Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

“Language is used everywhere by everyone. Without verbal communication, humankind would be incapable of its accomplishments, from the greatest to the most imperceptible. Understanding world cultures also opens doors for those willing to learn, and UTSA offers a number of opportunities to learn about people on a global scale.”

Eric Ysasi ’12
Corpus Christi, TX

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a major in Spanish designed to develop the student’s specialized knowledge of culture, literature, and language. The department also offers a major in Modern Language Studies, which gives students the opportunity to study various cultural aspects of a language area (including French, German, Japanese, and Russian). Minors in French, German, Russian, Spanish, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, Foreign Languages, and Linguistics give students the opportunity to refine language skills, develop linguistic awareness, and acquire knowledge of a foreign culture and/or literature. Skills-development courses, which facilitate speaking, reading, writing, and understanding of a foreign language, are offered in these languages as well as in Arabic, Chinese, Italian and Korean. Courses in comparative studies in the humanities relate literatures to the other arts and general currents of culture and humanistic thought, while coursework in linguistics focuses on general concepts of linguistic structure and meaning and relates language development to other areas of human understanding. Additional study abroad is strongly encouraged. The department also offers courses in Media Studies, which allow students to put into practice their theoretical studies in the humanities.

Department Honors

A student whose grade point average in courses taken at UTSA is at least 3.0, whose grade point average in upper-division courses in one of the fields offered as a major in the department is at least 3.5, and who has completed 18 semester credit hours at the upper-division level in the major (24 hours for Spanish) may petition the undergraduate faculty advisor to enroll in the appropriate honors course (FRN 4993 Honors Research, GER 4993 Honors Research, or SPN 4993 Honors Research). If the student maintains the minimum grade point averages upon completion of the course, the Department Honors Committee will evaluate the project the student completed in the honors course and determine whether he or she will be awarded Department Honors.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the hours in the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.

The Signature Experience, included in the required thirty-nine hours, serves as a peak in the student’s educational program by providing various opportunities in which to display or practice knowledge gained at UTSA. The Signature Experience can be realized as one of a number of study or practical options, such as an independent study, internship, and study abroad.

The prerequisite for Spanish courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels is either SPN 2023 Intermediate Spanish II, SPN 3003 Oral and Written Expression, or an appropriate placement test score. Information regarding the test may be obtained by contacting the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. All courses are taught in Spanish unless otherwise noted.

Students seeking teacher certification should consult the Interdisciplinary Education Advising and Certification Center for information.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both a degree requirement and a Core Curriculum requirement, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

SPN 1014 may be used to satisfy the Language, Philosophy and Culture core requirement.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Degree Requirements

A. Courses within the major, all of which must be at the upper-division level
1. Required courses (recommended for early completion)
SPN 3043Introduction to Literature3
SPN 3063Grammar and Composition3
SPN 4003Advanced Language Skills3
2. Select two of the following:6
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Linguistic Structures of Spanish
Topics in Spanish Linguistics
3. Select three of the following:9
The Literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to 1700
The Literature of Spain from 1700 to the Present
Latin American Literature to Modernism
Latin American Literature since Modernism
Topics in Hispanic Literatures
4. Select two of the following:6
Spanish Culture and Civilization
Latin American Culture and Civilization
Topics in Hispanic Cultures
5. Spanish Electives, at least one course must be at the 4000 level9
6. Select one course as Signature Experience. The course can be applied to section A5 as part of the Spanish elective hours or to the free electives in section B. The following courses can be used as the Signature Experience:
Advanced Language Study Abroad
Advanced Language Study Abroad
Topics in Spanish Linguistics
Topics in Hispanic Literatures
Topics in Hispanic Cultures
Internship in Spanish
Honors Research
Study abroad experience with transfer credits from another university
B. Free Electives39
In fulfillment of this requirement, majors are encouraged to take at least 12 semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in disciplines that support the study of foreign languages.
Total Credit Hours78

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Spanish

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Spanish degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in Spanish – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I (core and major) (or free elective) 3-4
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Mathematics core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Spring
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
SPN 1024Elementary Spanish II (or free elective) 3-4
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
SPN 2013Intermediate Spanish I (or free elective) 3
Free elective 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core or free elective 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences core 3
Spring
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
SPN 2023Intermediate Spanish II 3
Free elective 3
Creative Arts core 3
Component Area Option core 3
Third Year
Fall
SPN 3013, 3113, or 4113Spanish Phonetics and Phonology 3
SPN 3063Grammar and Composition 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Support work 3
Spring
SPN 3013, 3113, or 4113Spanish Phonetics and Phonology 3
SPN 3043Introduction to Literature 3
SPN 4003Advanced Language Skills 3
Support work 3
Upper-division SPN elective 3
Fourth Year
Fall
SPN 3413, 3423, 3463, 3473, or 4203The Literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to 1700 3
SPN 3413, 3423, 3463, 3473, or 4203The Literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to 1700 3
SPN 3613, 3623, or 4303Spanish Culture and Civilization 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 1-3
Support work 3
Spring
SPN 3413, 3423, 3463, 3473, or 4203The Literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to 1700 3
SPN 3613, 3623, or 4303Spanish Culture and Civilization 3
4000-level SPN elective 3
Support work 3
Upper-division SPN elective 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Modern Language Studies

