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Foreign Languages

Foreign Languages and the General College Curriculum
French | Spanish | French Course Listing | Greek Course Listing | Spanish Course Listing | Latin Course Listing | German Course Listing

Professor: Dr. Steegar (Chair), Dr. Penny

Associate Professors: Dr. Jones, Dr. Ortiz, Dr. Stone

Adjunct Faculty: Mrs. Caglayan, Mr. Dow, Mr.  Mengelkoch, Mr. Rivera

Foreign Languages and the General College Curriculum
Fulfillment of the foreign language requirement at Campbell University depends on the degree sought by the student as follows:

1. Students pursuing the B.S. or B.S.W. degree must pass either the 201-level course in the language or attain a satisfactory score on a nationally-normed equivalency examination approved in advance by the Chair of the Foreign Language Department.

2. Students pursuing the B.A. degree must pass either the 202-level course in the language or attain a satisfactory score on a nationally-normed equivalency examination approved in advance by the Chair of the Foreign Language Department.

3. Students pursuing the B.B.A. degree are required to complete two foreign language courses. This requirement may be met by presentation of two or more high school units (years) in the same language.

The student may choose from the following languages currently offered at Campbell: French, Greek, Latin, Spanish and German.

Students whose native language is not English are exempt from the foreign language requirements; however, they must complete both English 101 and 102 with a grade of "C" or better.

Students in the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business must have two years of high school language or pass 101 and 102 of the same language at Campbell University.

Requirements for a Major in French (CIP 16.0901)
To achieve a major in French, the student must complete the following: FREN 201-202 Intermediate French, 221, 222 Survey of French Literature, 231-232 French Composition and Conversation, 300 History and Civilization of France, 305 Phonetics and Pronunciation of French, and three additional French courses above the intermediate level.

Requirements for a Major in Spanish (CIP 16.0905)
To achieve a major in Spanish, the student must complete the following: SPAN 201-202 Intermediate Spanish, 221, 222 Survey of Spanish Literature, 231-232 Spanish Composition and Conversation, 241, 242 Survey of Spanish-American Literature, 305 Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation, and 341, 342 Spanish/Latin-American Civilization.

Requirements for Teacher Licensure in French (CIP 13.1325) or Spanish (CIP 13.1330)
The requirements for those majoring in French or Spanish and who seek licensure to teach in levels K-12 are the same as above but with the following additions: FREN or SPAN 400 (Methods and Materials of Romance Language Teaching) and the completion of the professional education sequence in the School of Education.

Requirements for a Minor in a Foreign Language
A minor in French or Spanish requires eighteen hours beyond the 102 level. Prerequisites: Students enrolling in courses above the 202 level must have completed French or Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202, or the equivalent.

French Course Listing (FREN 000)

101-102 Elementary French I, II (3, 3)
Introduction to the basic skills of the language: reading, writing, speaking, aural comprehension, and culture. In French 101 emphasis is on vocabulary, use of articles, present tense of regular and irregular verbs, the imperative and numbers. French 102 covers the passé composé, telling time, object pronouns and the imperfect tense.

201-202 Intermediate French I, II (3, 3)
Review and development of the basic skills, continued exposure to cultural elements. French 201-202 cover formation and use of the subjunctive, negatives, relative pronouns, the future and conditional tenses . There is extensive reading and discussion in French. Prerequisites: FREN 101, 102 or equivalent placement.

221, 222 Survey of French Literature (3, 3)
Introduction to the masters of French literature and their major works. 221 begins with the Chanson de Roland and ends with the major authors of the 18th century. 222 begins with the major authors of the 19th Century and continues to the present.

231-232 French Composition and Conversation (3, 3)
Emphasis is on improving competency in speaking and understanding standard French and on developing proficiency in the written language.

300 History and Civilization of France (3)
Traces the origins and development of French history and civilization, highlighting topics such as geography, education, religion, immigration, and the political system.

301 Advanced French Grammar (3)
An intensive review of French grammar with emphasis on the more advanced points of grammar including the verb system and idiomatic usage.

305 Phonetics and Pronunciation of French (3)
Individual instruction in French pronunciation, corrective techniques and practice in phonetic transcription.

310 Business French (3)
An introduction to business practices in France, writing a resume and cover letter, interviewing for a job, etc.

