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FREN 101 L 1ST SEMESTER FRENCH (4.00 credits)
FREN 101 is an interactive, introductory French class designed for beginners. This multi-media first year French program will enable language learners to acquire the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding elementary French by using a proficiency-oriented, communicative method combining audio-video technology with the written text. FREN 101 & FREN 102 will focus on active learning and communication in French through vocabulary and structures presented in a culturally authentic context, skill-building exercises, and intensive oral and listening practice reinforced via visual medium and audio aid. (F) Prerequisites: None.
FREN 102 L 2ND SEMESTER FRENCH (4.00 credits)
FREN 102 is the continuation of FREN 101 and as such is also a participatory, elementary French course. This multi-media first year French program will enable language learners to acquire the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding elementary French by using a proficiency-oriented, communicative method combining audio-video technology with the written text. FREN 101 & FREN 102 will focus on active learning and communication in French through vocabulary and structures presented in a culturally authentic context, skill-building exercises, and intensive oral and listening practice reinforced via visual medium and audio aid. (S) Prerequisites: FREN 101 or appropriate placement for FREN 102 (online placement testing available..
FREN 201 GL 3RD SEMESTER FRENCH (4.00 credits)
FREN 201 is an interactive French class designed for language learners who have completed 1 year of college French or equivalent. This third semester French course will enable learners to develop the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension in French, as well as acquiring an understanding of French and Francophone cultures through a proficiency-oriented, communicative approach. FREN 201 will focus on active learning and oral communication in French through skill-building activities, vocabulary and structures presented in a culturally authentic context. Prerequisites: Second semester French or appropriate language placement (online placement test available..
FREN 202 GL 4TH SEMESTER FRENCH (4.00 credits)
FREN 202 is a continuation of FREN 201. This fourth semester French course will enable learners to develop the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension in French, as well as acquiring an understanding of French and Francophone cultures through a proficiency-oriented, communicative approach. FREN 202 will focus on active learning and oral communication in French through skill-building activities, vocabulary and structures presented in a culturally authentic context. (S) Prerequisites: FREN 201 or appropriate language placement (online placement test available..
FREN 279 INDEPENDENT STUDY - FRENCH (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Given with the consent of the instructor. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
FREN 312 G CONVERSATION & COMPOSITION (4.00 credits)
French 312 is aimed at language learners who have completed 2 years of college French or equivalent. It is designed as an interactive, learning-centered, proficiency-orientated language course focusing on the development of written and oral communication in French using a meaningful cultural framework. This French course will enable language learners to improve their writing skills through compositions, essays, and assignments on a variety of topics, themes, issues and events studied in the course. Students will also develop fluency in spoken French through discussions, debates, and oral presentations set in culturally authentic contexts from contemporary France and the Francophone world. Prerequisites: French 202, correct placement or equivalent.
FREN 313 G WRITTEN & ORAL COMMUNICATION (4.00 credits)
FREN 313 is aimed at language learners who have completed 2 years of college French or equivalent. It is designed as an interactive, learning-centered, proficiency-oriented language course focusing on the development of oral and written communication in French using a meaningful cultural framework. This French course will enable language learners to develop fluency in spoken French through listening comprehension activities, vocabulary building exercises, guided dialogues and role play set in culturally authentic contexts from contemporary France and the Francophone world as well as improve their writing skills through reflections, essays and short compositions on cultural themes, issues and events studied in the course. (F) Prerequisites: Fourth semester French or appropriate language placement.
FREN 314 G LANGUAGE IN THE MEDIA (4.00 credits)
French 314 is a 3rd year French language course designed to develop students' listening comprehension, reading, and understanding of French idioms and spoken and written language used in the French media. Through a sampling of French TV programs, newspaper articles, music videos, films, and various other cultural products, Language in the Media aims to improve the learners' listening comprehension, oral communication, and written expression in French while lending insights into the Francophone world through culturally authentic media and realistic contexts. (F) Prerequisites: French 202, correct language placement or equivalent.
