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Department of Foreign

Languages and Literatures

Dr. Alexander H.F. de Jonge, Department Head

See page 5 for information regarding curricular changes.


Professors

Barroso, Conis, Corbin, de Jonge, Hamlet-Metz, Howes, Lisle, E. Neatrour, Oberst

Associate Professors

H. Cohen, Goebel, Kline, Kyler, D. Perramond, Szeps-Fralin

Assistant Professors

Aliotti, M. Perramond

Instructor

Fazzion

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers programs designed to:

The department offers the baccalaureate degree in modern foreign languages. Students pursuing this degree will select among French, German, Russian and Spanish as the language of major concentration.

The department offers minors in the preceding languages as well as in Latin, and offers courses in Chinese, Greek, Italian and Japanese.

The minimum requirement for a major in modern foreign languages is normally 30 credit hours beyond the intermediate level for French and Spanish and 27 credit hours for German and Russian, however students pursuing a second major in an unrelated field may seek a reduced requirement from the department head.

French


                                                  Credit
Required Courses                                   Hours
FR 300. French Conversation and Composition            3
FR 307. History of French Civilization                 3
FR 308. Contemporary French Civilization               3
FR 315. French Phonetics                               3
FR 320. Advanced French Grammar                        3
FR 335. Introduction to French Literature              3
Three 300- or 400-level literature courses,            9
  two of which must be taken on campus at JMU
One other 300- or 400-level course                     3
                                                   _____
                                                      30

German


                                                  Credit
Required Courses                                   Hours
GER 300. German Conversation and Composition           3
GER 307. German Civilization to 1800                   3
GER 308. German Civilization Since 1800                3
GER 320. Advanced German Grammar                       3
GER 335. Introduction to German Literature I           3
GER 336. Introduction to German Literature II          3
One 400-level literature course                        3
Two other 300- or 400-level courses                    6
                                                   _____
                                                      27

Russian


                                                  Credit
Required Courses                                   Hours
Choose either of the following:                        3
  RUS 265. Russian Literature in Translation:
    Russian Literature to 1880
  RUS 266. Russian Literature in Translation:
    Russian Literature 1880 to Present
RUS 300. Russian Conversation and Composition          3
RUS 308. Introduction to Russian Civilization          3
RUS 315. Russian Phonetics                             3
RUS 320. Advanced Russian Grammar                      3
Two 400-level literature courses                       6
Two other 300- or 400-level courses                    6
                                                   _____
                                                      27

Spanish


                                                  Credit
Required Courses                                   Hours
SPAN 307. Spanish Civilization                         3
SPAN 308. Latin American Civilization                  3
SPAN 315. Spanish Phonetics                            3
SPAN 320. Advanced Spanish Grammar                     3
Four 300- or 400-level literature courses             12
Two other 300- or 400-level courses                    6
                                                   _____
                                                      30
Students majoring in modern foreign languages are required to complete the intermediate level of a second language, unless they are taking a double major, or take at least 12 additional credit hours in other departments (e.g., art, English, geography, history, philosophy, political science) in courses dealing fully or partly with topics of direct relevance to their foreign language studies. (These 12 credit hours cannot be counted toward fulfillment of any other degree requirement, including liberal studies. Prior approval of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is required for each of these collateral courses.)

In conjunction with the College of Education and Psychology, the department offers programs leading to the teaching license in French, Spanish, German, Russian and Latin. The Collegiate Professional Teaching License in a modern foreign language requires 36 credits in language study except Latin, which requires 30 credits. Students majoring in a modern language need only 24 credits in Latin to qualify for licensure in Latin as a second language.

A minor in a foreign language will consist of 15 credit hours beyond the intermediate level in French and Spanish and 12 credit hours beyond the intermediate level in German, Latin and Russian. However, 36 credit hours are needed to meet the requirements for the Collegiate Professional Teaching License in a foreign language.

Placement tests are given to students who have studied one language for four years in high school and who have not taken the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Final decision on Advanced Placement rests with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Credit by Examination

The department offers credit by examination for many of the courses it teaches and encourages students doing lower-division language work to avail themselves of the opportunity. Those wishing to pursue the option should address themselves to the department head during the regular registration period.

Whereas this department grants credit by examination or interview to persons who have acquired a foreign language in a non-conventional manner, such as residence abroad or private study, it does not grant credit to persons it deems to be native speakers.

The department encourages student participation in the JMU Studies Abroad programs in Salamanca, Florence, Martinique, Paris, and in other programs to Germany and Russia.

Major in Modern Foreign Languages

French (B.A. Degree)


                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
Choose from the following:                           6-8
  FR 101-102. Elementary French (eight credits)
  FR 231-232. Intermediate French (six credits)
  FR 111-212. Intensive French (twelve credits)
  FR 300. French Conversation and Composition
    and FR 308. Contemporary French 
    Civilization (three credits each)
Elective in a second foreign language                6-8
Liberal studies courses                               20
                                                   _____
                                                   32-36

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
Choose from the following:                             6
  FR 231-232. Intermediate French (six credits)
  FR 300. French Conversation and Composition
    and FR 308. Contemporary French Civilization
    (three credits each)
  FR 315. French Phonetics and FR 320. Advanced
    French Grammar (three credits each)
  FR 335. Introduction to French Literature and 
    FR 337. French Literature of the Middle Ages 
    and the 16th Century or FR 338. French Literature
    of the 17th Century (three credits each)
Liberal studies courses                               18
Elective in a second foreign language                  6
Electives                                              3
                                                   _____
                                                      33