331-332 Advanced Composition/Conversation (3, 3)
Continued emphasis (from 231-232) is on improving competency in speaking and understanding French and in developing competency in the written language.  Materials include real-time tapes of French newscasts. The students base their work on listening, transcribing, discussing and writing about the material.

400 Methods and Materials of Romance Language Teaching (3)
A fundamental methods course for teachers of K-12 foreign languages. Topics of lectures, discussions and reading include the historical evolution of language, adapting methods to situational needs, resources for foreign language teachers, integrating the foreign language into the content areas, teaching language in context, testing, and evaluation. Projects include presenting a lesson plan unit in class, videotaping and critiquing a lesson in class, presenting a focused research study with conclusions, and reporting conference and research proceedings. Required for K-12 licensure.

410 Special Topics in Literature (1-3)
Investigation of topics in literature under the supervision of an instructor, reading, textual analysis, discussion, and term paper.

440 Seventeenth-Century French Literature (3)
A study of French Classicism concentrating on the works of Corneille, Racine, Moliere, Pascal, Bossuet and Boileau.

450 Eighteenth-Century French Literature (3)
A survey of major texts of the "philosophes" concentrating on Diderot, Voltaire, Rousseau and Montesquieu.

460 Romanticism and Realism (3)
The first part of the 19th century in French literature, including major works of authors from Chateaubriand to Flaubert.

470 Symbolism and Naturalism (3)
Major works of French authors in the latter part of the 19th Century.

480 Twentieth Century French Literature (3)
Reading and discussion of literary movements and the major writers of poetry, theater and the novel in the 20th century.

Greek Course Listing (GREE 000)

101-102 Elementary Greek (3, 3)
A survey of the elements of Hellenistic (koiné) Greek grammar, illustrated systematically from the Greek New Testament.

201-202 Intermediate Greek (3, 3)
Readings from the Greek New Testament with a review of grammar at the intermediate level. Introduction to Greek-based exegetical tools and the textual apparatus. Prerequisites: GREE 101 - 102.

Spanish Course Listing (SPAN 000)

101-102 Elementary Spanish I-II (3, 3)
Introduction to the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, aural comprehension, and culture in a contextualized format. Grammatical concepts include the usage of present tense of regular, irregular and stem-changing verbs, present progressive tense, articles, concepts of noun/adjective agreement, prepositions, preterit and imperfect tenses of regular, irregular and stem-changing verbs, reflexive verbs, direct and indirect object pronouns, an introduction to commands, and the subjunctive mood. Vocabulary is presented in thematic units. No prerequisites.

201-202 Intermediate Spanish I-II (3, 3)
Continued practice in the basic skills; review of grammar; reading of selected literary texts, and continued study of cultural elements. Grammatical concepts include the usage of the present and past subjunctive mood, the perfect tenses, and conditional verb forms. Spanish 202 incorporates brief readings and discussions based on literary works in the form of short stories, poems, and essays from Latin American and Spanish authors. Prerequisites: SPAN 101-102 or equivalent placement.

221, 222 Survey of Spanish Literature (3, 3)
Introduction to the masters of Spanish literature and their major works. 221 studies works from the 12th to the 18th centuries including El cantar del mío Cid, La Celestina, Don Quijote, and works of Lope de Vega and Calderon de la Barca.. 222 studies authors from the 19th and 20th centuries including Unamuno, Baroja, Ortega, García Lorca and Cela.

231-232 Spanish Composition and Conversation (3, 3)
Emphasis on improving competency in speaking and understanding Latin American and Castilian Spanish and developing proficiency in the written language. Methods of instruction include lecture, group discussion, and essay writing as a process. Textual materials used include current events from news sources and the internet, essays from the textbook, and student essays for presentation and critique.

241 Survey of Spanish-American Literature I (3)
Introduction to the texts characteristic of the Spanish American colonial period, which includes vestiges of medieval thought in Renaissance literature, Renaissance literature, the Baroque, Neoclassic and Romantic literature. The time period covered is from 1492 to the late 1880’s. Representative authors of the chronicle, the travel diary, the protonovel, novel, short story, and essay are discussed, along with samples from each genre. Pre-Columbian texts in transliteration are discussed as well.

