for Business and Professions

SPAN 2201Intermediate Spanish I (or equivalent)4
SPAN 2202Intermediate Spanish II (or equivalent)4
(Either of the two courses listed above satisfies General Education Objective 9)
SPAN 3301Spanish Conversation and Composition I3
SPAN 3302Spanish Conversation and Composition II3
SPAN 3341Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization3
or SPAN 3342 Survey of Latin American Literature and Civilization
SPAN 3381Hispanic Current Affairs3
Select ONE of the following two courses3
CMLT 2207Contemporary European Culture3
or CMLT 2208 Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World
(Either course satisfies General Education Objective 9)
AND
One of the following minors offered by the College of Business 1
Business (for Non-Business Majors only) 18 cr
Business Administration (for Non-Business Majors only) 33 cr
Marketing (for Non-Business Majors only) 18 cr
1

See the detailed listings of requirements for the three minors in the College of Business section of the catalog.

Recommended Electives

FREN 3300Intensive Conversation 13
FREN 3303Professional French3
FREN 3305Study Abroad1-6
FREN 4465French Translation and Interpretation3
FREN 4465LTranslation and Interpretation Laboratory1-3
GERM 3300Intensive Conversation 13
GERM 3303Professional German3
GERM 3305Study Abroad1-6
GERM 4460German Translation and Interpretation3
GERM 4460LTranslation and Interpretation Laboratory1-3
SPAN 3300Intensive Conversation 13
SPAN 3303Professional Spanish3
SPAN 3305Study Abroad1-6
SPAN 4460Spanish Translation and Interpretation4
1

 For students who have not yet had an immersion experience

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish for the Health Professions (120 credits)

All students wishing to graduate in the Spanish for the Health Professions must take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Please see your advisor for information regarding this exam.

A. Linguistic Core (33 credits)

HCA/HE 2210Medical Terminology and Communication2
SPAN 2201
SPAN 2202
Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II (or equivalent)
8
(Either course satisfies General Education Objective 9)
OR
Accelerated Intermediate Spanish (or equivalent)
SPAN 2210Spanish for Health Care I3
SPAN 2211Spanish for Health Care II3
SPAN 3300Intensive Conversation3
SPAN 3301Spanish Conversation and Composition I3
OR
Spanish Conversation and Composition II
SPAN 4400Spanish Advanced Grammar3
SPAN 4460Spanish Translation and Interpretation4

B. Health Professions Core (9 credits minimum)

Select 9 credits minimum; 3 must be upper division:
COUN 3300Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions2
HCA 1110Introduction to the Allied Health Professions3
HCA 1115US Health System3
HCA 3350Organizational Behavior in Healthcare3
HCA 4450Special Topics in Healthcare1-3
HCA 4475Health Law and Bioethics3
NURS 3100Professional Nursing2
PAS 4489Independent Problems in Physician Assistant Studies1-3
PHIL 2230Medical Ethics3
Approved Health Science Course1-3

C. Culture Core (9 credits minimum)

Select 9 credits minimum; 3 must be upper division:
ANTH 2239Latino Peoples and Cultures (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
ANTH 4407Anthropology of Global Health3
ANTH 4430Human Evolution3
CMLT 2208Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
COUN 2200Multicultural Development1
COUN 3300Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions2
HIST 2251Latin American History and Culture (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
HIST 4479History of Disease, Medicine, and Society3
SOC 2248Critical Analysis of Social Diversity (Satisfies General Education Objective 7)3
SPAN 3305Study Abroad1-6
SPAN 3341Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization3
SPAN 3342Survey of Latin American Literature and Civilization3
SPAN 3381Hispanic Current Affairs3
SPAN 4493Spanish Internship1-3
SPAN 4494Topics in Language and Culture for the Professions I1-3
SPAN 4495Topics in Language and Culture for the Professions II1-3

D. Electives (23-31 credits) - A minimum of 13 elective credits must be upper division

After completing the 38 to 46 General Education Requirements and the 51 core area credits, the remaining 23-31 credits (at least 13 upper division) may be fulfilled by the students' completion of major requirements in one of the following programs or another approved, related field of study. All students need a minimum of 120 credits to graduate:

  • Addiction and Dependency
  • Anthropology
  • Associate Degree Registered Nursing
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Counseling                
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Deaf Education
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dietetics
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Info Systems Management
  • Health Education
  • Health Physics
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Radiographic Science
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sign Language Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Minor in French

FREN 1101Elementary French I4
FREN 1102Elementary French II4
(Either of the two courses above partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
FREN 2200Intermediate Enrichment 12
FREN 2201Intermediate French I (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)4
FREN 2202Intermediate French II (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)4
FREN 3301French Conversation and Composition I3
or FREN 3302 French Conversation and Composition II
One elective upper-division course in French3
Select ONE of the following:3
Contemporary European Culture
Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World
Cultures of East Asia
(Each of the three courses listed above satisfies General Education Objective 9
1

 This is a variable-credit course that may be repeated to obtain at least 2 credits.

Minor in German

GERM 1101Elementary German I4
GERM 1102Elementary German II4
(Either of the two courses above partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
GERM 2200Intermediate Enrichment 12
GERM 2201Intermediate German I (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)4
GERM 2202Intermediate German II (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)4
GERM 3301German Conversation and Composition I3
or GERM 3302 German Conversation and Composition II
One elective upper-division course in German3
Select ONE of the following:3
Contemporary European Culture
Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World
Cultures of East Asia
(Each of the three courses listed above partially satisfies General Education Objective 9)
1

This is a variable-credit course that may be repeated to obtain at least 2 credits.

Minor in Japanese

JAPN 1101Elementary Japanese I4
JAPN 1102Elementary Japanese II4
(Either of the two courses above partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
JAPN 2200Intermediate Enrichment 12
JAPN 2201Intermediate Japanese I (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)4
JAPN 2202Intermediate Japanese II (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)4
JAPN 3301Japanese Conversation and Composition I3
or JAPN 3302 Japanese Conversation and Composition II
One elective upper-division course in Japanese3
Select ONE of the following:3
Contemporary European Culture
Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World
Cultures of East Asia
(Each of the three courses listed above partially satisfies General Education Objective 9)
1

This is a variable-credit course that may be repeated to obtain at least 2 credits.

