WLF 1102 Beginning French II (4 credits)
In this highly interactive course, you will continue building your basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in French. We will build on grammatical concepts introduced in WLF 1101 and develop your vocabulary. Topics of francophone culture that we discuss will include art and sports, as well as an overview of major francophone cities. Join French 1102 to fulfill your Foreign Language Graduation Requirement!
WLF 2202G Intermediate French II (4 credits)
If you have a strong background in French from high school (3-4 years), or if you have taken three semesters of French in college, join us in French 2202G! With an emphasis on active communication in culturally appropriate contexts, this course will give you the opportunity to hone your grammatical knowledge and expand your vocabulary while you explore topics of contemporary francophone culture such as fashion, media services and annual festivals.
WLF 3307 French and Francophone Cinema (3 credits)
Do you enjoy watching movies? Cinema is widely accepted as a window to history and culture. But how do the filmmaker’s choices shape our perceptions of the history and culture that they show us? In this course, students will study cinematic masterpieces and the cultural movements that produced them. Then, students will examine contemporary cinema and identify the phenomena represented in the films and their relevance to francophone culture today.
WLG 1102 Beginning German II (4 credits)
Did you know German is the most widely spoken language in the EU (percentage of the total number of speakers)? Have you had a year of German in high school or one semester in college? Then German 1102 is for you. It will also complete your Foreign Language graduation requirement. You will acquire more basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and learn much about the culture of modern-day Germany. Of course, you will learn how to pronounce more of those long German words too (Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung; Oktoberfestvergnügen)... Never taken German before? Our first-semester course WLG 1101 is offered every fall semester.
WLG 3102 German Conversation and Composition II (3 credits)
Gain confidence in expressing yourself in speaking and writing! The course is designed to further increase your proficiency in all three communication modes—interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. You will practice and strengthen all four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. As your command of vocabulary and grammar grows, you will become more proficient in expressing your own thoughts and views on a variety of topics: Was meinst du? Our emphasis will be on communicative learning—that is, on using the language in interacting with each other in partner and group activities. This course will also strengthen your knowledge of contemporary German culture and society. You will explore and work with authentic materials, films, and, of course, German music.
WLS 1101 Beginning Spanish I (4 credits)
Interested in Spanish? Do you want to learn how to speak the second most spoken language in America? You will enjoy acquiring basic language skills and learning about the amazing and eclectic culture of the Spanish-speaking world. After Spanish 1101, continue taking Spanish and complete the language requirement for graduation.
ONLINE WLS 1101 Beginning Spanish I (4 credits)
Do you require a flexible schedule? WLS 1101 online may be for you! We will learn the same speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills as in the face-to-face 1101 course, but you can study and complete assignments at times that work best for you.
WLS 1102 Beginning Spanish II (4 credits)
Have you taken some Spanish in high school? Do you need to fulfill the language requirement for graduation? Take WLS 1102! You will expand your vocabulary and practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish. You will also continue to learn about the Spanish- speaking cultures and develop your intercultural knowledge and understanding. After WLS 1102, practice and enhance your Spanish by taking Intermediate Spanish I (WLS 2201G) in the fall.
ONLINE WLS 1102 Beginning Spanish II (4 credits)
Do you need to fulfill your foreign language requirement but require a flexible schedule? WLS 1102 online may be for you! We will learn the same speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills as in the 1102 face-to-face course, but you can study and complete assignments at times that work best for you.
ONLINE WLS 1112 Beginning Spanish for the Health Professions (4 credits)
Open to students from all programs. May be used to meet the second semester of the FLG Graduation Requirement. Have you taken a year of high school Spanish or one semester in college? This course is a second-semester language course designed for students interested in or preparing to enter the health professions or related fields. The course covers basic grammar, and its vocabulary is focused on the human body, its functions and problems. You’ll practice with dialogues, interviews and stories, while also gaining cross-cultural understanding. Note: If you have taken a regular WLS 1102 course and received credit, no additional credit can be given for WLS 1112.
