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Foreign Languages (FL) Course Descriptions

FL 5003  Foreign Language Studies
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Consideration of second language acquisition research and classroom applications. Topics may include theory and practice of language skills development, methods of language instruction, foreign language anxiety, and technology-assisted language learning. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

FL 5013  Foreign Language Testing
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Consideration of content and approaches for measuring achievement and proficiency in various sub-skills of language and culture.

FL 5033  Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Investigation of intercultural communication research in specific language communities and its application to effective interaction with speakers of a variety of foreign languages. Consideration of sociolinguistic norms, semantic variation, and nonverbal language relevant to selected foreign language communities in the United States and abroad compared with mainstream U.S. English norms.

FL 5043  Principles of Translation
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Previous coursework or experience in translation or consent of instructor.
A survey of approaches to translation, practice, and theory, with hands-on experience in a variety of genres (for example, literary prose, poetry, essay, narration) and vocabularies (e.g., legal, medical, business). May be repeated when languages vary, i.e., Spanish/English, French/English, or German/English.

FL 5114  Individual Instruction in Elementary Language I
4 hours credit.
Opportunity to develop basic oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading.

FL 5124  Individual Instruction in Elementary Language II
4 hours credit. Prerequisite: FL 5114 or the equivalent in the selected foreign language.
Opportunity to develop basic oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading.

FL 5213  Individual Instruction in Intermediate Language I
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: FL 5124 or the equivalent in the selected foreign language.
Opportunity to develop intermediate-level oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with increased comprehension skills in listening and reading.

FL 5223  Individual Instruction in Intermediate Language II
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: FL 5213 or the equivalent in the selected foreign language.
Opportunity to develop intermediate-level oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with increased comprehension skills in listening and reading.

FL 5313  Individual Instruction in Advanced Language I
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: FL 5223 or the equivalent in the selected foreign language.
Opportunity to develop advanced-level oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading.

FL 5323  Individual Instruction in Advanced Language II
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: FL 5313 or the equivalent in the selected foreign language.
Opportunity to develop advanced-level oral and written communication skills in the target language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading.

FL 6013  Practicum in Translation
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: FL 5043 or SPN 6083 or faculty approval.
Students will take this course during their last semester of enrollment in the Certificate Program. In consultation with the instructor, they will select an area of interest and define a task within that area. Project translation work will normally be exclusively into the student’s dominant language.

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