Undergraduate Programs

The department offers a BA in foreign languages with concentrations in Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish.

Concentrations

The concentration in Arabic has an emphasis on developing strong language skills, including literacy and oral communication, along with an in-depth understanding of modern Arabic culture and society. Students concentrating in Arabic are expected to gain fluency in Modern Standard Arabic and a working knowledge of at least one Arabic dialect. Additionally, students will graduate with a strong background in Arab intellectual history, literature, and culture.

The concentration in Chinese enables students to become proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese while learning about Chinese literature, history, traditions, and culture. Students in this program are encouraged to study abroad or to do an internship. Students in Chinese are also encouraged to complete a double major.

The concentration in French is designed for students who want to increase their proficiency in French language and culture while learning about the history, politics, and economics of the many French-speaking countries around the world.  Students can take a study abroad course or spend a summer in Paris or Quebec, earning credit towards their degree.  They can participate in the many French-speaking activities sponsored by Mason’s French Club.

The concentration in Spanish enables students to become proficient in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish while learning about Latin American, Latino and Spanish languages practices, literatures, histories, and cultures. Students are encouraged to do an internship or service learning project, where they can draw on their knowledge of Spanish and gain valuable work experience while working for social change in their communities.  Students have many opportunities to study Spanish abroad for as little as a week and as long as a semester and at the same time, earn credit toward their degree.

All concentrations prepare students for teaching careers at the secondary school level, graduate study in languages, and research and professional work in government and private enterprise.

Faculty in the department participate in the interdisciplinary Russian and Eurasian Studies, BA and the Latin American Studies, BA.

Foreign Languages with a Second Major

Majors in foreign language are encouraged to complete a second major in another field. Students who want to pursue a second undergraduate major should plan a program of study in consultation with advisors from both degrees and be familiar with the relevant policies on more than one major. See the Academic Policies section of the catalog.

Minors

Language majors are encouraged to complete a minor in another field.

The department offers minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Classical Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, and Korean Studies. They are available to students in any major at Mason. Except for Classical Studies, all the minors have as a prerequisite the completion of 250 (or equivalent) in the relevant language. 

Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Programs

The department offers highly qualified undergraduates concentrating in Spanish the opportunity to apply to an accelerated master’s degree program in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish or a concentration in Spanish/bilingual-multicultural education. If accepted, students will be able to earn an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in Foreign Languages after satisfactory completion of 144-150 credits, sometimes within five years.

Graduate Programs

The department offers a distinctive interdisciplinary master’s degree in foreign languages designed to meet the needs and interests of prospective and practicing teachers and other professionals. It also prepares students for doctoral study at other institutions. Within the master’s degree, students choose one of four concentrations: French, Spanish, French and Spanish, and Spanish/bilingual-multicultural education.

Funding

The department has a limited number of teaching assistantships for highly qualified graduate students with excellent language preparation. Students develop valuable language teaching experience by working with faculty experts in language teaching pedagogy.

Department Faculty

Professors

Berroa, Winkler

Associate Professors

Carreño-Rodríguez, Christensen, Leeman, Levine, Markx, Olson, Rabin, Roman-Mendoza, Vivancos-Pérez, Zhang

Assistant Professors

Chanethom, Greenberg, Hemmann, Pichichero, Repinecz, Serafini, Sun

Term Assistant Professors

Al Seoudi, Balasch, Bonilla, Dudnik, Fujiwara, Hussein, Jung, Romaniuc, Sweet, Vikis

Term Instructors

Ashraf-Hassan, Burns, Chen, Guglielmi

Some courses are offered in English. Knowledge of a foreign language is not required.

Arabic (ARAB)

100 Level Courses

ARAB 101: Introduction to the Arabic Language. 3 credits.
Introduction to Arabic language, dialects, countries, and culture. Beginning modern standard and classical Arabic, with emphasis on the written language, script and phonology. Basic grammar covering gender, numbers, cases, prepositions, nominal sentences, and basic conversation and greetings. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ARAB 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 102: Introduction to the Arabic Language. 3 credits.
Introduction to developing reading skills in formal settings. Emphasizes modern standard Arabic in oral communication. Beginning grammar level focuses on verbal sentences, present tenses, questions, and compound nouns. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ARAB 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 101.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 110: Elementary Arabic. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ARAB 101, ARAB 102.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

ARAB 201: Intermediate Arabic I. 3 credits.
Further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Advanced level of vocabulary. Grammar covers past tenses, subordinated conjunctions, and introduction to passive voice. Notes: Also introduces Arabic dictionary. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ARAB 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 101, 102.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 202: Intermediate Arabic II. 3 credits.
Emphasis on application of language skills to reading, composition, and discussion. Focuses on language structure, format of developing vocabulary from verbs, covering different derivations, and language patterns. Leads to learning the use of Arabic dictionary in depth. Grammar covers passive voice and verbal nouns. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ARAB 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 201.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 210: Intermediate Arabic. 3 credits.
Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Arabic-speaking regions. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ARAB 201, ARAB 202.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 110 or appropriate placement score.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 250: Gateway to Advanced Arabic. 3 credits.
Integration of advanced intermediate-level Arabic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and the development of critical thinking and understanding authentic texts from the Arabic world. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 210.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

ARAB 300: Advanced Arabic. 3 credits.
Introduces new complex syntactical and grammatical structures for critical enhancement of fluency in Modern Standard Arabic. Emphasis is plced on sentence structure and vocabulary enrichment. Students also gain additional exposure to linguistic diglossia, culture, and history. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 325: Major Arab Writers/Stories. 3 credits.
Studies works of major Arab writers or collections such as The Arabian Nights. Notes: Knowledge of Arabic helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 330: Reading and Conversation I. 3 credits.
Development of conversational fluency and reading skills in modern standard Arabic through class discussion, reports, and presentations. Includes readings from newspapers, journals, magazines, web sites, literary works, and other sources. Notes: ARAB 330 and 331 must be taken in sequence. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 331: Reading and Conversation II. 3 credits.
Continuation of ARAB 330. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 350: Media Arabic I (Written Media). 3 credits.
Develops advanced reading skills through work with current written media in Arabic. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 330 and 331 or appropriate placement score or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 351: Media Arabic II (Spoken Media). 3 credits.
Develops advanced listening and speaking skills through work with current broadcasts in Arabic TV and Radio. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 350 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 360: Topics in Arabic Cultural Production. 3 credits.
Focuses on major trends and issues in modern Arabic cultural production. In addition to material from the Middle East and North Africa, the course surveys works of art, cinema, media, and literature from across the global Arabic diaspora. Notes: Some knowledge of Arabic is preferable. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 375: Study Abroad - Arab World. 1-6 credits.
Designated study abroad programs in the Arab world. Notes: must be approved by Arabic program coordinator. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 110.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
ARAB 380: Arabic Dialects. 3 credits.
Study of the structure of one Arabic dialect with comparison to Modern Standard Arabic and the classical Fus-ha. Includes study of literature, proverbs, and culture associated with that dialect. Notes: May be repeated when dialect covered is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 390: Translation Methods: Arabic to English. 3 credits.
Provides students with essential tools and techniques to translate Arabic texts to English. Includes practice applying these techniques to a variety of documents including literary, media, and legal texts. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 330 and 331 or appropriate placement score or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

ARAB 420: Survey of Arabic Literature. 3 credits.
A survey of Arabic literature from its genesis to the present day. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: Six credits of 300 level courses taught in Arabic or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 430: Advanced Arabic Grammar. 3 credits.
Introduction to traditional Arabic grammar. Covers parts of speech, sentence structure, case marking, and verb structure. Combines traditional with modern approaches to Arabic grammar and includes practical drills. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits of 300 level Arabic or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 440: Topics in Arabic Religious Thought and Texts. 3 credits.
Survey of the religious and intellectual heritage of the Arab world. Notes: May be repeated when topic and texts are different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Taught in Arabic, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: Six credits of 300 level Arabic or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ARAB 498: Independent Study. 1-6 credits.
Designated independent study in the United States or abroad under the direction of a full-time faculty member. Notes: Must be approved by Arabic program coordinator. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ARAB 250.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

Chinese (CHIN)

100 Level Courses

CHIN 101: Elementary Chinese. 3 credits.
Introduction to Mandarin, including basic grammar, oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Notes: Students may not receive credit for CHIN 101 and CHIN 109 or 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CHIN 109, CHIN 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 102: Elementary Chinese. 3 credits.
Continuation of CHIN 101. Notes: Students may not receive credit for CHIN 102 and CHIN 109 or 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CHIN 109, CHIN 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 101.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 109: Intensive Elementary Chinese. 6 credits.
Recommended for students who desire training in Chinese language to an intermediate level of competence in a relatively short period of time. Notes: Equivalent to CHIN 101 and 102 taught in single semester. Students may not receive credit for CHIN 109 and CHIN 101, 102, or 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CHIN 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 110: Elementary Chinese. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Lab work required. Students may not receive credit for CHIN 110 and CHIN 101, 102, or 109. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CHIN 101, CHIN 102, CHIN 109.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

CHIN 201: Intermediate Chinese I. 3 credits.
Further development of skills acquired in CHIN 101 and 102, including grammar, oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Notes: CHIN 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Students may not receive credit for CHIN 201 and CHIN 209 or 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CHIN 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 101 and 102.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese II. 3 credits.
Continuation of CHIN 201. CHIN 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Notes: Students may not receive credit for CHIN 202 and CHIN 209 or 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CHIN 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 201.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 209: Intensive Intermediate Chinese. 6 credits.
Recommended for students who desire training in Chinese to an intermediate level of competence in a relatively short period of time. Notes: Equivalent to CHIN 201 and 202 taught in single semester. Students may not receive credit for CHIN 209 and CHIN 201, 202, or 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CHIN 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 102, 109, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 210: Intermediate Chinese. 3 credits.
Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Chinese-speaking regions. Notes: Students may not receive credit for CHIN 210 and CHIN 201, 202, or 209. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to CHIN 201, CHIN 202, CHIN 209.
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 110 or appropriate placement score.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 250: Gateway to Advanced Chinese. 3 credits.
Integration of advanced intermediate-level Chinese reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills; and the development of critical thinking about authentic texts from around the globe. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 210.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

