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Modern Languages and Literatures

Chinese
French
German
Greek
Italian
Japanese
Russian

French is available as a major on the B.A. degree and as a minor on the B.A. and B.S. degrees. German and Japanese are available as minors only. Study is also available in Chinese, Greek, Italian and Russian.

Placement. Students desiring placement into the second or third year of the language sequence must have appropriate prior study of the language and/or take a test. If College Achievement Test scores have not been offered for admission to the University, a CLEP test in the desired language may be taken on campus during one of the summer orientations or at other times by prearrangement with the Counseling Center. Six hours of credit may be granted for competence equivalent to the department's second-year courses. Students thinking of majoring in French should bear in mind that 10000 and 20000 level courses do not count toward a major. However, 20000 level courses do count toward a minor. Note: Students entering the program at a certain level may not receive credit for course work taken below that level.

The department also offers a computerized placement exam in French and German that is administered during orientations. This exam provides individualized testing, identifying the student's ability level with a combination of grammar, reading and vocabulary questions. This exam is designed to place freshmen and transfer students in appropriate courses.

Honors Program. French majors who plan to pursue Departmental Honors must be members of the Honors Program and should enroll in FREN 40003 during the fall semester of their senior year.

Resident Study Abroad. The Department strongly supports foreign study and recommends certain summer study or semester/year programs abroad, particularly the summer study programs in French, German and Japanese. Other study abroad programs are also available through the Institute of European and Asian Studies. Consult the Chairman and the Foreign Study Adviser.

Pass/No Credit Option. P/NC is acceptable on 10000 and 20000 level language courses only. No course that is to be applied toward any major or minor may be taken on the Pass/No Credit basis.


Chinese

(CHIN)

The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go to Class Search on the Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this semester.

Courses of Instruction

10153 FIRST SEMESTER COLLEGE CHINESE. No prerequisite. A beginning course in Chinese intended for students with no previous knowledge of the language or insufficient knowledge to qualify for placement in a more advanced course. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing are taught, with emphasis on Chinese as it is spoken today in China. Simplified Chinese characters will be introduced.

10163 SECOND SEMESTER COLLEGE CHINESE. Prerequisite: Chinese 10153 or permission. Continues Chinese 10153.

20053 THIRD SEMESTER COLLEGE CHINESE. Prerequisite: Chinese 10163 or permission. Continues Chinese 10163. Further develops aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills. Assignments will include written work in Chinese characters with the assistance of Pinyin.

20063 FOURTH SEMESTER COLLEGE CHINESE. Prerequisite: Chinese 20053 or permission. Continues Chinese 20053.

30113 CHINESE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION. No prerequisite. An overview of Chinese culture and civilization in light of past history and contemporary society. Basic readings and lectures are reinforced through class discussion, student reports and the use of ancillary visual aids. Conducted in English.


French

(FREN)

Requirements for the B.A. degree with a major in French. A minimum of 24 semester hours of French, exclusive of courses on the 10000 and 20000 level. French 30053 and 30063 are prerequisites to all higher-numbered courses; however, French 30153, 30163 and 30253 may be taken concurrently with them. All courses in the language sequence except 10153 require as prerequisite either satisfactory completion of the previous semester or the appropriate score on the CLEP test or AP exam. Students may not receive credit for a course that is a prerequisite or is a lower level after having received credit for a higher level course. All French majors must take a minimum of two Survey of French Literature courses (FREN 40073, 40083, or 40093) in any order, and all majors in French must take at least one Seminar in French Studies (FREN 40123).

Requirements for a minor in French. A minimum of 18 semester hours, exclusive of courses on the 10000 level.

Requirements for teacher certification.

A. Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT). Students seeking Texas teaching certification with an elementary specialization or secondary teaching field in French must take the TOPT. This test must be taken in addition to the ExCET exams required. Candidates who attain the TOPT's passing standard of advanced oral proficiency or higher will be recommended for certification. Candidates who do not meet the TOPT's passing criteria, but who have met all other course work and certification requirements, may be recommended for a general elementary certificate or a single secondary teaching field.

Students who plan to earn a teaching certificate requiring a passing score in the TOPT must submit a language assessment form from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures when applying for admission to the Teacher Education Program of the University.

