Foreign Language Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

FL 104 American Sign Language for Beginners 3-0-3
This course will introduce students to basic knowledge and skills of American Sign Language. Students will achieve the beginning levels of fluency in communicating through the use of ASL.

FL 105 Advanced American Sign Language 3-0-3
This course will teach students the advanced skills and knowledge of American Sign Language. Students will achieve fluency in communicating through the use of ASL.

FL 110 Elementary Japanese I 3-0-3
An introduction to modern Japanese language and culture. Students can expect to master basic reading and writing skills. Emphasis, however, will be placed on developing listening skills and speaking skills. A variety of materials will be utilized to expose students to Japanese culture. No previous knowledge of Japanese required.

FL 111 Elementary Spanish I 3-0-3
A fully integrated introductory Spanish course. The course is designed for beginning Spanish students whose learning objectives and needs are in any of the following categories: continued language study, business purposes, or travel. The emphasis is to develop proficiency in communicative skills concentrating on the dynamic application of the living language taught through dialog, phonetics and vocabulary. A strong grammar foundation and other basic language skills are taught through actual phrases and sentences, helping the student develop an instinctive sense of the correct usage. These objectives will be achieved through the following approaches: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural studies.

FL 112 Elementary Spanish II 3-0-3
A fully integrated intermediate Spanish course. The course is designed for intermediate Spanish students whose learning objectives and needs are in any of the following categories: continued language study, business purposes, or travel. The emphasis is to consolidate and reinforce the language skills acquired in Elementary Spanish I or the equivalent and to continue building communicative skills and cultural appreciation. The course continues to offer a comprehensive review of basic first year grammar structures, while developing proficiency and advancement in communicative skills concentrating on the dynamic application of the living language taught through dialog, phonetics and vocabulary. A strong grammar foundation and essential language skills are taught through actual phrases and sentences, helping the student develop an instinctive sense of the correct usage. These objectives will be achieved through the following approaches: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural studies. (Prerequisite: FL 111, the equivalent or permission of department head of English)

FL 115 Elementary German I (3-0-3)
This course is designed for beginning German students who are interested and motivated in speaking and learning about the rich German language and culture. It is designed for continued language study, travel and business purposes. Since a German native speaker will be teaching the course, the emphasis will be in communicative as well as written skills of the living German language. Vocabulary and phonetics studies will be enhanced through visual and auditory means. Dialogue and oral presentations will help students form and develop these skills. For correct usage of the language, a strong grammar foundation will be given through multiple reading, speaking, writing and listening practices. Current German topics will also be discussed and there will be German guest speakers.

FL 116 Elementary German II 3-0-3
This course is designed for students who have been exposed to the German language and have knowledge of German present-, past- and present perfect-tenses. Students should be motivated and interested in speaking German and learning about the rich German culture. The class is designed for continued language study, travel and business purposes. Since a German native speaker will be teaching the course, the emphasis will be in communicative as well as written skills of the living German language. Vocabulary and phonetics will be enhanced through visual and auditory means. Dialogue and oral presentations will help in forming and developing these skills. For correct usage of the language a strong grammar foundation will be given through multiple reading, speaking, writing and listening practices. German history and current German topics will also be discussed and there will be German guest speakers.

FL 121 French I 3-0-3
An introduction to basic French language, history, and culture through a balanced four-skills approach to learning through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. Multimedia resources, interactive language programs, videos, and the Internet will be used. French I is geared toward students who have no previous knowledge of the language.

FL 122 Elementary French II 3-0-3
A fully integrated intermediate French course that uses a multimedia approach to emphasize near-complete immersion in the French language and to build on the skills outlined in French I (FL 121). French II is intended for students who have one or two years of high school French. (Prerequisite: FL 121 or equivalent)

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