English Courses (ENG)

ENG 101-102: EFFECTIVE WRITING. This one year course offers a study in oral and written expression. In English 101, students review grammar, mechanics, and paragraph development and engage in vocabulary building. During English 102, students write multi-paragraph essays and document papers based on research. A grade of “C” is required for passing each of these courses with 101 being a prerequisite for admission to 102. These courses may not be taken simultaneously. Offered each semester. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS EACH.

ENG 103-104: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION. These honors courses are designed to allow eligible students to fulfill the freshman English requirements on an honors level. Attention is given to the development of linguistic proficiency and mastery of expository and critical writing through problem-centered and interdisciplinary techniques. Prerequisite: ENG 103 for 104. Offered each semester. CREDIT: FOUR SEMESTER HOURS EACH.

ENG 130: ENGLISH WORD POWER. The course will present an extensive study of prefixes, roots, and suffixes from different languages with a view toward strengthening and expanding the student’s operational English vocabulary. Foreign language roots to be used will be from Latin, Greek, French, Spanish, Italian, Anglo-Saxon, etc. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 200: Introduction to Creative Writing. This course introduces students to four major genres: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and drama. The focus is on learning and applying literary devices to original work, reading established writers in terms of learning from their craft, developing editing and revising skills, and developing workshop skills: giving suggestions to peers as well as applying suggestions for revision of one’s own work. Students are encouraged to experiment with styles, practice pastiches, Page 149 Humanities Division and ultimately develop one’s own individual voice. (Prerequisites: English 101 and 102). CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 201: INTRODUCTION TO WORLD LITERATURE. This course is an introduction to a broad historical and multi-cultural range of ideas and experiences through the critical reading of a substantial body of literary works. Writing about the works studied is emphasized. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104. Required of all students. Offered each semester. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 205: HONORS WORLD LITERATURE. This course is designed to survey seminal literary works representing various genres from each continent. Using several universal themes as frames of reference, the course aims to broaden the student’s grasp of global offerings through the experience of critical readings of novels as an in-depth concomitant to some of the shorter selections regularly studied in Introduction to World Literature 201. The novels may include, among others, Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons, Kincaid’s Annie John, Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, and Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. In addition to discussion of and writing about the works in class, students must conduct research into some area of the work – the climate in which the work is produced and how that climate impacts the work, for example. A project representing some salient aspect of literature from a certain locale and/or movement is a requirement for a final grade. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 210: RESEARCH METHODS IN ENGLISH. This course is an introduction to the scholarly methods and practices necessary for undergraduate and graduate study and an academic career in English. Prerequisite: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, and ENG 201 or 205 as either prerequisite or corequisite. Offered each year. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 211: AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE. African American Literature is a study of the literature of African Americans in its historical and aesthetic contexts. This course will expose students to works from the oral tradition to the 20th century. Required of all English majors. Prerequisites: 101-102 or 103-104, and ENG 210 as prerequisite or corequisite. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 212: SPECIAL TOPICS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE. This course offers the opportunity to study selected topics in African American literature at intermediate and advanced levels. Special Topics will vary from semester to semester. This course can be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, ENG 201 or 205, and ENG 210. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 222: PRACTICAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR. This course provides a practical overview of grammatical terms and concepts in order to help students write clear, professional English, improve reading comprehension, and understand instructor feedback on their papers. Topics include parts of speech, inflectional endings, sentence structure, and punctuation. Open to all students who have completed their first-year English composition courses; required of all English majors. This course is a prerequisite for ENG 322. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104.