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
FR 300. French Conversation and Composition            3
French courses (300 or 400 level)                      9
Philosophy course (100, 200 or 300 level)              3
Electives                                             21
                                                   _____
                                                      36

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
French courses (300 or 400 level)                     12
Electives                                             24
                                                   _____
                                                      36

German (B.A. Degree)


                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
Choose from the following:                           6-8
  GER 101-102. Elementary German (eight credits)
  GER 231-232. Intermediate German (six credits)
  GER 300. German Conversation and Composition 
    and GER 308. German Civilization Since 1880 
    (three credits each)
Liberal studies courses                               20
Elective in a second foreign language                6-8
                                                   _____
                                                   32-36

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
Choose from the following:                             6
  GER 231-232. Intermediate German (six credits)
  GER 300. German Conversation and Composition 
    and GER 308. German Civilization Since 1800 
    (three credits each)
Liberal studies courses                               18
Elective in a second foreign language                  6
Electives                                              3
                                                   _____
                                                      33

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
GER 300. German Conversation and Composition           3
German courses (300 or 400 level)                      9
Philosophy course (100, 200 or 300 level)              3
Electives                                             21
                                                   _____
                                                      36

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
German courses (300 or 400 level)                     12
Electives                                             24
                                                   _____
                                                      36

Russian (B.A. Degree)


                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
Choose from the following:                           6-8
  RUS 101-102. Elementary Russian (eight credits)
  RUS 231-232. Intermediate Russian (six credits)
  RUS 300. Russian Conversation and Composition
    and RUS 308. Introduction to Russian Civilization 
    (three credits each)
Liberal studies courses                               20
Elective in a second foreign language                6-8
                                                   _____
                                                   32-36

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
Choose from the following                              6
  RUS 231-232. Intermediate Russian (six credits)
  RUS 300. Russian Conversation and Composition
    and RUS 308. Introduction to Russian Civilization 
    (three credits each)
  RUS 315. Russian Phonetics (three credits)
Liberal studies courses                               18
Elective in a second foreign language                  6
Electives                                              3
                                                   _____
                                                      33

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
Choose from the following:                             3
  RUS 265. Russian Literature in Translation:
    Russian Literature to 1880
  RUS 266. Russian Literature in Translation:
    Russian Literature 1880 to Present
RUS 300. Russian Conversation and Composition          3
Russian courses (300 or 400 level)                     9
Philosophy course (100, 200 or 300 level)              3
Electives                                             18
                                                   _____
                                                      36

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
Russian courses (300 or 400 level)                    12
Electives                                             24
                                                   _____
                                                      36

Spanish (B.A. Degree)


                                                  Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
Choose from the following                            6-8
  SPAN 101-102. Elementary Spanish (eight credits)
  SPAN 231-232. Intermediate Spanish (six credits)
  SPAN 111-212. Intensive Spanish (12 credits)
  SPAN 300. Spanish Conversation and Composition 
    and SPAN 307. Spanish Civilization or 
    SPAN 308. Latin American Civilization 
    (three credits each)
Liberal studies courses                               20
Elective in a second foreign language                6-8
                                                   _____
                                                   32-36

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
Choose from the following:                             6
  SPAN 231-232. Intermediate Spanish (six credits)
  SPAN 300. Spanish Conversation and Composition 
    and SPAN 307. Spanish Civilization or 
    SPAN 308. Latin American Civilization 
    (three credits each)
  SPAN 315. Spanish Phonetics and
    SPAN 310. Survey of Spanish Literature or 
    SPAN 327. Survey of Spanish American Literature 
    (three credits each)
Liberal studies courses                               18
Elective in a second foreign language                  6
Electives                                              3
                                                   _____
                                                      33

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
SPAN 300. Spanish Conversation and Composition         3
Spanish courses (300 or 400 level)                     9
Philosophy course (100, 200 or 300 level)              3
Electives                                             21
                                                   _____
                                                      36

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
Spanish courses (300 or 400 level)                    12
Electives                                             24
                                                   _____
                                                      36

Initial Secondary Teaching License

In addition to the liberal studies and academic major requirements, foreign language majors desiring secondary teacher licensure must complete the following as a part of their program:

                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education            3
  (junior year)
EDUC 370. Instructional Technology (junior year)       3
EDUC 410. Multicultural Education (senior year)        1
EDUC 416. School Discipline and Classroom              1
  Management (senior year)
HTH 370. The School Health Program                     2
  (any appropriate time)
PSYC 270. Psychology for Teachers of the               3
  Pre-adolescent and Adolescent Child [1] 
  (sophomore year)
READ 414. Reading and Writing in the                   1
  Content Areas (senior year)
SEED 371C. Clinical Techniques, Foreign Language       3
  Education Methods (normally in first semester of senior year)
SEED 381. Field Experience (Practicum) in              3
  Secondary Education (normally in first semester 
  of senior year)
SEED 480. Student Teaching (senior year)              12
SPED 402. Teaching Mildly Disabled Students            1
  in Regular Classes (senior year)
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Notes:
[1]
PSYC 160 is a prerequisite for PSYC 270.
It is necessary to be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in professional education courses. See pages 111-113 in this catalog for admission procedures to the teacher education program.

Students seeking licensure are encouraged to consult regularly with the Department of Secondary Education, Library Science and Educational Leadership.


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