Department of English & Modern Languages

Dr. Stacia Bensyl, Chairperson
bensyl@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-5936
www.missouriwestern.edu/EML

The Department of English & Modern Languages offers major programs in English, French, and Spanish leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Bachelor of Science in Education degree. Minors are also offered in Literature, Creative Writing, Technical Communication, French, German, and Spanish.

In its various programs and offerings, the Department of English & Modern Languages works toward four goals:

  1. an improvement of communication skills through practice in diverse types of expository and imaginative writing.
  2. a development of critical thinking through exposure to and interpretation of the various world views offered in literary works.
  3. an increased appreciation of literature, its backgrounds, history, and values through an analysis and discussion of authors and literary works covering a wide range of attitudes, perspectives, and expressions.
  4. a deeper understanding of one’s own culture and a tolerance and acceptance of things foreign through a study and appreciation of another language and culture.

In all of its programs, the department encourages its students to grow in self-knowledge and the knowledge of others through its emphasis on the humane and liberal characteristics of its offerings.

Teacher Certification in ELL

This certification would allow currently certified teachers and MWSU teacher candidates to be prepared to effectively teach students with a native language other than English. See Department of Education for required courses in Education.

Teacher Certification in Modern Language

State certification to teach foreign language in grades K-12 in Missouri requires 30 credits in the language to be taught or 27 credits plus 2 or more earned units of high school credit in that language in addition to two credit hours of foreign language teaching methodology.

Chinese (CHI)

CHI 100  Elementary Chinese I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Beginning study of Chinese language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities.

CHI 101  Elementary Chinese II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Continued study of Chinese language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced language courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in CHI 100.

CHI 200  Intermediate Chinese I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Through classroom interaction, students develop oral and written skills needed for practical and daily-life situations; study linguistic structures and functions needed to ask questions, compare, contrast, and describe; develop reading skills and expand vocabulary; and increase cultural awareness of the Chinese-speaking world. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced language courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in CHI 101.

CHI 201  Intermediate Chinese II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Through classroom interaction, students further develop oral and written skills needed for practical and daily-life situations; study in greater depth linguistic structures and functions needed to ask questions, narrate, compare, contrast, and describe; build reading skills and expand vocabulary; and increase cultural awareness of the Chinese-speaking world. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in CHI 200.

English (ENG)

Course Category Courses
English Composition and LanguageENG 100, ENG 104, ENG 108, ENG 112, ENG 232, ENG 283, ENG 301, ENG 314, ENG 316, ENG 364, ENG 385, ENG 386, ENG 395, ENG 473
English EducationENG 365, ENG 366, ENG 400, ENG 403, ENG 465, ENG 466, ENG 467 NOTE: With the exception of ENG 403, which may be used as a literature elective numbered 300 or higher, English education courses may not be used to fulfill any requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English.
English LiteratureENG 210, ENG 220, ENG 320, ENG 321, ENG 323, ENG 324, ENG 325, ENG 330, ENG 331, ENG 333, ENG 334, ENG 340, ENG 341, ENG 352, ENG 353, ENG 354, ENG 355, ENG 357, ENG 361, ENG 410, ENG 430, ENG 450, ENG 460, ENG 480

ENG 100  Introduction to College Writing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Instruction in reading and writing; open to any student, but mandatory for those students who have not passed the Writing Placement Examination (WPE) and who have not achieved a score of 18 or higher on the ACT English subtest. Does not fulfill the English composition requirement for baccalaureate and associate degrees. (See class schedule for information about the WPE.)

ENG 104  College Writing and Rhetoric     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Instruction in reading and writing; emphasizes expository prose. Fulfills first half of the general studies requirement in English composition. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RDG 095, or an ACT Reading score of 18 or higher, or a passing score on the Accuplacer test. A grade of C or higher in ENG 100, or an ACT English score of 18 or higher, or a passing score on the Writing Placement Examination. (See class schedule for information about placement exams.)

ENG 108  College Writing and Research     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Instruction in college-level research and rhetoric: continued practice in college-level writing. Fulfills second half of the General Studies requirement in English composition. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in ENG 104.

ENG 112  Honors Composition and Rhetoric     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: An enriched course on rhetoric, argument, and academic research open to students who achieve superior scores on the Writing Placement Examination (WPE) administered by the Department of English, Foreign Languages and Journalism, or who score 26 or higher on the ACT English subtest. This course fulfills the English composition requirement for basic skills in general studies for four-year degree programs. (See class schedule for information about the WPE.)

ENG 210  Approaches to Literature     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: A General Studies course emphasizing ways of reading and writing about multiple genres of literature. Various thematic approaches may be offered. Course may not be repeated for credit.

ENG 220  Introduction to Reading Texts     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A General Studies course designed primarily for English majors emphasizing ways of reading and writing about literature texts.

ENG 232  Language Awareness     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: An introduction to linguistics in which students study and apply principles and theories about the roots, acquisition, nature, and functions of language, including its sounds, structures, and symbols, its relation to speech communities and culture, and its current and future state. Assignments develop analytic skills and promote an understanding and appreciation of linguistic variety. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112.

