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Additional Foreign Language Course Descriptions


Courses Taught in English
Greek Course Descriptions
Italian Course Descriptions
Japanese Course Descriptions
Latin Course Descriptions


Courses Taught in English

ASL 101-102 Beginning American Sign Language I and II (3, 3)
These introductory courses are aimed at developing basic communicative proficiency in American Sign Language and also offer insight into Deaf culture and Deaf community. This course does not fulfill the university core language requirement.

ESL 101-102 Beginning English as Second Language I and II (3, 3)
These introductory courses are aimed at developing basic communicative proficiency in American English and also offer insight into American culture.

FL 101-102 Beginning: Selected Language I and II (3, 3)
These introductory courses are aimed at developing basic communicative proficiency in a designated foreign language not regularly offered at the Mount. This course also offers insight into the culture.

FL 200 Cultural Approaches (3)
A survey of contemporary life in French, German and Spanish-speaking countries. Topics may include customs, values, social structures, geography and current issues. Taught in English.

FL 300 Literature in Translation (3)
The study of a major theme, genre, or figure in the literature of one or several linguistic tradition(s). Topics will vary. Taught in English. May count for the French, German, Spanish or Student-designed Interdisciplinary major or minor.

FLED 400 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages in Schools (3)
This course addresses the needs of teacher candidates who are preparing to teach a foreign language in the 7-12 school settings. The content of the course examines: past and current theories of second language acquisition; the national and state standards for language learning; techniques for designing unit and daily lessons; the use of technology in the delivery of instruction; and, theories and practices for the design of performance based assessment in the language classroom. Throughout the course students will receive practice in applying the theories examined both in simulation and in the field experience.
Prerequisite: EDUC 210

FLGE 320 Comparative Mythology (3)
Provides an appreciation of the transcendent unity of all mythologies from around the globe by comparative analysis with the more familiar Greco-Roman mythology.

FLGE 440 Building Castles in Sand: Tahiti, Martinique, and Other French-speaking Islands (3)
Through a selection of European and American histories and fictions about the French speaking nonwestern insular bodies around the globe, this course examines the ways in which Western narratives have invented and molded the “island” others. Additionally, the course studies the literary texts, myths, and artistic traditions of the island cultures in an effort to understand the ways in which the indigenous cultural traditions are employed by the islanders as a response to the imposed identity.
Prerequisite: FREN 301 or equivalent.

LATIN 330 Hollywood and Rome (3)
Introduces students to 20th century cinema dealing with ancient Rome. Students read ancient literature (in English) which corresponds to the time, personages, and events portrayed in films and are enabled to form educated opinions about the ancient world which can be used to evaluate critically those cinematic productions. Course taught in English; cross-listed as LAHI 330.

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Greek Course Descriptions

GREEK 101-102 Beginning Greek I and II (3, 3)
An introduction to classical (Attic) Greek for students with limited or no prior knowledge of the language. Readings from Greek authors supplement instruction in grammar, syntax and vocabulary.

GREEK 201-202 Intermediate Greek I and II (3, 3)
Intermediate courses in classical (Attic) Greek, with review of basic grammar, syntax and vocabulary and further study in these areas, supplemented by readings from Greek authors.
Prerequisite: GREEK 102 or equivalent.

GREEK 398 Independent Study (3)
For students with advanced Greek skills who wish to engage in concentrated reading and research on material not otherwise offered in courses.
Prerequisite: GREEK 202 or equivalent.

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Italian Course Descriptions

ITALN 101-102 Beginning Italian I and II (3, 3)
These introductory courses are aimed at developing basic communicative proficiency in Italian and also offer insight into Italian culture.

ITALN 201-202 Intermediate Italian I and II (3, 3)
These intermediate courses review material typically covered in a first-year Italian course. They are aimed at building student proficiency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and enhancing knowledge of the cultures of Italian people.
Prerequisite: ITALN 102 or equivalent.

ITALN 215-216 Italian Language and Culture and II (3,3)
This course will develop the communicative skills of intermediate language learners and strengthen their proficiency as they discuss, read and write about important literary texts, works of art, music and film that have contributed to the development of Italian civilization.
Prerequisite: ITALN 201 or equivalent.

ITALN 230-231 Contemporary Italy: Film and Culture I and II (3,3)
Intermediate students will review elementary Italian and continue development of linguistic skills as they examine contemporary Italian civilization and culture through a medium of film. The course uses representative films and contemporary literature in order to explore current cultural issues and debates that effect Italian national identity.
Prerequisite: ITALN 102 or equivalent.

ITALN 250 Study Tour: Selected Geographical Area (1-3)
Group cultural study tour in a particular geographical area in the Italian speaking world. Students will enhance their general cultural knowledge of that region with a Mount professor. This course is conducted in English. May be repeated for credit.

ITALN 270 Study Abroad: Selected Geographical Area (3-12)
Individual or group study in a particular geographical area in the Italian speaking world. Students will complete language skills courses at an approved foreign language institute or university equivalent to 200-level foreign language Mount courses. May be repeated for credit.

