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Foreign Languages and Literatures

Course Offerings

Foreign Lang & Lit All 535

1 – 3 (crs.)

Introduction to Foreign Language Education Technology

This course targets instructors of foreign languages and is an introduction to the integration of technology into foreign language education. Some topics would include an overview of technology such as the use of audio and video materials, equipment and teaching techniques, the incorporation of authentic language materials, the development of lessons using authentic materials from the WWW, the use of web-based lessons and tutorials, the use MUDs, MOOs, and MUSHs, and Email exchanges as a means of live communication in the foreign language. May be repeated once every 5 years for full credit. Prerequisites: Foreign language teaching certification or approval of the department chair.

Foreign Lang & Lit All 540

1 – 3 (crs.)

Learning & Teaching Languages with the WWW

This course targets instructors of foreign languages and provides an introduction to the theory and practice of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Course topics include theoretical bases for CALL; current trends and issues of CALL research; language teachers; roles in CALL environments; the development and use of CALL applications such as multimedia/hypermedia materials and Internet tools; and strategies for integrating CALL into second language programs. Finally, how to propose, plan, design, produce, and assess distance-learning courses as well as how DL functions in the worlds of corporate training and education/non-profit organizations. May be repeated once every 5 years for full credit. Prerequisites: Foreign language teaching or approval of the department chair.

Foreign Lang & Lit All 545

1 – 3 (crs.)

Language, Hypertext and Multimedia

This course targets instructors of foreign languages and is designed to build new understandings of hypertext concepts and programming through invention and the implementation of ideas via the computer. Topics will include, but are not limited to Multimedia Literature, Applied Interactive Writing, Visible/Visual Language, Electronic Intertextuality/Layering, Cybertext Theory, Electronic Publishing, Contemporary Graphic Art and according to the University’s Repeat Policy Organization. May be repeated once every 5 years for full credit. Prerequisites: Foreign language teaching certification or approval of the department chair.

Foreign Lang & Lit All 550

1 – 3 (crs.)

Practicum in Call Development

This course targets instructors of foreign languages and is a supervised independent study involving development of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) software. In this course students should apply information and resources from previous classes in a practical way demonstrated by creating a larger, involved Multimedia application for Foreign/Second Language, and by writing a detailed thesis describing the process, objectives and benchmarks. May be repeated once. Prerequisites: Completion of DFLL 535, DFLL 540, DFLL 545, or of another approved course, are required for registration in this course. Contact the instructor (or designated individual) for approval to register for this course.

Spanish 525

3 (crs.)

Latin American Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries

This course focuses on the critical reading and interpretation of Latin American literatures of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries considered within the socio-historical and national contexts in which they were produced. The course will include: short story, novelette, essay, poetry as well as theoretical readings, musical and filmic works pertinent to the study of the literature. Since this is a graduate course a high level of student participation will be expected. Prerequisites: Consent of department.