CHIN 300: Reading Skills Development. 3 credits.
Develops reading proficiency, emphasizing vocabulary and grammar of standard written Chinese. Introduces discourse structure, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge, and strategies for reading Chinese at an advanced level. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 301: Advanced Grammar and Syntax. 3 credits.
In-depth review of Chinese grammar and syntax. Provides extensive practice in controlled and free writing, emphasizing fundamental difficulties and points of interference between English and Chinese. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 305: Chinese for the Business World. 3 credits.
Introduces terminology and structure of business Chinese. Emphasizes acquiring vocabulary and developing facility in Chinese business articles and correspondence. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of department when content is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 310: Survey of Chinese Literature. 3 credits.
Introduces outlines of Chinese literature to the 19th century, presented through literary sources arranged in roughly chronological order. Readings include poetry; fiction; personal essays; documents of philosophy, history, and religion; and transcribed oral records. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 311: Modern Chinese Literature in Translation. 3 credits.
Introduction of outlines of modern Chinese literature from early 20th century to post-Mao era, presented through literary sources arranged in roughly chronological order. Readings include poetry, fiction, personal essays. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 318: Introduction to Classical Chinese. 3 credits.
Introduces basic structures and vocabulary of Classical Chinese, which still has a significant influence on the formal written prose of modern newspapers and documents. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 320: Contemporary Chinese Film. 3 credits.
Explores China from 1949 to present through cinematic and literary representations. Discussions focus on representations of cultural, social, and political changes in the movies. Also introduces critical readings that address issues of gender and youth, family, ethnicity, modernity and the nation, as well as visuality and memory. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese language helpful but not required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 325: Major Chinese Writers. 3 credits.
Studies works of major Chinese writers. Writers studied may vary. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 328: Asian American Women Writers. 3 credits.
Introduction to selected works by female writers of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, and Korean descent. Analyzes themes, form, style, language, and structure of a variety of works, mainly novels and short stories. Assesses role and significance of writings as part of ethnic American and women's literature by exploring questions of identity formation and disintegration, and how they are rooted in gender, social status, ethnicity, community, geography, and generational conflict. Notes: Knowledge of Asian languages not required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 355: Readings in Chinese Poetry and Poetics. 3 credits.
Close readings and discussions of primary texts covering major periods in Chinese poetry to 1949. Analyzes variety of themes, forms, and styles. Notes: May be repeated when readings are different with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 300 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 365: Readings in Chinese Fiction after Mao. 3 credits.
Close readings and discussions of primary texts after the Cultural Revolution. Analyzes themes, subjects, language, and styles. Notes: May be repeated when readings are different with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 300 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

CHIN 470: Special Topics in Chinese Studies. 3 credits.
Covers topics on Chinese language, literature, or culture organized by theme, genre approach, or era. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 475: Chinese Popular Culture. 3 credits.
Combines language learning with an introduction to the complex and vibrant popular culture of contemporary China: music, food, games, gender and family issues, commercial culture, and digital media. Authentic texts will include popular music and poems, films, TV shows, and social media posts. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Recommended Prerequisite: Three years of college Chinese or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 480: Fourth-Year Chinese I. 3 credits.
Advanced work in major grammatical and lexical topics of Chinese. Applies theoretical principles to guided written and oral exercises. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 300 and 301; appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 481: Fourth-Year Chinese II. 3 credits.
Advanced work in major grammatical and lexical topics of Chinese. Applies theoretical principles to guided written and oral exercises. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Chinese
Schedule Type: Lecture
CHIN 490: Internship in Chinese Studies. 1-9 credits.
Work with schools, social service programs, government agencies, interest groups, museums, or corporations locally and in Chinese-speaking regions. With a faculty supervisor, students develop an internship contract, which requires the approval of the director. For each credit, student works on site at least 45 hours. Notes: Contact the department one semester prior to enrollment. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 210 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Internship

Classics (CLAS)

200 Level Courses

CLAS 240: Greek and Latin Elements in English. 3 credits.
Studies formation of English vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin prefixes, stems, and suffixes to increase word power in English (vocabulary, style). Special emphasis on bioscientific, medical, and legal terminology. Intended for native and non-native speakers of English. Literary texts illustrate word analyses, vocabulary uses. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CLAS 250: Classical Mythology. 3 credits.
Illustrates role of classical myths in classical and modern literature and art. Notes: Coursework in English. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CLAS 260: The Legacy of Greece and Rome. 3 credits.
Introduces history, culture, and literature of Greece and Rome through close readings of central passages from classical literature dealing with some of the most important aspects of human existence. Illustrates importance of classical antiquity for the Western tradition. Notes: Coursework in English. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

CLAS 330: Roman Law and Society. 3 credits.
Introduces the Roman legal system, from the Law of the Twelve Tables to Justinian's Digest. Explores the fundamental concepts of Roman Law and its importance for Roman society and the legal history of the West. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Schedule Type: Lecture
CLAS 340: Greek and Roman Epic. 3 credits.
Examines development of classical epic as genre, from beginnings with Homer to transformations in the works of later Greek and Roman authors. Notes: Coursework in English. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CLAS 350: Greek and Roman Tragedy. 3 credits.
Follows development of tragedy from its origins to the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and its reappearance in the Roman world in the tragedies of Seneca. Considers influence of Greek tragedy on later cultures. Notes: Coursework in English. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CLAS 360: Greek and Roman Comedy. 3 credits.
Studies forms, contexts, and developments of comedy as a dramatic form in Greco-Roman world. Traces development of New Comedy in Hellenistic age and translation and adaptation of New Comedy by Roman dramatists Plautus and Terence. Notes: Coursework in English. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CLAS 370: Greek and Roman Historians. 3 credits.
Examines writings of major Greek and Roman historians, including Herodotus, Thucydides, Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus; their interpretations of the past; and their influence. Notes: Coursework in English. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CLAS 380: Greek and Roman Novels. 3 credits.
Examines novels written in antiquity, and influences on postclassical and modern literature. Emphasizes works of Longus, Heliodorus, Petronius, and Apuleius. Notes: Coursework in English. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CLAS 390: Topics in Classical Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Studies forms, contexts, and developments of distinctive literary genre or cultural phenomenon in the Greco-Roman world. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

CLAS 499: Senior Seminar in Classical Studies. 3 credits.
Individual research on specialized topic culminating in seminar paper. Fulfills writing-intensive requirement. Subject of seminar determined by instructor in consultation with student. Notes: Permission must be obtained in advance. Students may present no more than 3 credits for graduation. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: Classical studies minors, 90 credits including 15 credits in classics, and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar

French (FREN)

100 Level Courses

FREN 101: Elementary French I. 3 credits.
For students with no knowledge of French. Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Students may not receive credit for FREN 101 and FREN 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to FREN 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 102: Elementary French II. 3 credits.
Continuation of FREN 101. Notes: Students may not receive credit for FREN 102 and FREN 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to FREN 110, FREN 115.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 101, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 110: Elementary French. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Students may not receive credit for FREN 110 and FREN 101, 102. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 109, FREN 115.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 115: Review of Elementary French. 3 credits.
Reviews elements of French for students who have studied French previously. Notes: Students may not receive credit for FREN 115 and FREN 102, or 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to FREN 102, FREN 109, FREN 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

FREN 201: Intermediate French I. 3 credits.
Further development of skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Notes: FREN 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Students may not receive credit for FREN 201 and FREN 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to FREN 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 102, appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 202: Intermediate French II. 3 credits.
Applies language skills to reading, composition, and class discussion. Notes: Students may not receive credit for FREN 202 and FREN 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to FREN 210.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 210: Intermediate French. 3 credits.
Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of French-speaking regions. Notes: Students may not receive credit for FREN 210 and FREN 201, 202. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to FREN 201, FREN 202, FREN 209.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 110 or appropriate placement score.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 250: Gateway to Advanced French. 3 credits.
Integration of advanced intermediate-level French reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, and the development of critical thinking about authentic texts from around the globe. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 210.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

FREN 300: Study Tour in France. 1-6 credits.
Directed study tour of cultural and literary points of interest in France. Briefing sessions and reading selection given before the trip. Notes: All papers and exams required for credit are due by end of summer session. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 309: Reading and Writing Skills Development. 6 credits.
Development of ability to write on topics of current interest. Readings provide examples of each topic and necessary vocabulary for compositions. Introduces reading strategies and provides practice in reading of different kinds of texts. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 202, 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 310: Oral Proficiency in French. 3 credits.
Develops conversational proficiency in French with attention to various specific communicative strategies and functions. Practice in pronunciation and diction based on systematic study of sound system of French. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 320: Contemporary Tour de France. 3 credits.
Examines contemporary social, political, economic, cultural trends in France. Covers domestic and international topics such as debates around French identity, migration and civil rights, political parties, the media, family life, work-related issues, participation in international organizations and involvement with former colonies and overseas regions. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 309 or permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 325: Major French Writers (Topic Varies). 3 credits.
Studies works of major French writers. Writers to be studied vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 329: Problems of Western Civilization in French Literature. 3 credits.
Basic philosophical, moral, social, and political dilemmas reflected in literature of major French writers. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 340: Francophone Identities. 3 credits.
Provides opportunity to learn about richness, variety, and complexity of francophone world through study of literature, culture, social life, and identities of various francophone regions including Caribbean, Africa, Quebec, and Indochina. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 309, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 357: Introduction to Translation. 3 credits.
French to English, English to French translations, of texts from current periodicals and newspapers in various fields. Notes: Recommended for students who wish to improve language skills. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 370: French Civilization, Culture, and Literature: Ancient Gaul to 1789. 3 credits.
Examines history, civilization (daily life, politics, science, philosophy, religion), culture (architecture, art, music, dance), and literature of France from Ancient Gaul to the eve of the French Revolution. Studies development of French nation and its people through written texts, visual arts, and music. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 309 or permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 371: French Civilization, Culture, and Literature: 1789 to the Present. 3 credits.
Examines history, civilization (daily life, politics, science, philosophy, religion), culture (architecture, art, music, dance), and literature of France from French Revolution of 1789 to present. Studies development of French nation and its people through written texts, visual arts, and music. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 309 or permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 381: Introduction to Literary Analysis. 3 credits.
Structured approach to reading and analysis of French literary texts. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 385: Introduction to French Linguistics. 3 credits.
Introduction to the linguistic analysis of the French language, including its sound system (phonetics, phonology), its rules of word formation (morphology) and sentence structure (syntax), its system of word meaning (semantics), its history and origin (historical linguistics), and its variation as a function of social and regional factors (sociolinguistics). Includes discussion of theoretical issues and cross-linguistic comparisons involving French. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 390: French for the Professions: Fashion, Food, and Finance. 3 credits.
Introduces the terminology and the culture of business, hospitality, and fashion in the French-speaking world. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FREN 309.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 391: French for the Business World. 3 credits.
Studies written and oral styles of communication in commercial, governmental and non-governmental settings. Satisfies needs of students preparing for work in multinational business and foreign service. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 hours of FREN or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

