Modern and Classical Languages Courses

French (FRN) courses

  • FRN 624 Advanced Topics in Francophone Linguistics

    Prerequisite: ENG 691 or MCL 691 or permission of instructor.

    This graduate seminar focuses on specific issues in Francophone linguistics. Topics may include the study of French in its social and political contexts, French phonetics and phonology, French syntax and morphology, language variation and change in the French-speaking world, historical perspectives, and developments in theoretical and applied French linguistics. May be taught concurrently with FRN 524. Cannot receive credit for both FRN 524 and FRN 624.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall (even-numbered years)
  • FRN 690 Advanced French Grammar

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Students improve their mastery of complex grammatical features in French through the analysis of authentic spoken and written texts. Through iterative processes of text development, they will produce advanced narratives on different themes. They will also explore theories pertaining to the acquisition of language structures, and related approaches to teaching grammar to second-language learners. May be taught concurrently with FRN 590. Cannot receive credit for both FRN 690 and FRN 590.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall (odd-numbered years)
  • FRN 725 Seminar in Francophone Literature and Culture

    This course will enhance students' language proficiency and cultural competence through the interpretation and analysis of selected literary, philosophical, and cultural texts from the Francophone tradition. Variable content course. May be repeated once with changed content.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • FRN 735 Advanced French Proficiency

    This course designation is used to grant credit for prior learning on the basis of established proficiency assessments. No more than three hours of FRN 735 credit may be applied toward the requirements of any master's program or certificate.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3-12Upon demand

Greek (GRK) courses

    Language and Literature (LLT) courses

      Latin (LTN) courses

      • LTN 625 Seminar in Latin Literature

        Selected topics in Latin literature such as genre studies, period studies, or concentration on one or more authors. May be repeated once with changed content. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with LTN 525. Cannot receive credit for both LTN 525 and LTN 625.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Upon demand

      Modern and Classical Languages (MCL) courses

      • MCL 650 Advanced Study Abroad

        Study in an area of the world where the target language is spoken. This may be taken through the Department's existing program or at any accredited institution. May be taught concurrently with MCL 550. Cannot receive credit for both MCL 550 and MCL 650.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        3-6Upon demand
      • MCL 688 Sociolinguistics for Language Teaching

        This course explores various sociolinguistic topics, with an emphasis on those relevant for language teaching, such as language attitudes; standard languages; literacy; language variation; multilingualism; language planning and policy; and language maintenance and loss. Cannot receive credit for MCL 688 and ENG 688 or ENG 592.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Spring (even-numbered years)
      • MCL 691 Principles of Linguistics

        This advanced survey of linguistics covers areas such as phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, pragmatics, language change, and language variation. Cannot receive credit for both MCL 691 and ENG 691 or 591.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Spring
      • MCL 695 Principles of Second Language Acquisition

        This course blends a historical overview of language acquisition theories with a focus on recent developments and their impact on second-language instructional methodologies. Cannot receive credit for both MCL 695 and ENG 695 or ENG 595.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Spring
      • MCL 697 Topics for Teachers of Foreign Languages

        Topics of discipline-specific interest to foreign language teachers, e.g., specialized technological resources or contemporary cultural materials. Sections may be specific to a particular language or concern general pedagogical issues. May be repeated up to 6 hours. Variable Content Course.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        1-6Upon demand
      • MCL 700 Advanced Language Teaching Methods and Technology

        This course will acquaint language teachers with current second language research and teaching practice, with emphasis on the uses of technology.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Upon demand
      • MCL 701 Applied Foreign Language Practicum

        Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

        An independent studies option designed to allow students to work closely with a graduate faculty mentor to develop and implement a project that integrates principles and/or practices pertinent to second language acquisition or applied linguistics. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        1-6Upon demand
      • MCL 706 Materials and Assessments in Foreign Language Teaching

        Prerequisite MCL 700. This course reviews theoretical perspectives in foreign language teaching and learning, addressing their practical applications for the development of classroom materials and assessments. Students design teaching activities to promote the development of language knowledge and skills that focus on speaking, listening, reading, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, pragmatics and cultural competence.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Upon demand
      • MCL 710 Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition

        This course focuses on methods of conducting research in the area of second-language acquisition. Students will learn how to read, interpret, synthesize, and apply SLA research and how to design and conduct studies and disseminate results.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Upon demand
      • MCL 724 Seminar in Linguistics for Foreign Languages

        Focused exploration of topics in linguistics, phonetics and phonology, semantics, grammar and syntax, language history, language variation and change, and language acquisition as they pertain to French and/or Spanish. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        1-6Upon demand
      • MCL 730 Summer Invitational Institute

        Prerequisite: permission of Program Coordinator or Department Head.

        An intensive course in the writing process and the writing curriculum, designed for experienced K-16 teachers across the disciplines using the National Writing Project model. Readings of current theory and research will be related to participants' experiences as writers and as teachers. Cannot receive credit for both MCL 730 and ENG 730.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        3-6Spring
      • MCL 735 Supervised Proficiency Development (Independent Study)

        After an assessment of their language proficiency, students receive personalized guidance and complete assessments designed to help them to strengthen their interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills in the target language. This class is open to students at the Intermediate Level on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Upon demand
      • MCL 798 Degree Papers

        Prerequisite: permission of Department Head or Program Coordinator.

        Independent research and writing toward completion of degree papers. Consultation with a designated MCL/ENG graduate faculty member and topic approval from the Program Coordinator or the Department Head are required. Not open to students writing theses to satisfy the master's research requirement. May not be repeated. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Upon demand
      • MCL 799 Thesis

        Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

        In consultation with MCL and Education advisors, a student may elect to write a thesis on a topic within the discipline. May be repeated up to 6 hours.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        1-6Upon demand

      Spanish (SPN) courses

      • SPN 610 Advanced Translation

        Builds on the translation and interpreting skills acquired in SPN 410. Students will be exposed to a variety of translation theories and methods and will increase their overall language proficiency as they gain further practical translation experience in a number of genres. May be taught concurrently with SPN 510. Cannot receive credit for both SPN 510 and SPN 610.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Upon demand
      • SPN 624 Advanced Topics in Hispanic Linguistics

        This course focuses on specific issues in Hispanic linguistics with an emphasis on their applicability to learning and teaching Spanish. Topics may include the study of Spanish in its social and political contexts, Spanish phonetics and phonology, Spanish syntax and morphology, language variation and change in the Spanish-speaking world, historical perspectives, and developments in theoretical and applied Spanish linguistics. May be taught concurrently with SPN 524. Cannot receive credit for both SPN 524 and SPN 624.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Spring (odd-numbered years)
      • SPN 690 Advanced Spanish Grammar

        Students improve their mastery of complex grammatical features in Spanish through analysis of authentic written texts and spoken language and through practice and application. They will also explore theories pertaining to the acquisition of language structures and related approaches to teaching grammar to second language learners. May be taught concurrently with SPN 590. Cannot receive credit for both SPN 590 and SPN 690.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Spring
      • SPN 725 Seminar in Hispanic Literature and Culture

        This course will enhance students' language proficiency and cultural competence through the interpretation and analysis of selected literary, philosophical, and cultural texts from the Hispanic tradition. Variable content course. May be repeated once with changed content.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        330Upon demand
      • SPN 735 Advanced Spanish Proficiency

        This course designation is used to grant credit for prior learning on the basis of established proficiency assessments. No more than three hours of SPN 735 credit may be applied toward the requirements of any master's program or certificate.

        Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
        3-12Upon demand