Foreign Languages and Literatures

French, FREN = 0131

4030. Survey of French Literature I. 3 hours. French Literature to 1600. Readings, lectures, discussions and term projects. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced French, at least 3 hours of which must be FREN 3040 or FREN 3050, or departmental equivalent.

4040. Survey of French Literature II. 3 hours. French Literature from 1600 to 1800. Readings, lectures, discussions and term projects. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced French, at least 3 hours of which must be FREN 3040 or FREN 3050, or departmental equivalent.

4050. Survey of French Literature III. 3 hours. French Literature since 1800. Readings, lectures, discussions and term projects. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced French, at least 3 hours of which must be FREN 3040 or FREN 3050, or departmental equivalent.

4070. French Culture and Literature through Film. 3 hours. The thematic and chronological study of French literature and culture through films. Relations between literature/culture and film are explored. Prerequisite(s): FREN 3040 or 3050.

4080. Business French. 3 hours. Students become familiar with business terminology in French. They also learn to function in a French business environment, including writing business letters, conducting telephone conversations and business meetings. This course serves as preparation for the exam leading to the Certificat Pratique of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced French.

4100. The Nineteenth-Century French Novel. 3 hours. Readings, lectures and term projects. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced French.

4200. 20th-Century French Novel. 3 hours. Readings, lectures and discussions of 20th-century French novels. Prerequisite (s): FREN 3050 and 3 additional hours of advanced French.

4310. Contemporary French Civilization. 3 hours. A survey of contemporary French society including institutions, the value system and current issues. Readings, discussions and audiovisual materials. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced French or consent of department.

4500. The French Short Story. 3 hours. Close study of the French short story, with emphasis on oral discussion and oral testing as preparation for the Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT) required for teacher certification in French. Required for teaching majors. Prerequisite(s): FREN 3060 and 3070.

4920. Cooperative Education in French. 1-3 hours. Supervised work in a job directly related to the student's major, professional field of study or career objective. Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of credit in French; student must meet the employer's requirements and have consent of the department chair. May be repeated for credit.

5050. French Literature of the Seventeenth Century. 3 hours. The 17th-century French theatre, with emphasis on Corneille, Racine and Molière.

5120. French Civilization. 3 hours. A history of French civilization from the origins to World War II, including art history, music history, literary movements and social issues; or a survey of contemporary French society, including institutions, the value system and current issues in France. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5150. Seminar in French. 3 hours. Topics include a) practicum in teaching college level French (open only to departmental teaching fellows) and b) theory of teaching methodology and language acquisition in French (open to all graduate students). May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5200. Seminar in French. 3 hours. Topics taught include the 20th-century French novel; the 20th-century French theatre; selected readings in 18th-century literature; selected French writers of the 19th century, such as Hugo, Balzac, Stendhal, Baudelaire and Flaubert; and French Renaissance literature, advanced grammar and advanced civilization and culture. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5300. French Linguistics. 3 hours. This course will cover a particular aspect of French linguistics, such as advanced French grammar, phonology, or morphology and syntax. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5350. Theory and Analysis of Literary Texts. 3 hours. This course will study major essays on semiology and literary theory by French structuralist and post-structuralists. It will also focus on methods of literary analysis applied to representative prose/poetry of French classics. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5500. Nineteenth-Century French Poetry. 3 hours. Study and analysis of the major schools of French poetry of the nineteenth century, including the works of the Romantics Lamartine, Vigny, Hugo and Musset; the Parnassians Gautier and Leconte de Lisle; and the Symbolists Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud and Mallarmé.

5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Conference courses open only to advanced students capable of doing independent research under the direction of the instructor. Registration permitted only upon recommendation by the instructor and consent of the department chair.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.

German, GERM = 0132

4180. Advanced German for Business. 3 hours. Advanced listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural skills with an emphasis on German for business in German-speaking business environments. Prerequisite(s): GERM 2050 and one upper-level German course. GERM 3180 (Introduction to Business German) is recommended. No prior knowledge in the field of business is necessary.

4310. Topics in Advanced German Culture. 3 hours. Topics include German-language literature, music, art, literature as film, philosophy and historical developments. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of advanced German, or GERM 2050 or equivalent and consent of department. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4330. Topics in Advanced German Language. 3 hours. Topics include German grammar, syntax, language history, dialects
and linguistics. Prerequisite(s): GERM 2050 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4350. Topics in Advanced German Literature. 3 hours. Topics include study of a period, movement, theme, genre or author. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of advanced German, or GERM 2050 or equivalent and consent of department. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

Language, LANG = 0134

Graduate degree credit is not earned by completion of these courses.

5016-5026. French for Graduate Research. 3 hours each. French readings and related grammar designed to prepare graduate students for reading examination and to acquaint them with the language as a research tool. No prior knowledge of French is required. Evaluation on a pass/no pass basis.

5017-5027. German for Graduate Research. 3 hours each. German readings and related grammar designed to prepare graduate students for reading examination and to acquaint them with the language as a research tool. No prior knowledge of German is required. Evaluation on a pass/no pass basis.

5019-5029. Spanish for Graduate Research. 3 hours each. Spanish readings and related grammar designed to prepare graduate students for reading examination and to acquaint them with the language as a research tool. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required. Evaluation on a pass/no pass basis.

Latin ­ see Undergraduate Catalog

Spanish, SPAN = 0138

4010. Aspects of Contemporary Mexican Culture. 3 hours. Study of various aspects of Mexican culture, including historical, literary, artistic, political and economic arenas. Offered in Mexico to provide total immersion in the language and culture with field trips to culturally significant sites. Prerequisite(s): completion of at least one year of Spanish or the equivalent. Spanish majors and minors are preferred.

4020. Aspects of Contemporary Spanish Culture. 3 hours. Study of Spanish culture, including historical, literary, artistic, political and economic arenas. Offered in Spain to provide total immersion in the language and culture with field trips to culturally significant sites. Locations to include Toledo, El Escorial, Valle de los Caídos and Madrid, including the Royal Palace, Prado, Reina Sofia and Sorolla Museums. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2050 or equivalent or consent of department.

4080. Business Spanish. 3 hours. Oral, written and reading skills in Spanish for business purposes, as well as a cultural understanding of how business transactions are conducted in the Hispanic world. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced Spanish or consent of department.

4120. Advanced Spanish Grammar. 3 hours. Pronunciation principles, orthography and punctuation; syntactical, lexical and stylistic aspects. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2050 or consent of department.

4210. Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation. 3 hours. Study of the Spanish sound system and how it corresponds to Spanish orthography and pronunciation. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2050 or equivalent.

4310-4320. Survey of Spanish Literature. 3 hours each. Readings, lectures, discussions and term projects. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced Spanish or consent of department.

4310. Spanish literature to 1700.

4320. Spanish literature since 1700.

4330. Post-Franco Spain: Literature and Culture. 3 hours. Study of the literature, culture and lifestyle of the Spanish people since the death of Franco and the country's return to democracy. Readings, discussions and audiovisual materials. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced Spanish or consent of department.

4360-4370. Survey of Spanish-American Literature. 3 hours each. Readings, lectures, discussions and term projects. Prerequisite(s): 6 hours of advanced Spanish or consent of department.

4360. Spanish-American literature from the colonial period to 1888.

4370. Spanish-American literature since 1888.

5150. Seminar in Spanish. 3 hours. Topics include a) practicum in teaching college Spanish (open only to departmental teaching fellows) and b) theory of teaching methodology and language acquisition in Spanish (open to all graduate students). May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5200. Seminar in Spanish. 3 hours. Topics include Spanish prose of the Golden Age, the Generation of '98, the 19th-century Spanish novel, the 20th-century Spanish essay, the Spanish-American short story, Spanish-American poetry, Gauchesque literature, the contemporary Spanish-American novel, advanced grammar and advanced civilization and culture. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5380. The Spanish-American Novel. 3 hours. The Spanish-American novel of the 19th and 20th centuries. Readings, lectures and term projects.

5480. Spanish Poetry. 3 hours. The development of Spanish poetry from its origins to the present. Readings, lectures and term projects.

5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Conference courses open to advanced students capable of doing independent research under the direction of the instructor. Registration permitted only upon recommendation by the instructor and consent of the department chair.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.

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