ENG 225: ENGLISH LITERATURE SURVEY. Major authors and works in English literature from its beginning through the early twentieth century. Required of all English Majors. Prerequisites: 101-102 or 103-104, ENG 201 or 205 as prerequisite or corequisite, and ENG 210. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 226: AMERICAN FOLKLORE. This course studies American folklore and explores the theoretical concepts underlying the field. Texts exhibit the collection of American folklore, the contrast between oral and written genres, and the use of folklore and folk life in literary works. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 250: PHONETICS. This course will focus on the sounds of American English, and the ways those sounds can be represented in writing. The course will cover the nature of consonants and vowels, how different sounds are produced, and how we perceive speech sounds. Prerequisites: ENG 101- 102 or 103-104 and ENG 201 or 205. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 300: WRITING WORKSHOP. This course will provide individualized tutoring and instruction for juniors and seniors who have failed the English/ Writing Proficiency Examination one or more times. Students enrolled in the course will be required to pass all parts of the English/Writing Proficiency Examination at the specified level of competency. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and completion of ENG 101-102 or 103-104. CREDIT: NONE.

ENG 301: FORMS OF FICTION. Students will study the history and aesthetics of fiction writing by reading the different forms of classic and contemporary authors. Students will write original pastiches of each form, practicing style, structure, narration, scene, dialogue, and voice. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104 and ENG 200, or by permission of instructor. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 302: FORMS OF POETRY. Students will study the history and aesthetics of poetry writing by reading the different forms of classic and contemporary poets. Students will write original pastiches of each form, practicing structure, meter, rhythm, rhyme, style, and voice. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104 and ENG 200, or by permission of instructor. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 303: FORMS OF CREATIVE NON-FICTION. Students will study the history and aesthetics of non-fiction writing by reading the different forms of classic and contemporary authors. Students will write original pastiches of each form, practicing style, structure, narration, scene, dialogue, and voice. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104 and ENG 200, or by permission of instructor. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 304: FORMS OF DRAMATIC WRITING. Students will study the aesthetics of dramatic writing, dramatic technique, and the history of dramatic forms such as tragedy, comedy, and the screenplay, as developed by classic and contemporary writers. Students will read different forms of dramatic writing while authoring original exercises in each of the forms studied. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, and ENG 200, or by permission of instructor. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 311: SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGLISH. This course offers the opportunity to study selected topics at an intermediate and advanced level. Special topics will vary from semester to semester. This course can be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, and ENG 201 or 205. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 319: RICHARD WRIGHT. This course offers an in-depth study of the life, times, and works of Richard Wright and his influence on other authors. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, ENG 201 or 205, and ENG 210. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 321: ADVANCED COMPOSITION. This course provides a scientific approach to writing basic assumptions of rhetoric, organizational structure, and critical skills. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, ENG 201 or 205, and ENG 210. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 322: ADVANCED GRAMMAR. This course provides an in-depth study of the parts of speech and their functions and of sentence analysis. Prerequisites: ENG 101102 or 103104, ENG 201 or 205, and ENG 222. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 331: AMERICAN LITERATURE SURVEY. Major authors and movements in American literature from the Colonial Period though the Modern Period will be analyzed. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, ENG 201 or 205, and ENG 210. Required of all English Majors. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 335: METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH. This course is designed to provide students with essential skills for teaching language arts in junior/senior high schools. Specific instructions will be provided on creating lesson plans for English and English related subjects, teaching the eight parts of speech as a unit of study, using kinds of sentences effectively, developing phrases and clauses that are meaningful and provide sentence variety, using internal and external punctuation correctly, and writing the three part essay. Additionally, this course will examine innovative methods for teaching language arts and will provide some viable alternatives for the language arts teacher. This course is required for junior and senior level English/Secondary Education majors and will be offered each year. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or ENG 103-104; ENG 321. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 342: SHAKESPEARE. A selection of Shakespeare’s major plays representative of the various periods of his work is studied in relationship to their own age and for their significance to the present. Required for English majors. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, ENG 201 or 205, ENG 210, and ENG 225. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 401: ADVANCED WORKSHOP: FICTION. Advanced students will study only each other’s work through the workshop method. Each class period will be dedicated to the discussion and analysis of original student short stories in terms of craft. Students will be required to participate in the peer review as well as revise their own stories after they have been workshopped. The course will meet once a week for three hours. Prerequisites: ENG 200, ENG 301, or by permission of instructor. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 402: ADVANCED WORKSHOP: POETRY. Advanced students Page 153 Humanities Division will study only each other’s work through the workshop method. Each class period will be dedicated to the discussion and analysis of original student poems in terms of craft. Students will be required to participate in the peer review as well as revise their own poems after they have been work-shopped. The course will meet once a week for three hours. Prerequisites: ENG 200, ENG 302, or by permission of instructor. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 403: ADVANCED WORKSHOP: CREATIVE NON-FICTION. Advanced students will study only each other’s work through the workshop method. Each class period will be dedicated to the discussion and analysis of original student non-fiction in terms of craft. Students will be required to participate in the peer review as well as revise their own pieces after they have been work-shopped. The course will meet once a week for three hours. Prerequisites: ENG 200, ENG 303, or by permission of instructor. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 404: ADVANCED WORKSHOP: DRAMATIC WRITING. This workshop course will be used to analyze student work in terms of craft. Advanced students will study techniques of structure and dialogue in dramatic writing. Students will be required to participate in peer review as well as revise their own written work after it had been work-shopped, and author an original one-act play. The course will meet once a week for three hours. Prerequisites: ENG 200, ENG 304, or by permission of instructor. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 410, 411, 412, 413: SPECIAL INTERESTS. These courses, developed by individual faculty members, offer advanced students the opportunity to delve deeply into a particular genre, technique, or subject matter, such as Novel Writing, Memoir Writing, Spoken Word and Performance, Dialogue and Scene, Exposition, Rhythm and Meter, etcetera. Prerequisites: ENG 200, at least one 300 level Forms Course, or by permission of instructor. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS EACH.