ENG 283  Introduction to Research Methods in English     Credits: 1-5

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to basic research methods in English. Individual and team projects involving methods for solving English-related research problems. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

ENG 301  Advanced Composition     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: An advanced expository writing course designed to improve the ability to write clearly and effectively. Explores a variety of structural forms and rhetorical strategies. Required for English majors and minors. LAS Writing. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112.

ENG 314  Technology and Society     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Participatory course emphasizing a particular problem and/or issue related to technology and society. Class participants will investigate the semester's theme using currently available technologies. Same as BIO 314, HUM 314, PSY 314, PSC 314. Prerequisite(s): Completion of Category One -- Basic Skills General Studies courses.

ENG 316  Internship in English     Credits: 1-6

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Practical application of skills in reading, writing, and analytical thinking at a business concern or agency or working as a writing tutor under the supervision of English faculty or Center for Academic Support professionals (30 clock hours of work for each hour of credit). May be repeated for a total of 12 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and departmental approval.

ENG 320  Literature of Gender and Ethnicity     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Considering multi-gender and multi-ethnic texts, the course explores how the literature of diverse and marginalized groups reflect authentic ways of comprehending our world at the same time it challenges readers to examine and appreciate a wider range of literary experience. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): Either ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 321  Literature and Religion     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Beginning with the ancient world and ending with electronic texts of the present, the course introduces a variety of religious literatures to explore the connection between religious impulse and literary form and to address profound questions of existence and faith. LAS Ethics; LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 323  Literature and Computers     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Examining the relationship between computers and literary studies, the course covers topics such as digital media, hypertext/hypermedia as genre, technology theory, cyber literature, computerized research, programs and programming, and virtual reality. LAS Computer Literacy. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 324  Literature and Science     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Exploring the place of literature in a scientific age, the course considers the place of science in a responsible, emotionally satisfying, and imaginative conception of the world as well as the impact of scientific knowledge on a literature confronted with rapidly advancing technology. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220 or departmental approval for nonmajors.

ENG 325  Literature and the World     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: This course introduces students to world literatures in translation and explores diverse literary traditions. It provides students with a broad literary base from which they can examine how various literatures have taken shape, the influence of those literatures on writing in an English-language tradition, and the intertextual role of those literatures in literary studies in English. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 330  Studies in Fiction     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: The course examines literary fiction in its many forms ranging from fables and tales to multi-volume novels, from fictional biography to faction. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 331  Studies in Poetry     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: The course explores poetry in its many guises from the sweep of the epic poem to the compression of the haiku. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 333  Studies in Drama     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: The course studies dramatic literature from the catharsis of Greek theatre to the edginess of contemporary experimental films and plays. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 334  Studies in Popular Literature     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: This course focuses on the popular genres, such as science fiction, the mystery, the western and the romance in fiction, film, and nonfiction. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 340  Literary Theory     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: The course explores theories of literature, examining ways of thinking about literature which are representative of major epistemological, metaphysical, and aesthetic vantage points. Students will apply diverse theories to develop a practical critical vocabulary and to enrich analytic and interpretive strategies. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 341  Shakespeare     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: The course examines William Shakespeare's work and life as well as his impact on modern culture. Emphasis will be given to the varied staging and theatrical interpretations of his plays, including life performance, film, and operatic adaptations of the works of an author who has been called "the inventor of the human." Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 352  Literature in English: Beginnings to 1660     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Witnesses the birth of literature in English and the artistic, cultural, and intellectual ferment of the Renaissance, covers material from Beowulf through Milton. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 353  Literature in English: 1660-1800     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Covers the age of satire to the age of reason, as literature struggles to define the "human" in an age of political upheaval, geographical exploration, and enormous change. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 354  Literature in English: 1800-1860     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: From poetic romantic landscapes to realistic urban narratives through matchmaking comedies of manners and tales of Gothic horror, the course covers a literature responding to bloody revolutions, rapid industrialization, and unsettling scientific discoveries. Emphasis is on British and American writers, but selections from other literatures in English will be included. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 355  Literature in English: 1860-1945     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: From tall tales of the American West to novels exploring the moral dimensions of colonialism through the multivoiced poetry of Browning and the emerging voices of black, native American, and colonized peoples, the course covers literature responding to an age of scientific discovery, religious revival and the creation of the modern world. Emphasis is on British and American writers, but selections from other literatures in English will be included. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 357  Literature in English : 1945-Present     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: From poetry reacting to the horrors of the Holocaust to fiction produced by a global perspective and the approach of the millennium, the course explores literature of the moment as it attempts to understand this new (anti)period claiming to be an end to literary history. Emphasis is on British and American writers, but selections from other literatures in English will be included. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 361  Literature on Site     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: This course combines classroom and on-site experience at a place of literary merit. The place and theme will change, typical topics include: "Literary Boston," "Literature of Native America," "Dublin and Her Authors," "The American Writer in London." Travel expenses are in addition to students' tuition. May be repeated for credit. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 364  Introduction to Composition Theory     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to the basic theories of composition. LAS Ethics. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and credit or concurrent enrollment in ENG 301.