The major in Modern Language Studies addresses the growing need for students to prepare for the demands brought about by globalization and the increased national focus on international security. It provides the opportunity for UTSA students to graduate with an emphasis in a language area according to their individual career interests. It is designed to give students the opportunity to structure their program in a variety of concentrations, including double majors. By selecting the Modern Language Studies major, students receive a well-rounded humanistic education and prepare themselves for jobs requiring a flexible liberal arts degree, among them careers in government, national security, public service, teaching, international business, banking, international media, communications, tourism, foreign relations, and publishing. The Modern Language Studies major also develops skills, knowledge, and cultural awareness which provide a solid foundation for successful work in graduate studies in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in law and medicine. The Bachelor of Arts in Modern Language Studies is available to students of French, German, Japanese, and Russian. For students of Spanish, these needs are met by the Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish.

The program includes three main components:

  1. The learning of a specific language (French, German, Japanese, Russian)
    For this major, the student will move through three levels of proficiency. The first and second levels are completed with the basic four-semester sequence, Elementary I–II and Intermediate I–II courses in the chosen language. The third level is completed by taking 12 semester credit hours of upper-division coursework after successful completion of the basic sequence. A placement test will determine at which level of the sequence the student should start the study of a language.
  2. The linguistic theory underlying languages and language learning
    The introductory linguistics course gives students a basis for more advanced theoretical approaches to language studies in general.
  3. The cultural component
    A series of courses taught in English addresses the study of the literature and culture of each individual language taught in the program.
    The courses in comparative studies address various issues related to several regions, periods and fields of study.

Each of these basic components can be augmented using the 18 semester credit hours of support work. By carefully preparing a plan of study with an academic advisor, students can tailor the concentration to their own needs.

The following optional components are strongly recommended:

  1. Study Abroad
    Study abroad in the target language environment will give students the opportunity to further enhance their language and culture skills. Students are encouraged to include a semester or at least a summer abroad in their degree plan.
  2. Languages Across the Curriculum
    1-semester-credit-hour language courses offered online (FL 3101 Languages Across the Curriculum) will complement the student’s support area courses in other disciplines, such as history and political science. These add-on components will mirror the topics taught in the regular courses.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Bachelor in Arts degree in Modern Language Studies, including the hours in the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level. Students seeking teacher certification should consult the Interdisciplinary Education Advising and Certification Center for information.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Language Studies must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both a degree requirement and a Core Curriculum requirement, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

CSH 1103, CSH 1113, CSH 1213, or CSH 2113 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Degree Requirements

A. Courses within the major
1. Language courses in a single discipline (FRN, GER, JPN, RUS)18
Select two courses in intermediate courses and four upper-division courses in a single language discipline. SPN courses may not be used to meet this requirement.
2. Linguistics courses
LNG 3813Introduction to Linguistics3
3. Select four courses in comparative studies and/or in literature in translation, two of which must be at the upper-division level12
a. Select one to two language-specific literature and culture courses:
Topics in World Cultures
The Foreign Film
French Literature in English Translation
German Literature in English Translation
Italian Literature in English Translation
Russian Literature in English Translation
Hispanic Literature in English Translation
b. Select two to three comparative studies courses:
Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I
Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II
Introduction to Literary Studies
Studies in Comparative Literature
Advanced Topics in World Cultures
Film Studies
4. Select 3 semester credit hours of signature experience (FL 4953 Special Projects, study abroad, internship, etc.). Students in the Honors program are encouraged to complete an Honors thesis.3
B. Support work in any language or internationally focused topics
Select 18 semester credit hours of support work in any language or internationally focused topics in such disciplines as African American studies, American studies, anthropology, art history, bicultural-bilingual studies, classics, communication, English as a second language, geography, history, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, international business, international studies, linguistics, literature, music history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies. Course selections must be approved by the academic advisor.18
Study Abroad and Languages Across the Curriculum courses are strongly recommended.
C. Electives
Select 24 semester credit hours of electives24
Total Credit Hours78

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Modern Language Studies

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Modern Language Studies degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in Modern Language Studies – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Language 1014 or free elective 3-4
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Spring
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Language 1024 or free elective 3-4
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Mathematics core 3
Second Year
Fall
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
Free elective 3
Language 2013 (Intermediate I) 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences core 3
Spring
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Free elective 3
Language 2023 (Intermediate II) 3
Creative Arts core 3
Component Area Option core 3
Third Year
Fall
LNG 3813Introduction to Linguistics 3
Degree requirement A.3.a. 3
Free elective 3
Support work 3
Upper-division language course 3
Spring
Degree requirement A.3.a. or b. 3
Degree requirement A.3.a. or b. 3
Free elective 3
Support work 3
Upper-division language course 3
Fourth Year
Fall
Degree requirement A.3.a. or b. 3
Support work 3
Support work 3
Upper-division language course 3
Upper-division language course 3
Spring
Free elective 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 1-3
Signature Experience 3
Support work 3
Support work 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Minor in Comparative Literature

The Minor in Comparative Literature offers an opportunity to study texts in a manner that transcends national and linguistic boundaries. It enables students to develop, through their majors, a solid grounding in one particular tradition (e.g., English, Spanish, French) or one discipline (e.g., history, music) while also embracing a broader perspective through the minor. A student minoring in comparative literature may wish to pursue graduate work in comparative literature or in a specific national literary tradition or to pursue a career in translation, teaching, publishing, or writing. The Minor in Comparative Literature fosters the sophistication appropriate to a liberal arts degree.

