Modern Languages Courses
FRE 110Elementary French IModern Foreign Languages4FreshmanDesigned to introduce students to basic French grammar and conversation so that they may develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing French. Emphasis on Francophone culture. Fall.
FRE 111Elementary French IIModern Foreign Languages4FreshmanContinuation of French I. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in FRE 110 or equivalent. Spring.
FRE 210Intermediate French IModern Foreign Languages4SophomoreA continuation of FRE 110 and 111. Reading and discussion of short works and articles for comprehension of ideas and study of intermediate grammar. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisites: a grade of C- or better in FRE 111 or equivalent. Fall.
FRE 211Intermediate French IIModern Foreign Languages4SophomoreFRE 211, a continuation of FRE 210, is designed to reinforce students’ knowledge of French so that they may further develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing French. Students will also learn about issues pertaining to diversity in the vastly diverse French and Francophone cultures, thanks to discussions, cultural readings, literature, and film clips, as well as short films by Francophone filmmakers. This course satisfies the diversity exploratory requirement. Spring. Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in FRE 210 or equivalent.
FRE 300Topics in FrenchModern Foreign Languages4JuniorA topic of current interest in French will be taught. Topics will vary depending on faculty interest. Course will be offered upon the request of a faculty member and with approval of the vice president for academic affairs. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in FRE 211 or equivalent.
FRE 314Career FrenchModern Foreign Languages4SophomoreA basic introduction to French as used in such career fields as journalism, business, medicine, law, and social work. Emphasis is on conversation and the development of oral and written skills through the study of advanced grammar. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in FRE 211 or equivalent. Spring.
FRE 315Advanced Writing & CompositionModern Foreign Languages4SophomoreDiscussion of journalistic and cultural readings as models for students' writing will be combined with continued study of advanced grammar. Emphasis will be on writing skills. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in FRE 211 or equivalent. Fall.
FRE 331French CivilizationModern Foreign Languages4JuniorAn in-depth study of all aspects of French civilization with an emphasis on the intellectual and cultural achievements in France and French-speaking countries. From 1871 to the present, the stress is on the movement of ideas and social changes through the two World Wars and the Fifth Republic. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: Successful completion of FRE 314 and FRE 315, or consent of instructor. Fall, even academic years.
FRE 332Masterpieces of French LiteratureModern Foreign Languages4JuniorReadings, lectures, and discussions in French of representative masterpieces of French literature from its origins to the present day. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: Successful completion of FRE 314 and FRE 315, or consent of instructor. Spring, even academic years.
FRE 334Francophone CultureModern Foreign Languages4JuniorThis course is designed to broaden student’s cultural knowledge of the francophone world. Students will study the history of different French-speaking areas, in particular Africa, the Antilles, and North America. The study of literary and cultural texts along with art and music will allow students to further develop their understanding of the cultures studied. This course provides students with a broader cultural dimension to raise their consciousness of intercultural perspectives. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. This course can satisfy the literature requirement for French majors and minors. Prerequisite: Successful completion of FRE 314 and FRE 315, or consent of instructor. Fall, odd academic years.
FRE 337The Nineteenth-Century NovelModern Foreign Languages4JuniorIn-depth study of the French novel in this productive century. Reading and discussion of representative works from Romanticism through Naturalism. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: Successful completion of FRE 314 and FRE 315, or consent of instructor. Offered on sufficient demand.
FRE 340Francophone Canadian LiteratureModern Foreign Languages4JuniorA literary analysis of representative works by Quebec and other Francophone authors from the colonial period to the present. Taught in French. Same as CAN 340. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in CAN 130 and successful completion of FRE 314 and FRE 315, or consent of instructor. Spring, odd academic years.
FRE 482French PracticumModern Foreign Languages1SeniorA supervised, pre-approved experience which allows a student to pursue specific learning goals and/or be involved in a field experience during the regular academic semester.
FRE 490French Independent StudyModern Foreign Languages1SeniorThis course is designed to encourage student initiative and to provide a degree of flexibility in the departmental program. Normally the subject is not sufficiently or appropriately covered in departmental course offerings. The course will include directed reading and discussion of French culture, language, and literature. A final exam or paper is required. Departmental consent is required.
FRE 498PortfolioModern Foreign Languages0SeniorStudents will save all components leading to their senior essay required in FRE 499; research, drafts, final copy. Contents may also include assignments and projects of the student’s choosing from other coursework. The portfolio is completed with assignments related to leadership and professional development from the PDP 200 course.