ENG 365  Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Instruction in applying current research on the composing process to the teaching of writing in secondary schools and an examination of problems/issues related to teaching writing in grades 7-12. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112.

ENG 366  Teaching Writing in the Disciplines     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Instruction in applying current research on writing instruction and using writing to learn in subjects other than English. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112.

ENG 385  Creative Writing: Prose     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Intensive study, reading, and practice in the writing of fiction or creative nonfiction. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours. LAS Writing. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112.

ENG 386  Creative Writing: Poetry     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Intensive practice in the writing of poetry. Reading of contemporary poetry. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours. LAS Writing. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112.

ENG 395  The Making of Contemporary Literature: The Mochila Review     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Intensive study of contemporary publishing as it evolves in the multi-media age. Students will research both professional and student literary magazines across the nation to determine how various publications operate. Also, students will participate in soliciting, selecting, and editing manuscripts for Canvas and The Mochila Review. Furthermore, students will gain practice in grant writing, layout and design, marketing and promotions, and intensive copy editing. May be repeated for up to 12 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): ENG 210 or ENG 220 and either ENG 385 or ENG 386.

ENG 400  Literature for Adolescents     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A study of literature for young adults designed to increase appreciation of the genre through literary evaluation. Students will consider trends in publishing, the issues behind censorship, and the history of literature for young adults. LAS Writing. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 210 or ENG 220.

ENG 403  Literature for Children     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A study of literature for children designed to increase appreciation of children's books through literary evaluation. Students will read and evaluate picture books, junior novels and poetry. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ENG 210 or ENG 220.

ENG 410  Selected Studies in Literary Genre     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: A detailed examination of a specific genre of literature; focus will change each time the course is offered. Representative topics: "Utopian-Dystopian Fiction," "Shakespeare's Tragedies," "The Literature of Fantasy," "Graveyard Poetry." May be repeated for credit as topics change. LAS Ethics. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 430  Selected Studies in Literary Theme     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: A detailed examination of a specific theme in literature; focus will change each time the course is offered. Representative topics: "Contrasting Perspectives: American Folktales and Native American Narratives," "Anonymity, Psuedonymity, and Women's Literary Production." May be repeated for credit as topics change. LAS Ethics. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Declared English major, a minimum of 2.5 GPA in major field, and departmental approval.

ENG 460  Selected Studies in Literary Period or Movement     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: An in-depth study of a literary period or movement; focus will change each time the course is offered. Representative topics: "The Harlem Renaissance," "Literature in English: The Year 1859," "Literature Comprehends the French Revolution," "Print Revolutions: Caxton and Cyberspace." May be repeated for credit as topics change. LAS Ethics. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 465  English Teaching: Methods and Materials     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Techniques, materials, and resources used in the English curriculum in the secondary schools. LAS Computer Literacy. Prerequisite(s): ENG 365 and credit or concurrent enrollment in both EDU 303 and EDU 304.

ENG 466  Practicum in the Teaching of Writing     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Practical application of teaching writing through participation as student assistant in ENG 100 Writer's Workshops. Concurrent enrollment in ENG465 recommended. Prerequisite(s): ENG 365.

ENG 467  Grammar and the Teaching of Grammar     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Explores various definitions of grammar, reviews knowledge base required by teachers, demonstrates teaching methods that illustrate current theory and research. Prerequisite(s): ENG 232 or EDU 202.

ENG 473  History of the English Language     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: From the development of the Indo-European language family to English as a world language, this course explores the influence of historical and cultural developments, internal changes, and language attitudes on the English language. Students will come to understand how languages begin and why they change, how language is a production of its socio-cultural history, and why there are dialectal differences in the English heard around the world. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing, either ENG 232 or ENG 108, and one 100-level HIS or HUM course.

ENG 480  Selected Studies in Literary Authority     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: A detailed examination of a specific site of literary production; focus will change each time the course is offered. Representative topics: "Jane Austen and Her Novels," "African-American Slave Narratives," "John Murray and the Publication of the British Romantics." May be repeated for credit as topics change. LAS Ethics. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and ENG 220, or departmental approval for non-majors.

ENG 485  Advanced Creative Writing: Prose     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This advanced course is for students who have completed ENG 385 at least once and who seek greater challenges with plot, form, and language. Students may use ENG 485 either to create entirely new works or to revise works from ENG 385 until they are ready to circulate in search of a publisher. LAS Writing. Prerequisite(s): ENG 385 with a grade of B or higher.

ENG 486  Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: This advanced course is for students who have completed ENG 386 at least once and have demonstrated an understanding of the basic techniques of writing poetry. Students will produce a greater number of poems than expected in ENG 386 and be required to submit their poetry to a targeted literary journal. LAS Writing. Prerequisite(s): ENG 386 with a grade of B or higher.