Minor in Spanish

SPAN 1101Elementary Spanish I (or equivalent)4
SPAN 1102Elementary Spanish II (or equivalent)4
(Either of the two courses above partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
SPAN 3301Spanish Conversation and Composition I3
or SPAN 3302 Spanish Conversation and Composition II
One elective upper-division course in Spanish3
EITHER the following THREE courses10
Intermediate Enrichment 1
Intermediate Spanish I (or equivalent)
Intermediate Spanish II (or equivalent)
(Both SPAN 2201 and SPAN 2202 satisfy General Education Objective 9)
OR the following THREE courses10
Intermediate Enrichment 2
Spanish for Health Care I
Spanish for Health Care II
Choose ONE of the following:3
Contemporary European Culture
Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World
Cultures of East Asia
(Each of the three courses listed above partially satisfies General Education Objective 9)
1

 This is a variable-credit course that may be repeated to obtain at least 2 credits.

2

 This is a variable-credit course that may be repeated to obtain at least 4 credits.

Basic Certificate in Language: French, German, or Japanese (18 credits)

Students take the following courses in their chosen language:

1101 Elementary I (or equivalent)4
1102 Elementary II (or equivalent)4
2200 (or other 2000 course)2 or more
2201 Intermediate I (or equivalent)4
2202 Intermediate II (or equivalent)4

Advanced Certificate in Language: French, German, Japanese, or Spanish (21-24 credits)

Students seeking the Advanced Certificate in Language must complete 24 credits in the chosen language, 6 of which must be at the 3000 or 4000-level, and must get a minimum score of Intermediate Mid on the ACTFL OPI (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages’ Oral proficiency Interview). Please see a department advisor for more information on the ACTFL OPI.

Students take the following 18 credits:
1101 Elementary I (or equivalent)4
1102 Elementary II (or equivalent)4
2200 (or other 2000 course)2 or more
2201 Intermediate I (or equivalent)4
2202 Intermediate II (or equivalent)4
Students complete 6 upper division credits in their chosen language from the following:
3301 Conversation and Composition I3
3302 Conversation and Composition II3
3303 Professional French, German, Japanese, or Spanish3
3300 Intensive Conversation 13
Additional upper division credits in the language3
1

The 3300 Intensive Conversation course may be waived if the candidate earns an Intermediate High or above on the ACTFL OPI. If the 3300 conversation course is waived by the required score, the student may graduate with 21 credits. If the student does not earn the minimum score of Intermediate High, the student must complete 24 credits as indicated above. Please speak to an advisor.

Associate of Arts in Russian

Students seeking an Associate of Arts degree in Russian must complete the following:

ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107Nature of Language (Satisfies General Education Objective 7)3
ENGL 1110Introduction to Literature (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)3
ENGL 2211Introduction to Literary Analysis3
All of the General Education Objectives, using the courses below 136
Select ONE of the following courses:3
Contemporary European Culture
Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World
Cultures of East Asia
(Each of the three courses listed above satisfies General Education Objective 9)
RUSS 1101Elementary Russian I4
RUSS 1102Elementary Russian II4
(Either of the two courses above partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
RUSS 2201Intermediate Russian I4
RUSS 2202Intermediate Russian II4
(Each of the two courses above satisfies General Education Objective 9)
In addition:
Electives to bring total to 60 credits
1

The number of credits required for the General Education Objectives varies depending on the student's performance on proficiency or placement tests in English, foreign languages, and mathematics.

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

The International Studies Program offers to students an opportunity to expand their cultural, linguistic, and social horizons beyond their own local experience. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent, it demands of all of us an expanded knowledge of other people, their social and political institutions, and their culture. The program leads to a B.A. in International Studies. There is no B.S. option.

The International Studies Program encourages students to develop a general understanding of language, culture, economics, and politics while simultaneously offering the opportunity to specialize in one of three areas:

  1. Political and Economic Development;
  2. Language, Literature, and Culture; or
  3. The United States and World Affairs.

Program Requirements and General Education

  1. Sixteen (16) credits of a modern foreign language or the equivalent demonstrated competency are required for the major. The languages offered at Idaho State University are Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Shoshoni, and Spanish.
  2. Students may receive up to 16 credits by examination (C.L.E.P., BYU Language Exams, or other exams approved by the Department) to be applied to their ISU transcripts with an "S" grade. Students who are proficient in a language other than English may satisfy one component of Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements by successfully earning four credits on one of these exams.
  3. To complete a major, students must fulfill 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits--see the General Education Requirements described in the Academic Information section of this catalog).
  4. ECON 2201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits) and ECON 2202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits) are prerequisites to major electives and also partially satisfy General Education Objective 6.
  5. IS 2202 The World Today:Introduction to Global Issues (3 credits) is a major elective, and it also satisfies General Education Objective 9.
  6. IS 2203 Introduction to International Organizations (3 credits) is a major elective, and it also partially satisfies General Education Objective 6.
  7. HIST 2251, HIST 2252, HIST 2254, and HIST 2255 are major electives that also satisfy General Education Objective 9.

Major Requirements

The major in International Studies, in addition to the General Education requirements stated above, requires thirty-seven (37) credits ­distributed in the following categories:

  1. Required Courses,
  2. Areas of Concentration, and
  3. Electives.

1. Required Courses (9 credits):

IS 2200Simulation 11
IS 4400Simulation 11
IS 4493Senior Thesis4
POLS 2221Introduction to International Relations3
1

May be repeated once

2. Areas of Concentration (18 credits):

Students must complete eighteen (18) credits to be chosen from within one of the following areas of concentration (select A, B, or C)

A. Political and Economic Development

This area of concentration has as its focus issues of political and economic development in those parts of the world which at once seek the possibility of change and are threatened by change. Eighteen (18) credits are to be selected from the following list and approved by your advisor. No more than twelve (12) of these required eighteen credits are to be taken from any one department’s offerings.

