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Arabic

 

ARAB 1011 - Elementary Arabic 1
3 Credits
This course assumes no previous study of Arabic. The course will introduce the alphabet and sound system of Arabic and will assist in developing some basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The course will deal mainly with Modern Standard Arabic which is the formal language spoken in the Arab world. Some dialectal variations of Arabic will also be introduced when necessary.

ARAB 1021 - Elementary Arabic 2
3 Credits
This course will reinforce material learned and practiced in Elementary Arabic 1 and help promote development of Arabic language abilities. This course will devote special attention to Arabic grammar and vocabulary to assist with developing an intermediate level of language accuracy. The course will deal mainly with Modern Standard Arabic, which is the formal language spoken in the Arab world.

ARAB 2011 - Intermediate Arabic 1
3 credits
Continued development of Arabic language abilities. Prerequisite (s): ARAB 1021.

ARAB 2011 - Intermediate Arabic 2
3 credits
Continuation of ARAB 2021. Prerequisite (s): ARAB 2011.

Chinese

CHIN 1011 - Elementary Chinese 1
3 Credits
Introduction to basic conversational Mandarin. By the end of the course, ability to converse on personal matters and familiarity with the foundations of the Chinese Writing system.

CHIN 1021 - Elementary Chinese 2
3 Credits
Continuation of CHIN 1011. Prerequisite (s): CHIN 1011.

CHIN 2011 - Intermediate Chinese 1
3 Credits
Further building of listening and speaking skills. Continued addition of traditional and simplified characters, reading and composition practice. Prerequisite (s): CHIN 1021.

CHIN 2021 - Intermediate Chinese 2
3 Credits
Continuation of CHIN 2011. Prerequisite (s): CHIN 2011.

French

FREN 1011 - Elementary French 1
3 Credits
Basic proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing French in everyday situations. Emphasis on comprehension and oral expression. Digitalized and Internet realia illustrate contemporary French and Francophone cultural values.

FREN 1021 - Elementary French 2
3 Credits
Continuation of FREN 1021. Prerequisite (s): FREN 1011.

FREN 2011 - Intermediate French 1
3 Credits
Continued development of proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing French. Emphasis on high-frequency vocabulary and grammatical structures. Increased exposure to and discussion of contemporary French and Francophone cultural values. Prerequisite (s): FREN 1021.

FREN 2021 - Intermediate French 2
3 Credits
Continuation of FREN 2011. Prerequisite (s): FREN 2011.

FREN 3011 - Introduction to French literature
3 Credits
Basic principles of analyzing and appreciating major works in French, poetry, prose and theater. Reading, discussion of, and written reflection on representative French and Francophone texts. Prerequisite: FREN 2021.

FREN 3021 - Advanced French: Speaking
3 Credits
Intensive practice of oral communication in conversations, role-playing, and oral interviews within French and Francophone cultural contexts. Emphasis on developing fluidity and accurate pronunciation. Prerequisite: FREN 2021.

FREN 3031 - Advanced French: Writing
3 Credits
Intensive practice of writing in various contexts, such as correspondence, research, and creative narrative. Topics based on French-speaking societies and cultures. Prerequisite: FREN 2021.

FREN 3041 - Cultural history of France 1
3 Credits
Discussion in French of French history, art, architecture, and cultural institutions from their origins to the Fifth Republic. Prerequisite (s): FREN 3021 and FREN 3031.

FREN 3051 - Cultural history of France 2
3 Credits
Discussion in French of French culture with emphasis on the family, education, employment, politics, technology and cultural institutions from the Fifth Republic to the present. Prerequisite (s): FREN 3021 and FREN 3031.

FREN 3061 - Fracophone cultures
3 Credits
Discussion in French of Francophone cultures, including Quebec, the Caribbean, the Maghreb, and sub-Saharan Africa, in terms of historical perspectives and contemporary concerns. Prerequisite (s): FREN 3021 and FREN 3031.

FREN 4001 - Special topics
3 Credits
May be repeated as topics varies. Prerequisite: FREN 3021 and FREN 3031.

FREN 4011 - French novel 1
3 Credits
Reading, discussion of, and written reflection on representative French novels in their historical and cultural contexts from the 16th century to the Revolution. Prerequisite (s): FREN 3011 and FREN 3021 and FREN 3031.

FREN 4021 - French novel 2
3 Credits
Reading, discussion of, and written reflection on representative French and Francophone novels in their historical and cultural contexts from the Revolution through the 21st century. Prerequisite (s): FREN 3011 and FREN 3021 and FREN 3031.