English Public Relations (EPR)

EPR 316  Internship In Public Relations     Credits: 2-6

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Practical application of public relations skills in a professional setting; correlates academic preparation with supervision in a work experience (thirty clock hours of work for each hour of credit). May be repeated for a total of 12 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and departmental approval.

EPR 401  Senior Portfolio     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Workshop class for graduating seniors which includes resume and job search preparation in addition to compiling a passing graduation portfolio consisting of a resume, cover letter, and writings from major courses. Required for the BA / English Public Relations majors. Must be completed during the semester of graduation, except for summer graduates who must complete the course in the spring semester prior to graduation. Graded pass/fail.

EPR 422  Public Relations Writing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: This workshop course emphasizes audience analysis, writing, editing, and producing public relations documents. Where possible, students will complete practical hands-on projects that reflect theoretical foundations presented in COM 415. LAS Writing; LAS Computer Literacy. Prerequisite(s): JOU 202, ETC 326, and COM 415, or departmental approval.

English Technical Communication (ETC)

ETC 200  Introduction to Technical Communication     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Workshop in technical style emphasizing shorter forms of technical writing. Students are introduced to desktop capabilities--graphics, style, format, and layout. They will also apply appropriate software for completing work professionally. All work evolves through a flexible, recursive process. LAS Ethics; LAS Computer Literacy. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112.

ETC 224  Web Content and Design     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Students will learn the elements of effective writing for screen-based textual content in internet and intranet environments, using HTML and appropriate software to create both personal and professional Web sites to gain valuable hands-on experience. Introduces overview of context provider issues, including usability, intellectual property, security, access, database content language, writing and design. Same as JOU 224. Prerequisite(s): ENG 104.

ETC 316  Internship in Technical Communication     Credits: 2-6

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Practical application of technical and organizational communication skills in a professional setting; correlates academic preparation with supervision in a work experience (thirty clock hours of work for each hour of credit). May be repeated for a total of 12 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and departmental approval.

ETC 326  Document Design     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A computer workshop course involving graphic design and production of attractive and effective advertisements, brochures, newsletters, and magazine spreads. The course will provide instruction in design software and computer peripherals such as electronic scanners and digital photography. LAS Computer Literacy.

ETC 328  Multimedia Authoring     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: An advanced class which outlines the history, principles and theories of multimedia. This course examines how elements of text, sound, video, animations and graphics work together to produce electronic products for the Web, CD/DVD and other distribution formats. Students learn appropriate multimedia software to create individual or small group multimedia projects. Same as JOU 328.

ETC 401  Senior Portfolio     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Workshop class for graduating seniors which includes resume and job search preparation in addition to compiling a passing graduation portfolio consisting of a resume, cover letter, and writings from majors courses. Required for the BA English/Technical Communication major. Same as JOU 401. Graded pass/fail. Prerequisite(s): Must be completed during the semester of graduation, except for summer graduates, who must complete the course in the spring semester prior to graduation.

ETC 408  Technical Editing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Emphasis on the role of the editor in organizational settings, including creating successful writer/editor collaboration. Practice in editing documents for grammar, syntax, organization, style, emphasis, document design, graphics, and user-centered design. Introduction to technology for creating, publishing and distributing technical documents.

ETC 420  Technical Documentation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Workshop-oriented practice in producing and editing a variety of procedural documents as well as creation and management of multiple texts and texts from multiple authors. Discussion of the role of technical writers in adapting texts for discourse communities and of current issues in technical writing. Prerequisite(s): ETC 200.

ETC 421  Research and Practice in Technical Communication     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: An interdisciplinary perspective applying cultural studies, ethnography, critical linguistics, stylistics, discourse analysis and media studies to technical and professional fields. Includes issues for writing for the global marketplace such as writing for translation and designing materials to comply with conventions and expectations of other cultures. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): ETC 200.

ETC 424  Writing for Digital Environments     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Study of communication assignments likely to be encountered by those creating documentation for access through a variety of digital platforms such as on-line Help, e-books, and mobile applications. Students will practice communication requiring careful on-the-job analysis, planning, preparation, writing and editing. Topics will include current issues such as computer-mediated communication, information design, usability, and single sourcing. LAS Writing; LAS Computer Literacy. Prerequisite(s): ENG 108 or ENG 112 and ETC 200.

ETC 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Declared English Technical Communication major, a minimum of 2.5 GPA in major field, and departmental approval.

French (FRE)

FRE 100  Elementary French I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Beginning study of French language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities, using primarily the present tense. Students whose high school transcripts show three or more years of French (with a grade of C or higher, and within three years of the semester in question) should attempt the placement exam because they will receive audit credit only should they enroll in this course.

FRE 101  Elementary French II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Continued study of French language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in FRE 100.

FRE 200  Intermediate French I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Through classroom interaction, students develop oral and written skills needed for practical and daily-life situations; study linguistic structures and functions needed to ask questions, compare, contrast, and describe; develop reading skills and expand vocabulary; and increase cultural awareness of the French-speaking world. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in FRE 101 or departmental approval.