WLS 2201G Intermediate Spanish I (4 credits)
Have you taken 2 or 3 years of Spanish in high school (or 2 semesters in college)? Are you looking for a great class to use towards your Gen Ed Humanities requirement? Also, this class may be perfect for students who received the "Illinois Seal of Biliteracy" and want to continue their language study (ask us for placement advice). You will review grammar points, practice your Spanish in conversation and composition, and broaden your understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Also as Honors section available. WLS 2291G Intermediate Spanish I Honors (4 credits).
WLS 2202G Intermediate Spanish II (4 credits)
Have you taken 3 or 4 years of Spanish in high school (or 3 semesters in college)? Are you looking for a great class to use towards your Gen Ed Humanities requirement? This class could also be perfect if you are a "Seal" student (received the "Illinois Seal of Biliteracy") and want to continue your language study (ask us for placement advice). You will review grammar points, practice your Spanish in conversation and composition, and broaden your understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Also as Honors section available. WLS 2292G Intermediate Spanish II Honors (4 credits).
WLS 3012 Medical Spanish for Health Care and Allied Fields
Is your major in Health Sciences, Psychology, CDS, or related fields? Are you maybe a Spanish minor? This class could be perfect for you. It is a third-year Spanish course focused on the vocabulary and grammar needed by health care practitioners and professionals in allied fields to communicate with the Spanish-speaking community, taking into account its unique concerns, in order to support a culturally competent practice. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in WLS 2202G/WLS 2292G, or a proficiency level equivalent to WLS 2202G. Note: WLS 3012 is equivalent to WLS 3000, Spanish Grammar in Context. Students can take either WLS 3000 or WLS 3012 to meet the prerequisite to take upper-division Spanish content courses.
WLS 3050 Spanish Pronunciation and Conversation (4 credits)
Have you had 4 or more years in high school (or 4 semesters in college)? In this course, you will develop your conversational skills and pronunciation. You will learn to express your opinion on a variety of intriguing and current topics! Note: We recommend taking WLS 3000 or WLS 3012 first. However, if WLS 3000 or WLS 3012 don't work with your class schedule, take WLS 3050 first (and the following semester WLS 3000 or WLS 3012).
WLS 4510 Survey of Early Spanish Literature
Have you heard about El Cid, the original Spanish Conquistador? Do you know why Spain exported Christianity to the New World? Remember the Canterbury Tales? Discover the same irreverence in El Libro de Buen Amor. Do you like Aesop’s fables? Then you’ll love El Conde Lucanor. What about Calisto and Melibea? They came before Romeo and Juliet. Fall in love with little rascal Lazarillo de Tormes! He´ll remind you of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Be amazed at Cervantes’s definitely modern views on love and marriage! And finally, meditate on the most profound play ever written in the Spanish language: Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream). It´ll change the way you look at everything. Prerequisite: WLS 3000.
WLS 4520 Survey of Early Spanish American Literature
Explore the formation of Latin American literatures and identities in Spanish from just before the arrival of the Europeans to this continent through independence. We will examine how literature in Spanish developed in the "New World," with texts by writers such as Christopher Columbus, Bartolomé de las Casas, el Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
WLS/F/G 3401 (3 credits, for teacher licensure students)
WLS/F/G 3501: Languages for Young Learners (1-3 credits, for non-teacher licensure students)
Share your language with elementary school students in our after-school enrichment program, and earn credits. You don’t have to be a teacher licensure student to take this course. Have you studied a language for at least 4 semesters (equivalent of 2202G)? Are you maybe a language minor? This class may be perfect for you. Apply your language skills (choose Spanish or French or German) and teach first- through fourth-grade students in a 6-week after-school enrichment program. Department faculty direct and supervise the program. Limited to 4 spots in the spring semester. Our host school in spring is in Hume, Illinois (45 minutes north of Charleston; you will carpool). R 2:00-5:00 (6 weeks, plus weekly preparatory meetings, TBA).
WLA/CDS 1102 American Sign Language II (3 credits)
Building on skills developed in ASL I, students will increase accuracy and fluency with receptive and expressive signing skills in more complex contexts. Emphasis is placed on expanding ASL vocabulary and grammar skills in context, including narratives about personal information and events. The course culminates with skills related to understanding and retelling stories, including character development, role shifts, and application of non-manual markers. Deaf Culture is embedded in lessons, including a discussion of social norms, literature, art, and educational practices.
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