FREN 4031 - French theatre
3 Credits
Reading and discussion in French of representative works from the 17th century to the present. Prerequisite (s): FREN 3011 and FREN 3021 and FREN 3031.

FREN 4101 - French poetry and song
3 Credits
Discussion and analysis in French of representative French and Francophone works in their historical and cultural contexts. Rules of French versification. Interpretations of poetry into song. Classic and contemporary “chansonniers". Prerequisite (s): FREN 3011 and FREN 3021 and FREN 3031.

FREN 4201 - French film
3 Credits
Viewing of representative films and discussion in French of representative French and Francophone films, directors, and actors. Prerequisite (s): FREN 3021 and FREN 3031.

FREN 4301 - Francophone literature
3 Credits
Reading and discussion in French of works by contemporary writers in Francophone countries including Quebec, the Caribbean, the Maghreb, and sub-Saharan Africa. Prerequisite: FREN 3011 and FREN 3021 and FREN 3031.

FREN 4401 - Modern French musical
3 Credits
Oral and written analysis of visual, auditory, and lyrical elements of musical theatre as text. Opportunities to enrich and enhance literary and analytical skills in a multimedia environment while improving linguistic competencies and cultural knowledge. Prerequisite (s): FREN 3011 and FREN 3021.

FREN 4501 - Capstone
1 Credit
Written or other presentational record of study abroad experience. alternative: extensive research paper in French, evaluated by department faculty.

FREN 4901 - Independent study in French
1 to 3 Credits
For advanced students only. Departmental permission required.

German

GERM 1011 - Elementary German 1
3 Credits
For beginners, introduction to basic understanding of German. Builds on a foundation of vocabulary acquisition through listening and reading comprehension. Basic elements of speaking. Use of texts, stories, audio/visual materials.

GERM 1021 - Elementary German 2
3 Credits
Continuation of GRMN 1011. Prerequisite (s): GERM 1011

GERM 2011 - Intermediate German 1
3 Credits
Vocabulary building through listening and reading. Greater focus on writing and speaking practice with attention paid to high-frequency grammatical elements. Use of texts, stories, video and audio materials. Prerequisite (s): GERM 1021.

GERM 2021 - Intermediate German 2
3 Credits
Continuation of GRMN 2011. Prerequisite (s): GERM 2011.

GERM 3011 - German language studies
3 Credits
Intensive overview of German grammatical structures. Emphasis on reading of more complex texts: vocabulary acquisition; training in composition. Prerequisite (s): GERM 2021.

GERM 3021 - Using German
3 Credits
Intensive practice of listening, reading and speaking skills. Some writing. Use of authentic materials. Prerequisite (s): GERM 2021.

GERM 3111 - Culture of German-speaking Europe
3 Credits
A look at the roles played by political, social and cultural forces in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from the Middle Ages until the present. Readings and discussion in German, written composition. Prerequisite (s): GERM 2021.

GERM 3121- Studies in German literature
3 Credits
Readings and discussion in German of drama, poetry, short stories and the Novelle from the 19th century to the present. Prerequisite (s): GERM 2021.

GERM 4501 - Capstone
1 Credit
Written or other presentational record of study abroad experience; alternative: extensive research paper in German, evaluated by department faculty.

GERM 4901 - Independent study in German
1-3 Credits
For advanced students only. Departmental permission required.

Japanese

JAPN 1011 - Elementary Japanese 1
3 Credits
For beginners. Basic listening and speaking skills; introduction to the Japanese writing system.

JAPN 1021 - Elementary Japanese 2
3 Credits
Continuation of JAPN 1011. Prerequisite (s): JAPN 1011.

JAPN 2011 - Intermediate Japanese 1
3 Credits
Builds upon basic skills through listening and speaking exercises. Further work with Japanese writing system and development of reading and writing skills Prerequisite (s): JAPN 1021.

JAPN 2022 - Intermediate Japanese 2
3 Credits
Continuation of JAPN 2011. Prerequisite (s): JAPN 2011.

Russian

RUSS 1011 - Elementary Russian 1
3 Credits
For beginners, introduction to basic characteristics of Russian and the Cyrillic alphabet. Builds foundation of listening and reading comprehension. Use of texts, stories, audio/visual materials. Offered alternate Fall semesters.

RUSS 1021 - Elementary Russian 2
3 Credits
Continuation of RUSS 1011. Offered alternate Spring semesters. Prerequisite (s): RUSS 1011.

RUSS 2901 - Independent study in Russian
1-3 Credits
Departmental permission required.