FRE 499Senior EssayModern Foreign Languages0SeniorStudents will be required to research, write, and revise an essay on a topic relating to their course work at Franklin College. The topic must be approved by the modern languages department. Students will be required to present their essay at a session open to the college community. Students must receive a grade of C- or better in order to pass.
LAN 300Topics in LanguageModern Foreign Languages3A topic of current interest in language, other than French or Spanish, will be taught. Topics will vary depending on faculty interest. Course will be offered upon the request of a faculty member and with approval of the vice president for academic affairs. Depending on the topic and/or level of the course, LAN course may satisfy either the intercultural or international exploratory requirement.
LAN 490Language Independent Study1This course is designed to encourage student initiative and to provide a degree of flexibility in the departmental program. Normally the subject is not sufficiently or appropriately covered in departmental course offerings. The course will include directed reading and discussion of Spanish culture, language, and literature. Final examination or paper is required. Departmental permission is required.
SPA 110Elementary College Spanish IModern Foreign Languages4FreshmanDesigned to provide students with a basic knowledge and comprehension of Spanish, with some degree of facility in conversation. Emphasis on Hispanic culture. Fall.
SPA 111Elementary College Spanish IIModern Foreign Languages4FreshmanContinuation of SPA 110. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in SPA 110 or equivalent. Spring.
SPA 210Intermediate SpanishModern Foreign Languages4FreshmanSpanish 210 is the first course at the intermediate level of university Spanish. This course will focus on fomenting and polishing speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing skills in the target language. Satisfies the international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in SPA 111 or equivalent. Fall.
SPA 211Intermediate Reading, Writing & DiscussiModern Foreign Languages4FreshmanDesigned for students continuing study in Spanish language and literature, will focus on speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing skills in the target language through a wide variety of large-group, small-group, and individual activities. Special attention will be devoted to discussion and analysis of issues of diversity in short Hispanic literary pieces and films, culminating in the opportunity to learn how to write an organized, thoughtful literary essay about one of the reading or film selections. Strongly recommended by the department as part of a related field for students whose major is in the humanities and who plan to pursue graduate work. Satisfies diversity exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: a grade of ‘C-’ or better in SPA 210 or equivalent. Spring.
SPA 300Topics in SpanishModern Foreign Languages2JuniorA topic of current interest in Spanish will be taught. Topics will vary depending on faculty interest. Course will be offered upon the request of a faculty member and with approval of the vice president for academic affairs. Satisfies international exploratory requirement when offered as a 3 or 4 credit course. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in SPA 211 or consent of instructor.
SPA 312Pronunciation for CommunicationModern Foreign Languages2Combines study and practice of the sounds of the Spanish language with the development of communicational fluency through activities, such as tongue twisters, reading aloud, conversations with native speakers via Skype, etc. Offered as a two-credit or four-credit option. Students who wish to take the two-credit option should enroll in section A on T R only. Students who prefer the four-credit option should enroll in section B on M T R F. Does not satisfy international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in SPA 211 or equivalent. Fee: $60 for Skype conversation partner arrangement. Offered on sufficient demand. Spring odd.
SPA 313Altruism & Civic Engage Latino CommunityModern Foreign Languages4JuniorIn this course we will meet two days per week (50 minutes) to read and discuss various essays, short stories, and novels from Hispanic literature that treat the subject o altruism and service. The readings will prepare students for their participatory experience in an organized service-learning activity that develops student civic responsibility and allows them to reflect on the service learning in such a way as to gain further understanding of the concept of altruism, an enhanced sense of personal responsibility and a better culture understanding of the Latino individuals with whom they work and collaborate. Class time will also be used to discuss the students’ reactions and reflections on the service-learning experience and how they relate their respective experiences to their class reading assignments. Note: The approach does not regard literature as sermons or didactic tests! The readings simply provide a platform for students to relate their own personal experiences to analys
SPA 314Spanish in the Work WorldModern Foreign Languages4JuniorThis course links the study of Spanish with many professions in business, communications, social services, education, health care, law, and much more. We will examine specific career options that encompass the Spanish language and study the corresponding work environment, culture, etiquette, and vocabulary associated with these areas. Each student will have the opportunity to explore how Spanish fits into his/her potential career choice. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: a grade of ‘C-’ or better in SPA 211 or equivalent. Spring, even academic years.
SPA 315Advanced Grammar and CompositionModern Foreign Languages4JuniorThe objective of this course is to work toward fluency in written Spanish through daily writing assignments, formal compositions, classroom discussions and small-group interaction. Further, study of advanced grammatical points is an essential component of this course to improve grammatical accuracy in writing. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: a grade of ‘C-’ or better in SPA 211 or equivalent. Fall.