Candidates seeking teacher certification and preparing for the ExCET and TOPT exams are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the Resident Study Abroad program (French 30173). They are also advised to include Advanced French Conversation (French 30043) and French Culture and Civilization (French 30153 and 30163) in their course of study.

B. Students seeking certification for teaching French at the secondary school level should be advised by the departmental secondary certification advisor. Specific requirements for French as a teaching field follow:

10153 First Semester College French 3
10163 Second Semester College French 3
20053 Third Semester College French 3
20063 Fourth Semester College French 3
30053 Intermediate Reading and Writing 3
30063 Readings in selected French genres 3
Select six hours from the following:
   30033,30043,40073,40083,40093,30153,
   30163,30253,40123,40163,40173,40970
   50033 (when available)
6
Total hours 18-24

Note: Some students will not have to take 10153-10163. Some will receive credit by exam for 20053-20063. No credit is given for 10153-10163 by exam.

For more information regarding elementary and secondary teacher certification in French, see the School of Education section of this bulletin.

The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go to Class Search on the Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this semester.

Courses of Instruction

10033 PRACTICAL CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH. Emphasis on active skills, in a two-semester sequence. May not be used to satisfy the B.A. language requirement.

10043 PRACTICAL CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH. Continues 10033. Prerequisite: 10033 or equivalent.

10053 FRENCH FOR READING KNOWLEDGE. Intensive reading in the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences. Intended for students preparing for graduate reading examinations. May not be used to satisfy the B.A. language requirement.

10063 FRENCH FOR READING KNOWLEDGE. Continuation of 10053.

10153 FIRST SEMESTER COLLEGE FRENCH. A beginning course in French intended for students with no previous knowledge of the language, or insufficient knowledge to qualify for placement into a more advanced course. The four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are taught at the elementary level, with an emphasis on oral proficiency in everyday situations encountered in French-speaking countries. No prerequisite.

10163 SECOND SEMESTER COLLEGE FRENCH. Prerequisite: French 10153 or permission. Continuation of 10153.

20053 THIRD SEMESTER COLLEGE FRENCH. Prerequisite: 10163 or appropriate score on an approved placement test. Continues development of the skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing on the intermediate level.

20063 FOURTH SEMESTER COLLEGE FRENCH. Prerequisite: French 20053 or permission. Enhances language skills on the intermediate level through a combination of readings and oral activities. Emphasizes acquisition of active and passive vocabulary.

30003 JUNIOR HONORS SEMINAR. Prerequisite: Admission to Honors Program in Modern Languages and junior standing, or permission. Junior honor students will write a major paper on a topic agreed upon between the student and two professors, one of whom will direct the research and development of the paper. This paper, when completed is to be read and approved by the two designated professors of the department.

30033 PHONETICS. Prerequisite: French 20053-20063 or permission. Description and study of French sounds and intonation. Transcriptions using the International Phonetic Alphabet and orthophonic drills. Laboratory practice.

30043 ADVANCED CONVERSATION. Prerequisite: French 30033 or permission. Essentially a performing class with emphasis on motivating the students to speak. Opportunity not only to hear but to use everyday spoken French and to acquire systematically the vocabulary and idioms necessary to express oneself correctly and comfortably in practical situations. This course will count toward the major in French, but does not replace either French 30053 or 30063.

30053 INTERMEDIATE READING AND WRITING. Prerequisite: French 20063 or appropriate score on an approved college placement test. This course is a prerequisite to higher-numbered courses, although some higher-numbered courses may be taken concurrently with it. This course emphasizes the development of reading and writing skills in French, building on oral and listening comprehension skills developed in previous courses.

30063 READINGS IN SELECTED FRENCH GENRES. Prerequisite: French 30053 or permission. This course further develops students' reading skills in French, exposing them to literary texts in a variety of genres from different periods. Includes an introduction to the study and analysis of literary works.

30153 FRENCH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION I. Prerequisite: French 30063 or permission. Study of French history, art, geography, government and customs to the revolution of 1789.

30163 FRENCH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION II. Prerequisite: French 30063 or permission. Continuation of 30153 from the revolution of 1789 to the present day.