FRE 201  Intermediate French II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Through classroom interaction, students further develop oral and written skills needed for practical daily-life situations; study in greater depth linguistic structures and functions needed to ask questions, narrate in three tenses, compare and contrast, describe; build reading skills and expand vocabulary; and increase cultural awareness of the French-speaking world. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in FRE 200 or departmental approval.

FRE 206  Summer Study/Travel Program in France: Field Work in Paris and Surrounding Area     Credits: 1-4

Typically Offered: Summer.

Course Description: One week of total immersion in French in Paris and its environs. Required guided visits to museums and historical sites; side trips to Versailles, Giverny and other locales. Conversation and guided visits at the early intermediate level; readings and paper in English. Students enrolling for 2-4 credit hours will complete preparatory coursework (15 contact hours for each hour of credit) on campus before traveling to France. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): FRE 101 or two years of high school French.

FRE 207  Summer Study/Travel Program in a French-speaking Country: Oral and Written French     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Summer.

Course Description: A three-week intensive study in French language at the early-intermediate level taught by instructors at a designated French language institute, including course work and directed cultural activities. A special fee is assessed for this class. Deadline for application is March 1. LAS Writing; LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): FRE 101 or two years of high school French.

FRE 211  French for the Professional     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A pragmatic approach to the continued development of the skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking in French, as well as concentrating on increased awareness of French customs and culture. This course is recommended for students pursuing a business major, as well as those who want to acquire more confidence in practical use of French. Prerequisite(s): FRE 200 or equivalent.

FRE 301  Methods in Teaching Foreign Language     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Techniques, materials, and methodology to be used in teaching foreign language. Same course as GER 301 and SPA 301. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and FRE 201.

FRE 302  Written Expression and Translation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A course in advanced grammatical constructions as seen in professional writing, i.e. correspondence, reports, and proposals. Also regular written assignments using field-specific terminology and formats. LAS Computer Literacy. Prerequisite(s): FRE 201 or FRE 211.

FRE 306  Summer Study/Travel Program in France: Field Work in Paris and Surrounding Area     Credits: 1-4

Typically Offered: Summer.

Course Description: One week of total immersion in French in Paris and its environs. Required guided visits to museums and historical sites; side trips to Versailles, Giverny and other locales. Conversation and guided visits, at the early intermediate level; readings and paper in English. Students enrolling for 2-4 credit hours will complete preparatory coursework (15 contact hours for each hour of credit) on campus before traveling to France. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): FRE 201 or four years of high school French.

FRE 307  Summer Study/Travel Program in French-speaking Country: Oral and Written French     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Summer.

Course Description: A three-week intensive study in French language at the advanced level taught by instructors at a French language institute, including course work and directed cultural activities. A special fee is assessed for this class. Deadline for application is March 1. LAS Writing; LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): FRE 201 or four years of high school French.

FRE 310  Readings in Francophone Culture and Civilization     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Reading and analysis of French and Francophone texts from a variety of genres and periods. Prerequisite(s): FRE 200.

FRE 312  Conversation and Diction     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Solidifies and/or develops students' oral proficiency within a variety of conversational contexts and registers, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Prerequisite(s): FRE 201 or departmental approval.

FRE 316  Internship in French     Credits: 2-6

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Practical application of skills in speaking, reading, writing in French at a business or agency under the supervision of French faculty (30 clock hours of work for each hour of credit). May be repeated for a total of 12 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and department approval.

FRE 322  Contemporary French Society     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A study of French culture and society in the 20th century. The course emphasizes connections between historic and economic development and social and familial traditions. LAS Ethics; LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): FRE 201 and FRE 310.

FRE 340  Extended Study Abroad     Credits: 3-15

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A semester-long study at a university in a French-speaking country, to be selected in consultation with the foreign language advisor. Student enrolls in 12-15 credit hours of intensive French language and other approved academic courses. Credits will be eligible for substitution of required major courses upon the student's return. A special fee is assessed for this class. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): FRE 101 and departmental approval.

FRE 403  Advanced Business French     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: A course devoted to developing and perfecting highly advanced language skills through the study of special topics in the French and Ffrancophone business worlds. Emphasis on mastery of specialized French for professional settings. Prerequisite(s): FRE 302 and FRE 310.

FRE 422  Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: A study of French society, art, and literature from medieval times through the enlightenment. The course emphasizes connections between historical development and artistic expression. LAS Writing. Prerequisite(s): FRE 302 and FRE 310.

FRE 432  Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A study of French society, art, and literature from during the 18th and 19th centuries. The course emphasizes connections between historical development and artistic expression. LAS Ethics. Prerequisite(s): FRE 302 and FRE 310.

FRE 442  Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature III     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: A study of contemporary French and Francophone society, art, and literature. The course emphasizes connections between historical development and artistic expression. LAS Writing. Prerequisite(s): FRE 302 and FRE 310.

FRE 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Declared French major, a minimum of 2.5 GPA in major field, and departmental approval.