ENG 423: MAJOR AMERICAN AUTHORS. This is an upper level course treating the works of a particular author and selected criticism about that author. The author will vary from semester to semester. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, ENG 201 or 205, and ENG 210. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 433: THE ENGLISH NOVEL. This specialized course explores the rise and development of the English novel from the 18th Century to the present. Prerequisite: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, ENG 201 or 205, ENG 210, and ENG 225. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 434: LITERARY CRITICISM. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the major critical methods and theories, especially those of modern times, embodying both readings in the major critics and practical criticism. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, ENG 201 or 205, ENG 210, ENG 225, and ENG 331. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 435: THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. A description of the English language and its major attributes through its development from Indo-European to modern English. Prerequisite: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, ENG 201 or 205, ENG 210, ENG 250, and ENG 322. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 436: GENERAL LINGUISTICS. A structural approach to modern English grammar through phonology, morphology, syntax and transformations. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 103-104, ENG 201 or 205, ENG 210, ENG 250, and ENG 322. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 439: INDEPENDENT STUDY. Individual research on topics from the entire range of literary studies according to the needs and interests of the student. Working with a faculty advisor, the student will read and discuss the works chosen for independent study and prepare a substantial paper. May be taken once for credit with permission of the Department Chair. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 440: SENIOR SEMINAR I. A seminar that offers senior English majors the opportunity to study selected topics at an advanced level. The specific topic will vary from year to year. A major seminar paper will be written and presented in the seminar for discussion. CREDIT: ONE SEMESTER HOURS.

ENG 441: SENIOR SEMINAR II. This course is the second component of the Senior Seminar series and is required of all senior English majors. ENG 441 is offered in the Spring semester. In this course, students will complete and present their Senior papers. Prerequisite: ENG 440.  CREDIT: TWO SEMESTER HOURS.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: SPEECH AND DRAMATICS

SPE 101: EFFECTIVE SPEAKING. This course is designed to develop the student’s proficiency in communicating with others. Emphasis is placed on content, listening techniques, articulation and vocalization, vocabulary and body language. Activities include the interview, small group discussion, the panel discussion, impromptu speaking, the prepared public speech and oral reading. These activities will facilitate the organization or ideas, integration of information, and responsiveness to speakers and audience. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