Anthropology
ANTH 2250Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology3
ANTH 4402Ecological Anthropology3
Economics 1
ECON 4434International Trade3
ECON 4435International Finance3
ECON 4433Economic Development3
History
HIST 2251Latin American History and Culture3
HIST 2252East Asian History3
HIST 2254Middle East History and Culture3
HIST 2255African History and Culture3
(Each of the 4 courses above satisfies General Education Objective 9)
HIST 3382Russia3
HIST 4430Global Environmental History3
HIST 4478Imperialism and Progressivism3
International Studies
IS 2202The World Today:Introduction to Global Issues3
IS 2203Introduction to International Organizations3
IS 3301Seminar International Studies1-3
Political Science
POLS 3331Comparative Politics Framework for Analysis3
POLS 4432Comparative Politics Change and Political Order3
POLS 4433Politics of Developing Nations3
POLS 4434Terrorism and Political Violence3
POLS 4435Topics in National and Regional Studies 23
POLS 4455Environmental Politics and Policy3
Sociology
SOC 3335Population and Environment3
SOC 4462Power Class and Prestige3
1

Both ECON 2201 and ECON 2202 are prerequisites for the Economics courses above.

2

In consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to political and economic development.

B. Language, Literature, and Culture

This area of concentration is for those wishing to study the language, literature, and culture of societies other than the United States. It is limited to concentrations in French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. No more than twelve (12) of the required eighteen (18) credits may be taken from the offerings of a single department.

French
CMLT 2207Contemporary European Culture (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
FREN 3301
FREN 3302
French Conversation and Composition I
and French Conversation and Composition II
6
FREN 3341
FREN 3342
Survey of French Literature and Civilization I
and Survey of French Literature and Civilization II
6
FREN 3381French Current Affairs3
FREN 4400French Advanced Grammar3
FREN 4470Readings in French2
FREN 4480Independent Studies in French3
FREN 4490French Senior Seminar3
HIST 2255African History and Culture (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
HIST 3323French Revolution and the Napoleonic Legacy3
HIST 3326Twentieth Century Europe3
POLS 4435Topics in National and Regional Studies 13
German
CMLT 2207Contemporary European Culture (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
GERM 3301
GERM 3302
German Conversation and Composition I
and German Conversation and Composition II
6
GERM 3341
GERM 3342
Survey of German Literature and Civilization
and Survey of Austrian and Swiss Literature
6
GERM 3381German Current Affairs3
GERM 4470Readings in German2
GERM 4480Independent Studies in German3
GERM 4490German Senior Seminar3
HIST 3326Twentieth Century Europe3
POLS 4435Topics in National and Regional Studies 13
Japanese
HIST 2252East Asian History (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
JAPN 3301
JAPN 3302
Japanese Conversation and Composition I
and Japanese Conversation and Composition II
6
JAPN 3341
JAPN 3342
Survey of Japanese Literature and Civilization I
and Survey of Japanese Literature and Civilization II
6
JAPN 4470Readings in Japanese2
POLS 4432Comparative Politics Change and Political Order3
POLS 4435Topics in National and Regional Studies 13
Russian
CMLT 2207Contemporary European Culture (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
HIST 3326Twentieth Century Europe3
HIST 3382Russia3
POLS 4432Comparative Politics Change and Political Order3
POLS 4435Topics in National and Regional Studies 13
RUSS 3301
RUSS 3302
Russian Conversation and Composition I
and Russian Conversation and Composition II
6
RUSS 4470Readings in Russian2
Spanish
CMLT 2207Contemporary European Culture3
HIST 2251Latin American History and Culture3
(Each of the 2 courses above satisfy General Education Objective 9)
SPAN 3301
SPAN 3302
Spanish Conversation and Composition I
and Spanish Conversation and Composition II
6
SPAN 3341
SPAN 3342
Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization
and Survey of Latin American Literature and Civilization
6
SPAN 3381Hispanic Current Affairs3
SPAN 4400Spanish Advanced Grammar3
SPAN 4470Readings in Spanish2
SPAN 4480Independent Studies in Spanish3
SPAN 4490Spanish Senior Seminar3
POLS 4432Comparative Politics Change and Political Order3
POLS 4433Politics of Developing Nations3
POLS 4435Topics in National and Regional Studies 13
1

In consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to this area of concentration.

C. The United States and World Affairs

This area of concentration is for those students whose primary interest is in American foreign policy and national security affairs. No more than twelve (12) of the required eighteen (18) credits may be taken from the offering of a single department.

Communication, Media, and Persuasion
CMP 4422Conflict Management3
Economics
ECON 4434International Trade3
ECON 4435International Finance3
History
HIST 3309Modern United States3
HIST 4429Foreign Relations since 19003
International Studies
IS 2202The World Today:Introduction to Global Issues3
IS 2203Introduction to International Organizations3
IS 3301Seminar International Studies1-3
Political Science
POLS 3326Recent US Foreign Policy3
POLS 4403The Presidency3
POLS 4404The Legislative Process3
POLS 4425Topics in International Politics 13
POLS 4434Terrorism and Political Violence3
POLS 4453Public Policy Analysis3
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In consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to American foreign policy.

3. Electives

Ten (10) credits to be selected from either courses listed in Areas of Concentration A, B, and C and not taken to fulfill the requirements for one of those Concentration; or the courses listed below; or a mixture of Concentration courses and those listed here.

Business
FIN 4475International Corporate Finance3
MGT 4465International Business3
MKTG 4465International Marketing3
English
ENGL 4455/CMLT 4415Studies in National Literatures3
ENGL 4456Comparative Literature3
History
HIST 4435Colonial Frontiers3
HIST 4439Women in World History3
HIST 4443Topics in European History3
HIST 4445Modern Ireland3
HIST 4478Imperialism and Progressivism3
HIST 4490Cartography History and Design3
International Studies
IS 2200Simulation1
IS 2202The World Today:Introduction to Global Issues3
IS 2203Introduction to International Organizations3
IS 3300Travel and Study Abroad3,6
IS 3301Seminar International Studies (various topics)1-3
IS 3350International Symposium1
IS 4400Simulation1
Political Science
POLS 4492Seminar 11-3
Sociology
SOC 3330Sociology of Health and Illness3
SOC 3368The Sociology of Religion3
SOC 4462Power Class and Prestige3
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In consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to International Studies.

Minor in International Studies

General Requirements

  1. Eight (8) credits in a foreign language or the equivalent demonstrated competency.
  2. ECON 2201 (3 credits).

Minor Requirements

In addition to the General Requirements, students wishing to minor in International Studies must complete twenty-three (23) credits as detailed under Required Courses and Electives below.

Required Courses:

POLS 2221Introduction to International Relations3
IS 2200Simulation1
IS 4400Simulation1

Electives

Eighteen (18) credits selected from any of the courses listed in the categories ([1] Required Courses, [2] Areas of Con­centration, and [3] Electives) under Major ­Requirements.