FRE 452  Advanced Oral Communication in a Professional Environment     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Students will develop functional use of French with appropriate technical vocabulary and structures for a variety of professional contexts. Prerequisite(s): At least 15 credits at the 300-400 levels.

FRE 462  Senior Thesis     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Students will learn how to develop a research topic, conduct research using resources in the target language, and synthesize their findings. The final product is a research paper in the target language in which students demonstrate the ability to conduct research, apply a critical perspective, and defend their thesis in a written format (10-15 pages). The course will require individual meetings between student and professor, at the professor's discretion. Students will present their thesis in a public forum at the end of the semester. Graded pass/fail. Prerequisite(s): Must be completed during the semester of graduation, except for summer graduates, who must complete the course in the spring semester prior to graduation.

German (GER)

GER 100  Elementary German I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Beginning study of German language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities, using primarily the present tense. Students whose high school transcripts show three or more years of German (with a grade of C or higher, and within three years of the semester in question) should attempt the placement exam because they will receive audit credit only should they enroll in this course.

GER 101  Elementary German II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Continued study of German language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in GER 100.

GER 121  Study Abroad in Germany     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A course which promotes an increased awareness of German customs and culture through travel and study in the German-speaking nations. This course is recommended to students who want to experience first-hand how Germans live and work in a native setting, and particularly to those who wish to obtain the German minor or the BIS degree with a German concentration. Credit or concurrent enrollment in GER 100 and/or GER 101 is recommended but not required. May be repeated for credit (with departmental approval).

GER 151  German Culture and Civilization     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: An English-language course designed to reflect the importance of German culture and society to European and world intellectual development. Primary emphasis will be given to German artistic and social progress, and the extent to which it has influenced the direction of the German nation as well as other countries. Topics will vary by semester and shall represent significant intervals in German societal development (e.g. The origins of German Culture and Thought; German Culture and Civilization from the Reformation to Unification; Modern Civilization and the German Nation State(s)). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours (with departmental approval).

GER 182  German Literature in Translation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: An English-language course designed to reflect the contributions of German writers to the European and world literary canon. Focus will be given to important German authors and their masterworks, relative to the literary genres within which these works are classified. May be repeated for credit (with departmental approval).

GER 200  Intermediate German I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Through classroom interaction, students develop oral and written skills needed for practical and daily-life situations; study linguistic structures and functions needed to ask questions, compare, contrast, and describe; develop reading skills and expand vocabulary; and increase cultural awareness of the German-speaking world. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in GER 101.

GER 201  Intermediate German II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Through classroom interaction, students further develop oral and written skills needed for practical and daily-life situations; study in greater depth linguistic structures and functions needed to ask questions, narrate in three tenses, compare and contrast, describe; build reading skills and expand vocabulary; and increase cultural awareness of the German-speaking world. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in GER 200.

GER 211  German for the Professional     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A pragmatic approach to the continued development of the skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking in German, as well as concentrating on increased awareness of German customs and culture. This course is recommended for students pursuing a business major, as well as those who want to acquire more confidence in practical use of German. Prerequisite(s): GER 200.

GER 300  Topics in German     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Advanced course in German literature, language, or culture. Topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit (with departmental approval). Prerequisite(s): GER 201 or departmental approval.

GER 301  Methods in Teaching Foreign Language     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Techniques, materials, and methodology to be used in teaching foreign language. Same course as FRE 301 and SPA 301. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and GER 201.

GER 302  Advanced German Grammar     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Extended study of the most advanced German grammatical concepts and structures. This course is particularly recommended for those students who declare the German minor or BIS with a German concentration as part of their degree work, and for others who seek extended exposure to complex grammar applications in preparation for use of the German language at a native or near-native level. Prerequisite(s): GER 201 or departmental approval.

GER 316  Internship in German     Credits: 2-6

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Practical application of skills in speaking, reading, writing in German at a business or agency under the supervision of German faculty (30 clock hours of work for each hour of credit). May be repeated for a total of 12 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and department approval.

GER 322  Advanced German Culture     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Extended study of complex cultural issues which have shaped the German-speaking nations into the twenty-first century. This course is particularly recommended for those students who declare the German minor or BIS with a German concentration as part of their degree work. Prerequisite(s): GER 201 or departmental approval.

GER 340  Extended Study Abroad     Credits: 3-15

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A semester-long study at a university in a German-speaking country, to be selected in consultation with the foreign language advisor. Student enrolls in 12-15 credit hours of intensive German language and other approved academic courses. Credits will be eligible for substitution of required minor or BIS concentration courses upon the student's return. A special fee is assessed for this class. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): GER 101 and departmental approval.

GER 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Declared German major, a minimum of 2.5 GPA in major field, and departmental approval.

Reading (RDG)

RDG 095  Reading Skills Improvement     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Reading Skills Improvement is designed for students who need to improve their understanding of written expression. The focus of the course is on higher-level comprehension and vocabulary skills. Students use a weekly news magazine to apply and practice skills learned in the class and to provide a background for written assignments. This course is required for all students who have not achieved a score of 18 or higher on the ACT reading subscore or who score less than 85 on the Accuplacer Reading Test.

