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2011-2012: Undergraduate Catalog

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Academic Year

2011-2012

School

School of Humanities and Social Science School Web site

School Dean

Janet Dizinno, Ph.D. hssdean@stmarytx.edu

Department

Languages

Department Chair

Eva P. Bueno, Ph.D. ebueno@stmarytx.edu

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions
LN 1101 French in TX & Around the Worl (1)
The course is designed to allow students to explore the different cultures around the world with an emphasis on the historical beginnings of French culture and language in Texas, Africa, and Canada. Representative works from each of the subcultures is used to create an enjoyment on the part of the student and an awareness of the rich heritage of the French Language outside the European arena.

LN 1103 French Philosophers (1)
This course is designed to explore the writings of French philosophers in their original language. Selected texts from the best known philosophers from Descartes to Sartre and Camus will be read and discussed in class.

LN 1104 French Romantic Poetry in Song (1)
This course is designed to aid students in learning to translate and interpret French romantic poetry. Emphasis is placed on diction in singing French. Students will explore the works of great French masters such as Berlioz, Faur, Duparc, Debussy, Ravel, and Poulenc, along with great French poets such as Gautier, Hugo, deMusset, Verlaine, Baudelaire, and Eluard.

LN 1105 The History of Math in French (1)
The course is designed to explore the history of modern mathematics as traced to its beginnings in the French enlightenment. Representative texts of great French mathematicians and philosophers such as Descartes, Fermat, Pascal, and Viet are examined from the standpoint of language and its humanistic development. It is not a technical mathematics course.

LN 1109 Directed Readings in French (1)
Directed Readings in French

LN 1129 Directed Readings in German (1)
Directed Readings in German

LN 1131 Actor's Studio in Spanish (1)
This course provides an opportunity for students to expand their oral skills and vocabulary in Spanish through acting and producing a one-act play written in the language.

LN 1132 Engineering Management in Span (1)
Industrial Engineering management vocabulary and practice are learned through the use of several actual case studies written in Spanish. The common lexicon employed by engineers in both the English and Spanish-speaking world is compared and contrasted.

LN 1133 Computer Terminology in Spanis (1)
The lexicon employed in computer applications in the Spanish-speaking world is systematically employed as an extension of Introduction to Computers.

LN 1134 The Post-Modern City (1)
This is a political course which is intended to introduce upper division students to the use of postmodernism as a methodological and philosophical approach in understanding modern politics. The course will begin with a survey of what constitutes the postmodern condition and then will survey a variety of political problems.

LN 1135 The Mexi-Amer/Chic Short Story (1)
Short stories written in Spanish by Chicano authors such as Rolando Hinojosa and others are read and discussed in class in Spanish. Students will enjoy the rich experience of the Mexican-American/Chicano people through the eyes of writers who, in many cases, are witnesses to the Chicano odyssey in the United States.

LN 1136 Classic Lit of the Western Wor (1)
Designed to familiarize the student with the classic works of the Western World from Cervantes to more recent authors such as Kafka and Borges. Works selected represent the various literary movements of the Western World.

LN 1139 Directed Readings in Spanish (1)
Directed Readings in Spanish

LN 1149 Directed Readings in Latin (1)
Directed Readings in Latin

LN 1311 Topics in Langu-Intro to Lan I (3)
This course is designed to introduce the student to another language not listed in the current University catalog. The course will be offered only if qualified faculty can be found to teach the course on a part-time or individual study basis. The course consists of two semesters. Each semester consists of two hours of lecture and one hour of audio/video/writing laboratory. A laboratory fee is charged. Enrollment restricted to students with no prior experience in the language. Students who have been introduced to the language at home, or in high school, should take course 2311 and 2312. Course 1311 is a prerequisite for course 1312. Permission of the Department Chair is required for the course.

LN 1312 Topics in Lang-Intro to Lan II (3)
This course is designed to introduce the student to another language not listed in the current University catalog. The course will be offered only if qualified faculty can be found to teach the course on a part-time or individual study basis. The course consists of two semesters. Each semester consists of two hours of lecture and one hour of audio/video/writing laboratory. A laboratory fee is charged. Enrollment restricted to students with no prior experience in the language. Students who have been introduced to the language at home, or in high school, should take course 2311 and 2312. Course 1311 is a prerequisite for course 1312. Permission of the Department Chair is required for the course.

LN 2311 Topics in Lan-Second Y Langu I (3)
This course is designed to further the study of other languages not listed in the current University catalog and for which the prospective student has some experience in the study or application of the language. The course will be offered only if qualified faculty can be found to teach the course on a part-time or individual study basis. The course consists of two semesters. Each semester consists of two hours of lecture and one hour of audio/video/writing laboratory. A laboratory fee is charged. Course 2311 is a prerequisite for Course 2312. Permission of the Department Chair is required for entry into the course.

LN 2312 Topics in Lang-Intro to Lan II (3)
This course is designed to further the study of other languages not listed in the current University catalog and for which the prospective student has some experience in the study or application of the language. The course will be offered only if qualified faculty can be found to teach the course on a part-time or individual study basis. The course consists of two semesters. Each semester consists of two hours of lecture and one hour of audio/video/writing laboratory. A laboratory fee is charged. Course 2311 is a prerequisite for Course 2312. Permission of the Department Chair is required for entry into the course.

LN 3311 Topics in Language-Advanced I (3)
This course is designed to capitalize on previously acquired language skills to conduct advanced study of a language not offered by the University. The course will consist of advanced communications skills, literature, culture, and civilization. The course will be only offered if qualified faculty can be found to teach the course on a part-time or individual study basis.

LN 3312 Topics in Language-Advanced II (3)
This course is designed to capitalize on previously acquired language skills to conduct advanced study of a language not offered by the University. The course will consist of advanced communications skills, literature, culture, and civilization. The course will be only offered if qualified faculty can be found to teach the course on a part-time or individual study basis.

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