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Courses at the 400-level

FREN 400: Applied Linguistics

The meaning and nature of language and its application to the teaching of French is studied. Emphasis is on the planning and presentation of basic audio-lingual structures. Online work is included.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of two of the following: FREN 313, 323, 324
  • or consent of department chair
FREN 416: Studies in the Seventeenth Century

Representative works of the seventeenth century are studied against the historical and social background of the period.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FREN 323
  • Or consent of department chair
  • FREN 324
FREN 417: Studies in the Eighteenth Century

Representative works of the eighteenth century are studied against the historical and social background of the period.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FREN 323
  • Or consent of department chair
  • FREN 324
FREN 418: Studies in the Nineteenth Century

Representative works of the nineteenth century are studied against the historical and social background of the period.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FREN 323
  • Or consent of department chair
  • FREN 324
FREN 419: Studies in the Twentieth Century

Representative works of the twentieth century are studied against the historical and social background of the period.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FREN 323
  • Or consent of department chair
  • FREN 324
FREN 420: Applied Grammar

The practical application of grammar in both oral and written forms is exercised. Included is an intensive study of construction and idiomatic expressions.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • or equivalent
FREN 450: Francophone Cultures


3 credit hours

FREN 460: Seminar in French

This course involves individual and group study of a major author, movement, or period in French literature. A major paper is required. Topics are announced in advance. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Open to seniors majoring in French
ITAL 403: Studies in Italian Theatre

Italian theatre from the fifteenth century to the present is studied. Topics include Renaissance satirical comedies, commedia dell'arte, Goldoni's theatrical reforms, and the works of Alfieri, D’Annunzio, Pirandello, and Dario Fo.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ITAL 202
  • ITAL 321 or 322
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
ITAL 404: Studies in Italian Cinema

Major directors, movements, and themes of Italian cinema, from early cinema to the present, are studied. Attention is given to cultural and other aspects of film analysis.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ITAL 202
  • ITAL 321 or 322 or 330
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
ITAL 405: Machiavelli

This is a critical analysis of the major works of Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), an important literary and political figure. II Principe, La Mandragola, and other works may be included. This course is conducted in Italian.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ITAL 202
  • or consent of the department chair
SPAN 400: Applied Linguistics

The meaning and nature of language and its application to the teaching of Spanish is studied. Emphasis is on the planning and presentation of basic audio-lingual structures. Practical work is included.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of two of the following: SPAN 310, 311, 312, 313
  • or consent of department chair
SPAN 401: Studies in Hispanic Prose

Topics and materials are selected from the Spanish or Spanish American essay, short story, or novel and may include a study of a particular genre, movement, period, theme, or writer. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of two of the following: SPAN 310, 311, 312, 313
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
SPAN 403: Studies in Hispanic Theatre/Film

Topics and materials are selected from Spanish or Spanish American film. The instructor may select for study any period, school, movement, or director. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of two of the following: SPAN 310, 311, 312, 313
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
SPAN 404: Studies in Hispanic Poetry

Focus is on the definition, social function, and spiritual character of poetic creation as it relates to the historical and artistic context of a movement, period, writer, or theme. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of two of the following: SPAN 310, 311, 312, 313
  • or consent of the department chair
SPAN 420: Applied Grammar

A practical application of grammar in both oral and written forms is emphasized, along with intensive study of construction and of idiomatic expressions.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of two of the following: SPAN 310, 311, 312, 313
  • or consent of department chair
  • or consent of the department chair
SPAN 460: Seminar in Spanish

Focus is on intensive individual and group study of literary, philosophical, historical, political, social, or aesthetic problems. Students submit a major paper as a culmination of the semester's work. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of two of the following: SPAN 310, 311, 312, 313, and one 400-level course

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