FREN 316 G LANGUAGE & THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD (4.00 credits)
Language and the Francophone World is aimed at language learners who have completed 2 years of college French or equivalent. This course is designed as an interactive, culture-based course focusing on the development of oral and written communication in French using a meaningful global framework. This proficiency-oriented, learning-centered course will provide a deeper understanding of the Francophone world by reviewing grammatical structures and vocabulary-enrichment activities in the context of culture-based readings, films, research projects, and class discussions. Via culturally authentic topics ranging from family and society (Polygamy in Senegal; Marriage rituals in Tunisia; Role of women in Madagascar) and questions of socio-linguistics (Quebecois; Creole; status of French in Vietnam, regional dialects) to ecological and environmental issues of global concern (deforestation and solar energy in Cote d'Ivoire; space exploration and research in Guiana), French 316 will lend insights into the customs, traditions, social codes, communicative practices and global preoccupations of French speakers across borders. Prerequisites: Fourth semester French or appropriate language placement.
FREN 332 G CONTEMPORARY FRANCOPHONE CULTURE (4.00 credits)
The course surveys the rich cultural traditions of the French-speaking world as well as examining the ethnic, racial, linguistic, and religious diversities of the immigrant populations in present-day France. It is aimed to develop cultural competency and student understanding of “la Francophonie” i.e. French-speaking countries and regions, and study the diversity of contemporary French society through cultural readings, films, documentaries, and music. It also investigates France’s relationship with its former colonies and its role in the global context. (S) Prerequisites: Fourth semester French or appropriate language placement.
FREN 333 G FILM & SOCIETY (4.00 credits)
A study of French and Francophone films as a reflection of culture. Using the cultural lens of French cinema, the course surveys the evolution of French society through different historical periods. It looks at various cross-sections of French society in their past forms and current status and focus on diverse social structures and the interplay of power, politics, and privilege that shape and define them. (S) Prerequisites: Fourth semester French or appropriate language placement.
FREN 379 INDEPENDENT STUDY - FRENCH (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Given with the consent of the instructor. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
FREN 380 SPECIAL TOPICS (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
A course which will meet the specialized needs of intermediate students - e.g., literature, culture or language. Prerequisites: None.
FREN 412 ADVANCED CONVERSATION & COMPOSITION (4.00 credits)
Upper level oral and written exercise to develop vocabulary, grammatical structures, and fluency. * If enrollment or rotation sequence does not permit taking these courses at Edgewood, they may be taken at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the Collaborative Program. (F) Prerequisites: None.
FREN 413 ADV WRITTEN & ORAL COMMUNICATION (4.00 credits)
Upper level oral and written exercise to develop vocabulary, grammatical structures, and fluency. * If enrollment or rotation sequence does not permit taking these courses at Edgewood, they may be taken at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the Collaborative Program. (F) Prerequisites: None.
FREN 414 LANGUAGE IN MEDIA: ADVANCED (4.00 credits)
Advanced practice of written and oral communication through cultural readings. Offered as a study of language and culture communicated through the mass media. (F) Prerequisites: None.
FREN 416 G ADV LANG & THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD (4.00 credits)
Advanced Language and the Francophone World is aimed at language learners who have successfully completed a 300 level French course in college. This course is designed as an interactive, culture-based course focusing on the development of oral and written communication in French using a meaningful global framework. This proficiency-oriented, learning-centered course will provide a deeper understanding of the Francophone world by reviewing grammatical structures and vocabulary-enrichment activities in the context of culture-based readings, films, research projects, and class discussions. Via culturally authentic topics ranging from family and society (Polygamy in Senegal; Marriage rituals in Tunisia; Role of women in Madagascar) and questions of socio-linguistics (Quebecois; Creole; status of French in Vietnam, regional dialects) to ecological and environmental issues of global concern (deforestation and solar energy in Cote d'Ivoire; space exploration and research in Guiana), French 416 will lend insights into the customs, traditions, social codes, communicative practices and global preoccupations of French speakers across borders. (F) Prerequisites: Successful completion of a 3rd year French language class.