RDG 100  College Reading Skills     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: In this advanced elective course, designed for students to further improve their reading, students will develop critical reading skills, expand background knowledge through reading, increase vocabulary, develop flexible reading techniques, and improve study and writing skills. Students use National Geographic and Atlantic Monthly (or other like magazines), or one of these magazines and the textbook in a first-year course linked to RDG 100, to apply and practice skills learned in the class and to provide a background for written assignments and class discussions. Prerequisite(s): RDG 095, or ACT reading score of 18 or higher, or Accuplacer Reading Test score of 85 or higher.

Spanish (SPA)

SPA 100  Elementary Spanish I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Beginning study of Spanish language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities, using primarily the present tense. Students whose high school transcripts show three or more years of Spanish (with a grade of C or higher, and within three years of the semester in question) should attempt the placement exam because they will receive audit credit only should they enroll in this course.

SPA 101  Elementary Spanish II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Continued study of Spanish language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in SPA 100.

SPA 110  Accelerated Beginning Spanish     Credits: 6

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Covers the material of SPA 100 and SPA 101 in one accelerated semester. Intended for students who know some Spanish (i.e. two to three semesters in high school) but do not have skills adequate for 200-level courses. Equivalent to SPA 100 and SPA 101 when both courses are taken. Not open to any student who has credit for SPA 100. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

SPA 116  Elementary Spanish Review and Conversation     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Review, conversation, and continuation of SPA 101, intended for students who cannot continue their Spanish study until the fall semester. Prerequisite(s): SPA 101.

SPA 200  Intermediate Spanish I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Through classroom interaction, students develop oral and written skills needed for practical and daily-life situations; study linguistic structures and functions needed to ask questions, compare, contrast, and describe; develop reading skills and expand vocabulary; and increase cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in SPA 101.

SPA 201  Intermediate Spanish II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Through classroom interaction, students further develop oral and written skills needed for practical and daily-life situations; study in greater depth linguistic structures and functions needed to ask questions, narrate in three tenses, compare and contrast, describe; build reading skills and expand vocabulary; and increase cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in SPA 200 or departmental approval.

SPA 211  Spanish for the Professional     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A pragmatic approach to the continued development of the skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish, as well as concentrating on increased awareness of Spanish customs and culture. The topic will vary with each offering, including the following settings: business, health care, legal, social services, tourism. Will fulfill major requirement only with departmental approval. Prerequisite(s): SPA 200 or equivalent.

SPA 248  Preparatory Course for Interim Program Spanish Studies Abroad     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Summer.

Course Description: An introduction to Hispanic history and contemporary Hispanic society. Lecture and discussion are in Spanish; readings are in English. A special fee is assessed for this class. Deadline for application is April 15. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in SPA 101 or two years of high school Spanish.

SPA 250  Interim Program in Spanish Studies Abroad: Oral Spanish     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Summer.

Course Description: An intensive three-week intermediate level skills course in spoken Spanish given in a Spanish-speaking country. A special fee is assessed for this class. Deadline for application is March 1. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): SPA 101 or two years of high school Spanish.

SPA 301  Methods in Teaching Foreign Language     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Techniques, materials, and methodology to be used in teaching foreign language. Same course as FRE 301 and GER 301. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and SPA 201 or SPA 211.

SPA 302  Grammar and Composition     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A course in advanced grammatical constructions and writing of compositions. Original texts introducing different genres will be read and discussed. LAS Writing. Prerequisite(s): SPA 201 or equivalent.

SPA 310  Spanish Readings     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Reading and analysis of Spanish and Latin-American texts from a variety of genres and periods. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in SPA 201.

SPA 312  Conversation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Solidifies and/or develops students' oral proficiency within a variety of conversational contexts and registers, and a study of the Spanish sound system. Prerequisite(s): SPA 201 or departmental approval.

SPA 315  Spanish for Heritage Speakers     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A course that emphasizes correct usage of grammar and vocabulary for native/heritage speakers of the Spanish language. Content is similar to that of SPA 302 Grammar and Composition, but focuses on strengthening Spanish for academic purposes. LAS Writing. Prerequisite(s): SPA 201 or its equivalent and departmental approval.

SPA 316  Internship in Spanish     Credits: 2-6

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Practical application skills in speaking, reading, writing in Spanish at a business concern or agency under the supervision of Spanish faculty (30 clock hours of work for each hour of credit). May be repeated for a total of 12 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing and departmental approval.

SPA 322  Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A study of Hispanic society and culture. The course emphasizes connections between historical development and artistic expression. LAS Ethics; LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): SPA 201 and SPA 310, or department approval.

SPA 332  Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A study of Hispanic society and culture. The course emphasizes connections between historical development and artistic expression. Recommended as a complementary course to SPA 322. LAS Computer Literacy; LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): SPA 201 and SPA 310.