All students pursuing the Minor in Comparative Literature must complete 18 semester credit hours.

A. Upper-division literature courses
Select 12 semester credit hours from at least two of the following disciplines: Classics, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish12
B. Upper-division in comparative studies in the humanities
1. Comparative Literature
CSH 3023Studies in Comparative Literature3
2. One course of an additional upper-division CSH course3
Total Credit Hours18

Minor in East Asian Studies

All students pursuing the Minor in East Asian Studies must complete 19 semester credit hours.

A. Required Courses
CHN 1024Elementary Chinese II4
or JPN 1024 Elementary Japanese II
or KOR 1024 Elementary Korean II
CSH 4003Colloquium in East Asian Culture3
B. 12 semester credit hours of elective courses 12
Topics in World Cultures
Advanced Topics in World Cultures
Special Projects in East Asian Studies
The Geography and Politics of the Asian Rim
Introduction to East Asian Civilization
Modern Japan
Late Imperial China
China in Revolution
Asian Philosophy
Governments and Politics of East Asia
Free Elective
Any East Asia focused course, including an additional language course at the 2000-level or above, or a Study Abroad, chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor.
Total Credit Hours19

Minor in Foreign Languages

The Minor in Foreign Languages offers an opportunity to increase proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in a foreign language. The minor will lead to the acquisition of metalinguistic skills and an enhanced understanding of the target culture and its orientation to world communication.

All students pursuing the Minor in Foreign Languages must complete 18 semester credit hours at the 2000 level and above.

A. Language skill courses in the same language at the 2000 level or above
Language skill courses6
B. Language and Linguistics courses, including FL
Select 12 semester credit hours in the department, 9 hours of which must be at the upper-division level12
Total Credit Hours18

Minor in French

All students pursuing the Minor in French must complete 18 semester credit hours at the 2000 level and above.

A. Required language skill courses
FRN 2013Intermediate French I3
FRN 2023Intermediate French II3
FRN 3023Advanced Language Skills3
B. Additional courses in French or French-related topics, including CSH and FL
Select 9 semester credit hours, 6 hours of which must be at the upper-division level, chosen in consultation with the advisor for the Minor in French9
Total Credit Hours18

Minor in German

All students pursuing the Minor in German must complete 18 semester credit hours at the 2000 level and above.

A. Required language skill course
GER 2013Intermediate German I3
GER 2023Intermediate German II3
GER 3023Advanced Language Skills3
B. Additional German or German-related courses, including CSH and FL
Select 9 semester credit hours, 6 of which must be at the upper-division level, chosen in consultation with the advisor for the Minor in German9
Total Credit Hours18

Minor in Linguistics

The Minor in Linguistics offers an enhanced awareness of the components, functions, and interfaces of human language. It prepares students for careers and advanced study for which such awareness is essential through coursework aligned with a student’s own professional goals and intellectual interests.

All students pursuing the Minor in Linguistics must complete 18 semester credit hours, at least 9 of which must be drawn from outside the major.

A. Minor courses
ENG 3343Principles of English Linguistics3
or LNG 3813 Introduction to Linguistics
B. Linguistics of a particular language
Select one of the following:3
History of the English Language
Introduction to the Structure of English
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Linguistic Structures of Spanish
Topics in Spanish Linguistics
The Spanish of the United States
C. Additional courses
Select two of the following in psycholinguistics, anthropological linguistics, sociolinguistics, or historical linguistics:6
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Language Analysis and Bilingualism
Language Development in Bilinguals
Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling
Sociolinguistics
D. Two additional courses chosen in consultation with an advisor
Select two courses in one or more of the following approved areas: anthropology, bicultural-bilingual studies, English, foreign languages, and linguistics6
Total Credit Hours18

Minor in Russian

All students pursuing the Minor in Russian must complete 18 semester credit hours at the 2000 level and above.

A. Required Language skill courses
RUS 2013Intermediate Russian I3
RUS 2023Intermediate Russian II3
B. Additional Russian or Russian-related courses, including CSH and FL
Select 12 additional semester credit hours, 9 hours must be at the upper-division level12
Total Credit Hours18

Minor in Spanish

All students pursuing the Minor in Spanish must complete 18 semester credit hours.