FREN 400: Study Abroad in France or Francophone Region. 1-6 credits.
2 to 4 week programs in France or the Francophone world with language, culture and literature courses, local visits and excursions. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
FREN 415: Topics in Medieval French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (chanson, novel, poetry, short story) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: geste, feudalism, socio-political and religious (in)stability. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 416: Topics in Renaissance French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: humanism, reformation, codification of language and birth of nation-state. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 417: Topics in Seventeenth-Century French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: baroque, classicism, social and philosophical essays, satirical plays. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 418: Topics in Eighteenth-Century French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: enlightenment, social, political and philosophical trends and issues, pre-romanticism. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 419: Topics in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: pre-Romanticism; Romanticism; Realism; Symbolism; Naturalism. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 420: Topics in Twentieth and Twenty-First-Century French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: surrealists, existentialists, new novelists, feminists, etc. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 450: Special Topics Related to French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes selected texts, authors, movements, and issues within a comparative historical and cultural context over two or more centuries or with an interdisciplinary approach. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 451: Topics in Sub-Saharan Francophone Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: Negritude, (post)colonialism, new African voices within and beyond the continent. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 453: Topics in North African Francophone Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts with a focus on the construction of identity: Maghreb in pre and (post)colonial era, recent ideological trends in writing. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 454: Topics in Caribbean Francophone Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: the construction of identity through and beyond Negritude, Antillanit?Creolite, and migration. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 455: Special Topics related to Francophone Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: gender studies, migration and identity-building, ethno-social tensions, political strife, religious conflicts throughout the francophone world. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 457: Topics in Quebec and French-Canadian Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes representative literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts. Emphasizes contemporary works. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 460: Advanced Oral and Written Expression. 3 credits.
Intensive course designed to help students obtain fluency in oral and written French. Develops conversational skills and mastery of vocabulary through class discussions, oral and written reports, debates and presentations on current topics and events linked to the French and Francophone world. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 462: Stylistics. 3 credits.
Describes and analyzes the variability of forms and styles and the more complex aspects of the French language. Develops writing skills through readings, discussions, and compositions. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 463: History of the French Language. 3 credits.
Diachronic study of the French language from the 9th to the 20th century, with a focus on morphology, syntax and lexicon changes. Close study of various texts (prose, poetry, political writing, theater and short stories.) in the light of their socio-historical contexts. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 464: Advanced Translation. 3 credits.
Analyzes theories and methods of translation, with a focus on translation practice (French to English and English to French) of a varied selection of texts (periodicals, short stories, novel excerpts, newspaper articles, etc.). Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 465: Special Topics related to the French language. 3 credits.
Content varies: diachronic or synchronic study of the French language or one of its aspects; sociolinguistics; language teaching methodology; etc. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 467: Special Topics related to French and Francophone Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes selected texts, authors, movements, and issues within comparative historical and cultural contexts as related to France and to various francophone regions of the world or with an interdisciplinary approach. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 470: French and Francophone Cinema. 3 credits.
Analyzes topics such as the early days of French cinema, la nouvelle vague, women film directors, Quebecois, African and Caribbean films, selected by type, period or director. Notes: May be repeated with permission of department or film studies advisor. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 475: Grammatical Analysis. 3 credits.
Study of characteristic features of contemporary French. Examines spoken and written French, including syntactic analysis, distributional analysis, and generative-transformational grammar. Emphasis on problem areas for American learner. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 490: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Research and analysis of selected problem in literature or linguistics in consultation with department member. Notes: Only 6 credits of independent study may be applied to fulfilling requirements in concentration. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
FREN 491: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Research and analysis of selected problem in literature or linguistics in consultation with department member. Notes: Only 6 credits of independent study may be applied to fulfilling requirements in concentration. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
FREN 497: Senior Honors Tutorial. 3 credits.
Students who meet these requirements admitted to candidacy after submitting letter of application to departmental Honors Committee in second half of junior year. Also requires faculty recommendation and interview by Honors Committee. First semester involves weekly meetings with faculty member to discuss readings from comprehensive list prepared by French faculty. Second semester requires independent research and completion of honors essay under supervision of French faculty member. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
FREN 498: Senior Honors Tutorial. 3 credits.
Students who meet these requirements admitted to candidacy after submitting letter of application to departmental Honors Committee in second half of junior year. Also requires faculty recommendation and interview by Honors Committee. First semester involves weekly meetings with faculty member to discuss readings from comprehensive list prepared by French faculty. Second semester requires independent research and completion of honors essay under supervision of French faculty member. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

500 Level Courses

FREN 500: Study Abroad in France or Francophone Region. 1-6 credits.
2 to 4-week programs in France or the Francophone world with language, culture and literature courses, local visits and excursions. Advanced critical research and writing required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Research
FREN 515: Topics in Medieval French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (chanson, novel, poetry, short story) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: geste, feudalism, socio-political and religious (in)stability. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: Coursework in French. May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 516: Topics in Renaissance French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: humanism, reformation, and codification of language and birth of nation-state. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 517: Topics in Seventeenth-Century French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: enlightenment, social, political and philosophical trends and issues, pre-romanticism. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Coursework in French. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 518: Topics in Eighteenth-Century French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: enlightenment, social, political and philosophical trends and issues, pre-romanticism. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: Content varies. Coursework in French. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 519: Topics in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: pre-Romanticism; Romanticism; Realism; Symbolism; Naturalism. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: Content varies. Coursework in French. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 520: Topics in Twentieth and Twenty-First-Century French Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: surrealists, existentialists, new novelists, feminists, etc. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 550: Special Topics. 3 credits.
Specialized topics relating to French culture and literature. Notes: Content varies. May be repeated for credit. Coursework in French. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Taught in French
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 551: Topics in Francophone Sub-Saharan Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: Negritude, (post)colonialism, new African voices within and beyond the continent. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 553: Topics in North African Francophone Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts with a focus on the construction of identity: Maghreb in pre and (post)colonial era, recent ideological trends in writing. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 554: Topics in Francophone Caribbean Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: the construction of identity through and beyond Negritude, Antillanite, Creolite, and migration. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 555: Special Topics related to Francophone Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of important literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts: gender studies, migration and identity-building, ethno-social tensions, political strife, religious conflicts throughout the francophone world . Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 557: Topics in Quebec and French-Canadian Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Analyzes representative literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts. Emphasizes contemporary works. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 561: Linguistic Structure of Modern French. 3 credits.
Analyzes phonology, morphology, and syntax of modern standard French, through a close study of selected texts (newspaper articles, short stories, novel excerpts, informal correspondence). Advanced critical research and writing required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 562: Stylistics. 3 credits.
Describes and analyzes the variability of forms and styles and the more complex aspects of the French language. Develops writing skills through readings, discussions, and compositions. Advanced critical research and writing. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 563: History of the French Language. 3 credits.
Analyzes a selection of literary texts (novel, short story, poetry, and/or theater) and authors in their historical and cultural contexts with a focus on the construction of identity: Maghreb in pre and (post)colonial era, recent ideological trends in writing. Advanced critical research and writing required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 564: Advanced Translation. 3 credits.
Analyzes theories and methods of translation, with a focus on translation practice (French to English and English to French) of a varied selection of texts (periodicals, short stories, novel excerpts, newspaper articles, etc.) Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: Translations from French to English and English to French. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 565: Special Topics Related to the French Language. 3 credits.
Content varies: diachronic or synchronic study of the French language or one of its aspects; sociolinguistics; language teaching methodology; etc. Advanced critical research and writing required. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 567: Special Topics related to French and Francophone Literature and Culture. 3 credits.
Explores issues related to the francophone world. Emphasis on comparative issues, not geographical areas. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 credits of French at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 570: French and Francophone Cinema. 3 credits.
Topics such as early days of French cinema, a nouvelle vague, women film directors, Quebecois, African and Caribbean films, selected by type, period or director. Advanced critical research and writing required. Viewing of films outside of class time. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FREN 575: Grammatical Analysis. 3 credits.
Analyzes selected texts, authors, movements, and issues within comparative historical and cultural contexts as related to France and to various francophone regions of the world or with an interdisciplinary approach. Advanced critical research and writing required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

700 Level Courses

FREN 798: Directed Reading and Thesis Research. 3 credits.
Reading and research for thesis under direction of a faculty member. Notes: Open to degree students who desire to work on independent study with a faculty mentor or who have completed at least 24 credits and have been approved by the French Graduate Faculty to conduct research for a M.A. thesis. See Modern Classical Languages Graduate Student Handbook for complete explanation of the thesis option. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Degree students who desire to work on independent study with a faculty mentor or who have completed at least 24 credits and have been approved by the French Graduate Faculty to conduct research for a M.A. thesis.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis
FREN 799: Thesis. 1-6 credits.
Research on approved thesis topic under direction of thesis committee. Notes: Students must register for a minimum of 3 credits in the first semester of 799 and maintain continuous enrollment in 799 while writing and submitting the thesis. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: FREN 798 and approval of director.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis

Foreign Language (FRLN)

300 Level Courses

FRLN 309: Humanities College to Career. 1 credit.
Focuses on career choices and effective self-presentation for soon-to-be graduating students with majors in the humanities. Explores how skills typically learned in humanities majors can be leveraged for a successful transition to post-graduation employment. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ENGH 303, HIST 385, PHIL 393.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 330: Topics in World Literature. 3 credits.
Major works of world literature with varying perspectives and topics, such as specific cultures, histories, myths, or music and the arts, as represented in literature. Notes: May be repeated when topic differs with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 and 45 credits or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 331: Topics in World Cinema. 3 credits.
Major works of world cinema with varying perspectives and topics, such as specific genres, periods, schools. Notes: Coursework in English. May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar
FRLN 380: Topics in the Sociopolitics of Language. 3 credits.
Addresses relationship between language and other social and cultural systems (macro sociolinguistics), and critical study of people's ideas about language (language ideology). Utilizes comparative approach to explore ways people use language to perform and communicate various social identities and categories; how and why people attach social meanings and values to particular ways of using language; development of official and unofficial language policies; and impact of language policies. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 and 45 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 385: Multilingualism, Identity, and Power. 3 credits.
Study of individual and societal aspects of multilingualism including language choice, linguistic maintenance and shift, code-switching, language planning, educational policy, and representations of multilingualism. Interdisciplinary approach emphasizes the social and political aspects of multilingualism, as well as the relationship of language to cultural, ethnoracial, and national identities and categories. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in all other required Mason Core courses.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

FRLN 430: Topics in Comparative World Literatures. 3 credits.
Explores comparative studies of a topic through literary works written in at least two different languages. All material provided in translation. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 431: Medieval Intellectual Topics. 3 credits.
Focuses on topic in intellectual history of Middle Ages. Emphasizes literary or historical, depending on discipline of instructor. Relevant material may be drawn from philosophy, theology, and art. Notes: May be taken for credit by English or history majors. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ENGH 421, HIST 431.
Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 490: Internship in Foreign Language Studies. 1-6 credits.
Qualified students work with schools, social service programs, government agencies, interest groups, museums, or corporations locally or abroad. Specific arrangements must be made with, and approved by, a faculty member of the specific language program during semester prior to enrollment. For each credit, student works on site at least 45 hours. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Internship

500 Level Courses

FRLN 510: Bibliography and Research in Foreign Languages and Literature. 3 credits.
Use of basic bibliographical tools and methodologies for scholarly research in French, German, and Spanish. Taught in cooperation with university library staff. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 525: Literary Translation. 3 credits.
Critical approach and analysis of diverse texts such as poetry, drama, essay, and novel excerpts. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of department and advanced coursework in literary translation.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 550: Special Topics. 3 credits.
Themes, periods, or genres vary from semester to semester. Focuses on topics that incorporate one or more languages taught in department, but instruction is in English. Notes: May be repeated with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 551: Special Topics. 3 credits.
Themes, periods, or genres vary from semester to semester. Focuses on topics that incorporate one or more languages taught in department, but instruction is in English. Notes: May be repeated with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 565: Theory of Translation. 3 credits.
Lectures on nature, function of translating process. Evaluates theories of translation with respect to text typology. Critiques selected translations from target languages to English and vice versa. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 572: Integrating Technology into Language Learning. 3 credits.
Explores pedagogical and theoretical basis for integrating interactive technologies into language learning programs, and examines potential for learning, teaching, testing, and research. Includes hands-on analysis and evaluation of materials. Notes: Prior experience with technology not required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of department, language teaching methods course, and language teaching experience.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 573: Basic Issues in Language Pedagogy. 3 credits.
Explores major issues controversial in language pedagogy. Topics include communicative competence as pedagogical goal, role of explicit grammar teaching, proficiency movement, cultural authenticity, student-centered learning, and technology. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of department, language teaching methods course, and language teaching experience.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 575: Heritage Language Education. 3 credits.
Overview of the field of heritage language education, Including consideration of the linguistic and sociocultural characteristics of heritage language students, empirical research on heritage language education, and a range of instructional approaches, including critical pedagogy. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 590: Internship and Seminar in Translation. 3 credits.
Internships are nonpaying, work-study positions that focus on the practice of translation. Qualified students placed with area institutions, interest groups, agencies, or corporations. Notes: Placement depends on availability of positions. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: Internships are nonpaying, work-study positions that focus on the practice of translation. Qualified students are placed with area institutions, interest groups, agencies or corporations. Requires admission to the translation certification program. Please contact Dr. Cordero in the department. Individualized Section Form required.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship

600 Level Courses

FRLN 600: Workshop in Foreign Languages. 1-6 credits.
In-service workshops, tours, and seminars on selected topics in literature, language, bilingualism, culture, methodology. Notes: May not be applied toward MA in foreign languages without permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 620: Literary Theory and Criticism. 3 credits.
Studies nature of literary work, and analyzes contemporary critical approaches to literature. Notes: May not be taken for credit by students who previously received credit for FRLN 615. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 650: The Teaching of Culture in Foreign Language Programs. 3 credits.
Purpose and methods of study of culture, with emphasis on strategies and techniques for teaching culture in foreign language programs. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 660: Approaches to the Study of Language. 3 credits.
Linguistics and its relationship to other disciplines, including study of generative grammar with syntactic problems drawn from commonly taught foreign languages. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
FRLN 670: Foreign Language Learning and Teaching. 3 credits.
Theories, methods, and strategies of second and foreign language learning and teaching. May not be taken by students who have completed FRLN 570. Notes: May not be taken by students who have completed FRLN 570. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

German (GERM)

100 Level Courses

GERM 101: Elementary German I. 3 credits.
Designed for students with no knowledge of German. Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Students may not receive credit for GERM 101 and GERM 105 or 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to GERM 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 102: Elementary German II. 3 credits.
Continuation of GERM 101. Notes: Students may not receive credit for GERM 102 and GERM 105 or 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to GERM 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 101.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 110: Elementary German. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Lab work required. Students may not receive credit for GERM 110 and GERM 101, 102, or 105. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to GERM 101, GERM 102.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

GERM 201: Intermediate German I. 3 credits.
Further development of skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Notes: GERM 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Students may not receive credit for GERM 201 and GERM 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to GERM 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 102, 105, 109, appropriate placement score or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 202: Intermediate German II. 3 credits.
Applies skills to reading, composition, and discussion. Notes: Students may not receive credit for GERM 202 and GERM 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to GERM 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 201.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 210: Intermediate German. 3 credits.
Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of German speaking regions. Notes: Students may not receive credit for GERM 210 and GERM 201 or 202. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to GERM 201, GERM 202.
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 110 or appropriate placement score.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 250: Gateway to Advanced German. 3 credits.
Integration of advanced intermediate-level German reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, and the development of critical thinking about authentic texts from around the globe. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 210.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

GERM 301: Culture and Civilization. 3 credits.
Covers development of German civilization from 18th century to present. Includes German cultural contributions to world civilization. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 310: Conversation and Composition. 3 credits.
Develops fluency in speaking and proficiency in writing German through discussion, reports, and compositions based on texts dealing with contemporary events and issues. Notes: Not for native speakers of German. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 316: German for the Business World. 3 credits.
Introduces terminology and structural features of business German. Emphasizes acquiring vocabulary and developing facility in reading German business articles and correspondence. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 318: Translation of Texts. 3 credits.
Introduces principles and techniques of translation. Translation of texts from the natural and social sciences, current events, and contemporary culture. Notes: Translations mainly from German into English. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 325: Major Writers. 3 credits.
Works of major German, Austrian, and Swiss writers in translation. Notes: Writers studied vary. May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 329: Representations of the Holocaust. 3 credits.
Examines the Holocaust through film, literature, autobiography and museum culture. Students critically discuss causes of the Holocaust in Nazi Germany and explore its impact on German, Austrian and American culture. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 340: Survey of German Literature. 3 credits.
Overview of history of German literature to 1880. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 355: Readings in Poetry (Topic Varies). 3 credits.
Intensive reading of German poetry in its historical context. Studies genre characteristics and development. Types of poetry studied vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when subject is different, with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 365: Readings in Narrative Prose. 3 credits.
Intensive reading of German narrative prose, such as autobiographical fiction, fairy tales, and film. Studies genre characteristics and development. Topics to be studied vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when subject is different, with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 370: German Through the Arts. 3 credits.
Focuses on advanced-level language development through the investigation of German arts (film, music, theater, paintings, etc.) in their historical and cultural contexts. Oral and written competence achieved by means of integrated vocabulary and grammar study in content-based instruction. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 375: Readings in Drama. 3 credits.
Intensive reading of German dramas in their historical context. Study of genre characteristics and development, including performance aspects. Genre varies; may be historical drama, radio play, or epic theater. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of department when subtitle differs. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: GERM 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

GERM 415: Advanced Grammar and Style. 3 credits.
Studies syntax, idiomatic features, and levels of style. Extensive practice in different types of written expression. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 hours of GERM or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 418: Advanced Composition. 3 credits.
Develops proficiency in writing German through intensive practice in preparing guided and original compositions. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 15 hours of GERM or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 442: The Age of Goethe. 3 credits.
Major works of Enlightenment, Sturm und Drang, Classicism, and early Romanticism. Emphasizes drama and poetry by Goethe and Schiller, with additional works by Lessing, Kleist, and other important writers of the era. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 hours of GERM or Permission of Instructor. Must have satisfactorily completed GERM 440 or 441.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 444: The Literature of Romanticism. 3 credits.
German Romantic poetry and prose. Background and some theory included. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 hours of GERM or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 450: Modern Literature: 1880-1925. 3 credits.
Literature of Naturalism, Impressionism, and Expressionism in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 451: Modern Literature: 1925 to the Present. 3 credits.
Literary trends since 1925 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GERM 480: Special Topics. 3 credits.
Special topics on language, literature, or culture by theme, approach, or era. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in German
Recommended Prerequisite: 15 hours of GERM or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture

Greek (GREE)

100 Level Courses

GREE 150: Classical Greek I. 3 credits.
Addresses linguistic, semantic, and cultural aspects. Covers basic structure and vocabulary, its place among other world languages and its unique role in development of modern thought. Notes: Lectures, discussions supplemented by web-posted material. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
GREE 160: Classical Greek II. 3 credits.
Expands proficiency, refines grasp of morphology and syntax, and fosters greater command of vocabulary. Introduces selected original passages from Greek classical authors. Notes: Lectures, discussions supplemented by web-posted material. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: GREE 150 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

Hebrew (HEBR)

100 Level Courses

HEBR 101: Elementary Hebrew I. 3 credits.
Designed for students with no knowledge of Hebrew. Introduction including grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEBR 102: Elementary Hebrew II. 3 credits.
Continuation of HEBR 101. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: HEBR 101 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEBR 150: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew. 3 credits.
Introduces basic vocabulary, grammar, and development of reading skills with introduction to religion and culture of ancient Israel that produced the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEBR 160: Readings in Biblical Hebrew. 3 credits.
Continuation of HEBR 150 to increase students' proficiency in vocabulary and understanding of morphology and syntax. Selected passages from Hebrew Bible read; students introduced to text formation and analysis. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: HEBR 150 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

HEBR 201: Intermediate Hebrew I. 3 credits.
Further development of skills acquired in HEBR 101 and 102, including grammar, oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Notes: Lab work required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: HEBR 102 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEBR 202: Intermediate Hebrew II. 3 credits.
Continuation of HEBR 201. Notes: Lab work required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: HEBR 201 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture

Italian (ITAL)

100 Level Courses

ITAL 101: Elementary Italian I. 3 credits.
Designed for students with no prior knowledge of Italian. Includes elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Students may not receive credit for ITAL 101 and ITAL 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ITAL 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ITAL 102: Elementary Italian II. 3 credits.
Continuation of ITAL 101. Notes: Students may not receive credit for ITAL 102 and ITAL 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ITAL 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: ITAL 101.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ITAL 110: Elementary Italian. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Students may not receive credit for ITAL 110 and ITAL 101 or 102. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ITAL 101, ITAL 102.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

ITAL 201: Intermediate Italian I. 3 credits.
Further development of skills in listening, speaking, and writing. Notes: ITAL 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Students may not receive credit for ITAL 201 and ITAL 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ITAL 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: ITAL 102 or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ITAL 202: Intermediate Italian II. 3 credits.
Application of language skills to reading, composition, and discussion. Notes: Students may not receive credit for ITAL 202 and ITAL 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ITAL 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: ITAL 201 or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ITAL 210: Intermediate Italian. 3 credits.
Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Italian-speaking regions. Notes: Students may not receive credit for ITAL 210 and ITAL 201 or 202. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ITAL 201, ITAL 202.
Recommended Prerequisite: ITAL 110 or appropriate placement score.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ITAL 250: Gateway to Advanced Italian. 3 credits.
Development of advanced intermediate-level proficiency with a primary focus on seven major communicative functions: describing, comparing, recommending and expressing opinions, recounting the past, expressing likes and dislikes, hypothesizing, and talking about the future. Examination of authentic materials from various Italian-speaking regions. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Italian
Recommended Prerequisite: ITAL 210; appropriate placement score; or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

ITAL 320: Topics in Italian Film and Literature. 3 credits.
Explores Italian history through the lens of literary and cinematic movements from 1911 onwards. Compares the representations of historical movements in different artistic languages, from poetry and prose to the moving image. Topics include neorealism, Fascism, the Resistance, the Mafia and others. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101, or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ITAL 325: Major Italian Writers. 3 credits.
Works of major Italian or Italian-American authors in translation. Writers to be studied vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ITAL 330: Advanced Italian: Language and Culture I. 3 credits.
Develops linguistic and critical proficiency in Italian language and culture for students who have completed intermediate studies in Italian. Analyzes authentic texts that reveal the diversity of Italian experience in regional, national and international contexts. Fosters advanced reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills that will enable students to understand and to critique Italian with greater ease and sophistication. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Italian
Recommended Prerequisite: ITAL 250; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ITAL 331: Advanced Italian Language and Culture II. 3 credits.
An advanced course that emphasizes linguistic fluency and cultural awareness in contemporary Italian realities. Highlights changes in the domestic, regional, and national spheres. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Italian
Recommended Prerequisite: ITAL 330; placement score or permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ITAL 340: Italian through Arts. 3 credits.
Develops linguistic proficiency and historical and cultural awareness through the study of a thematic selection of films. Fosters advanced reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, incorporating advanced-level grammar and vocabulary in a content-based approach. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Italian
Recommended Prerequisite: ITAL 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ITAL 360: Southern Italy. 3 credits.
Examines the history and culture of southern Italy with an eye toward cultural and linguistic competence. Students analyze authentic texts ranging from literature to journalism that treat a specific area of southern Italy. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Italian
Recommended Prerequisite: ITAL 250 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

ITAL 420: Global and Local Italy. 3 credits.
Examines Italian culture in its urban, regional, national, and diasporic manifestations. Analyzes authentic texts, from literature to journalism, in the spirit of a cultural studies approach. Fosters advanced reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills that will enable students to understand and critique contemporary Italy with greater ease and sophistication. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ITAL 350.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Italian
Recommended Prerequisite: ITAL 330.
Schedule Type: Lecture

Japanese (JAPA)

100 Level Courses

JAPA 101: Introduction to the Japanese Language. 3 credits.
Includes basic grammar, oral expression, listening comprehension, and reading and writing. Notes: Students may not receive credit for JAPA 101 and JAPA 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to JAPA 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 102: Introduction to the Japanese Language. 3 credits.
Includes basic grammar, oral expression, listening comprehension, and reading and writing. Notes: Students may not receive credit for JAPA 102 and JAPA 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to JAPA 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: JAPA 101, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 110: Elementary Japanese. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Notes: Students may not receive credit for JAPA 110 and JAPA 101, 102. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to JAPA 101, JAPA 102, JAPA 109.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

JAPA 201: Intermediate Japanese I. 3 credits.
Further development of skills acquired in JAPA 101 and 102, including grammar, oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing. Use of written language (katakana, hiragana, and kanji) emphasized. Notes: Students may not receive credit for JAPA 201 and JAPA 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to JAPA 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: JAPA 102 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 202: Intermediate Japanese II. 3 credits.
Continuation of JAPA 201. Notes: Students may not receive credit for JAPA 202 and JAPA 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to JAPA 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: JAPA 201 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 210: Intermediate Japanese. 3 credits.
Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Also introduces students to Japanese culture and society. Notes: Students may not receive credit for JAPA 210 and JAPA 201, 202. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to JAPA 201, JAPA 202, JAPA 209.
Recommended Prerequisite: JAPA 110, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 250: Gateway to Advanced Japanese. 3 credits.
Development of advanced intermediate-level Japanese language skills in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication. Incorporates strong component of critical and comparative analysis of Japanese cultural products, practices, and perspectives of the past and the present. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Japanese
Recommended Prerequisite: JAPA 210, appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

JAPA 310: Japanese Culture in a Global World. 3 credits.
Study of globalizing Japanese cultural phenomena from the 19th through the 21st century. Explores how movements of ideas, technologies and products across borders influence both local and global ideas and practice. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 320: Japanese Cinema. 3 credits.
Comprehensive analysis of Japanese cinema based on cross-cultural perspectives and cultural criticism. Major developments and trends as viewed in selected Japanese films with emphasis on post war and contemporary eras. Knowledge of Japanese history, communication, and cultural studies or film and media studies helpful. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 330: Advanced Reading and Speaking I. 3 credits.
Designed for students to develop conversational proficiency and reading skills. Students work toward a mastery of linguistic and sociolinguistic rules by incorporating reading and speaking abilities through class discussions, reports, and presentations. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Japanese
Recommended Prerequisite: JAPA 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 331: Advanced Reading and Speaking II. 3 credits.
Designed for students to develop conversational proficiency and reading skills. Students continue to develop mastery of linguistic and sociolinguistic rules by incorporating reading and speaking abilities through class discussions, reports and presentations. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Japanese
Recommended Prerequisite: JAPA 330, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 340: Topics in Japanese Literature. 3 credits.
Study of selected topics in Japanese literature in English translation. Content varies. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 350: Readings in Japanese Culture. 3 credits.
An integrated content-based Japanese course designed to advance students' oral and writing skills, as well as their critical understanding of Japanese culture and mythology. Introduces a variety of genres, such as rakugo (traditional comical story-telling), shinwa (myths), and mukashi-banashi (folk legends). Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Japanese
Recommended Prerequisite: JAPA 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 360: Topics in Japanese Popular Culture. 3 credits.
In-depth look at anime and manga in order to arrive at a deeper understanding and appreciation of the cultures and histories that generated these art forms, as well as how they continue to shape international entertainment media and fan subcultures. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 370: Video Games and Japan. 3 credits.
Examines video games as digital works of art, literature, and social engagement within the context of contemporary transnational mediascape. Includes study of the history and development of Japanese video games, as well as the markets and cultures surrounding them. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

JAPA 440: Integrated Study of Japanese Language and Society I. 3 credits.
Integrated approach to study of Japanese language and society through grammar review, vocabulary and kanji development, intensive practice in spoken and written Japanese, and sociological and cultural readings and analysis. Includes class discussion, oral and written reports, and out-of-class direct interactions with native speakers. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Japanese
Recommended Prerequisite: JAPA 331, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
JAPA 441: Integrated Study of Japanese Language and Society II. 3 credits.
Integrated approach to study of Japanese language and society through grammar review, vocabulary and kanji development, intensive practice in spoken and written Japanese, and sociological and cultural readings and analysis. Includes class discussion, oral and written reports, and out-of-class direct interactions with native speakers. More emphasis on actual use of Japanese language. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Japanese
Recommended Prerequisite: JAPA 440, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

Korean (KORE)

100 Level Courses

KORE 110: Elementary Korean. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to KORE 101, KORE 102.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

KORE 201: Intermediate Korean I. 3 credits.
Continuation of basic Korean listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Online and lab work required. Notes: Students may not receive credit for KORE 201 and KORE 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to KORE 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 102, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
KORE 202: Intermediate Korean II. 3 credits.
Continuation of KORE 201. Online and lab work required. Notes: Students may not receive credit for KORE 202 and KORE 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to KORE 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 201, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
KORE 210: Intermediate Korean. 3 credits.
Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Korean-speaking regions. Notes: Students may not receive credit for KORE 210 and KORE 201 or 202. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to KORE 201, KORE 202.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 110 or appropriate placement score.
Schedule Type: Lecture
KORE 250: Gateway to Advanced Korean. 3 credits.
Develops advanced-intermediate level reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills through a comparative analysis of Korean cultural products and practices and a critical analysis of the influence of globalization and East Asian regional dynamics. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 210; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

KORE 305: Business Korean. 3 credits.
Develops intermediate- to high- level Korean reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while increasing culture awareness in Korean business settings through authentic materials and hands-on projects with people in the Korean business community. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Korean
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 250; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
KORE 310: Classical Korean Literature. 3 credits.
Develops students' advanced-intermediate Korean language skills and cultural awareness through an extensive overview of classical Korean literature. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 250; appropriate placement score; or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
KORE 311: Modern Korean Literature in Translation. 3 credits.
Explores twentieth and twenty-first century Korean literary works through the critical and comparative analysis of Korean cultural products, practices and perspectives of the past and the present. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
KORE 320: Korean Popular Culture in a Global World. 3 credits.
Develops students' critical understanding of transnational and global perspectives of culture flow using various cultural products and art forms of Korea. Provides students with the understanding of the histories and social contexts of Korean popular culture. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
KORE 321: Korean Proficiency through Visual Culture. 3 credits.
Develops Intermediate-high level Korean reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while increasing understanding of Korean culture through authentic Korean visual culture such as films, TV dramas, commercials, and music videos. Students who complete the course will gain an understanding of local and global Korean visual culture as well as acquire upper level Korean linguistic proficiency. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Korean
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 250, placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
KORE 330: Advanced Korean Language and Culture. 3 credits.
Develops advanced level Korean language skills and cultural awareness in interpersonal, interpretive and presentational modes of communication. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Korean
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 250; Appropriate Placement Score; or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

Latin (LATN)

100 Level Courses

LATN 101: Elementary Latin. 3 credits.
Introduction including basic grammar, vocabulary, and development of reading skills, and introduction to Roman civilization. Notes: Must be taken in sequence. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
LATN 102: Elementary Latin. 3 credits.
Introduction including basic grammar, vocabulary, and development of reading skills, and introduction to Roman civilization. Notes: Must be taken in sequence. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LATN 101.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

LATN 201: Intermediate Latin I. 3 credits.
Intensive review of elementary grammar. Introduces more advanced grammatical constructions and patterns of usage, continued development of reading proficiency, and vocabulary and readings in Latin literature. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to LATN 209.
Recommended Prerequisite: LATN 102 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
LATN 202: Intermediate Latin II. 3 credits.
Study of advanced grammatical constructions, vocabulary, and patterns of usage. Reading of selections from Roman authors of late Republic and early Empire, and study of cultural and political backgrounds. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to LATN 209.
Recommended Prerequisite: LATN 201 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

LATN 351: Roman Prose Literature. 3 credits.
Introduces major work of prose, themes, and literary qualities. Emphasizes interpretation and stylistic analysis. Concentrates on one complete work; topics, authors vary. Notes: Readings in Latin. May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: LATN 202 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
LATN 352: Roman Poetry. 3 credits.
Introduces major work of poetry and themes, meters, and poetic techniques. Emphasizes interpretation, metrical and stylistic analysis, and poet's role in society. Topics and authors vary. Notes: Readings in Latin. May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: LATN 202 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

LATN 451: Studies in Roman Literature. 3 credits.
Focuses on a single Latin author or literary genre. Approaches subject from variety of interpretive perspectives, and uses secondary literature as well as primary texts. Topics and authors vary. Notes: Readings in Latin. May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: LATN 351/352 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
LATN 452: Studies in Roman Literature. 3 credits.
Focuses on a single Latin author or literary genre. Approaches subject from variety of interpretive perspectives, and uses secondary literature as well as primary texts. Topics and authors vary. Notes: Readings in Latin. May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: LATN 351, 352 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

Persian (PERS)

100 Level Courses

PERS 110: Elementary Persian. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

PERS 210: Intermediate Persian. 3 credits.
Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Persian-speaking regions. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PERS 110, appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PERS 250: Gateway to Advanced Persian. 3 credits.
Integration of advanced intermediate-level Persian reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and the development of critical thinking and understanding authentic texts from the Persian world. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PERS 210 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

PERS 330: Advanced Persian I. 3 credits.
Development of cultural and linguistic competency in written and spoken Persian at the low advanced level, with attention to reading, writing, listening and speaking, grammar and vocabulary pertaining to Persian social, political and cultural issues. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PERS 250 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PERS 331: Advanced Persian II. 3 credits.
Development of cultural and linguistic competency in written and spoken Persian at the advanced level, with attention to reading, writing, listening and speaking, grammar and vocabulary pertaining to Persian social, political, and cultural issues. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PERS 330, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

Portuguese (PORT)

100 Level Courses

PORT 110: Elementary Portuguese. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

PORT 210: Intermediate Portuguese. 3 credits.
Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Portuguese-speaking regions. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PORT 110, appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture

Russian (RUSS)

100 Level Courses

RUSS 101: Elementary Russian I. 3 credits.
For students with no knowledge of Russian. Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Lab work required. Notes: Students may not receive credit for RUSS 101 and RUSS 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to RUSS 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 102: Elementary Russian II. 3 credits.
Continuation of RUSS 101. Notes: Students may not receive credit for RUSS 102 and RUSS 110. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to RUSS 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 101 or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 110: Elementary Russian. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Students may not receive credit for RUSS 110 and RUSS 101, 102. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to RUSS 101, RUSS 102, RUSS 109.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 199: Russian Language and Culture for Students and Professionals. 3 credits.
Designed for English-speaking specialists in humanities, sciences, and business studies in Russia. Covers range of topics, including elementary Russian phonetics and grammar, basic conversation, and Russian etiquette. Course theme is language needs of foreigners who happen to be traveling and conducting business activities in Russia. Acquaints students and professionals with cultural framework that forms indispensable backdrop to daily activities in Russia. Students become increasingly confident and effective in their ability to engage Russians from all walks of life in daily informal and professional conversation in the Russian language. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

RUSS 201: Intermediate Russian I. 3 credits.
Further development of skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Notes: RUSS 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Students may not receive credit for RUSS 201 and RUSS 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to RUSS 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 102, appropriate placement score or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 202: Intermediate Russian II. 3 credits.
Application of language skills to reading, composition, and discussion. Notes: Students may not receive credit for RUSS 202 and RUSS 210. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to RUSS 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 201, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 210: Intermediate Russian. 3 credits.
Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Russian-speaking regions. Lab work required. Notes: Students may not receive credit for RUSS 210 and RUSS 101, 102. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to RUSS 201, RUSS 202, RUSS 209.
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 110, or appropriate placement score.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 250: Gateway to Advanced Russian. 3 credits.
Integration of advanced intermediate-level Russian grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills with the development of research skills and critical thinking about authentic texts from contemporary media. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Russian
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 210.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

RUSS 302: Russian Conversation and Composition. 3 credits.
Develops in students ability to express themselves orally on topics of current interest and everyday situations. Provides practice in more difficult forms of written expression. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Russian, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 303: Russian Advanced Conversation. 3 credits.
Development of oral proficiency. Includes current colloquial expressions. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Russian
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 310: Readings in Russian Literature. 3 credits.
Readings of Russian literary works in original language with lectures, discussions, and exam in Russian. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Russian
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 311: Contemporary Russian Short Fiction. 3 credits.
Reading and discussion of recent short stories by best-known Russian writers of today.Notes: Readings in original language. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Russian
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 325: Major Russian Writers. 3 credits.
Study of works of major Russian writers in translation. Writers to be studied vary. Notes: May be repeated once for credit when course content is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 326: A Survey of Russian Literature. 3 credits.
Surveys Russian literature from its beginning to 1880. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 60 hours or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 327: A Survey of Russian Literature. 3 credits.
Surveys Russian literature of late 19th and 20th centuries. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 353: Russian Civilization. 3 credits.
Civilization and culture of Russia and former Soviet Union. Includes films, slides, and music in addition to readings and lectures. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Taught in English, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion or concurrent enrollment in all other required Mason Core courses.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 354: Contemporary Post-Soviet Life. 3 credits.
Social life, art, economics, education, view of life, and personal aspirations of Russian citizen today. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: 54 hours or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 380: Advanced Russian I. 3 credits.
Comprehensive study of the more difficult characteristics of contemporary standard Russian in areas of grammar, style, and vocabulary usage. Emphasizes developing fluency in oral and written expression. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Russian
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 202, 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 381: Advanced Russian II. 3 credits.
Comprehensive study of the more difficult characteristics of contemporary standard Russian in areas of grammar, style, and vocabulary usage. Emphasizes developing fluency in oral and written expression. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Russian
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 202, 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