FREN 428 CG INTRO FRENCH LIT: MID AGES-REVOLUT (4.00 credits)
French 428 is a literature course which introduces students to the primary genres and literary trends starting with Medieval France all the way up to the French Revolution through a sampling of texts written in the French language from 1100-1789. During the course of the semester, students will acquaint themselves with a variety of literary genres ranging from poetry, short stories, and essays to novels and theatre from the French Middle Ages, Renaissance, Classicism, and Enlightenment. Throughout the course of the semester, students will be trained to think critically and engage in thoughtful reflection and textual analysis. Class will be conducted entirely in French. (S) Prerequisites: French 202, correct placement or equivalent.
FREN 429 CG INTRO TO FRENCH LIT: 19TH-20TH CENT (4.00 credits)
This is a literature course aimed to acquaint students with the key literary genres, movements, authors, and texts from the 19th and 20th centuries. Course will survey representative prose, poetry and drama from 1800 to 1999. (S) Prerequisites: Fourth semester college French or equivalent placement.
FREN 430 PHONETICS (3.00 credits)
Theory of French sounds, phonetic transcription, practice in pronunciation and intonation. *If enrollment or rotation sequence does not permit taking these courses at Edgewood, they may be taken at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the Collaborative Program. Prerequisites: Advanced placement.
FREN 431 GH FRENCH CIVILIZATION (4.00 credits)
This course is a survey of French history and cultural evolution from Preroman Gaul to present day (post WWII) France. (S) Prerequisites: 4th semester college French or equivalent placement.
FREN 437A CGQ LIT MVMTS OF MOD FRANCE: WMN WRITER (4.00 credits)
Literary movements of Modern France is an upper-division French Literature class focusing on a specific literary trend or theme. Our topic for FREN 437A is women writers, and to that end, we will study literary and critical texts by French women authors, learn about women's movements and feminist manifestos in France, and examine samples of "ecriture feminie." The goal of this course is two-fold. FREN 437A is designed to develop (1) Student's knowledge of different narrative genres such as the journal, diary, letter, short story, and the literary autobiography through the study of literary texts and increase their ability to interpret literary works and (2) Student's understanding of the social, cultural, political and historical contexts in which women's literature from France was produced and experienced. (S) Prerequisites: 4th semester French, appropriate language placement, or equivalent.
FREN 438 CG FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
Francophone Literature is an upper-level literature course designed for advanced French learners. Francophone literature will expose students to the literary productions in a variety of genres from former French colonies (Haiti, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Algeria) along with other parts of the French speaking world (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Quebec, Nouvelle Caledonie) and offer strategies for literary analysis and interpretation. Grounded in post-colonial theory, the course will provide cultural, historical, and geo-political contexts for the works studied (colonization and slavery, le deracinement, la Negritude, decolonization, sociolinguistics and language politics). (S) Prerequisites: Completion of FREN 202, appropriate language placement, or equivalent.
FREN 459F TCH FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELEM/MID/SEC (4.00 credits)
Theory and practice of methodologies. Required for all foreign language teaching majors and minors. Co-taught with Spanish 459F; also known as ED 459F. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
FREN 479 INDEPENDENT STUDY - FRENCH (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Given with the consent of the instructor. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
FREN 480 SPECIAL TOPICS (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
A course which would meet specialized needs of advanced students - e.g., literature, language or culture. Prerequisites: None.

SPAN 101 L FIRST SEMESTER SPANISH (4.00 credits)
For students beginning the language. The following four skills are taught: understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Use of the language lab is required. C (F) Prerequisites: None.