A. Required language skill courses
SPN 2023Intermediate Spanish II3
SPN 3003Oral and Written Expression3
SPN 3033Oral Communication Skills3
SPN 3063Grammar and Composition3
SPN 4003Advanced Language Skills3
B. Upper-division Spanish courses
Select 3 semester credit hours of other upper-division Spanish courses chosen in consultation with the advisor3
Total Credit Hours18

Arabic (ARA) Courses

ARA 1014. Elementary Arabic I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ARAB 1411)

Fundamentals of Arabic offering the opportunity to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Introduction to Arabic culture. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

ARA 1024. Elementary Arabic II. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ARAB 1412)

Prerequisite: ARA 1014, an equivalent, or an appropriate placement test score. Fundamentals of Arabic offering the opportunity to further develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Further exposure to Arabic culture. Generally offered: Spring.

ARA 2013. Intermediate Arabic I. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ARAB 2311)

Prerequisite: ARA 1024, an equivalent, or an appropriate placement test score. Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Continued exposure to Arabic culture.

ARA 2023. Intermediate Arabic II. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ARAB 2312)

Prerequisite: ARA 2013, an equivalent, or an appropriate placement test score. Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Continued exposure to Arabic culture.

Chinese (CHN) Courses

CHN 1014. Elementary Chinese I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CHIN 1411)

Fundamentals of Chinese offering the opportunity to develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduction of Chinese characters and Chinese culture. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

CHN 1024. Elementary Chinese II. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CHIN 1412)

Prerequisite: CHN 1014, an equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of Chinese offering the opportunity to develop basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Further study of Chinese characters and Chinese culture. Generally offered: Spring.

CHN 2013. Intermediate Chinese I. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CHIN 2311)

Prerequisite: CHN 1024, an equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through structural analysis of the Chinese language. Continued exposure to Chinese culture. Generally offered: Fall.

CHN 2023. Intermediate Chinese II. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = CHIN 2312)

Prerequisite: CHN 2013, an equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through structural analysis of the Chinese language. Continued exposure to Chinese culture. Generally offered: Spring.

Comparative Studies in the Humanities (CSH) Courses

CSH 1103. Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2332)

Representative masterworks of Western literature in translation. An examination of major texts from antiquity to the Renaissance that have shaped and expressed Western cultural traditions. Situation of literary works in the context of the development of civilization. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

CSH 1113. Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2333)

Representative masterworks of Western literature in translation. An examination of major texts from the Renaissance to the present that have shaped and expressed Western cultural traditions. Situation of literary works in the context of the development of civilization. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

CSH 1213. Topics in World Cultures. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 2323)

Introductory overview of a specific culture or cultural area as revealed through the diversity of its heritage. Includes topics such as Hispanic, Francophone, German, Slavic, Judaic, Latin, Oriental, or African culture. All readings are from English language or translated materials. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Spring, Summer.

CSH 2113. The Foreign Film. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to film as art and cultural expression. Emphasis on cinematic techniques, national traditions, genres, and the distinctive features of film as a humanistic medium. Films drawn from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and/or Europe. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CSH 2313. Introduction to Literary Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: WRC 1023 or the equivalent. Offers the opportunity to develop an awareness of literature and the skills with which to approach and understand it. Examination of individual national traditions and the interrelationship of all literary traditions. Emphasis on the nature of genre, period, and style. (Formerly CSH 3313. Credit cannot be earned for both CSH 2313 and CSH 3313.).

CSH 3023. Studies in Comparative Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: WRC 1023 or the equivalent. Comparative investigation of foreign literature. Topics may include study of a genre, period, or motif, or comparison of authors across different languages. All readings are in English translation. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall.

CSH 3823. Advanced Topics in World Cultures. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: WRC 1023 or the equivalent. Comparative investigation of foreign cultures. Topics may include various combinations and aspects of Hispanic, Francophone, German, Slavic, Judaic, Latin or Oriental cultures. All readings are in English translation. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CSH 4003. Colloquium in East Asian Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CHN 1024, JPN 1024, or KOR 1024, or consent of instructor. Offers the opportunity for further exploration and discussion of critical issues relating to East Asian culture, history, economy, and other selected topics. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

CSH 4153. Special Projects in East Asian Studies. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. Supervised experience in a professional/academic setting that provides the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in East Asian Studies. Study Abroad experience in one area of the East Asian Region may be substituted for the Special Projects course. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

Foreign Languages (FL) Courses

FL 1034. Beginning Language Study Abroad. (0-0) 4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Opportunity to begin developing oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading. Linguistic and cultural immersion. May be repeated up to 8 semester credit hours in each language. Generally offered: Spring.

FL 1038. Beginning Language Study Abroad. (0-0) 8 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Opportunity to begin developing oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading. Linguistic and cultural immersion. May be repeated up to 8 semester credit hours in each language.

FL 1044. Individualized Instruction in Basic Language. (0-0) 4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Opportunity to develop basic oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading. Generally restricted to special projects or languages not regularly offered as organized classes. May be repeated up to 8 semester credit hours in each language.

FL 2033. Intermediate Language Study Abroad. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and 1008, 1024, or the equivalent in the selected foreign language. Opportunity to develop intermediate-level oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with increased comprehension skills in listening and reading. Linguistic and cultural immersion. May be repeated up to 6 semester credit hours in each language.

