College of Arts and Sciences
Exercise Science, Health and Leisure Studies
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Professor O. Preble-Niemi, Head
The department offers the B.A. degree in Foreign Languages with concentrations in French, Greek and Latin, Latin, and Spanish. A student may also pursue a B.A. in Humanities degree with an emphasis in classical civilization. Elementary and intermediate German are offered and may be chosen to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Modern language courses, taught in English, which deal with foreign literatures and civilizations, afford the non-foreign language student a broader perspective of other peoples and cultures.
The department also offers minor programs in Latin, Greek, Classics, Spanish, or French.
A native speaker of a language which is offered for credit by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures or anyone with native speaker proficiency in such a language must consult the department for proper placement and approval to enroll.
Independent studies will be offered only for 400-level courses, with the exception of courses in German and the Classical languages, which will be taught at any level in this format only upon availability of staff and mutual consent of student and instructor.
All incoming students who have three years or more of high school study in a single foreign language (and no college level study of the language) and who wish to continue study in that language will be required to take a placement test to determine their level of competence in that language. A student should begin study of the language in question at the level established by the placement level. Under special circumstances, exceptions may be granted upon appeal to the department.
4532 - MINOR IN CLASSICS
18 hours in classical civilization including Classics 110, 310, 395, 396, 397 and Philosophy 351.
Minimum 2.0 average in the minor.
CLASSICS COURSES (CLAS)
110 Major Triumphs of Greece and Rome (3)
Major accomplishments of the Greco-Roman civilization and their impact upon the modern world. On demand.
113 Western Humanities 1 (3)
An historical approach to the pivotal ideas, systems of thought, and creations of the Western world from antiquity to approximately 1600 C.E. Emphasis on ancient Greek and Roman thought and the classical tradition. Corequisite: English 121.
199r Special Projects (1-4)
Individual or group projects. On demand. Maximum credit four hours.
300 Scientific Terminology (2)
Designed to meet the needs of nonlanguage students. Origin and derivation of English words in common scientific usage. On demand.
310 The Greco-Roman World (3)
The history, culture, and lifestyles of the ancient Greeks and Romans. On demand. May be registered as History 310.
395 Greek and Roman Tragedy in Translation (3)
A study of the origin of tragedy and its dramatic and philosophical development in the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Seneca. On demand. May be registered as English 395.
396 Classical Mythology (3)
A study of the origins and meaning of Greek and Roman myths, their importance for understanding ancient culture, and their influence on later literature and art. On demand.
397 Greek and Roman Comedy in Translation (3)
A study of the origins, development, and changes in comedy as seen in the works of Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, and Terence. On demand.
495r Departmental Honors (1-3 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
On demand. See Departmental Honors.
497r Research (1-4)
498r Individual Studies (1-4)
499r Group Studies (1-4)
FOREIGN LANGUAGES COURSES (FLNG)
101r, 102r Elementary Foreign Language (3-6, 3-6).
Basic Grammar, elementary reading (and conversation for a modern spoken language), 101 fall/102 spring. On demand. Student should consult department regarding use in satisfying University foreign language requirement.
213r, 214r Intermediate Foreign Language (3,3).
Intermediate foreign language study with grammar review and extensive reading (conversation for a modern spoken language), 213 fall/214 spring. On demand. Student should consult department regarding use in satisfying University foreign language requirement.
1330 - Foreign Languages: French (B.A.)
- General Education (see for list of approved courses)
- Rhetoric and Composition: English 121, 122 (6 hours)
- Mathematics: One approved mathematics course (3 hours)
- Statistics: One approved statistics course (3 hours)
- Natural Sciences: Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component (7-8 hours)
- Humanities and Fine Arts: Two approved humanities and fine arts courses, one from fine arts and one from either (6 hours)
- Cultures and Civilizations: Option A: Western Humanities I and II and Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations OR Option B: World Civilization I, II, III (9 hours total)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: Two approved behavioral or social science courses in two different disciplines (6 hours)
- Completion of a minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
- 27 hours French beyond second college year, including French 311-312, 321, 331-332, and 323.
- A minimum of 6 hours of French at the 400
- 2.0 average in all French courses.
- To meet the requirements for the major, a minimum of 9 hours of 300 level or above must be taken at UTC.
- Minimum of 39 hours of 300 and 400 level courses.
- Electives to complete 120 hours.
4560 - FRENCH MINOR
18 hours in French, above 101-102, including 211-212; 9 hours must be at the 300 level or above. French 213 and 214 cannot be used for credit toward the minor.
Minimum 2.0 average in the minor.
FRENCH COURSES (FREN)
101, 102 Elementary French (4,4)
Basic grammar, elementary reading, and conversation. 101 fall/102 spring semester.
199r Special Projects (1-4)
Individual or group projects. On demand. Maximum credit 4 hours.
211 Intermediate French for Conversation (3)
Intensive oral practice in French with emphasis in acquiring conversational skills and cultural awareness of the French speaking world. Class taught mostly in French. Fall. Prerequisite: 101-102 or 2 years high school French or approval of department head.
212 Perspectives on the French World (3)
Emphasis on oral proficiency and cultural awareness of the French speaking world, in preparation for upper level courses. Class taught mostly in French. Spring. Prerequisites: French 211 or equivalent.
213 Intermediate French for Reading (3)
Continuation of grammar, and oral practice in French with emphasis in acquiring reading skills. Classes taught mostly in English with discussion in French or in English. Fall. Prerequisites: 101-102 or 2 years high school French.
214 Intermediate French for Reading (3)
Readings on French culture, literature and civilization. Emphasis in acquiring reading and translation skills. Classes conducted mostly in French with discussion in English or in French. Spring. Prerequisites: 211, 213 or equivalent.
311, 312 Composition and Conversation (3,3)
Selections from French literature, topics of current interest and articles from French newspapers and magazines may be used as a basis for discussions and compositions. 311 fall/312 spring semester on demand. Prerequisites: 211, 212 and oral proficiency with a rating of Novice-High or approval of the department head; English 121, 122 with grades of C or better.
321 Advanced French Grammar (3)
Special problems in syntax, illustrative reading, composition. On demand. Prerequisites: 211, 212 or approval of department head.
323 Introduction to French Culture (3)
The fine arts, patterns of living, and total life-style of the French people approached through their language. Geographical and historical backgrounds included. On demand. Prerequisites: 211, 212 or approval of department head.
331, 332 Introduction to French Literature (3,3)
Representative works from the beginning to 1800 with attention to cultural, political, and social background. Sequel from 1800 to the present. 331 fall/332 spring semester. On demand. Prerequisites: 211, 212 or approval of department head.
340 French Internship (3)
A cooperative arrangement between the university and specific elementary or middle schools, social service agencies or businesses involved with either foreign language instruction, service to foreign language-speaking clients, or business transactions with companies abroad. Every semester. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and approval of department head.