Spanish

SPAN 1011 - Elementary Spanish 1
3 Credits
Basic proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Designed for students who have no previous exposure to the language. Verbal and written expression is limited to short, culturally appropriate communication. culture (See Catalog for full description).

SPAN 1021 - Elementary Spanish 2
 3 Credits
Continuation of SPAN 1011. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 1011.

SPAN 2011 - Intermediate Spanish 1
3 Credits
Continued development of proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing with emphasis on pronunciation and speaking. Designed for students who have completed the Elementary level or have previous exposure to Spanish (See Catalog for full description). Prerequisite (s): SPAN 1021

SPAN 2021 - Intermediate Spanish 2
3 Credits
Continuation of SPAN 2011. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 2011.

SPAN 3011 - Spanish conversation
3 Credits
 Strengthening Spanish communication skills by regular guided oral practice. Building vocabulary, written exercises, and improving comprehension by listening to lie speech, videos, audio recordings, and films. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 2021.

SPAN 3021 - Spanish composition
3 Credits
Improvement of written communication skills. Emphasis on task-oriented writing in Spanish, including composing and editing several drafts. Topics based on Spanish speaking societies and cultures. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 2021.

SPAN 3041 - Introduction to Spanish literature
3 Credits
Discussion in Spanish of critical principles in the assessment of prose, fiction, poetry and drama as applied to selected readings in Spanish and Latin American literature. Prerequisite (s) (may be taken concurrently): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021.

SPAN 3101 - Spanish film
3 Credits
Discussion in Spanish of historical development of Spanish cinema through significant directors, such as Buñuel, Saura, Almodóvar.. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021.

SPAN 3111 - Spanish civilization
3 Credits
Discussion in Spanish of geographical, political, economic, social and cultural forces in Spain from prehistoric times to the present. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021.

SPAN 3121- Spanish art, music, dance
3 Credits
Discussion in Spanish of Spanish art, architecture, music and dance from prehistoric times to the present. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021.

SPAN 3201 - Latin American film
3 Credits
Viewing and analysis in Spanish of contemporary Latin American film, with emphasis on understanding the film industry and how films relate to social and political contexts. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021.

SPAN 3221 - Latin American art, music, dance
3 Credits
Discussion in Spanish of Latin American art, architecture, music and dance from prehistoric times to the present. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021.

SPAN 3301 - Business Spanish
3 Credits
Development of oral and written proficiency of Spanish within a business context. Business vocabulary, readings, business and cultural concepts, situational practice and case studies. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021.

SPAN 3311 - Contemporary Hispanic culture
3 Credits
Comparative study in Spanish of socio-cultural attitudes, popular/folk traditions and lifestyles within Hispanic communities. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021.

SPAN 4001 - Special topics
3 Credits
May be repeated as topic varies.  Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021.

SPAN 4111 - Medieval and golden age Spanish literature
3 Credits
Discussion in Spanish of poetry, prose and drama from the origins of the Spanish language to 1681. Works may include selections from the epic of Mío Cid, El libro de buen amor, Don Quijote, authors such as Lope de Vega, Quevedo. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021 and SPAN 3041.

SPAN 4121 - 18th and 19th century Spanish literature
3 Credits
Discussion in Spanish of principles and works of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, the Generation of 1898. Works may include Don Juan Tenorio, narrative by Benito Pérez Galdós and Emilia Pardo Bazán, poetry by Antonio Machado. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021 and SPAN 3041.

SPAN 4131 - 20th and 21st century Spanish literature
3 Credits
Discussion in Spanish of modern poetry from the Generation of 1927, tremendismo, the post-Franco reaction, contemporary trends. Works may include selections from Federico García Lorca, Nobel Prize winner Camilo José Cela, Antronio Muñoz Molina. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 37021 and SPAN 3041.

SPAN 4211 - Colonial 19th century Latin American literature
3 Credits
Reading, writing, and analysis in Spanish of Romanticism, realism, and Modernism in representative works by Latin American authors. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021 and SPAN 3041.

SPAN 4221 - 20th and 21st century Latin American literature
3 Credits
Reading and discussion in Spanish of works by contemporary writers in Latin American countries. Prerequisite (s): SPAN 3011 and SPAN 3021 and SPAN 3041.

SPAN 4501 - Capstone
1 Credit
Written or other presentational record of study abroad experience; alternative: extensive research paper in Spanish, evaluated by department faculty.

SPAN 4901 - Independent study in Spanish
1-3 Credits
For advanced students only. Department permission required.

Department of Modern Language

Ann Hood

419-772-2112
b-hood@onu.edu
Dukes 200
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed