Romance Languages (RM_LAN)

RM_LAN 2001: Undergraduate Topics in Romance Languages-General

Organized study of selected topics. Subjects and credits may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with departmental consent.

Credit Hour: 1-3


RM_LAN 2200: Introduction to Catalan Language and Culture

This is an introductory course to Catalan language and culture. Previous knowledge of another Romance language might be beneficial. Students will learn basic Catalan expressions, vocabulary and grammatical structures. Furthermore, students will begin to familiarize themselves with elements of Catalan culture.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: Some knowledge of a Romance language desirable


RM_LAN 2310: Literature of the African Diaspora

(same as BL_STU 2310). A postcolonial analysis of selected literary texts interpreting the African diaspora in the Americas. Exemplary texts from the Caribbean (English, French, Spanish), South America and the United States are discussed in comparative perspective. No knowledge of Spanish required.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000


RM_LAN 2820: Trends in World Cinema

(same as FILM_S 2820 and GERMAN 2820). This course is a historical overview of the major trends in international cinema. It focuses on the intersection of aesthetics, industry, and ideological and social concerns in cinematic production.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing, ENGLSH 1800 or FILM_S 1800


RM_LAN 3200: Catalan Culture and Identity

Students in this course are not expected to have previous exposure to Catalan instruction. If they do, it will enhance their learning experience. Knowledge of another Romance language might be beneficial as well. This is a course focused on Catalan culture and identity. Students will learn about the history of the language, the language policies in Spain and Europe, Catalan literature, cinema, music, and food. Students will read different materials in English for the most part. Course is taught in English.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: sophomore standing required


RM_LAN 3820: Major Directors

(same as ENGLSH 3820 and FILM_S 3820). Topics (e.g. Hitchcock, Kubrick, Fellini, Allen, Kurosawa, Wilder) announced at time of registration. Only 6 hours may be taken for credit toward major. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 and ENGLSH 1800 or FILM_S 1800


RM_LAN 4310: Literature of the African Diaspora

A study, in English translation, of writings by authors of African descent in the Americas.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: junior standing


RM_LAN 4730: Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition

(same as LINGST 4730). The goal of this class is to study the implications of current linguistic theory for contemporary research on second language acquisition. In particular, the hypothesis that second language acquisition follows some of the same principles as first language acquisition is explored. Course is taught in English.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: SPAN 4721 or SPAN 7721, FRENCH 4720 or FRENCH 7720, ENGLSH 4600 or ENGLSH 7600 or LINGST 4860 or LINGST 7860


RM_LAN 4940: Service Learning in Romance Languages

(same as SPAN 4940 and FRENCH 4940). Course offers our majors and advanced minors the opportunity to use their language skills in real-life community settings. Does not meet Art and Science general education requirements. May be repeated once for credit. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1
Prerequisites: junior or senior standings and departmental consent


RM_LAN 7310: Literature of the African Diaspora

A study, in English translation, of writings by authors of African descent in the Americas.

Credit Hours: 3


RM_LAN 7730: Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition

(same as LINGST 7730). The goal of this class is to study the implications of current linguistic theory for contemporary research on second language acquisition. In particular, the hypothesis that second language acquisition follows some of the same principles as first language acquisition is explored. Course is taught in English.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: SPAN 4721 or SPAN 7721, FRENCH 4720 or FRENCH 7720, ENGLSH 4600 or ENGLSH 7600 or LINGST 4860 or LINGST 7860


RM_LAN 8085: Problems in Romance Languages


Credit Hour: 1-99
Prerequisites: instructor's consent


RM_LAN 8087: Seminar in Literature and Languages of the African Diaspora

One of two courses devoted to the theory and practice of African diaspora literary criticism. Beginning with the United States, we address the issues of developing appropriate theoretical models for black literatures in the Americas.

Credit Hours: 3