SPA 340  Extended Study Abroad     Credits: 3-15

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A semester-long study at a university in a Spanish-speaking country, to be selected in consultation with the foreign language advisor. Student enrolls in 12-15 credit hours of intensive Spanish language and other approved academic courses. Credits will be eligible for substitution of required major courses upon the student's return. A special fee is assessed for this class. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): SPA 201 or equivalent and departmental approval.

SPA 348  Preparatory Course for Interim Program in Spanish Studies Abroad     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Summer.

Course Description: An introduction to Hispanic history and contemporary Hispanic society. Lecture, discussion and readings are in Spanish. A special fee is assessed for this class. Deadline for application is April 15. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in SPA 201 or four years of high school Spanish.

SPA 350  Interim Program in Spanish Studies Abroad: Oral Spanish     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Summer.

Course Description: An intensive three-week advanced level skills course in spoken Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country. A special fee is assessed for this class. Deadline for application is March 1. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): SPA 201 or four years of high school Spanish.

SPA 422  The Literature of Spain     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A study of masterworks of Spanish literature from a range of periods and a variety of genres. LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): SPA 302 and SPA 310, or departmental approval.

SPA 432  Selected Studies in Literature in Spanish     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A course on topics pertaining to literature written in Spanish-speaking nations. Representative topics include "Survey of Latin-American Literature," "Latin-American Poetry," "Latin-American Prose," "Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature," "Twentieth Century Spanish Literature." LAS International/Intercultural. Prerequisite(s): SPA 302 and SPA 310, or departmental approval.

SPA 442  Topics in Spanish     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Advanced course in the literature, language, or culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit (under a new topic with departmental consent). Prerequisite(s): SPA 302 or SPA 312.

SPA 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Declared Spanish major, a minimum of 2.5 GPA in major field, and departmental approval.

SPA 452  Advanced Conversation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Students will practice conversational skills and speak Spanish in a variety of contexts and content areas. Prerequisite(s): At least 15 credits at the 300-400 levels.

SPA 462  Senior Thesis     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Students will learn how to develop a research topic, conduct research using resources in the target language, and synthesize their findings. The final product is a research paper in the target language in which students demonstrate the ability to conduct research, apply a critical perspective, and defend their thesis in a written format (10-15 pages). The course will require individual meetings between student and professor, at the professor's discretion. Students will present their thesis in a public forum at the end of the semester. Graded pass/fail. Prerequisite(s): Must be completed during the semester of graduation, except for summer graduates, who must complete the course in the spring semester prior to graduation.

Kaye Adkins (1999) Professor, English. B.S., Pittsburg State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Dana Andrews (2007) Instructor, English. B.A., University of Iowa; M.F.A., Texas State University.

Cynthia Bartels (2004) Instructor, English. B.A., Southwest Missouri State University; M.A., University of Arkansas.

Ana Bausset (2011) Assistant Professor, Modern Languages. B.A., M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., University of Utah.

Stacia Bensyl (1991) Chairperson and Professor, English. B.S.Ed., Northwest Missouri State University; M.A., University College Dublin; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Michael Cadden (1996) Professor, English. B.A., B.A., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; D.A., Illinois State University.

Elizabeth Canon (2015) Assistant Professor, English. B.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

F. Eduardo Castilla Ortiz (2006) Assistant Professor, Modern Languages. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Utah.

Michael Charlton (2008) Associate Professor, English. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.

William Church (1990) Associate Professor, English. B.A., Missouri Western State College; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Jeanie Crain (1987) Professor, English. B.A., Berry College; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University.

Mary Dockery (2013) Instructor, English. B.A., Missouri Western State University; M.F.A., University of Kansas.

Claudine Evans (2014) Instructor, Modern Languages. Bachelor's degree, Universite de Strasbourg; Professional Master's degree, Universite de Strasbourg; Professional Master's degree, Universite de Rouen.

Cynthia Jeney (2000) Associate Professor, English. B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Meredith Katchen (2004) Instructor, English. B.A., M.A., California State University-Fresno.

Brooksie Kluge (2014) Instructor, English. B.A., M.A., Missouri State University.

Marianne Kunkel (2014) Assistant Professor, English. B.A., Auburn University; M.F.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Susan Martens (2013) Assistant Professor, English. B.A.E., Wayne State College; M.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Amy Miller (2015) Instuctor, English. B.S., B.S.E., Missouri Western State University; M.S.Ed., University of Missouri.

Gaywyn Moore (2015) Assistant Professor, English. B.A., Washington University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Miguel Rivera-Taupier (2013) Assistant Professor, Modern Languages. B.A., Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; M.A., Tulane University; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Ian Roberts (1996) Professor, English. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Kay Siebler (2008) Professor, English. B.A., M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Ph.D., Miami University.

Dawn Terrick (1998) Instructor, English. B.A., Allegheny College; M.A., Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Kristy Weiberg (2014) Instructor, English. B.A., Sam Houston State University; M.Ed., Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Caroline Whiteman (2016) Assistant Professor, Modern Languages. B.A., Smith College; Master, Université de Bordeaux III; Ph.D., University of Colorado.