RUSS 401: Readings in the Social Sciences. 3 credits.
Reading, translation, and discussion of Russian materials in fields of history, politics, geography, and sociology. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Russian
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 407: Russian Drama and Theater. 3 credits.
Development of Russian theater including directing techniques in Moscow Art Theater. Reading and discussion of major Russian plays of 19th and 20th centuries. Notes: Course work in English; knowledge of Russian not required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 410: Russian Poetry. 3 credits.
Historical development of Russian poetry and representative works of major poets. Notes: Reading in Russian; course work in English and Russian. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 470: Topics in (Post) Soviet Film. 3 credits.
Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet films selected by type, period, or director with emphasis varying from year to year. Required viewings, student discussion, and written critiques. Notes: May be repeated once with permission of department or film studies adviser. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 480: Fourth-Year Russian. 3 credits.
Advanced work in major grammatical and lexical topics of Russian. Application of theoretical principles in guided written and oral exercises. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 380 and 381 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 481: Fourth-Year Russian. 3 credits.
Advanced work in major grammatical and lexical topics of Russian. Application of theoretical principles in guided written and oral exercises. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 380, 381, or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
RUSS 490: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Research and analysis of selected problem in language, literature, or culture in consultation with member of Russian studies faculty. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Russian studies major with 84 hours and Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
RUSS 491: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Research and analysis of selected problem in language, literature, or culture in consultation with member of Russian studies faculty. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
RUSS 499: Seminar on Russian Literary and Critical Bibliography. 3 credits.
Comprehensive bibliographic survey of major primary and secondary works of Russian literature and criticism. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar

Spanish (SPAN)

100 Level Courses

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I. 3 credits.
For students with no knowledge of Spanish. Introduction to Spanish, including elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Lab work required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II. 3 credits.
Continuation of SPAN 101. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 110, SPAN 115.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 101, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 110: Elementary Spanish. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 105, SPAN 109, SPAN 115.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 115: Review of Elementary Spanish. 3 credits.
Reviews elements for students who have studied Spanish previously. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 102, SPAN 109, SPAN 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I. 3 credits.
Further development of skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. SPAN 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Lab work required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 102, 110, appropriate placement score or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II. 3 credits.
Application of skills to reading, composition, and discussion. Lab work required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 210.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 201, appropriate placement score or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 210: Intermediate Spanish. 3 credits.
Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Spanish-speaking regions. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 201, SPAN 202, SPAN 209.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 102, 110, 115 appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 250: Gateway to Advanced Spanish. 3 credits.
Integration of advanced intermediate-level Spanish reading, writing, listening ,and speaking skills, as well as the development of critical thinking about authentic texts from around the globe. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 210, appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

SPAN 301: Grammar and Syntax. 3 credits.
In-depth review of Spanish grammar and syntax. Extensive practice in controlled and free writing with emphasis on fundamental difficulties and points of interference that exist between English and Spanish. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 202, 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 305: Spanish in Context I. 3 credits.
Integrated content-based approach to the study of Spanish, designed to promote oral and written abilities, as well as critical understanding of Latin American, Latino, and/or Spanish histories and cultures. Includes vocabulary-building activities, grammar review and practice, assigned readings in a variety of genres, critical cultural analysis, in-class discussions, written essays, and the viewing of films. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 309, SPAN 315.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 250, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 306: Spanish in Context II. 3 credits.
Continuation of SPAN 305. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 309, SPAN 315.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 305, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 309: Intensive Spanish in Context. 6 credits.
Intensive content-based approach to the study of Spanish, designed to promote oral and written abilities, as well as critical understanding of Latin American, Latino, and/or Spanish histories and cultures. Includes vocabulary-building activities, grammar review and practice, assigned readings in a variety of genres, critical cultural analysis, in-class discussions, written essays, and the viewing of films. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 305, SPAN 306, SPAN 315.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 250, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 315: Spanish for Heritage Speakers. 3 credits.
Designed for students who have some communicative ability in Spanish, normally acquired in the home, who want to improve their reading and writing abilities while developing a critical understanding of Latin American, Latino, and/or Spanish histories and cultures. Course components include orthography and vocabulary activities, grammar review and practice, assigned readings in a variety of genres, critical cultural analysis, in-class discussions, written essays, and the viewing of films. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 305, SPAN 306, SPAN 309.
Recommended Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 321: Introduction to Spanish Culture. 3 credits.
History, culture, economic and social development, and scientific and artistic achievements that have contributed to the formation of modern Spain. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 461.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL101 or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 322: Introduction to Latin American Culture. 3 credits.
History, culture, economic and social development, and scientific and artistic achievements that have contributed to the formation of modern Latin America. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 466.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 323: Field Study in Hispanic Culture. 1-3 credits.
History, culture, economic and social development, and scientific and artistic achievements that have contributed to the formation of modern Spain. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 324: Study Abroad in Spanish. 3 credits.
Study at an academic institution in a Spanish-speaking country including classroom studies with professors from the host country and field experiences. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 250 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 325: Major Hispanic Writers. 3 credits.
Study of the works of major Hispanic writers in translation. Writers studied vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 326: Treasures of Spanish American Literature. 3 credits.
Introduction to the major themes, trends, and cultural context of Latin American literature. Writers studied vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: Advanced oral and written proficiency in Spanish, to be determined by the instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 329: Special Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature. 3 credits.
Study of selected topics in Spanish or Latin American literature. Writers and topics vary. Notes: Designed for students who are not pursuing a concentration in Spanish. May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 335: Topics for Proficiency: The Americas. 3 credits.
Integrated content-based approach to conversational Spanish. Designed to promote increased confidence and fluency in both formal and informal Spanish registers, as well as critical understanding of Latin American and/or Latino histories and cultures. Current events, films, literary texts, and popular culture reflecting issues of Latin Americans and/or Latinos serve as catalysts for class discussions, oral presentations, and debates. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 250 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 336: Topics for Proficiency: Spain. 3 credits.
Integrated content-based approach to conversational Spanish. Designed to promote increased confidence and fluency in both formal and informal Spanish registers, as well as critical understanding of Spanish history and culture. Current events, films, literary texts and popular culture reflecting Spanish issues serve as catalysts for class discussions, oral presentations and debates. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 250 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 351: Oral Spanish. 3 credits.
Development of oral expression on topics of current interest and everyday situations, including written assignments. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 370: Spanish Writing and Stylistics. 3 credits.
Improves writing skills by covering formal and stylistic concepts of the Spanish language. Includes practice and exposure to different textual genres in an interdisciplinary fashion. Includes common doubts concerning spelling, expression, and style; business Spanish; journalistic Spanish; academic Spanish; and creative writing. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 306 or 309, or SPAN 315, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 375: Introduction to Spanish-Language Cinema. 3 credits.
Introduces the study of film as an art form and the academic discipline of film studies as they relate to the Spanish-speaking world. Focuses on students' acquisition of knowledge on the material and principles of film form and their practice in film analysis of discrete Spanish language films and film genres of significance within the 20th and 21st centuries. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 305 and SPAN 306 or SPAN 309 or SPAN 315.
Recommended Corequisite: SPAN 370, SPAN 385, SPAN 388, SPAN 390.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 385: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics. 3 credits.
Introduces the study of Spanish linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics. Combines discussion of theoretical issues with linguistic analysis of Spanish. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 370 (may be enrolled concurrently) or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 388: Introduction to Latina/o Studies. 3 credits.
Interdisciplinary approach to the study of U.S. Latina/o cultural production, designed to promote critical thinking in understanding Latina/o histories, literatures, and cultures. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 335 or 336, or SPAN 370, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 390: Introduction to Hispanic Literary Analysis. 3 credits.
Required course that prepares students for the study of Hispanic literatures. Introduces basic terminology of literary analysis and provides practice in the examination of texts in the major genres: poetry, narrative, and drama. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 370 (may be enrolled concurrently) or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

