2018-2019 Catalog

Publication date June 2018

Modern Languages (MLG) - Courses

+ next to a course number indicates a general education course

Courses

MLG 101 Cr.4

World Languages: Elementary I

Oral and written language study, reading, grammar. A year of high school study in this language is equivalent to the 101 level. Offered Fall.

+MLG 102 Cr.4

World Languages: Elementary II

Oral and written language study, reading, grammar. A year of high school study in this language is equivalent to the 101 level as a prerequisite. Prerequisite: MLG 101 in the appropriate language. Offered Spring.

MLG 110 Cr.3

Introduction to the Study of Languages

An investigation of the nature, function, and characteristics of romance and germanic languages compared linguistically with English and other languages. Offered Occasionally.

+MLG 201 Cr.4

World Languages: Intermediate I

Third semester oral and written language study, reading, grammar. Prerequisite: two years of high school or MLG 102 in this language. Offered Fall.

+MLG 202 Cr.4

World Languages: Intermediate II

Fourth semester oral and written language study, reading, grammar. Prerequisite: three years of high school or MLG 201 in this language. Offered Spring.

+MLG 204 Cr.4

Heritage Language: Intermediate

Taught in the heritage language specified, this course provides opportunities for students to develop intermediate-level heritage language reading and writing skills. Students learn the heritage language writing system in order to read and write short texts. Additional emphasis is placed on geographical variation within the heritage language. Prerequisite: ENG 110; native or near native speaking skills in the heritage language. Consent of instructor. Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

+MLG 299 Cr.3

Foreign Literature in Translation

The primary focus of this course is on major and representative works originally written in French, German, Russian, Spanish and Chinese. The course is team-taught in English by specialists of the respective literatures. Content and theme vary with instructors. Offered Spring.

+MLG 304 Cr.4

Heritage Language: Advanced

Taught in the heritage language specified, this course provides opportunities for students to develop advanced-level heritage language reading and writing skills. Students read authentic heritage language manuscripts, practice heritage language narrative and expository writing, translate documents in their fields, and explore heritage language features related to social customs. Prerequisite: ENG 110; native or near native speaking skills in the heritage language; intermediate-level reading and writing skills in the heritage language. Consent of instructor. Offered Occasionally.

MLG 335 Cr.3

Service Learning in Latin America

This course seeks to prepare students for a service learning trip to Latin America. The course explores issues such as racism and the African Diaspora in Latin America, ethnic and racial groups and their participation in Latin American societies, types and systems of oppression, social justice, and the effects of globalization on the environment. Students will also learn practical Spanish to use while working on projects with community partners. Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.

MLG 398 Cr.1-4

World Languages: Advanced

Advanced study of less commonly taught world languages. Instruction may be offered on an individualized basis or through distance education when a course is available on another campus. Repeatable for credit - maximum eight. Prerequisite: MLG 202 in the appropriate language. Offered Occasionally.

MLG 455 Cr.1-6

Foreign Language Program Development

This course is designed for teachers or prospective teachers working toward teacher certification or recertification in a second or third language and/or in ESL. Program topics include: grammar, conversation, civilization, literature and methods. Repeatable for credit - maximum 12. Prerequisite: junior standing. Acceptance of an approved program by department and permission of department chair. Consent of department. Offered Occasionally.

MLG 473 Cr.3

Teaching World Languages: From Early Childhood to Early Adolescence

Designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach world languages to children in the birth to pre-puberty range; provides a basic understanding of classroom applications of second language acquisition and learning theories, teaching methods, approaches and techniques appropriate for these age levels, standards based assessment and lesson design, and curriculum development. Focus is on putting theory into practice through demonstration, micro-teaching, curriculum evaluation, materials development, and unit lesson planning. (This course is intended for students seeking MC-EA world language certification.) Prerequisite: EDS 351 or EDS 402 or concurrent enrollment. Offered Fall.

MLG 474 Cr.3

Teaching World Languages: From Early Adolescence to Adolescence

A study of how a modern language is learned and acquired and what methods and techniques are effective with varying groups of learners. Focus is on putting theory into practice through demonstration, microteaching, curriculum evaluation, materials development and unit lesson planning. Prerequisite: EDS 351 or concurrent enrollment; junior standing. Offered Fall.

MLG 491 Cr.3

Films and Literature

Viewing and criticism of sub-titled films and reading their literary sources in translation. Prerequisite: one course in literature from either the Modern Languages or English Department. Offered Occasionally.

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