FL 2036. Intermediate Language Study Abroad. (0-0) 6 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and 1008, 1024, or the equivalent in the selected foreign language. Opportunity to develop intermediate-level oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with increased comprehension skills in listening and reading. Linguistic and cultural immersion. May be repeated up to 6 semester credit hours in each language.

FL 2043. Individualized Instruction in Intermediate-Level Language. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and 1008, 1024, or the equivalent in the selected foreign language. Opportunity to develop intermediate-level oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with increased comprehension skills in listening and reading. Generally restricted to special projects or languages not regularly offered as organized classes. May be repeated up to 6 semester credit hours in each language.

FL 3003. Introduction to Translation and Interpretation. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: At least four courses of any single foreign language. Principles of translation or interpreting including practice with a variety of discourse types. Students will be introduced to realities of language mediation professions as well as main concepts in translation and interpreting studies theory. May be repeated for credit when language or focus varies.

FL 3013. Translation and Interpretation for the Language Specialist. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: At least one course at the 3000 level in the selected foreign language. This course will explore the language-related and cultural issues involved in translation and interpretation and will include practice from selected areas, such as business, health care, law, technology, or the arts. May be repeated for credit when topics, languages or foci vary.

FL 3033. Advanced Language Study Abroad. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and 2006, 2023, or the equivalent in the selected foreign language. Opportunity to develop advanced-level oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading. Linguistic and cultural immersion. May be repeated up to 6 semester credit hours in each language. Generally offered: Summer.

FL 3036. Advanced Language Study Abroad. (0-0) 6 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and 2006, 2023, or the equivalent in the selected foreign language. Opportunity to develop advanced-level oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading. Linguistic and cultural immersion. May be repeated up to 6 semester credit hours in each language.

FL 3043. Individualized Instruction in Advanced-Level Language. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and 2006, 2023, or the equivalent in the selected foreign language. Opportunity to develop advanced-level oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading. Generally restricted to special projects or languages not regularly offered as organized classes. May be repeated up to 6 semester credit hours in each language. Generally offered: Summer.

FL 3101. Languages Across the Curriculum. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Online add-on course offering a concurrent language component for courses in other disciplines, such as art, anthropology, history, humanities, music and political science. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

FL 4243. Foreign Language Instruction. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 2023 or an equivalent in a foreign language. A study of second-language-acquisition theories. Emphasis on instructional methodology as it relates to foreign languages and cultures.

FL 4933. Internship. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. Supervised experience in a setting that provides the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in language usage. May be repeated once for credit.

FL 4953. Special Projects. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. Opportunity to apply advanced-level oral and written language skills in a research project. This course is especially designed as the Signature Experience for language majors. May be repeated up to 6 semester credit hours in each language.

French (FRN) Courses

FRN 1014. Elementary French I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = FREN 1411)

Fundamentals of French offering the opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on listening and speaking. Introduction to French culture. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

FRN 1024. Elementary French II. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = FREN 1412)

Prerequisite: FRN 1014, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of French offering the opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Further study of French culture. Generally offered: Spring.

FRN 2013. Intermediate French I. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = FREN 2311)

Prerequisite: FRN 1024, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Continued opportunity to develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Grammar review and further study of French culture. Generally offered: Fall.

FRN 2023. Intermediate French II. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = FREN 2312)

Prerequisite: FRN 2013, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Continued opportunity to develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Grammar review and further study of French culture. Generally offered: Spring.

FRN 2333. French Literature in English Translation. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2331)

Major works of French literature across time, genres, and movements. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly FRN 3333. Credit cannot be earned for both FRN 2333 and FRN 3333.).

FRN 3023. Advanced Language Skills. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FRN 2023 or consent of instructor. Development of oral and written language skills using contemporary readings, media, and oral discourse. Emphasis on increasing fluency through vocabulary expansion activities and selective grammar review. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Spring.

FRN 3053. Business French. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FRN 2023 or consent of instructor. Introduction to the basic context of the French economy and business world, with emphasis on development of practical language skills to deal with matters such as commercial correspondence, documents, reports, telecommunications, and conferences. Attention to vocabulary and style specific to French business. Practice in translation on business-related topics.

FRN 3413. Survey of French Literature and Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FRN 2023 or consent of instructor. Selections from French literature and culture studied as reflections and interpretations of central movements in French cultural history. Introduction to concepts of style, genre, and period. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

FRN 4003. Topics in French Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FRN 2023 or consent of instructor. Focus on a specific area of French literature, from the medieval period through the 21st century. Selected texts are studied as examples of representative movements, genres, or authors in French literary history. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

FRN 4213. Topics in French Culture and Linguistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: FRN 2023 or consent of instructor. Selected topics of cultural history or linguistics from medieval period through the 21st century. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

FRN 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

FRN 4933. Internship in French. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. Supervised experience in a setting that provides the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in language usage. May be repeated once for credit.