242 Survey of Spanish-American Literature II (3)
A continuation of the first survey course (241) with an historical focus on the literary movements and authors in Latin America from 1880 to the present. Reading and discussions focus on representative authors of this period. Literary periods include late Romanticism, Modernism, Vanguard, Boom and Post-Boom.

301 Advanced Spanish Grammar (3)
Study of and practice with more elaborate and idiomatic grammar forms used in articles and literary texts. Grammar is observed contextually and is incorporated into compositional and essay production.

305 Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation (3)
A study of phonetic transcription and individual instruction in Spanish pronunciation. The phonetic alphabet and pronunciation practice are incorporated into the study.

310 Business Spanish (3)
Introduction to business practices and interactional modes in Spain and Latin America. Practice in writing resumes, queries, and cover letters.

320 Spanish Literature/Middle Ages through Renaissance (3)
A survey of major writers and genres in Spanish literature including the early poetry of the jarchas, El Cantar de Mio Cid, Don Juan Manuel, Archipreste de Hita, and La Celestina.

331-332 Advanced Composition/Conversation (3, 3)
Continued emphasis (from the 231 and 232 classes) is on improving competency in speaking and understanding Latin American and Castilian Spanish and developing proficiency in the written language. There is a greater emphasis on speaking proficiency. Methods of instruction include lecture, group discussion, and essay writing as a process. Textual materials used include current events from news sources and the internet, essays from the textbook, and student essays for presentation and critique.

341, 342 Spanish/Latin-American Civilization (3, 3)
Part I -- Traces the origins and development of Spanish history and civilization from medieval to modern times. Part II -- A study of Latin America from pre-Columbian to modern times.

400 Methods and Materials of Romance Language Teaching (3)
A fundamental methods course for teachers of K-12 foreign languages. Topics of lectures, discussions and reading include the historical evolution of language, adapting methods to situational needs, resources for foreign language teachers, integrating the foreign language into the content areas, teaching language in context, testing, and evaluation. Projects include presenting a lesson plan unit in class, videotaping and critiquing a lesson in class, presenting a focused research study with conclusions, and reporting conference and research proceedings. Required for K-12 licensure.

410 Special Topics in Literature (1-3)
Investigation of topics in literature under the supervision of an instructor, reading, textual analysis, discussion, and term paper.

420 Latin American Short Story (3)
A study of the short story and essay focusing on Latin American authors from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries, including Esteban Echeverria, Tomas Carasquilla, Javier de Viana, Ruben Dario, Rafael Arrevalo Martinez, Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Luisa Valenzuela.

440 Spanish Golden Age (3)
A study of major writers of the Spanish Golden Age excluding Cervantes. Included are Garcilazo de la Vega, the anonymous writer of Lazarillo de Tormes, Lope de Vega, Quevedo, and Calderon de la Barca.

450 Cervantes (3)
A study on the literary works of Don Miguel de Cervantes with emphasis on Don Quixote. Other works include his Entremeses and the Novelas ejemplares.

460 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature (3)
A survey of Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism which includes philosophers and writers such as Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Benito Perez Galdos, and Emilia Pardo Bazan.

470 Generation of 1898 (3)
A survey of major writers of the Spanish Generation of ’98 including Antonio Machado, Azorin, Pio Baroja, and del Valle Inclan, and Unamuno.

480 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature (3)
A survey of major writers of 20th Century Spain including Jose Ortega y Gassett, writers of the Generation of ’27 such as Jorge Guillen, Pedro Salinas, Rafael Alberti, and Federico Garcia Lorca.

Latin Course Listing (LATN 000)

101-102 Elementary Latin (3, 3)
Introduction to the pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. The course includes the reading of prose and a survey of the history and civilization of Rome.

201-202 Intermediate Latin (3, 3)
Continuation and review of Latin grammar. The course includes readings in Latin prose and a continuation of the survey of Roman history and civilization. Prerequisites: Latin 101-102 or equivalent placement.

German Course Listing (GERM 000)

101-102 Elementary German (3, 3)
Introduction to the basic skill of the language—reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension.

201-202 Intermediate German (3, 3)
Continuation and review of German grammar; aspects of German culture. Prerequisites: German 101-102 or equivalent placement.  
 

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