SPAN 400: Spanish for the Professions. 3 credits.
Advanced study of the language needed for use in a specific profession, such as translation, business, social service, or health professions. Notes: May be repeated when profession differs. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 425: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Research and analysis of a selected problem in literature or linguistics in consultation with a department member. Notes: Maximum of 6 credits of independent study may be applied to fulfillment of requirements for the major. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Spanish major with 90 credits, and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
SPAN 426: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Research and analysis of a selected problem in literature or linguistics in consultation with a department member. Notes: Maximum of 6 credits of independent study may be applied to fulfillment of requirements for the major. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Spanish major with 90 credits, and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
SPAN 430: Spanish in the United States. 3 credits.
Covers both formal and sociolinguistic aspects of Spanish in the U.S. by discussing demographic aspects and a historical overview of the varieties of Spanish spoken in the United States. Gives a foundation in issues such as linguistic variation, language choice, the relationship among race, ethnicity, and language; official language policies; individual and societal bilingualism; and language diversity in education. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, or advanced ability in Spanish, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 452: Advanced Written Spanish. 3 credits.
Development of skills required in writing Spanish. Guided and original compositions. Grammatical structures reviewed and supplemented with individual corrections. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: 9 hours of SPAN at the 300 level or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 455: Spanish-English Translation. 3 credits.
Introduction to the history, theory, analysis, and practice of Spanish-English and English-Spanish translation. Includes literal versus free translation; denotation and connotation; regional and social variation; intercultural pragmatic differences; interlanguage influence and calques; and genre and audience. Hands-on experience with literary works, newspaper articles, and advertisements, as well as legal, medical, and technical documents. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 370 and ENGL 302/ENGH 302; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 461: Spanish Civilization and Culture. 3 credits.
Survey of Spanish culture and civilization from the pre-Roman era to the 20th century. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 321.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 370 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 466: Latin American Civilization and Culture. 3 credits.
Introduction to the study of Latin American civilization and culture from the pre-Columbian era to the 20th century. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to SPAN 322.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 370 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 472: Spanish Phonetics and Phonology. 3 credits.
Introduction to the analysis of the Spanish sound system, both phonetics and phonology. Topics include the articulatory system, sound production, the classification of vowels and consonants, phonetic transcription, the mental representation of sounds, variation and accent, and processes of sound change, among others. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 474: Spanish Syntax and Semantics. 3 credits.
Investigates the knowledge Spanish speakers possess that enables them to understand and create expressions they have not heard before. Studies the system unconsciously used by Spanish speakers and writers to connect situations in the real world to the words and sentences that express each situation. Provides opportunities to analyze samples of language in actual use. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 476: Teaching Spanish in the United States. 3 credits.
Introduction to second language acquisition theory and research, and the application to teaching Spanish as a second language and a heritage language. Includes a discussion of sociocultural and political issues surrounding the teaching of Spanish in the United States. Covers learning objectives, critical pedagogy, course design, grammar instruction, task-based language teaching, computer-assisted language learning, materials evaluation, and assessment. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 480: Special Topics in Spanish. 3 credits.
Study of a selected theme in Hispanic literature, culture, or linguistics. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, 388 or 390, depending on topic, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 481: Special Topics in Spanish. 3 credits.
Study of a selected theme in Hispanic literature, culture, or linguistics. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, 388 or 390, depending on topic, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 482: Mass Media and Popular Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World. 3 credits.
Critical examination of the significance of mass media and/or popular culture for the development of Spanish-speaking nation-states in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Forms studied may include but are not limited to: Newspapers, popular novels, lithography, photography, radio, film, television, public art, sport, performance, digital media. Students will use readings in critical theory to explore ways in which forms of mass and popular culture connect to social imaginaries. Enhancement of advanced analytical skills in Spanish through different modules of lecture, reading, discussion, and writing. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 305/306 or 309 or 315, SPAN 370, SPAN 385, SPAN 390.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 483: Medieval and Early Modern Literature of Spain. 3 credits.
Examines the main periods, trends, genres, and most representative works of the Spanish peninsular literature from its beginnings to the end of the Golden Age. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 390 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 484: Modern and Contemporary Literature of Spain. 3 credits.
Examines the main periods, trends, genres, and most representative works of Spanish peninsular literature from the 18th century to the contemporary period. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 390 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 485: Topics in Community-Based Spanish. 3 credits.
Combined classroom and community-based learning experience with a focus on historical, social, cultural, political, and linguistic aspects of Spanish in the community. Topics change each semester and include education, immigration, healthcare, and language policy, among others. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, advanced ability in Spanish, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 486: Topics in Latin American Literature I: Pre-colonial to Mid-19th Century. 3 credits.
An interdisciplinary examination and discussion of major topics in literary texts and cultural practices of Latin America from pre-colonial times to the mid-19th century. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 390 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 487: Topics in Latin American Literature II: Late 19th Century to the Present. 3 credits.
Interdisciplinary examination and discussion of major topics in literary texts and cultural practices of Latin America from the late 19th century to the present. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 390 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 488: The Literature of Spanish America. 3 credits.
Survey of the literature of Spanish America. Study of texts that are representative of the colonial, romantic, modernista, avant garde, and contemporary periods. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 390 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 490: Internship in Spanish. 1-6 credits.
Qualified students work with area schools, social service programs, government agencies, interest groups, museums, or corporations. Specific arrangements must be made with, and approved by, a member of the Spanish faculty during the semester prior to enrollment. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 9 credits in SPAN at the 300 level or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Internship
SPAN 497: Senior Honors Tutorial. 3 credits.
First semester involves weekly meetings with a faculty member to discuss readings from a comprehensive list prepared by the Spanish faculty. In the second semester, independent research and completion of an honors essay under the supervision of a member of the Spanish faculty are required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Major in SPAN, 90 hours, GPA of 3.00, and GPA of 3.00 in MAJOR FIELD.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 498: Senior Honors Tutorial. 3 credits.
Students meeting these requirements are admitted to candidacy on submission of a letter of application to the department Honors Committee in the second half of the junior year. A faculty recommendation and an interview by the Honors Committee are also required. First semester involves weekly meetings with a faculty member to discuss readings from a comprehensive list prepared by the Spanish faculty. In the second semester, independent research and completion of an honors essay under the supervision of a member of the Spanish faculty are required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Major in SPAN, 90 hours, GPA of 3.00, and GPA of 3.00 in MAJOR FIELD.
Schedule Type: Lecture

500 Level Courses

SPAN 500: History of the Spanish Language. 3 credits.
Study of the evolution of the Spanish language from its origins in Vulgar Latin to its present varieties. Includes consideration of social and political as well as linguistic factors in language change. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 501: Applied Spanish Grammar. 3 credits.
Analysis of Spanish grammar as a basis for teaching language skills. Terminology and methodology for the teaching of syntax are stressed. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 502: Hispanic Sociolinguistics. 3 credits.
Introduction to sociolinguistics with emphasis on bilingualism and language contact in the Spanish-speaking world including the United States. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 505: Applied Spanish Stylistics. 3 credits.
Advanced study of the written language for students who want to develop their academic writing skills. Covers the most frequent challenges of writing through intensive practice in genres such as argumentation, narration, and description. Teaches students to identify and analyze best practices in academic writing. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 510: Methods of Literary and Cultural Studies. 3 credits.
Introduces students to the fundamental techniques of literary and cultural analysis and to the major principles of various schools of crtiticism. Additionally, students will be exposed to basic methods and materials of research. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the master's program in foreign language or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 512: Mass Media and Popular Culture. 3 credits.
Introduction to critical perspectives on mass media in Spanish-speaking world. Course engages regions (Spain, Latin America, Latin@ United States) according to faculty specialty. Includes contextualization of media in nineteenth and twentieth-century historical processes and readings in critical theory. Develops graduate-level oral, written, and research skills in Spanish. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
SPAN 520: Studies in Medieval Spanish Literature. 3 credits.
Study of a major work or a literary genre of this period. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 525: Studies in Renaissance Literature. 3 credits.
Study of a literary movement or selected authors of the Spanish Renaissance. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 530: Studies in the Literature of the Golden Age. 3 credits.
Study of a literary genre or a major author of Spanish literature of the Golden Age. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 540: Studies in 20th-Century Literature. 3 credits.
Study of a writer, genre, theme, or movement of this period. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 544: Spanish-Language Film, Television, and Digital Media. 3 credits.
Examines contemporary trends in film and television studios, including film theory, the archival turn, and ethnographies of television reception, as they relate to the film and television cultures of the rich and diverse regions of Latin America. Notes: Open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates with the permission of the instructor. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Seminar
SPAN 545: Studies in Hispanic Literature. 3 credits.
Study of major writers in a particular generation or movement. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 551: Special Topics in Spanish. 3 credits.
Special studies in Spanish or Latin American language, literature, or culture. Specific topics are announced in advance. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of department. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 560: Studies in Spanish American Poetry. 3 credits.
Study of major poets of a given period. Literary and social atmosphere of the period are emphasized. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SPAN 565: Studies in Spanish American Drama. 3 credits.
Study of playwrights who have made a major contribution to the development of the genre. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SPAN 570: Language Politics and Policy. 3 credits.
Analysis of language ideologies and politics of language as well as language policy in Latin America, Spain and the US. Includes study of language policies in public and private domains, including education, government and employment. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SPAN 571: Methods and Curriculum Design for Teaching Spanish. 3 credits.
Multi-faceted introduction to the scholarly study of theory, research, and practice in learning and teaching Spanish. Includes application and critical analysis of different methods of instruction and curriculum design. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 576: Advanced Translation. 3 credits.
Advanced work in translation of selected texts from diverse fields. Comparative terminology, sight translation, and precis writing. Emphasis on the function and technique of documentation in translation. Translation from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPAN 580: Contemporary Hispanic Institutions. 3 credits.
Study of 20th-century cultural, social, and political institutions in Spain and Spanish America with emphasis on language and terminology used to describe their functions, regulations, and conditions. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits. Equivalent to SPAN 680.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

600 Level Courses

SPAN 635: Seminar in Don Quixote. 3 credits.
Study of Don Quixote and major critical approaches to the work. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SPAN 650: Seminar in Twentieth-Century Drama. 3 credits.
Study of major dramatists in the generation of 1898 and contemporary theater. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SPAN 655: Seminar in Twentieth-Century Prose. 3 credits.
Study of major writer, theme, or movement in novel or essay. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SPAN 670: Seminar in Spanish American Prose. 3 credits.
Study of a selected theme, movement, or author in the novel, short story, or essay. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SPAN 675: Seminar in Literature and Art. 3 credits.
Comparative analysis of a literary theme or style in relation to other media (painting, architecture, film) for an integral understanding of the arts. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SPAN 680: Seminar in Literature and Society. 3 credits.
Study of a literary topic, a genre, or selected authors in relation to a given economic, social, or political system in Spain or Latin America. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SPAN 685: Seminar in Literature and Ideas. 3 credits.
Study of major ideological-philosophical themes and their artistic expression in literature. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

700 Level Courses

SPAN 798: Directed Reading and Research. 3 credits.
Open only to degree students who have completed at least 18 credits. Reading and research on a specific project under the direction of a department member. Oral or written report required. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis
SPAN 799: Thesis. 1-6 credits.
Master's thesis research and writing under direction of faculty committee. Students must register for 3 credits in the first semester of SPAN 799 and maintain continuous enrollment until completion of thesis. Credits are awarded upon completion. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis

800 Level Courses

SPAN 800: Studies for the Doctor of Philosophy in Education. 3-6 credits.
Studies designed by student's discipline director and approved by student's doctoral committee that prepare student for research and writing in area of interest in discipline. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to PhD in education program to study in Spanish.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Research

Turkish (TURK)

100 Level Courses

TURK 110: Elementary Turkish. 6 credits.
Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

TURK 210: Intermediate Turkish. 3 credits.
Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Turkish-speaking regions. Offered by Modern & Classical Languages. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: TURK 110, appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture