Modern And Classical Languages Courses
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LA 101 Elementary Latin (3) Prereq.: Music majors may not take Latin to satisfy any of their language requirement. Students whose major requires them to take 6 hours of a foreign language must take all 6 credits in the same language. Students whose major requires them to take 12 credits of a foreign language may satisfy that requirement by taking 3 or 6 credits of elementary Latin and all the remaining credits in one modern language. This course is a beginning study of the Latin
language and of Roman culture. Students learn the
basic skills of pronouncing the language, reading
simple Latin texts, and translating Latin sentences
into English. Students will learn basic Latin sentence
patterns and develop listening and reading skills.
Students analyze rudimentary Latin grammar and
word etymologies of common English words derived
from Latin. Fall.
LA 102 Elementary Latin (3) Prereq.: LA 101. This course continues to develop student skills in comprehension and translation. It includes a review of Latin pronunciation and continues the study of grammar and basic sentence patterns. Students also continue to learn more word etymologies, to understand further various features of Roman culture, and to acquire additional vocabulary. Spring.
ML 121 Elementary Spanish (3) This course begins the study of the Spanish language and is designed to introduce the student to the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. The student learns spoken Spanish through question/answer drills and daily oral recitations in class. This course is intended for students with little or no experience with the Spanish language. Meets 4 hours a week. Fall.
ML 122 Elementary Spanish (3) Prereq.: ML 121 or Spanish placement exam. This course develops the student’s listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Content includes a review of Spanish sounds and pronunciations, a review of stress, accentuation, punctuation, and spelling, as well as cultural readings, historical narratives, and short literary selections. The student learns oral communication through question/answer drills and daily oral recitation. Meets 4 hours a week. Spring.
ML 131 Elementary French (3) Students will learn the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing French. Students will learn basic French expressions and will practice communicating orally and in writing on an elementary level. This course is intended for students with little or no experience with the French language. Meets 4 hours a week. Fall.
ML 132 Elementary French (3) Prereq.: ML 131. This course continues to develop basic communicative skills in French and continues the study of the culture. Students will engage in daily conversational practice, pronunciation exercises, communicative grammar exercises, and oral and written language application activities in the present and past tenses. Meets 4 hours a week. Spring.
ML 221 Intermediate Spanish (3) Prereq.: ML 122 or two years of high school Spanish and Spanish placement exam. This course emphasizes vocabulary expansion and a thorough review of basic grammatical concepts. Students will learn the parts of speech, verb tenses, and special vocabulary. Students develop listening, reading, writing, and speaking abilities. Meets 4 hours a week. Fall.
ML 222 Intermediate Spanish (3) Prereq.: ML 221. The student will expand his vocabulary and learn basic grammatical concepts. Students will learn verb tenses, time expressions, prefixes, suffixes, prepositions, conjunctions, vocabulary, and selected literature. The student will develop his listening, reading, writing, and speaking abilities. Meets 4 hours a week. Spring.
ML 321–322 Spanish Conversation and Composition (3 each) Prereq. for ML 321: ML 222; prereq. for ML 322: ML 321. This intensive, practical course develops the student’s skill in conversation and writing through intensive oral practice in question-answer conversational drills, readings, oral summaries, and by writing directed compositions on themes following a given model. Class is conducted in Spanish. ML 321: Fall. ML 322: Spring.
ML 421–422 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (3 each) Prereq. for ML 421: ML 322; prereq. for ML 422: ML 421. This course provides the student with an intensive analysis of the Spanish language. Oral and written Spanish composition with particular attention given to developing fluency and facility of speech is a part of this course. Cultural readings and a directed discussion of assigned topics are included in this course. Class is conducted in Spanish. ML 421: Fall. ML 422: Spring.