FRN 4953. Special Studies in French. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

FRN 4993. Honors Research. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of the undergraduate advisor. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once for credit, with approval.

German (GER) Courses

GER 1014. Elementary German I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = GERM 1411)

Fundamentals of German offering the opportunity to develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Introduction to German culture. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

GER 1024. Elementary German II. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = GERM 1412)

Prerequisite: GER 1014, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of German offering the opportunity to further develop abilities in listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Further exposure to German culture. Generally offered: Spring.

GER 2013. Intermediate German I. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = GERM 2311)

Prerequisite: GER 1024, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Continued opportunity to develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Continued exposure to German culture. Generally offered: Fall.

GER 2023. Intermediate German II. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = GERM 2312)

Prerequisite: GER 2013, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Continued opportunity to develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Continued exposure to German culture. Generally offered: Spring.

GER 2333. German Literature in English Translation. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2331)

Major works of German literature across time, genres, and movements. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly GER 3333. Credit cannot be earned for both GER 2333 and GER 3333.).

GER 3023. Advanced Language Skills. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: GER 2023 or consent of instructor. Development of oral and written language skills using contemporary readings, media, and oral discourse. Emphasis on increasing fluency through vocabulary expansion activities and selective grammar review. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

GER 3413. Survey of German Literature and Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: GER 2023 or consent of instructor. Selected works from the medieval period to the 21st century are studied as examples of central movements in German culture and literary history. The course presents the shape of German civilization, emphasizing the major periods, styles, movements, and generations. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

GER 4003. Topics in German Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: GER 2023 or consent of instructor. Focus on a specific area of German literature, from the medieval period through the 21st century. Selected texts are studied as examples of representative movements, genres, or authors in German literary history. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

GER 4213. Topics in German Culture and Linguistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: GER 2023 or consent of instructor. Focuses on selected topics of cultural history, such as Vienna 1890–1914, Expressionism, contemporary cultural/political developments, or on a linguistic topic. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Spring.

GER 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

GER 4933. Internship in German. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. Supervised experience in a setting that provides the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in language usage. May be repeated once for credit.

GER 4953. Special Studies in German. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

GER 4993. Honors Research. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of the undergraduate advisor. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once for credit, with approval.

Italian (ITL) Courses

ITL 1014. Elementary Italian I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ITAL 1411)

Fundamentals of Italian offering the opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduction to Italian culture. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

ITL 1024. Elementary Italian II. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ITAL 1412)

Prerequisite: ITL 1014, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of Italian offering the opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Further study of Italian culture. Generally offered: Spring.

ITL 2013. Intermediate Italian I. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ITAL 2311)

Prerequisite: ITL 1024, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Continued practice in developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Grammar and further study of Italian culture.

ITL 2023. Intermediate Italian II. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ITAL 2312)

Prerequisite: ITL 2013, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Continued practice in developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Grammar review and further study of Italian culture.

ITL 2333. Italian Literature in English Translation. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2331)

Major works of Italian literature across time, genres, and movements. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly ITL 3333. Credit cannot be earned for both ITL 2333 and ITL 3333.).

Japanese (JPN) Courses

JPN 1014. Elementary Japanese I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = JAPN 1411)

Fundamentals of Japanese offering the opportunity to develop basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Read and write Hiragana and Katakana. Introduction of Kanji and Japanese culture. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

JPN 1024. Elementary Japanese II. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = JAPN 1412)

Prerequisite: JPN 1014, the equivalent, the appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of Japanese offering the opportunity to develop basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Further study of Japanese culture and Kanji. Generally offered: Spring.

JPN 2013. Intermediate Japanese I. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = JAPN 2311)

Prerequisite: JPN 1024, the equivalent, the appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through structural analysis of the Japanese language. Further study of Japanese culture and Kanji. Generally offered: Fall.

JPN 2023. Intermediate Japanese II. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = JAPN 2312)

Prerequisite: JPN 2013, the equivalent, the appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through structural analysis of the Japanese language. Further study of Japanese culture and Kanji. Generally offered: Spring.

JPN 3023. Advanced Language Skills. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: JPN 2023, the equivalent, the appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Offers the opportunity to develop advanced-level oral and written communication skills in the Japanese language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

JPN 3053. Business Japanese. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: JPN 2023, the equivalent, the appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Offers the opportunity to develop speaking, reading, and writing skills in business fields. Emphasis on Japanese business manners and business terminology.

JPN 4213. Topics in Japanese Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: JPN 2023, the equivalent, the appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Selected topics of Japanese culture, such as Modernization, Westernization, current issues in U.S.-Japan relationships, contemporary cultural developments, or a linguistic topic. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Korean (KOR) Courses

KOR 1014. Elementary Korean I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = KORE 1411)

Fundamentals of Korean offering the opportunity to develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduction of Korean characters and Korean culture.

KOR 1024. Elementary Korean II. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = KORE 1412)

Prerequisite: KOR 1014, an equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of Korean offering the opportunity to develop basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Further study of Korean characters and Korean culture.

