Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Modern Languages


ML 111      Elementary Modern Language I  3

Open to students with one year or less of high school study to the target language. Not open to native speakers. Through a direct conservational approach, foundations of the target language grammar and structure are established. May be repeated in a different language. On demand. Skill Area III


ML 112      Elementary Modern Language II 3

Prereq.:  ML 111 (same language) or high school equivalent (normally two years of high school study). Study of the spoken and written target language is continued with analysis of the target language's structure. May be repeated in a different language. On demand. Skill Area III


ML 125      Intermediate Modern Language I      3

Prereq.:   One year of college instruction in the target language, or equivalent. Principles of the target language structure are reviewed. Short stories and plays are read and discussed. Conversational and composition on topics of general interest. No credit given to students with credit for more advanced coursework in the target language. May be repeated in a different language. On demand. Skill Area III


ML 126      Intermediate Modern Language II     3

Prereq.:  ML 125 in the target language or equivalent. Dontinuation of ML 125 including the study of grammatical structures of the target language. No credit given to students with credit for more advanced coursework in the target language. May be repeated in different language. On demand. Skill Area III [I]


ML 200      Topics in Modern Language Studies   3

Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Further development of particular skills, structures, and uses of language studied at the intermediate level. Taught in the target language. May be repeated with different topics and in different languages. May be counted as an elective for a major or minor in a modern language. Irregular.


ML 300      Topics in Modern Language Cultural Study  3

Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Study of cultural, social, economic, geographical, and historical aspects of the countries where the target language is spoken. Taught in the target language. May be repeated with different topics and in different languages. May be counted as an elective for a major or minor in a modern language. Irregular.


ML 400      Topics in Advanced Modern Language Studies      3

Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Literary and advanced language topics taught in the target language. May be repeated with different topics and in different langauges. May be counted as an elective for a major or minor in a modern language. On demand. [GR]


ML 420      Internship in Foreign Languages     1 TO 3

Prereq.:  Appropriate 226 course or equivalent in target language. Practical field experience using the target language. One credit per eight-week unit. May be repeated to a total of 3 credits. On demand. [GR]


ML 428      Methods and Materials for Teaching World Languages at Elementary School Level   3

Prereq.:  ML 490 (may be taken concurrently) or LING 300 (may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor, and admission to Professional Program or Accelerated Teacher Program in Spanish or admission to graduate program in modern language or permission of instructor for currently certified teachers. Participants will link the rationale, history, and theoretical foundations of elementary world language instruction to teaching and learning, and construct and adapt models for curriculum planning, program implementation articulation, and assessment. Participants will explore contemporary methodologies, lessons, activities resources, and address issues and concerns that apply to the elementary school level. NOTE:  Instructors may not override professional program admission requirement. Fall. Summer. [GR]


ML 429      Seminar in Modern Language Teaching Methods     4

Prereq.:  Admission to the Professional Program or State language certification. Discussion and practice of the historical, theoretical and contemporary issues, and selected topics related to the teaching of modern languages at the secondary level. Includes 30 hour field experience done outside class hours in assigned public school setting. Not for credit toward any master's degree. Fall.


ML 440      Student Teaching Seminar in Modern Languages    1

Prereq.:   Admission to the Professional Program in teacher education.  Discussion, critical thinking and problem solving techniques with applications in the foreign language classroom. Taken concurrently with EDSC 435. Spring.


ML 490      Teaching World Languages II: Acquisition in Young Children for Teachers of World Languages   3

Prereq.:  Admission to Professional Program or Accelerated Teacher Program in Spanish or admission to graduate program in modern language or permission of instructor for currently certified teachers. Participants will learn about research in the first and second language acquisition of world languages and discuss and apply implications of research findings (including brain research theory) for teaching and learning of world languages. Not open to TESOL students. NOTE:  Instructor may not override professional program admission requirement. Summer. [GR]


ML 492      Topics in Language Teaching   1 TO 3

Prereq.:  ML 429. Special aspects of language teaching, such as creative uses of the language laboratory and other special aids, individualizing language instruction, teaching of literature and culture in the schools, will be emphasized. Topics may vary from section to section. Course may be repeated, with different topics, for up to 6 credits. Irregular. [GR]


ML 496      Independent Study in Modern Languages     3

Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Independent work in language, culture, and literature, to meet individual interest in topics not covered in the regular curriculum. Work done under the supervision of a faculty member. On demand. [GR]

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