ITALN 301-302 Introduction to Italian Studies I and II (3, 3)
The purpose of these courses is to help students transition in their language ability from intermediate language learners to more learners. Students will be given extensive practice in speaking and writing through reading, analysis and class discussion of a variety of contemporary texts which may include media articles, music, visual images, short stories, movies and broadcasts.
Prerequisite: ITALN 202, 215 or equivalent.

ITALN 315-316 Italian Language and Culture I and II (3,3)
This course will develop the communicative skills of more advanced language learners and strengthen their proficiency as they discuss, read and write about important literary texts, works of art, music and film that have contributed to the development of Italian civilization. Students in this course will practice more complex linguistic structures and examine the cultural products in greater depth.
Prerequisite: ITALN 201, 215 or equivalent.

ITALN 320 Modern Italy: A Cultural Study (3)
Students develop an appreciation of the distinct national character of modern Italy through a study of exemplary works of literature, music, art, and cinema produced in the period extending from the Risorgimento to the 1970s.
Prerequisite: ITALN 202 or equivalent.

ITALN 330-331 Contemporary Italy: Film and Culture I and II (3, 3)
A study of contemporary Italian civilization and culture through the medium of film. The course uses representative films and contemporary literature in order to explore current cultural issues and debates that effect Italian national identity.
Prerequisite: ITALN 202 or equivalent.

ITALN 370 Study Abroad: Selected Geographical Area (3-12)
Individual or group study in a particular geographical area in the Italian speaking world. Students will complete language skills courses at an approved foreign language institute or university equivalent to 300-level foreign language Mount courses. May be repeated for credit.

ITALN 398 Independent Study (1-3)
Supervised individual work in selected areas of Italian language, literature, or culture. Permission of the instructor, department chair and dean is required.

ITALN 460 Topics in Italian Studies (3)
A study of some aspect of literature from Italy—particular author(s), theme, work or genre.
Prerequisite: ITALN 202 or equivalent.

ITALN 475 Study Abroad: Selected Geographical Area (3-12)
Individual or group study in a particular geographical area in the Italian speaking world. Students will complete culture or literature courses at an approved foreign language institute or university equivalent to 400-level foreign language Mount courses. May be repeated for credit.

ITALN 480 Internship (credits to be determined)
An off-campus work experience that develops Italian language proficiencies. Permission of the instructor, the department chair and the dean of academic services is required.

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Japanese Course Descriptions

JAPN 101- 102 Beginning Japanese I and II (3, 3)
These introductory courses are aimed at developing basic communicative proficiency in Japanese and also offer insight into Japanese culture.

JAPN 201-202 Intermediate Japanese I and II (3, 3)
These intermediate courses review material typically covered in a first-year Japanese course. They are aimed at building student proficiency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and enhancing knowledge of the cultures of Japanese people.
Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.

JAPN 215-216 Japanese Language & Culture I and II (3, 3)
These intermediate courses review material typically covered in a first-year Japanese course. In addition, these courses develop the communicative skills of intermediate language learners and strengthen their proficiency as they begin to discuss, read and write about culturally important literary texts, works of art, music and films that have contributed to the development of Japanese civilization.
Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.

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Latin Course Descriptions

LATIN 101-102 Beginning Latin (3, 3)
An introduction to classical Latin for students with limited or no prior knowledge of the language. Readings from Latin authors supplement instruction in grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

LATIN 201-202 Intermediate Latin (3, 3)
An intermediate course in classical Latin, with review of basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, and further study in these areas, supplemented by readings from Latin authors.
Prerequisite: LATIN 102 or equivalent.

LATIN 250 Study Tour: Selected Geographical Area (1-3)
Group cultural study tour in a particular geographical area in the ancient world where Latin or Greek was used. Students will enhance their general cultural knowledge of that region with a Mount professor. This course is conducted in English. May be repeated for credit.

LATIN 301 Advanced Latin Grammar and Composition (3)
A review and strengthening of students’ ownership of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary acquired at the previous levels of Latin study.
Prerequisite: LATIN 202 or equivalent.

LATIN 310 Roman Literary History: Survey (3)
Careful study of a selection of authors, themes, or genres from the beginnings of Rome to the Silver Age.
Prerequisite: LATIN 202 or equivalent.

LATIN 330 Hollywood and Rome (3)
Introduces students to 20th century cinema dealing with ancient Rome. Students read ancient literature (in English) which corresponds to the time, personages, and events portrayed in films and are enabled to form educated opinions about the ancient world which can be used to evaluate critically those cinematic productions. Course taught in English; cross-listed as LAHI 330.

LATIN 350 Women in Ancient Rome (3)
Examination of the status of women in ancient Rome in light of modern views of women’s roles in society. Readings (in English) from a variety of ancient sources which present the historical, social, political, and personal development of women within the patriarchal society of ancient Rome. Taught in English.

LATIN 360 Roman Historians (3)
Detailed study of the works of the Roman historians Caesar, Livy, Sallust, or Tacitus.
Prerequisite: LATIN 202 or equivalent.

LATIN 398 Independent Study (1-3)
Supervised individual work for students with advanced Latin skills who wish to engage in concentrated reading and research on materials and authors not otherwise offered in regular courses. Permission of the instructor, department chair and dean is required.

LATIN 400 Roman Poetry (3)
Detailed study of the works of the Roman epic, lyric, or elegiac poets.
Prerequisite: LATIN 202 or equivalent.

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