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Arabic Courses

ARBC 1000A Guided Self Study: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to the Arabic language via a computerized program in the Language Laboratory. Students work at their own pace. F, S

ARBC 1000B Guided Self Study: 1 semester hour.

Continued practice in the Arabic language via a computerized program in the Language Laboratory. Students work at their own pace. PREREQ: ARBC 1000A. F, S

ARBC 1101 Elementary Arabic I: 4 semester hours.

Basic communication skills and grammatical structures of Arabic and introduction to cultures of Arabic-speaking countries. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. D

ARBC 1102 Elementary Arabic II: 4 semester hours.

Continuation of ARBC 1101. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: ARBC 1101 or equivalent. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. D

ARBC 1199 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.

ARBC 2201 Intermediate Arabic I: 4 semester hours.

Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing students' communication skills in Arabic. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the Arabic language. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: ARBC 1102 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

ARBC 2202 Intermediate Arabic II: 4 semester hours.

Continuation of ARBC 2201. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: ARBC 2201 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

ARBC 2205 Study Abroad: 3-6 semester hours.

Available only through study overseas. Development of intermediate-level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D

ARBC 2299 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.

Chinese Courses

CHNS 1000A Guided Self Study: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to the Mandarin language via a computerized program in the Language Laboratory. Students work at their own pace. F, S

CHNS 1000B Guided Self Study: 1 semester hour.

Continued practice in the Mandarin language via a computerized program in the Language Laboratory. Students work at their own pace. PREREQ: CHNS 1000A. F, S

CHNS 1101 Elementary Chinese I: 4 semester hours.

Basic communication skills and grammatical structures in Chinese and introduction to the culture of Mandarin Chinese-speaking peoples. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. D

CHNS 1102 Elementary Chinese II: 4 semester hours.

Continuation of CHNS 1101. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: CHNS 1101 or equivalent. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. D

CHNS 2201 Intermediate Chinese I: 4 semester hours.

Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing communication skills in Chinese. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the Chinese language. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: CHNS 1102 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

CHNS 2202 Intermediate Chinese II: 4 semester hours.

Continuation of CHNS 2201. PREREQ: CHNS 2201 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

CHNS 2205 Study Abroad: 3-6 semester hours.

Available only through study overseas. Development of intermediate-level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D

Comparative Literatures Courses

CMLT 2207 Contemporary European Culture: 3 semester hours.

European culture in French, German, and Spanish-speaking countries is examined in terms of its historical bases and its contemporary expressions in customs, institutions, lifestyles, literature, art, and music. Taught in English. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

CMLT 2208 Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World: 3 semester hours.

Topics in art, history, literature and film of Spain, Spanish-America and Latino USA. Taught in English. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirement. D

CMLT 2209 Cultures of East Asia: 3 semester hours.

Overview of the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, intended to help the student understand each within the framework of East Asian civilization, their historical importance and the crucial role they play in the world today. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

CMLT 2220 Introduction to International Film Studies: 3 semester hours.

An introduction to the world of international film and the cultural, historical, and artistic issues the art form embodies. Focus on interpretations of nationality and multiculturalism through the medium of film. D

CMLT 3335 World Film Studies: 3 semester hours.

Based on the premise of film as text. Examines the creative process, aesthetic principles, and historical background, through the screening of representative films and the reading of theory and critical analysis of European, Francophone, African, and Latin American cinema. Taught in English. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

CMLT 3360 Critical Theory: 3 semester hours.

The application of critical theory to the reading of world literature. Taught in English. PREREQ: ENGL 1102. D

CMLT 3399 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.

CMLT 4415 Studies in National Literatures: 3 semester hours.

Studies in important literatures and cultures not covered by regular course offerings. May include literatures in translation and literature written in English outside of America and the British Isles. Equivalent to ENGL 4455. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. D

CMLT 4435 Topics in World Film Studies: 3 semester hours.

Rotating topics in world film studies. Consult Class Schedule for topic being taught. May be repeated with different content. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

CMLT 4488 Comparative Literature Seminar: 3 semester hours.

Advanced work in the areas of cultural studies, literature, and research methods. May be conducted in English. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

CMLT 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.

French Courses

FREN 1101 Elementary French I: 4 semester hours.

Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in French and to acquaint them with the culture of the French-speaking countries. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

FREN 1102 Elementary French II: 4 semester hours.

Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in French and to acquaint them with the culture of the French-speaking countries. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: FREN 1101 or equivalent.Partially satisifes Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

FREN 2200 Intermediate Enrichment: 1-4 semester hours.

Enhances intermediate students' progress in listening, speaking, reading, writing as well as broadening cultural and historical understanding. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. COREQ: FREN 2201 or FREN 2202. PREREQ: C- in FREN 1102. F, S, Su

FREN 2201 Intermediate French I: 4 semester hours.

Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing students' communication skills in French. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the French language. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: FREN 1102 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. F

FREN 2202 Intermediate French II: 4 semester hours.

Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing students' communication skills in French. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the French language. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: FREN 2201 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. S

FREN 2205 Study Abroad: 3-6 semester hours.

Available only through study overseas. Development of intermediate-level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D

FREN 2299 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.

FREN 3300 Intensive Conversation: 3 semester hours.

Students who have not had an immersion experience but who have completed intermediate course work focus on developing conversational skills. Emphasis on real-life topics, tasks, and functions. Graded S/U. Restricted to declared FREN major or graduate student. PREREQ: C- in FREN 2202 and permission of instructor. D

FREN 3301 French Conversation and Composition I: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice speaking and writing French in forms and styles common to economics, politics, science, society, the arts and creative writing of the French-speaking world. PREREQ: FREN 2202 or equivalent. F

FREN 3302 French Conversation and Composition II: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice speaking and writing French in forms and styles common to economics, politics, science, society, the arts and creative writing of the French-speaking world. PREREQ: FREN 2202 or equivalent. S

FREN 3303 Professional French: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice speaking, reading and writing in French in business, medical, legal, or other professions. PREREQ: FREN 2202 or equivalent experience. Can be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. D

FREN 3305 Study Abroad: 1-6 semester hours.