SPA 316One-Act Plays for FluencyModern Foreign Languages2Develops fluency in all four language skills utilizing one-act plays from Latin America. Includes discussion, writing, analysis and improvisational practice. Offered as a two-credit or four-credit option. Students who wish to take the two-credit option should enroll in section A on T R only. Students who prefer the four-credit option should enroll in section B on M T R F. Does not satisfy international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: C- or better in SPA 211 or equivalent. Offered on sufficient demand. Fall odd.
SPA 317Hispanic Visual ArtsModern Foreign Languages2JuniorThis course expands students’ understanding and appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures and communities through the study of the visual arts. It examines the ways in which the visual arts reflect history, society, class, and gender issues, and develops the understanding of art forms within specific cultural contexts. Students will develop all four language skills through analysis and discussion of the different cultural aspects studied, while further developing their historical and cultural knowledge. Offered as a two-credit or four-credit option. Students who wish to take the two-credit option should enroll in section A on TR only. Students who prefer the four-credit option should enroll in section B on MTRF. Does not satisfy international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: a grade of ‘C-‘ or better in SPA 211 or consent of instructor.
SPA 318Hispanic Civilization and CultureModern Foreign Languages2JuniorThis course expands students’ understanding and appreciation for Spanish-speaking world through the study of Hispanic culture and civilization. Topics may include, but are not limited to, issues of colonization, self-representation, religion, gender, race, nationalisms, globalizations, and cultural appropriation from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will develop all four language skills through analysis and discussion, while further developing their historical and cultural knowledge. Offered as a two-credit or four-credit option. Students who wish to take the two-credit option should enroll in section A on TR only. Students who prefer the four-credit option should enroll in section B on MTRF. Does not satisfy international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: a grade of ‘C-‘ or better in SPA 211 or consent of instructor.
SPA 330Chicano-RiquenosModern Foreign Languages4JuniorA historical, sociological, political and literary study of Mexican-Americans and Puerto Ricans in the United States. Readings are in English and Spanish; lectures and discussions are in Spanish. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPA 315 plus one of SPA 300 (AS), 312, 313, 314, or 316 or consent of instructor. Spring, odd academic years.
SPA 331Uncovering Latin Ameri: Know the UnknownModern Foreign Languages4JuniorAn in-depth contemporary study of four Spanish-American Cultures and Civilizations. Satisfies the international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPA 315 plus one of SPA 300 (AS), 312, 313, 314, or 316 or consent of instructor. Spring, even academic years.
SPA 332Masterpieces of Spanish LiteratureModern Foreign Languages4JuniorAnalysis of the literary backgrounds of representative Spanish authors with assigned readings from these authors. Readings, lectures, and discussions are in Spanish. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPA 315 plus one of SPA 300 (AS), 312, 313, 314, or 316 or consent of instructor. Fall, odd academic years.
SPA 334Masterpieces of Spanish-American LiteratModern Foreign Languages4JuniorAnalysis of the literary backgrounds of representative authors of Spanish-American literature with assigned readings from these authors. Readings, lectures, and discussions are in Spanish. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPA 315 plus one of SPA 300 (AS), 312, 313, 314, or 316 or consent of instructor. Fall, even academic years.
SPA 337Golden Age of Spanish LiteratureModern Foreign Languages3JuniorA selection of the masterpieces of this period are read and discussed in Spanish. Satisfies international exploratory requirement. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPA 315 plus one of SPA 300 (AS), 312, 313, 314, or 316 or consent of instructor. Offered on sufficient demand.
SPA 482Spanish PracticumModern Foreign Languages1SeniorA supervised, pre-approved experience which allows a student to pursue specific learning goals and/or be involved in a field experience during the regular academic semester.
SPA 490Spanish Independent StudyModern Foreign Languages1SeniorThis course is designed to encourage student initiative and to provide a degree of flexibility in the departmental program. Normally the subject is not sufficiently or appropriately covered in departmental course offerings. The course will include directed reading and discussion of Spanish culture, language, and literature. Final examination or paper is required. Departmental consent is required.
SPA 498PortfolioModern Foreign Languages0SeniorStudents will save all components leading to their senior essay required in SPA 499; research, drafts, final copy. Contents may also include assignments and projects of the student’s choosing from other coursework. The portfolio is completed with assignments related to leadership and professional development from the PDP 200 course.
SPA 499Senior EssayModern Foreign Languages0SeniorStudents will be required to research, write, and revise an essay on a topic relating to their course work at Franklin College. The topic must be approved by the modern languages department. Students will be required to present their essay at a session open to the college community. Students must receive a grade of C- or better in order to pass.