Linguistics (LNG) Courses

LNG 3813. Introduction to Linguistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Basic principles of analysis and description of the structure of language, including sound system, word order, and meaning. Also, overview of selected subfields of linguistics, such as historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, and bilingualism. (Same as ANT 3903 and ENG 3343. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of these courses.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

LNG 3833. Sociolinguistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The examination of the interrelationships among language, culture, and society. Topics may include language use in social context, language variation and change, maintenance and shift, and multilingual societies.

LNG 4013. Topics in Linguistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: One course in LNG or consent of instructor. An opportunity to explore linguistic topics in depth, including sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, pragmatics, syntax, semantics, phonology, or phonetics. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Formerly LNG 3913. Credit cannot be earned for both LNG 4013 and LNG 3913.).

Media Studies (MES) Courses

MES 3113. Film Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: WRC 1023 or the equivalent. CSH 2113 recommended. Advanced analysis of selected films according to genre, director, or national cinema. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

MES 3333. Digital Video Production. (2-3) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: WRC 1023 or the equivalent. Theory and practice of digital video production for the humanities. Writing a storyboard, shooting a story, and editing using professional equipment. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Spring.

MES 4333. Digital Video Practicum. (3-2) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MES 3333 or consent of instructor. Advanced digital video production for the humanities. Specialized community service projects. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Russian (RUS) Courses

RUS 1014. Elementary Russian I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = RUSS 1411)

Fundamentals of Russian offering the opportunity to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Introduction to Russian culture. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

RUS 1024. Elementary Russian II. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = RUSS 1412)

Prerequisite: RUS 1014, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of Russian offering the opportunity to further develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Further exposure to Russian culture. Generally offered: Spring.

RUS 2013. Intermediate Russian I. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = RUSS 2311)

Prerequisite: RUS 1024, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Continued exposure to Russian culture. Generally offered: Fall.

RUS 2023. Intermediate Russian II. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = RUSS 2312)

Prerequisite: RUS 2013, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor. Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Continued exposure to Russian culture. Generally offered: Spring.

RUS 2333. Russian Literature in English Translation. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2331)

Major works of Russian literature across time, genres, and movements. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly RUS 3333. Credit cannot be earned for both RUS 2333 and RUS 3333.).

RUS 3033. Oral Communication Skills. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 2013 or the equivalent. Further development of speaking skills in a variety of contexts. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

RUS 3143. Structure of Russian Language. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 2013 or the equivalent. Extensive grammar review. Further development of speaking and writing skills through activities directed at the intermediate-high and advanced levels. Considerations of differences between written and spoken language. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

RUS 3213. Advanced Russian. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 2023 or the equivalent. Opportunity to develop advanced-level oral and written communication skills in the Russian language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

RUS 3633. Topics in Russian Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 2013 or the equivalent. Further development of proficiency by content-based instruction. Topics may include geography, traditions, history, music, literature, art, or film. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Spring.

Spanish (SPN) Courses

SPN 1014. Elementary Spanish I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = SPAN 1411)

Fundamentals of Spanish, offering the opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on listening and speaking. Introduction to Hispanic culture. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPN 1024. Elementary Spanish II. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = SPAN 1412)

Prerequisite: SPN 1014, the equivalent, or an appropriate placement test score. Fundamentals of Spanish offering the opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on listening and speaking. Further study of Hispanic culture. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPN 1034. Spanish for Heritage Learners I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours.

This course is designed for students who grew up with exposure to Spanish in the home or community. The course builds on the students' existing verbal abilities, knowledge, and experiences, and introduces them to reading texts rich in cultural information as well as meaningful writing tasks.

SPN 2013. Intermediate Spanish I. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = SPAN 2311)

Prerequisite: SPN 1024, the equivalent, or an appropriate placement test score. Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Grammar and further study of Hispanic culture. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPN 2023. Intermediate Spanish II. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = SPAN 2312)

Prerequisite: SPN 2013, the equivalent, or an appropriate placement test score. Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Grammar review and further study of Hispanic culture. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPN 2033. Spanish for Heritage Learners II. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

This course is a continuation of Spanish for Heritage Learners I. It expands on the students' verbal (aural and oral) skills, with additional opportunities for reading texts rich in formal and informal culture, and writing compositions on related topics.

SPN 2333. Hispanic Literature in English Translation. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = ENGL 2331)

Prerequisite: WRC 1013 or the equivalent. Major works in Hispanic literatures: themes, genres, and movements. May not be applied to a major in Spanish. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly SPN 3333. Credit cannot be earned for both SPN 2333 and SPN 3333.) Generally offered: Fall.

SPN 2513. Spanish for Special Purposes. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 2013, the equivalent, or an appropriate placement test score. Foreign language communication and cross-cultural skills relevant to one or more of the following areas: business, health care, law, education, science, southwest Spanish, Hispanic literature, or technology. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SPN 3003. Oral and Written Expression. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 2023, the equivalent, or an appropriate placement test score. If placement is at a higher level, a Spanish elective may be substituted for the minor. Conversation, reading, and grammar review toward building literacy skills. Opportunities for composition and oral communication for a variety of situations and topics. May not be used as an elective for the Spanish major. (Formerly SPN 2103. Credit cannot be earned for both SPN 3003 and SPN 2103.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

SPN 3013. Spanish Phonetics and Phonology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 2023 or SPN 3003, the equivalent, or consent of instructor. Offers the opportunity for study of the sound system of Latin-American Spanish. Activities may include pronunciation exercises, exercises in sound discrimination and transcription, and articulatory description of various dialects of Spanish. Generally offered: Fall.