Available only through study overseas. Development of upper-division level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D

FREN 3341 Survey of French Literature and Civilization I: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive overview of the main currents of French cultural history and literature. PREREQ: FREN 2202 or equivalent. Conducted in French. D

FREN 3342 Survey of French Literature and Civilization II: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive overview of the main currents of French cultural history and literature. PREREQ: FREN 2202 or equivalent. D

FREN 3375 Topics in Culture and Literature: 3 semester hours.

Explore a topic of interest in French literature and culture through the study of a wide variety of literary and cultural texts at an introductory level. May be repeated 3 times with different content. PRE-or-COREQ: C- in CMLT 3360 or FREN 3301 or FREN 3302. F, S

FREN 3381 French Current Affairs: 3 semester hours.

Study of contemporary French culture through an examination of current sociocultural issues in French speaking countries. Conducted in French. D

FREN 3399 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.

FREN 4400 French Advanced Grammar: 3 semester hours.

Survey of selected grammar and composition topics on the advanced level. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

FREN 4465 French Translation and Interpretation: 3 semester hours.

Theory and principles of translation and/or interpretation and their application in the fields of literature, business, law, and medicine. Topics may vary. May be repeated three times with different content. COREQ: FREN 4465L. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

FREN 4465L Translation and Interpretation Laboratory: 1-3 semester hours.

Intensive application of interpretation practices and procedures presented in FREN 4465. May be repeated 3 times with different content. PRE-or-COREQ: C- in FREN 3301 or FREN 3302. COREQ: FREN 4465. D

FREN 4470 Readings in French: 2 semester hours.

Reading, discussion, and preparation of reports on selected topics in French literature. May be repeated for up to 4 credits with different content. Conducted in French. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

FREN 4475 Topics in Culture and Literature: 3 semester hours.

Explore a topic of interest in French literature and culture at a more advanced level through the study of a wide variety of literacy and cultural texts. May be repeated 3 times with different content. PREREQ: C- in CMLT 3360 or FREN 3301 or FREN 3302. F, S

FREN 4480 Independent Studies in French: 3 semester hours.

A directed project, under the guidance of an instructor, emphasizing individual study or research according to the needs of the student. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

FREN 4490 French Senior Seminar: 3 semester hours.

Advanced studies in selected topics from language, culture, literatures or methods of research. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. Conducted in French. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

FREN 4493 French Internship: 1-3 semester hours.

Internship coordinated by faculty providing significant exposure to the use of French in a professional environment. May be repeated for up to 3 credits. Graded S/U. D

FREN 4495 Topics in Language and Culture for the Professions: 1-3 semester hours.

Enhance and supplement linguistic and cultural proficiency in a variety of professional contexts. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits with different content. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

FREN 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.

German Courses

GERM 1101 Elementary German I: 4 semester hours.

Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in German and to acquaint them with the culture of the German-speaking countries. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

GERM 1102 Elementary German II: 4 semester hours.

Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in German and to acquaint them with the culture of the German-speaking countries. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: GERM 1101 or equivalent.Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

GERM 2200 Intermediate Enrichment: 1-4 semester hours.

Enhances intermediate students' progress in listening, speaking, reading, writing as well as broadening cultural and historical understanding. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. PREREQ: C- in GERM 1102. COREQ: GERM 2201 or GERM 2202. F, S, Su

GERM 2201 Intermediate German I: 4 semester hours.

Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing students' communication skills in German. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the German language. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: GERM 1102 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. F

GERM 2202 Intermediate German II: 4 semester hours.

Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing students' communication skills in German. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the German language. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: GERM 2201 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. S

GERM 2205 Study Abroad: 3-6 semester hours.

Available only through study overseas. Development of intermediate-level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D

GERM 3300 Intensive Conversation: 3 semester hours.

Students who have not had an immersion experience but who have completed intermediate course work focus on developing conversational skills. Emphasis on real-life topics, tasks, and functions. Graded S/U. Restricted to declared GERM major or graduate student. PREREQ: C- in GERM 2202 and permission of instructor. D

GERM 3301 German Conversation and Composition I: 3 semester hours.

Students work toward mastery of German through readings, compositions, discussions and oral presentations. Subject matter centers on business, science, politics, and society. PREREQ: GERM 2202 or equivalent. F

GERM 3302 German Conversation and Composition II: 3 semester hours.

Students work toward mastery of German through readings, compositions, discussions and oral presentations. Subject matter centers on business, science, politics, and society. PREREQ: GERM 2202 or equivalent. S

GERM 3303 Professional German: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice speaking, reading and writing German in business, medical, legal, or other professions. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. PREREQ: GERM 2202 or equivalent. D

GERM 3305 Study Abroad: 1-6 semester hours.

Available only through study overseas. Development of upper-division level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D

GERM 3341 Survey of German Literature and Civilization: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive overview of the main currents of German cultural history and literature. Conducted in German. PREREQ: GERM 2202 or equivalent. D

GERM 3342 Survey of Austrian and Swiss Literature: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive overview of the main currents of Swiss and Austrian cultural history and literature. PREREQ: GERM 2202 or equivalent. D

GERM 3375 Topics in Culture and Literature: 3 semester hours.

Explore a topic of interest in German literature and culture through the study of a wide variety of literary and cultural texts at an introductory level. May be repeated 3 times with different content. PRE-or-COREQ: C- in CMLT 3360 or GERM 3301 or GERM 3302. F, S

GERM 3381 German Current Affairs: 3 semester hours.

Study of contemporary German culture through an examination of current sociocultural issues in the German-speaking world. Conducted in German. D

GERM 3399 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.

GERM 4460 German Translation and Interpretation: 3 semester hours.

Theory and principles of translation and/or interpretation and their application in the fields of literature, business, law, and medicine. Topics may vary. May be repeated 3 times with different content. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. COREQ: GERM 4460L. D

GERM 4460L Translation and Interpretation Laboratory: 1-3 semester hours.

Intensive application of interpretation practices and procedures presented in GERM 4460. May be repeated 3 times with different content. PRE-or-COREQ: C- in GERM 3301 or GERM 3302. COREQ: GERM 4460. D

GERM 4470 Readings in German: 2 semester hours.

Reading, discussion, and writing on selected topics in German literature. May be repeated for up to 4 credits with different content. Conducted in German. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

GERM 4475 Topics in Culture and Literature: 3 semester hours.