30173 FRENCH CIVILIZATION: ANGERS ET L'ANJOU. Prerequisite: French 10163. A Summer course conducted by TCU on the campus of the Universite Catholique de l'Ouest (Angers, France) in the heart of the Chateau country of the Loire Valley. The course, directed by members of the TCU faculty, offers students the opportunity to improve linguistic and cultural proficiency by interacting with natives of the culture. Students are directed to actively investigate topics highlighting various aspects of Angevin culture and history.

Note: Students in French 30173 enroll concurrently in an intensive language course taught by the faculty of the Universite Catholique de l'Ouest for a total of six credit hours.


30253 CONTEMPORARY FRANCE AS REFLECTED IN THE PRESS. Prerequisite: French 30063 or permission. Reading of current newspapers, magazines and other periodical literature. Work with tapes of radio and television broadcasts. Emphasis on everyday, idiomatic French.

40003 SENIOR HONORS PAPER. Prerequisite: Admission to Honors Program in Modern Languages and senior standing, or permission. Senior honors students will write a major paper on a topic agreed upon between the student and two professors, one of whom will direct the research and development of the paper. This paper, when completed, is to be read and approved by the two designated professors of the department.

40013 FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION. Prerequisite of French 30053-30063 does not apply. Topic to be announced each time the course is offered. Lectures, discussions and readings in English. Open to French majors and minors for elective credit only.

40073 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE I. Prerequisite: French 30063 or permission. The study of early French literature from the Middle Ages through the 17th century. Readings of representative works of major French writers from each period or movement. Includes techniques of literary analysis and study.

40083 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE II. Prerequisite: French 30063 or permission. The study of French literature of the 18th and early 19th centuries (through Romanticism). Readings of representative works of major French writers from each period or movement. Includes techniques of literary analysis and study.

40093 SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE III. Prerequisite: French 30063 or permission. The study of French literature of the late 19th century and the 20th century. Readings of representative works of major French writers from each period or movement. Includes techniques of literary analysis and study.

40123 SEMINAR IN FRENCH STUDIES. Prerequisite: French 30063 or permission. A specific author, genre, period or theme will be chosen for study.

40133 TOPICAL READINGS IN FRENCH NONFICTION. Prerequisite: French 30063 or permission. A specific author, genre, period or theme will be chosen for study.

40143 NON-EUROPEAN FRENCH PROSE AND POETRY. Prerequisite: French 30063 or permission. Study of French language writings from Africa, the Caribbean, Canada or other French-speaking areas. A specific author, genre, period or theme will be chosen for study.

40163 ADVANCED FRENCH GRAMMAR. Prerequisite: French 30063 or permission. An intensive review of French grammar designed to clarify fine points of grammar while increasing proficiency in the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

40173 ADVANCED FRENCH COMPOSITION. Prerequisite: French 30063 or permission. Intensive practice in various forms of written expression in French, including correspondence, short essay, explication de texte, and problems of translation.

40970 DIRECTED STUDY. Prerequisite: French 30063 or permission. Topic and credit hours announced yearly. Opportunity for independent study. (1-6 hours)

50033 THE TEACHING OF MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES. Prerequisite: Junior standing, and French 30063 or concurrent enrollment. Analysis and consideration of values, objectives, content and methods, with special reference to the teaching of foreign languages in the high school. Demonstrations of modern techniques, use of audiovisual aids and realia, and operation of a foreign language laboratory. Required of students seeking Texas Public School Certification. Cross-listed under German 50033 and Spanish 50033.

50163 RENAISSANCE. The literature of the 16th century and its major figures. Some attention to characteristics of the 16th century French language.

50173 CLASSICAL PERIOD. The literature of the 17th century and its major figures, with emphasis on the drama of Corneille, Moliere and Racine and the critical theories of classicism.

50183 ENLIGHTENMENT. The literature of the 18th century and its major figures, including consideration of scientific, philosophic and political thought of the period.

50293 ROMANTICISM. The literature of the Romantic period, including representative readings in prose, poetry, drama and critical theory of the first half of the 19th century.

50203 MODERN NOVEL. The development of the novel during the first half of the 20th century.

50213 MODERN DRAMA. The development of the theatre from the 1920s to the present. Some consideration of the backgrounds of modern theatre and of the latest avant-garde trends.
 
German

(GERM)

Requirements for a minor in German. A minimum of 18 semester hours, exclusive of courses on the 10000 level. German 30053-30063 are prerequisites to all higher-numbered courses. All courses in the language sequence except 10153 require as prerequisite either satisfactory completion of the previous semester or the appropriate score on the CLEP Test, or AP exam.

The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go to Class Search on the Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this semester.

Courses of Instruction

10053 GERMAN FOR READING. This course stresses the basic grammar of German and, with its heavy passive vocabulary load, serves those students who wish to develop very rapidly a reading ability so that translation and analysis of scientific, literary and other prose texts may be achieved as soon as possible. Recommended for graduate students preparing for the graduate reading examination. Open to minors in German for elective credit only.

10063 GERMAN FOR READING. Prerequisite: German 10053, or permission. Continues German 10053.

10153 FIRST SEMESTER COLLEGE GERMAN. A beginning course in German intended for students with no previous knowledge of the language, or insufficient knowledge to qualify for placement into a more advanced course. The four skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are taught at the elementary level, with an emphasis on oral proficiency in everyday situations encountered in German-speaking countries. No prerequisite.

10163 SECOND SEMESTER COLLEGE GERMAN. Prerequisite: German 10153 or permission. Continuation of German 10153.

20053 THIRD SEMESTER COLLEGE GERMAN. Prerequisite: German 10163, or appropriate score on an approved college placement test, or permission. Continues 10163. Further develops the skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

20063 FOURTH SEMESTER COLLEGE GERMAN. Prerequisite: German 20053 or permission. Enhances language skills on the intermediate level through a combination of readings and oral activities. Emphasizes acquisition of active and passive vocabulary.

30053 THIRD YEAR COLLEGE GERMAN. Prerequisite: German 20063, or appropriate score on an approved college placement test, or permission. This course is a recommended prerequisite to all higher-numbered courses in German. It is not open to students whose native language is German. Extensive development of the language skills acquired in German 10153-10163 and 20053-20063 or other elementary and intermediate training. Concentration on the spoken language.

30063 THIRD YEAR COLLEGE GERMAN. Prerequisite: German 30053 or permission. Continuation of 30053. Concentration on reading and writing.

30193 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE. Prerequisite: German 30063 or permission. Critical reading of representative works from various periods for the purpose of developing skill in the analysis and interpretation of literature.

40023 GERMAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION. Prerequisite: German 30063 or permission. The main developments in German history, philosophy, science and the arts, with emphasis on the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. All class discussion and assignments in German, providing advanced practice in grammar and usage.

40970 DIRECTED STUDY. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (1-6 hours)

50033 THE TEACHING OF MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES. Prerequisite: Junior standing, and German 30063 or concurrent enrollment. Analysis and consideration of values, objectives, content and methods, reference to the teaching of foreign languages in the high school. Demonstrations of modern techniques, use of audiovisual aids and realia, and operation of a foreign language laboratory. Required of students seeking Texas Public School certification. Cross-listed under French 50033 and Spanish 50033.

Greek

(GREE)

The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go to Class Search on the Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this semester.

Courses of Instruction

10053 FIRST SEMESTER COLLEGE GREEK (HELLENISTIC). An introduction to the grammar of ancient Greek, utilizing as the basis of study the elements of the Hellenistic Greek of the first century A.D. found in the best known documents of the period, the New Testament.

10063 SECOND SEMESTER COLLEGE GREEK. (HELLENISTIC) Prerequisite: Greek 10053 or its equivalent. Continuation of Greek 10053. In the second half of the semester, students will read from the New Testament Gospels.

20053 THIRD SEMESTER COLLEGE GREEK (HELLENISTIC). Prerequisite: Greek 10053 and 10063 or equivalent. Further study of Hellenistic Greek Grammar, through extensive reading in the New Testament, especially the letters of Paul.

20063 FOURTH SEMESTER COLLEGE GREEK (HELLENISTIC). Prerequisite: Greek 20053 or equivalent. Continuation of Greek 20053, with reading and interpretation in the New Testament and other Hellenistic texts.

40970 DIRECTED STUDY. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Opportunity for independent study of Hellenistic texts. (1-6 semester hours.)

 
Italian

(ITAL)


The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go to Class Search on the Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this semester.