SPE 201: ORAL INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE. This course is designed to train students to communicate the intellectual and emotional content of various literary forms through the interpretive control of voice and gesture. In addition, training is provided in choric interpretation and reader’s theater. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

SPE 202: PERFORMANCE. This is a course in basic acting, voice, movement, improvision, expression, playwriting, and directing. Students work toward a short production to be presented at the end of the semester. May be taken twice for credit. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

SPE 203: ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE. Debate as a formal method of discussion and persuasion. The course focuses on the use of resolutions, issues, contention, the objectives and duties of the speakers in formal debate, and the construction of opposing arguments. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: FOREIGN LANGUAGES

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: FRENCH

FRE 101: ELEMENTARY FRENCH. This course is designed to teach the basic elements of French and the basic skills of reading, writtng, listening and speaking using a vocabulary that reflects everyday life. Emphasis in this course is on basic conversational skills; therefore, classroom attendance is compulsory. Cultural lectures by the professor and native language speakers will introduce the students to France and the Francophone worfd. Students continue to write and perform skits and plays in this course using the video camera to document their progress. Three hours of lecture and one hour of language/computer lab per week. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

FRE 102: ELEMENTARY FRENCH. This course is a continuation of French 101 with continued emphasis upon reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills with an intensification or oral and written exercises within a French-speaking environment. Students continue to write and perform skits and plays in this course using the video camera to document their progress. Three hours of lecture and one hour of language lab per week. Prerequisite: FRE 101. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

FRE 201: INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. This course is a continuation of FRE 102 with continued emphasis on and communication skills using everyday situations for intensified oral and written exercises. Students write and perform several skits and plays in this course using the video camera to document their progress. Three hours of lecture and one hour of language/ computer lab per week. Pre-requisite: FRE 102. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

FRE 202: INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. This course is a continuation of French 201 with a continued study of grammar and an intensified emphasis on speaking, reading and writing. Students continue to write and perform skits and plays in this course using the video camera to document their progress. Three hours of lecture and one hour of language/computer lab per week. Pre-requisite: FRE 201. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

FRE 311: SPECIAL TOPICS. This course is designed to give each student an opportunity to learn specialized vocabulary that deals with his/her major. Each semester there are units that may include out are not limited to business French, every day manners in business and daily life, phonetics for music majors, and teaching French in the elementary classroom. This course also addresses topics for the International Studies Emphasis and Elementary Education Emphasis. Since topics will vary each semester, students may repeat course once for credit. This course will be conducted in French and English. Three hours of lecture and one hour language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or permission of lnstructor. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: GERMAN

GER 101: ELEMENTARY GERMAN. This course is designed to teach the basic elements of German and the basic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking using a vocabulary that reflects everyday life. An introduction to the history and culture of the German speaking countries of Europe is also provided. Because the chief emphasis in this course is on basic conversational skills, classroom attendance is compulsory. The course consists of three hours or lecture and one hour of language/computer lab per week. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

GER 102: ELEMENTARY GERMAN. This course is designed to teach the basic elements of German and the basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking using a vocabulary that reflects everyday life. An introduction to the history and culture of the German speaking countries of Europe is also provided. Because the chief emphasis in this course is on basic conversational skills, classroom attendance is compulsory. The course consists of three hours or lecture and one hour of language/computer lab per week. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

GER 201: INTERMEDIATE GERMAN. A continuation of the study of the grammar and structure of the German language, combined with a review and expansion of grammatical and linguistic items covered in GER 101 and 102. GER 201 also continues a study of the history and culture of the German speaking countries of Europe and provides an introduction to the literature of the German speaking countries of Europe through a suitable selection of readings from modern authors. Prerequisite: GER 101-102. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

GER 202: INTERMEDIATE GERMAN. A continuation of the study of the grammar and structure of the German language, combined with a review and expansion of grammatical and linguistic items covered in GER 101 and 102, and 201. GER 202 also continues a study of the history and culture of the German speaking countries of Europe and provides an introduction to the literature of the German speaking countries of Europe through a suitable selection of readings from modern authors. Prerequisite: GER 101-102, and 201. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: SPANISH

SPA 101: ELEMENTARY SPANISH. A beginning course in Spanish with study of pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write simple Spanish. Frequent oral drills, dictation, and supervised reading. Three class periods and onehour language/computer lab per week. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

SPA 102: ELEMENTARY SPANISH. This is a continuation of the essentials of the Spanish language in Spanish 101. It is structured to develop a solid foundation of the four basic skills with major emphasis on the oral and written communicative skills and understanding of Hispanic cultures. Three class periods and one hour language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: SPA 101. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

SPA 201: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH. An intensive review of grammar, guided oral practice, composition, and a suitable selection of readings from modern authors. Three class periods and one hour language/computer lab per week. Prerequisites: SPA 101-102. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

SPA 202: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH. An extension of SPA 201 including a systematic review of troublesome grammatical topics. It is designed to develop the student’s ability to function linguistically within the Hispanic world. Three class periods and one hour language/computer lab per week. Prerequisites: SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

SPA 311: SPECIAL TOPICS. This course is designed to give each student an opportunity to learn specialized vocabulary that deals with his/her major. Each semester there are units that may include but are not limited to business Spanish, every day manners in business and daily life, phonetics for music majors, and teaching Spanish in the elementary classroom. This course also addresses topics for the International Studies Emphasis and Elementary Education Emphasis. Since topics will vary from semester, students may repeat course once for credit. This course will be conducted in Spanish and English. Three hours of lecture and one hour language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or permission of Instructor. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: JAPANESE

JPN 101: ELEMENTARY JAPANESE: This course is designed to introduce basic Japanese language, cultures and customs. Emphasis in the classroom is on listening and speaking skills through social and cultural context with native Japanese speakers. Also, Japanese writing systems, Hiragana and Katakana, are introduced from the beginning to ensure the overall development of reading and writing skills. By the end of the course, the student will be able to carry simple conversation and to read and write simple passages. No prerequisites are required. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

JPN 102: ELEMENTARY JAPANESE: This course is a continuation of JPN 101 and a link to the intermediate level of study. It is structured to deepen the understanding of Japanese cultures, and to develop four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing through communicative activities. By the end of the course, the student will have learned major patterns and structures of Japanese at a survival level. In addition, the student will be able to read and write Hiragana and Katakana without use of the English alphabets. The student will have learned about 40 new kanji, also known as Chinese writing characters. Prerequisite: JPN 101. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

JPN 201: INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE: This course is a continuation of JPN 102 and functions as the bridge to the highest intermediate level, JPN 202. The main goal of this course is to understand Japanese culture, and to develop language proficiency in four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in social and cultural context. It is structured to emphasize on communicating accurately and appropriately in Japanese. By the end of this course, the student will be able to maneuver a variety of tasks and situations. The student will have learned about 50 new kanji. Prerequisites: JPN 101 and JPN 102. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

JPN 202: INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE: This course is designed for those who have a basic mastery of JPN 201. Emphasis in this course is on improving your basic four language skills; listening, speaking, reading, and writing. By the end of this course, the student will be able to communicate effectively through cultural and contextual situations. The student will have learned about 45 new kanji and be able to read and write Hiragana, Katakana, and in total, about 150 kanji. Prerequisites: JPN 101, 102, and JPN 201. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: CHINESE

CHI 101: ELEMENTARY CHINESE. This course will introduce the language through language and culture. Students will begin to develop proficiency in listening, speaking reading and writing with an emphasis on listening and speaking skills. This course will begin with Pinyin, Chinese alphabet and tone. Materials on a variety of topics such as history, festivals, modern business and family life will be offered to proved students with and understanding of Chinese cultures. Three hours of class and language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: None. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

CHI 102: ELEMENTARY CHINESE. This course is a continuation of Chinese 101 and continues to emphasize reading, writing, listening and speaking with an emphasis on speaking and listening skills. Students will begin to compare Mandarin Chinese-speaking cultures’ practices, perspectives, and products to students’ own cultures. Three hours of class and one hour language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: Chinese 101. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

CHI 201: INTERMEDIATE CHINESE. Intermediate Chinese will help students expand from their base in first year Chinese to continue to develop their four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Many of the grammatical constructions introduced in first year Chinese will be repeated in this course with increasing development. All the classroom activities will be carried out within a cultural context. Students will expand their use of the language to other disciplines. Three hours of class and one hour of language/ computer lab per week. Prerequisite: Chinese 102. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

CHI 202: INTERMEDIATE CHINESE. This course will introduce more advanced grammar structures and vocabulary. It will continue the development of listening and reading comprehension. There will be more of an emphasis on conversational skills and writing competency. Students will discover the uses and began to interact with the Mississippi Chinese community. Three hours of class and one hour of language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: Chinese 201. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: ARABIC

ARB 101: ELEMENTARY ARABIC. This course will introduce Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), which is spoken and written throughout the 21 countries of the Arabic world. It is designed to introduce students to the basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The class focuses on pronunciation, phonology and writing the Arabic alphabet. Gradually, through drills, exercises and class discussion, students will develop oral and aural proficiency for communication and learn the fundamental structure of basic sentences. Culture across the Arabic world is an integral part of this course. Three hours of class and one hour of language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: none. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ARB 102: ELEMENTARY ARABIC. This course is a continuation of Elementary Arabic 101 with continued emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking. The goal is to develop your proficiency while providing you with a context within which to use and practice what you are learning. Cultural studies of the Arabic world will be continued. Immersion in a language is the best way to learn the language, in class we will always use the Arabic words we have learned. Three hours of class and one hour of language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: Arabic 101. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ARB 201: INTERMEDIATE ARABIC. This course is a continuation of Arabic 102 with continued emphasis on grammar and communication skill using every day situations for intensified oral and written exercises. This course will widen the area of cultural studies. Three hours of class and one hour of language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: Arabic 102. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

ARB 202: INTERMEDIATE ARABIC. This course is a continuation of Arabic 201 with continued coverage of basic, day-to-day communication skills and a focus on speaking and reading. Students will increase their proficiency in Arabic script and sound system, widen their working vocabulary, learn key grammatical points, practice conversation and expand their knowledge of Middle Eastern cultures. Three hours of class and one hour of language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: Arabic 201. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: KOREAN

KOR 101: ELEMENTARY KOREAN. First-year Korean is designed to introduce the Korean language and alphabet, Hangul. This course is for students without any or very little knowledge of the Korean language and provides a solid foundation in all aspects of the language, including speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students study the language’s orthographic and phonetic systems, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary within social and cultural contexts. Korean emphasizes a basic communication approach through conversation. Three hours of class and one hour /language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: none. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

KOR 102: ELEMENTARY KOREAN. A continuation of Korean 101 with continued emphasis on Hangui and conversational skills. Students will learn how to express simple ideas such as identities, locations, time, daily activates, weekend plans. During the course the students will continue to explore Korean culture. Three hours of class and language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: Korean 101. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

KOR 201: INTERMEDIATE KOREAN. This course is designed to assist students of the Korean language as they continue to learn skills in conversation, reading, and writing. Reading Korean newspapers and visiting Korean Web sites are integrated as part of the course’s instruction. Students will continue to explore Korean culture and how it has influenced the state of Mississippi. Three hours of class and language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: Korean 201. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.

KOR 202: INTERMEDIATE KOREAN. This course is designed to improve students’ understanding of written and spoken Korean through exposure to various media sources, such as film, magazine, newspaper, TV, Internet, and user-created content. Students learn Korean sentence patterns and vocabularies from the sources and discuss various topics related to Korea. Class discussions help enhance students’ speaking proficiency as well. This course will expand their use of the Korean language outside of the classroom in a variety of contexts. Three hours of class and language/computer lab per week. Prerequisite: Korean 201. CREDIT: THREE SEMESTER HOURS.