SPN 3033. Oral Communication Skills. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 2023 or SPN 3003, the equivalent, or consent of instructor. Opportunity for development of speaking skills in a formal register through activities directed at vocabulary building, grammatical accuracy, and aural/written comprehension. May not be used as an elective for the Spanish major. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPN 3043. Introduction to Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3063, the equivalent, or consent of instructor. Approaches to reading, comprehension and analysis of literary and other advanced texts. Use of analytical terminology, advanced vocabulary building, and further development of formal writing skills. (Formerly titled "Advanced Reading.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPN 3063. Grammar and Composition. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 2023 or SPN 3003, or the equivalent. Extensive review of fundamental grammar with vocabulary building. Development of writing skills and style through activities directed at the Advanced level on the ACTFL-ETS proficiency scale. Consideration of usage and differences between written and spoken language. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPN 3113. Linguistic Structures of Spanish. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3063, the equivalent, or consent of instructor. Offers the opportunity for the application of the basic principles of analysis and description of language structure to Spanish. Attention given to structural regularities at the levels of word formation, syntax, and semantics of formal Spanish, recognizing variability in spoken registers. Generally offered: Spring.

SPN 3153. Spanish for the Business/Management Fields. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 2023 or SPN 3003, or the equivalent. Foreign language skills relevant to careers in business fields. Emphasis on reading skills and simple conversations on business topics. Exposure to terminology from contracts, financial statements, business law, marketing, and banking. Intended for students with some background in Spanish. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

SPN 3413. The Literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to 1700. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3043 or consent of instructor. Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to 1700. Readings of selections and complete works. Practice in critical analysis through papers and examinations. Generally offered: Spring.

SPN 3423. The Literature of Spain from 1700 to the Present. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3043 or consent of instructor. Spanish literature from 1700 to the present. Readings of selections and complete works. Practice in critical analysis through papers and examinations.

SPN 3463. Latin American Literature to Modernism. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3043 or consent of instructor. Latin American literature from pre-Columbian times to Modernism. Practice in critical analysis through papers and examinations.

SPN 3473. Latin American Literature since Modernism. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3043 or consent of instructor. Latin American literature from Modernism to the present. Practice in critical analysis through papers and examinations.

SPN 3493. Mexican American Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3003, SPN 3063, or consent of instructor. Readings and discussion of works by Mexican American writers. The expression through poetry, the novel, the short story, and the theater of the Mexican American cultural experience as well as universal themes and literary concerns. Selections from popular literature, including the oral tradition. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SPN 3613. Spanish Culture and Civilization. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3043. Emergence of the Spanish peoples from pre-Roman times to the present: history, cultural expression, myths, values, and worldview.

SPN 3623. Latin American Culture and Civilization. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3043. A study of social, political, and cultural history of the Latin American countries from pre-Columbian civilizations through the Conquest, Colonial period, and Independence to the present, as reflected in its literature and arts.

SPN 4003. Advanced Language Skills. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3043, or SPN 3063 as appropriate, or consent of instructor. Development of advanced skills in formal Spanish, including such areas as grammar, composition, oratory, creative writing, Spanish/English translation, and other practical applications of language study. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPN 4113. Topics in Spanish Linguistics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3113 or consent of instructor. Advanced study and applications of topics in Spanish linguistics. May include one or more of the following: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, dialectology, language variability, and history of Spanish. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. This course fulfills the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Signature Experience. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

SPN 4123. The Spanish of the United States. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3013, SPN 3113, or consent of instructor. The analysis of the Spanish language as used by native or heritage speakers in the United States, from a linguistic, pragmatic and sociolinguistic perspective. Particular attention given to the Spanish spoken in Texas.

SPN 4203. Topics in Hispanic Literatures. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3043, an upper-division course in literature taught in Spanish or consent of instructor. An intensive study of an area of Spanish or Spanish American literatures. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. This course fulfills the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Signature Experience. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

SPN 4303. Topics in Hispanic Cultures. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPN 3043, an upper-division course in literature or culture taught in Spanish, or consent of instructor. An intensive study of an area of Hispanic cultures. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. This course fulfills the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Signature Experience. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPN 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. No more than 6 semester credit hours of SPN 4913 and/or SPN 4993 may be applied to the major in Spanish.

SPN 4933. Internship in Spanish. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair. Supervised experience in a setting that provides the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in language usage. May be repeated once for credit.

SPN 4953. Special Studies in Spanish. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

SPN 4993. Honors Research. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of the undergraduate advisor. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once for credit, with approval. No more than 6 semester credit hours of SPN 4993 and/or SPN 4913 may be applied to the major in Spanish.