Courses of Instruction

10153 FIRST SEMESTER COLLEGE ITALIAN. A beginning course in Italian intended for students with no previous knowledge of the language, or insufficient knowledge to qualify for placement into a more advanced course. The four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are taught at the elementary level, with an emphasis on oral proficiency in everyday situations encountered in Italy or any other Italian-speaking region (e.g., southern Switzerland). No prerequisite.

10163 SECOND SEMESTER COLLEGE ITALIAN. Continuation of ITAL 10153. Prerequisite: 10153 or permission

20053 THIRD SEMESTER COLLEGE ITALIAN. Continuation of ITAL 10163. Prerequisite: Italian 10163, or appropriate score on a college-level placement test, or permission. Further develops the skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

20063 FOURTH SEMESTER COLLEGE ITALIAN. Prerequisite: ITAL 20053 or permission. Combines a "targeted" review of grammatical topics with work in reading and writing that goes beyond the level of third semester. Class discussion in Italian. In addition, there will be substantial assignments involving audio and video material.

 
Japanese

(JAPN)

Requirements for a minor in Japanese. 18 semester hours including language courses JAPN 10153, 10163, 20053, 20063, 30123, and Japanese Culture and Civilization JAPN 30113. All courses in the language sequence require as prerequisite either satisfactory completion of the previous semester.

The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go to Class Search on the Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this semester.

Courses of Instruction

10153 FIRST SEMESTER COLLEGE JAPANESE. No prerequisite. A beginning course in Japanese intended for students with no previous knowledge of the language or insufficient knowledge to qualify for placement in a more advanced course. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are taught, with emphasis on Japanese as it is spoken today in Japan. Japanese kana will be introduced.

10163 SECOND SEMESTER COLLEGE JAPANESE. Prerequisite: Japanese 10153 or permission. Continues Japanese 10153.

20053 THIRD SEMESTER COLLEGE JAPANESE. Prerequisite: Japanese 10163 or permission. Continues Japanese 10163. Further develops aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Assignments will include written work in Japanese.

20063 FOURTH SEMESTER COLLEGE JAPANESE. Prerequisite: Japanese 20053 or permission. Continues Japanese 20053.

30113 JAPANESE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION. No prerequisite. This course emphasizes modern Japan from a sociocultural perspective, focusing on contemporary Japanese life and perceptions of the West. So as to allow maximum class time for discussion, substantial reading assignments are required. Taught in English.

30123 JAPANESE FOR DAILY USE. Prerequisite: JAPN 20063 or permission. This course is designed to advance students' overall ability in Japanese. Journal writing and speech making are emphasized.

40770 DIRECTED STUDY. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Opportunity for work on one's own under supervision. (1-6 semester hours).


Russian

(RUSS)

Minor Not Currently Available

Requirements for a minor in Russian. 18 semester hours distributed as follows: introductory and intermediate language (12 hours), literature (3 hours) and civilization (3 hours).

The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go to Class Search on the Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this semester.

Courses of Instruction

10153 INTRODUCTORY RUSSIAN I. Develops facility in the skills of reading and aural comprehension. Teaches the cultural context of modern Soviet Russian through videotapes, background study (in English) and short essays. Three class hours and one language laboratory session per week.

10163 INTRODUCTORY RUSSIAN II. Prerequisite: Russian 10153 or equivalent. Continuation of Russian 10153.

20053 INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I. Prerequisite: Russian 10163 or equivalent. Emphasis on listening comprehension in a variety of situational contexts and on facility in asking and answering short questions. Prepares the student for encountering colloquial Russian.

20063 INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II. Prerequisite: Russian 20053 or equivalent. Continuation of Intermediate Russian I.

30113 RUSSIAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION. Taught in two variants: A) Main currents in history of the arts in Russia, including architecture and painting, folklore, literature, opera, music, theater and ballet to 1917; B) Contemporary Soviet life and perceptions of the West. Periods of study and travel in the USSR are strongly encouraged and may be a component of either variant. Taught in English. No prerequisite.

30203 RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION. Classics of 19th century prose, drama and narrative poetry. Attention to the West European context of thought and literary expression. Among the writers covered are Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, Pushkin, Gogol and Turgenev, and Chekhov. Qualified students will study passages in the original. Taught in English. No prerequisite.

30970 DIRECTED STUDY. Prerequisite: Intermediate Russian II. Opportunity to work on one's own under supervision. (1-6 semester hours).