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FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES (FLL)
J. Fernando Palacios, Chair/Associate Professor
Alana Alvarez, Assistant Professor
Libertad Aranza, Lecturer
Achim Kopp, Professor
Lydia Masanet, Professor
Clara Mengolini, Assistant Professor
José Pino, Associate Professor
Katherine Roseau, Assistant Professor
Anna Weaver, Associate Professor
Edward J. Weintraut, Professor
 
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures builds students’ proficiency in the five areas necessary for communication: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural competence in Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. It also strengthens students’ understanding of the literature, history, customs, and culture of the peoples who used or are using those languages. Major and minor programs are offered in French, Latin, and Spanish. Beginning AY 2020-21, students may pursue a minor in German with permission of the department chair; the major will no longer be available to them.
For information about the curriculum in foreign languages, please see the headings for CHINESE, FRENCH, GERMAN, GREEK, ITALIAN, LATIN, and SPANISH.
FLL 195. World Cultural Studies in English (1-3 hours)
A study of French, German, Hispanic, or Greco-Roman culture taught in English. Students will (1) examine the nature of the culture involved through analysis of and reflection on significant actions, ideas, and sources; (2) investigate how the culture under study helped shape the development of the West over centuries; and (3) be exposed to perspectives and forces that drive intercultural exchange. Students must engage in projects or assignments requiring at least one contact hour, or equivalent, per week for every hour of credit. Does not count toward any foreign language major or minor. May be offered abroad. (Occasionally)
FLL 467. Foreign Language Teaching Methodology I: Reading and Writing (3 hours)
Prerequisites: admission to the teacher education program, EDU 256, and 357, and the equivalent of 251 in the appropriate language.
Evaluation of the objectives and methods involved in teaching the skills of reading and writing on the K-12 levels, including analysis of textbooks, consideration of special foreign language problems, and study of alternative methodologies and techniques of testing. Does not count toward any foreign language major or minor. (Occasionally)
FLL 470. Foreign Language Teaching Methodology II: Speaking and Listening (3 hours)
Prerequisites: admission to the teacher education program, EDU 256, and 357, and the equivalent of 251 in the appropriate language.
Evaluation of the objectives and methods involved in teaching the skills of speaking and listening on the K-12 levels, including analysis of textbooks, consideration of special foreign language problems, and study of alternative methodologies and techniques of testing. Does not count toward any foreign language major or minor. (Occasionally)