Explore a topic of interest in German literature and culture at a more advanced level through the study of a wide variety of literary and cultural texts. May be repeated 3 times with different content. PREREQ: C- in CMLT 3360 or GERM 3301 or GERM 3302. F, S

GERM 4480 Independent Studies in German: 3 semester hours.

A directed project, under the guidance of an instructor, emphasizing individual study or research according to the needs of the student. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

GERM 4490 German Senior Seminar: 3 semester hours.

Advanced studies in selected topics from language, culture, literatures or methods of research. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. Conducted in German. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

GERM 4493 German Internship: 1-3 semester hours.

Internship coordinated by faculty providing significant exposure to the use of German in a professional environment. May be repeated for up to 3 credits. Graded S/U. D

GERM 4495 Topics in Language and Culture for the Professions: 1-3 semester hours.

Enhance and supplement linguistic and cultural proficiency in a variety of professional contexts. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits with different content. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

International Studies Courses

IS 2200 Simulation: 1 semester hour.

Preparation for, and participation in, a simulation of international affairs. Required for International Studies majors and minors. May be repeated for up to 2 credits. F, S

IS 2202 The World Today:Introduction to Global Issues: 3 semester hours.

This course takes a thematic approach to highlight major Global issues including health, politics, sports, terrorism, women's empowerment, human rights, science, technology, poverty, etc., and how various regions of the world have responded to the stress and storm that often characterize these life challenges with particular focus on the past two decades. Students will critically analyze how cultural, social, economic, and/or environmental exchanges between people from different regions interact in our globalized world today. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su

IS 2203 Introduction to International Organizations: 3 semester hours.

This course takes a thematic approach to introduce students to international organizations (IOs), their formation, legal foundations, functions, operations, and performances. The approach to the course will be multidisciplinary and will present students with interdisciplinary perspectives. The course will evaluate the role of IOs in facilitating cooperation, resolving conflicts, and solving externality problems among member nations. Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su

IS 2299 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated.

IS 3300 Travel and Study Abroad: 3-6 semester hours.

Travel and study abroad through student exchange programs and other supervised experience. PREREQ: Approval of the Director of International Studies. F, S, Su

IS 3301 Seminar International Studies: 1-3 semester hours.

Selected topics of international interest. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. D

IS 3350 International Symposium: 1 semester hour.

Active participation in organizing the annual Frank Church Symposium for International Affairs, and attendance at the sessions. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. F, S

IS 3399 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated.

IS 4400 Simulation: 1 semester hour.

Preparation for, and participation in, a simulation of international affairs. Required for International Studies majors and minors. May be repeated for up to 2 credits. F, S

IS 4493 Senior Thesis: 4 semester hours.

International Studies majors will write and present a senior thesis under direction of one of the faculty affiliated with the International Studies Program. F, S

IS 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.

Japanese Courses

JAPN 1101 Elementary Japanese I: 4 semester hours.

Basic communication skills, grammatical structures, and acquaintance with culture in Japan. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

JAPN 1102 Elementary Japanese II: 4 semester hours.

Basic communication skills, grammatical structures, and acquaintance with culture in Japan. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: JAPN 1101 or equivalent.Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

JAPN 2200 Intermediate Enrichment: 1-4 semester hours.

Enhances intermediate students' progress in listening, speaking, reading, writing as well as broadening cultural and historical understanding. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. PREREQ: C- in JAPN 1102. COREQ: JAPN 2201 or JAPN 2202. F, S, Su

JAPN 2201 Intermediate Japanese I: 4 semester hours.

Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing students' communication skills in Japanese. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the Japanese language. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: JAPN 1102 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. F

JAPN 2202 Intermediate Japanese II: 4 semester hours.

Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing students' communication skills in Japanese. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the Japanese language. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: JAPN 2201 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. S

JAPN 2205 Study Abroad: 3-6 semester hours.

Available only through study overseas. Development of intermediate-level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D

JAPN 2220 Basic Kanji I: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to basic kanji practice through acquisition of communication skills, grammatical structures, and acquaintance with culture in Japan. Writing, reading, and speaking of basic kanji and kanji components. PREREQ: JAPN 1101 or equivalent. D

JAPN 2221 Basic Kanji II: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to basic kanji practice through acquisition of communication skills, grammatical structures, and acquaintance with culture in Japan. Writing, reading, and speaking of basic kanji and kanji components. PREREQ: JAPN 2220 or equivalent. D

JAPN 2299 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.

JAPN 3301 Japanese Conversation and Composition I: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice speaking and writing Japanese in forms and styles common to economics, politics, science, society, the arts and creative writing of the Japanese-speaking world. PREREQ: JAPN 2202 or equivalent. F

JAPN 3302 Japanese Conversation and Composition II: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice speaking and writing Japanese in forms and styles common to economics, politics, science, society, the arts and creative writing of the Japanese-speaking world. PREREQ: JAPN 2202 or equivalent. S

JAPN 3303 Professional Japanese: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice speaking, reading and writing Japanese in business, medical, legal, or other professions. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. PREREQ: JAPN 2202 or equivalent. D

JAPN 3305 Study Abroad: 1-6 semester hours.

Available only through study overseas. Development of upper-division level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D

JAPN 3320 Intermediate Kanji I: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice of intermediate kanji through development of intermediate level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in kanji and kanji components. PREREQ: JAPN 2221 or equivalent. D

JAPN 3321 Intermediate Kanji II: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice of intermediate kanji through development of upper-division level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in kanji and kanji components. PREREQ: JAPN 3320 or equivalent. D

JAPN 3341 Survey of Japanese Literature and Civilization I: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive overview of main currents of Japanese cultural history and literature. Conducted in Japanese. PREREQ: JAPN 2202 or equivalent. D

JAPN 3342 Survey of Japanese Literature and Civilization II: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive overview of main currents of Japanese cultural history and literature. Conducted in Japanese. PREREQ: JAPN 2202 or equivalent. D

JAPN 3399 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.

JAPN 4470 Readings in Japanese: 2 semester hours.

Reading, discussion, and writing on selected topics in Japanese literature. May be repeated for up to 4 credits with different content. Conducted in English or Japanese, depending on each student's skills. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

JAPN 4498P Professional Development Workshop: 3 semester hours.

New methods and opportunities to enhance and supplement skills. Subject to the approval of the Dean of the student's college, a maximum of eight credits earned in workshops may be applied toward a degree; students taking the courses only for personal development may choose the 0-credit option; those seeking professional development must choose a for-credit option.

JAPN 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated.

Languages and Literatures Courses

LANG 1101 Elementary Foreign Language I: 4 semester hours.

Basic communication skills, grammatical structures, and acquaintance with culture in languages other than those regularly taught. Graded S/U. Partially satisifies Objective 4 of General Education Requirements. D

LANG 1102 Elementary Foreign Language II: 4 semester hours.

Basic communication skills, grammatical structures, and acquaintance with culture in languages other than those regularly taught. Graded S/U. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. PREREQ: 1101 or equivalent. D

LANG 1107 Nature of Language: 3 semester hours.

General survey of structure and use of language. Topics include language origins, descriptive and historical linguistics, language and culture, and history of the English language. Equivalent to ANTH 1107 and ENGL 1107. Satisfies Objective 7 of the General Education Objectives. S

LANG 1199 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times. May be repeated.

LANG 2201 Intermediate Foreign Language I: 4 semester hours.

Extensive grammar review; communication skills in languages other than those regularly taught. Graded S/U. PREREQ: LANG 1102 or equivalent. D

LANG 2202 Intermediate Foreign Language II: 4 semester hours.

Extensive grammar review; communication skills in languages other than those regularly taught. Graded S/U. PREREQ: LANG 1101 or equivalent. D

LANG 3399 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.

LANG 4437 The Teaching of Foreign Languages: 3 semester hours.

Study of the various methods used in teaching foreign languages, the extent and scope of language courses; the selection of suitable text books; audio-visual techniques and their contribution to language instruction. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. S

LANG 4455 Introduction to Phonetics: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to descriptive linguistics focusing on the phonetics and phonetic phenomena of English and the other languages of the world. Extensive practice in perception and production of such phenomena. Equivalent to ANTH 4455. PREREQ: ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107. D

LANG 4456 Introduction to Phonology and Morphology: 3 semester hours.

Phonological theory and analysis; current theories in morphology. Phonological rules, representations, underlying forms, derivations, justifications of phonological analyses; morphological structure, derivational and inflectional morphology; relation of morphology to phonology. Equivalent to ANTH 4456. PREREQ: ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107. D

LANG 4457 Survey of Indo European Languages: 3 semester hours.

Survey of Indo-European languages from ancient to modern times, their relationships to one another, and chief characteristics. Equivalent to ANTH 4457. PREREQ: Completion of Goal 10B. D

LANG 4477 Phonology: 3 semester hours.

Study of articulatory phonetics and practice in phonetic transcription of a broad survey of languages; phonological analysis and theory. D

LANG 4484 Rotating Topics in Linguistics: 3 semester hours.

Rotating topics in different areas of linguistics and linguistic analysis. Consult current schedule of classes for exact course being taught. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Equivalent to ANTH 4484 and ENGL 4484. PREREQ: ANTH/LANG/ENGL 1107 or ENGL 2280 or ENGL 2281. D

LANG 4488 Foreign Language Seminar: 3 semester hours.

Advanced studies in selected topics from language, culture, literatures or methods of research. May be conducted in English. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

LANG 4497 Workshop: 1-2 semester hours.

Workshop aimed at development and improvement of skills. Does not satisfy requirement for major or minor. May be repeated. Graded S/U. D

LANG 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.

Latin Courses

LATN 1101 Elementary Latin I: 4 semester hours.

Intended to teach students basic reading skills and grammatical structures in Latin and to acquaint them with the culture of Ancient Rome. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. D

LATN 1102 Elementary Latin II: 4 semester hours.

Intended to teach students basic reading skills and grammatical structures in Latin and to acquaint them with the culture of Ancient Rome. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: LATN 1101. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. D

LATN 2201 Intermediate Latin I: 4 semester hours.

Review and further study of Latin grammar. Readings from various authors. Study of one book of Virgil's Aeneid. PREREQ: LATN 1102 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

LATN 2202 Intermediate Latin II: 4 semester hours.

Review and further study of Latin grammar. Readings from various authors. Study of one book of Virgil's Aeneid. PREREQ: LATN 2201 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

LATN 4470 Readings in Latin: 2 semester hours.

Reading, discussion, and writing on selected topics in Latin literature. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

Russian Courses

RUSS 1101 Elementary Russian I: 4 semester hours.

Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in Russian and to acquaint them with the culture of Russian speakers. Practice in the language laboratory is required. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. D

RUSS 1102 Elementary Russian II: 4 semester hours.

Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in Russian and to acquaint them with the culture of Russian speakers. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: RUSS 1101 or equivalent. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. D

RUSS 2201 Intermediate Russian I: 4 semester hours.

Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing students' communication skills in Russian. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the Russian language. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: RUSS 1102 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

RUSS 2202 Intermediate Russian II: 4 semester hours.

Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing students' communication skills in Russian. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the Russian language. Practice in the language laboratory is required. PREREQ: RUSS 2201 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

RUSS 2205 Study Abroad: 3-6 semester hours.

Available only through study overseas. Development of intermediate-level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D

RUSS 3301 Russian Conversation and Composition I: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice speaking and writing Russian in forms and styles common to economics, politics, science, society, the arts and creative writing of the Russian-speaking world. PREREQ: RUSS 2202 or equivalent. D

RUSS 3302 Russian Conversation and Composition II: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice speaking and writing Russian in forms and styles common to economics, politics, science, society, the arts and creative writing of the Russian-speaking world. PREREQ: RUSS 2202 or equivalent. D

RUSS 3305 Study Abroad: 1-6 semester hours.

Available only through study overseas. Development of upper-division level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D

RUSS 4470 Readings in Russian: 2 semester hours.

Reading, discussion, and writing on selected topics in Russian literature. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. Conducted in Russian. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

Spanish Courses

SPAN 1101 Elementary Spanish I: 4 semester hours.

Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in Spanish and to acquaint them with the culture of the Spanish-speaking countries. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

SPAN 1102 Elementary Spanish II: 4 semester hours.

Intended to teach students basic communication skills and grammatical structures in Spanish and to acquaint them with the culture of the Spanish-speaking countries. PREREQ: SPAN 1101 or equivalent. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

SPAN 2200 Intermediate Enrichment: 1-4 semester hours.

Enhances intermediate students' progress in listening, speaking, reading, writing as well as broadening cultural and historical understanding. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. F, S, Su

SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish I: 4 semester hours.

Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing students' communication skills in Spanish. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the Spanish language. PREREQ: SPAN 1102 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

SPAN 2202 Intermediate Spanish II: 4 semester hours.

Extensive review of grammatical structures and continued emphasis on developing students' communication skills in Spanish. Contrastive study of culture as reflected in the Spanish language. PREREQ: SPAN 2201 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

SPAN 2205 Study Abroad: 3-6 semester hours.

Available only through study overseas. Development of intermediate-level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D

SPAN 2210 Spanish for Health Care I: 3 semester hours.

A course designed to teach health care professionals how to communicate proficiently with Spanish-speaking patients. Integrates thematically-related vocabulary, grammar, and culture with an emphasis on occupational communication. Credit by examination option is available for this class. Contact department for details. PREREQ: SPAN 1102 or equivalent. D

SPAN 2211 Spanish for Health Care II: 3 semester hours.

A course designed to teach health care professionals how to communicate proficiently with Spanish-speaking patients. Integrates thematically-related vocabulary, grammar, and culture with an emphasis on occupational communication. Credit by examination option is available for this class. Contact department for details. PREREQ: SPAN 2210 or equivalent. D

SPAN 2265 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish: 8 semester hours.

Concepts and content of SPAN 2201 and SPAN 2202 in one semester. Lab hours required. PREREQ: C- in SPAN 1102 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. D

SPAN 2299 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.

SPAN 3300 Intensive Conversation: 3 semester hours.

Students who have not had an immersion experience but who have completed intermediate course work focus on developing conversational skills. Emphasis on real-life topics, tasks, and functions. Graded S/U. PREREQ: C- in SPAN 2202 and permission of instructor. D

SPAN 3301 Spanish Conversation and Composition I: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice speaking, reading, and writing standard Spanish in the forms and styles common to the media, commerce, research and the arts. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPAN 2202 or equivalent. F, S

SPAN 3302 Spanish Conversation and Composition II: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice speaking, reading, and writing standard Spanish in the forms and styles common to the media, commerce, research and the arts. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPAN 2202 or equivalent. F, S

SPAN 3303 Professional Spanish: 3 semester hours.

Intensive practice speaking, reading, and writing Spanish in business, medical, legal, or other professions. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. PREREQ: SPAN 2202 or equivalent. D

SPAN 3305 Study Abroad: 1-6 semester hours.

Available only through study overseas. Development of upper-division level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Graded S/U. D

SPAN 3341 Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive overview of main currents of Peninsular cultural history and literature. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPAN 2202 or equivalent. F

SPAN 3342 Survey of Latin American Literature and Civilization: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive overview of main currents of Latin American cultural history and literature. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPAN 2202 or equivalent. S

SPAN 3375 Topics in Culture and Literature: 3 semester hours.

Explore a topic of interest in Hispanic literature and culture through the study of a wide variety of literary and cultural texts at an introductory level. May be repeated 3 times with different content. PRE-or-COREQ: C- in CMLT 3360 or SPAN 3301 or SPAN 3302. F, S

SPAN 3381 Hispanic Current Affairs: 3 semester hours.

Study of contemporary Hispanic culture through an examination of current sociocultural issues in Spanish speaking countries. Conducted in Spanish. D

SPAN 3399 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.

SPAN 4400 Spanish Advanced Grammar: 3 semester hours.

Survey of selected grammar and composition topics on the advanced level. PREREQ: SPAN 3301 or SPAN 3302 or permission of instructor. D

SPAN 4460 Spanish Translation and Interpretation: 4 semester hours.

Theory and principles of translation and/or interpretation and their application in the fields of literature, business, law, and medicine. Topics may vary. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits. D

SPAN 4470 Readings in Spanish: 2 semester hours.

Reading, discussion, and preparation of reports on selected topics in Spanish literature. May be repeated for up to 4 credits with different content. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPAN 3301 or SPAN 3302 and permission of instructor. D

SPAN 4475 Topics in Culture and Literature: 3 semester hours.

Explore a topic of interest in Hispanic literature and culture at a more advanced level through the study of a wide variety of literary and cultural texts. May be repeated 3 times with different content. PREREQ: C- in CMLT 3360 or SPAN 3301 or SPAN 3302. F, S

SPAN 4480 Independent Studies in Spanish: 3 semester hours.

A directed project, under the guidance of an instructor, emphasizing individual study or research according to the needs of the student. PREREQ: SPAN 3301 or SPAN 3302 and permission of instructor. D

SPAN 4490 Spanish Senior Seminar: 3 semester hours.

Advanced studies in selected topics from language, culture, literatures or methods of research. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different content. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPAN 3301 or SPAN 3302 or permission of instructor. D

SPAN 4493 Spanish Internship: 1-3 semester hours.

Internship coordinated by faculty providing significant exposure to the use of Spanish in a professional environment. May be repeated for up to 3 credits. Graded S/U. D

SPAN 4494 Topics in Language and Culture for the Professions I: 1-3 semester hours.

Enhance and supplement linguistic and cultural proficiency in a variety of professional contexts. May be repeated with different content for a maximum of 3 credits. Graded S/U. D

SPAN 4495 Topics in Language and Culture for the Professions II: 1-3 semester hours.

Enhance and supplement linguistic and cultural proficiency in a variety of professional contexts. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits with different content. Graded S/U. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

SPAN 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.

Faculty

Professors

Njoku (History, International Studies and Department Chair)

Sieber (Spanish)

Associate Professors

Hunt (Spanish)

Tarp (Spanish, Spanish for Health Professions)

Assistant Professors

Febles (Spanish)

Och (International Studies)

Yik (Economics)

Youngs (Geography)

Senior Lecturer

Dillon (German)

Heath (Spanish)

Assistant Lecturers

Bassett (Spanish)

Johnsen (Japanese)

McCurry (Spanish, Spanish for Health Professions)

Tatarova (French)

Wells (Spanish)

Adjunct Faculty

Ashizawa (Japanese)

Coffield (German)

Fukuoka (Japanese)

Stringfellow-Brookman (French)

Emeriti

Dolsen (Latin)

Nickisch (German)

Park (French)

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