SPAN 102 L SECOND SEMESTER SPANISH (4.00 credits)
Continuation of SPAN 101. (S) Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent (online placement test available).
SPAN 201 GL THIRD SEMESTER SPANISH (4.00 credits)
Continued development of understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills, with emphasis on grammar review and conversation. (F/S) Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
SPAN 202 GL FOURTH SEMESTER SPANISH (4.00 credits)
Continued development of understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills, with emphasis on grammar review and conversation. (F/S) Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent (online placement test available).
SPAN 279 INDEPENDENT STUDY - SPANISH (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Given with the consent of the instructor. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
SPAN 312 THIRD YR CONVERSATION & COMPOSITION (4.00 credits)
Language review, with oral and written exercises to develop conversation and writing skills.  Weekly composition. (F) Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent.
SPAN 314 G LANGUAGE IN THE MEDIA (4.00 credits)
Study of language and culture communicated through the mass media, as a means to improve language proficiency and oral comprehension. (F) Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. 
SPAN 318 G LANGUAGE IN THE HISPANIC WORLD (4.00 credits)
SPAN 318 is a detailed study of the Spanish language through cultural texts from diverse areas of the Spanish-speaking world, including music, video clips, and Internet sites that offer the student up to date cultural information.  (F) Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 331 G SPANISH CIVILIZATION (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
This course examines the historical events and people that have shaped Spanish culture from its earliest beginnings to the present, giving students basic knowledge about the history of Spain and highlighting the interrelationships between political, intellectual, artistic, and social trends. Within the broader historical overview of the Iberian Peninsula, the course will cover in detail Spain’s Golden Age (16th and 17th centuries) through the 21st century. The class also provides many opportunities for pair and small group activities that allow students to practice language skills and engage in conversations with their peers. Written assignments will offer students the opportunity to synthesize language practice with new historical knowledge. (S) Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 332 LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION (4.00 credits)
This course is a survey of the key themes, ideas, and events that have shaped Latin American civilization and culture. We will begin with an overview of the geography and history of the region. Most of the course will focus on major topics of the contemporary period, the 20th and early 21st centuries: politics, economy, society, religion, education, art, women, family, and cultural identity. Special attention will be given to issues of race, gender, class, and recent transformations due to urbanization, immigration, and globalization. We will supplement the textbook with film, television, newspapers and magazines, music, and the internet. We will also read short stories and essays for their unique perspective on culture. Students will engage in discussion and oral presentations, write short papers, and take three exams. (S) Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 336 G FILM & SOCIETY (4.00 credits)
This class will explore contemporary Hispanic societies from the perspective of the cinema, and how the Spanish-speaking world has been portrayed in film since the 1970s. The main goal of the course will be to study and understand many of the important themes to emerge from contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema: including historical influences, social problems, gender relations, political upheaval, marginalization of oppressed sectors of society, globalization, the function of humor, the role of art and imagination in communicating these perspectives, and the contrasts with the “Hollywood” style of movie-making. By the end of the semester, students will have improved ability to read, write, and understand contemporary Spanish, and an enhanced understanding of the themes, traditions and style of Spanish-language cinema.
SPAN 379 INDEPENDENT STUDY - SPANISH (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Given with the consent of the instructor. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
SPAN 380 SPECIAL TOPICS (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
A course which will meet the specialized needs of intermediate students - e.g., literature, culture or language. Prerequisites: None.
SPAN 412 ADV SPANISH CONVERSATION & COMP (4.00 credits)
Advanced level oral and written exercises to develop vocabulary, grammatical structures, and fluency.  Intensive writing practice. (F) Prerequisites: 2 classes at 300 level or above or consent of instructor 
SPAN 414 G LANG IN THE MEDIA: ADVANCED LEVEL (4.00 credits)
Advanced study of language and culture communicated through the mass media, with emphasis on regional usage, advanced vocabulary and complex grammatical structures. (F) Prerequisites: 2 classes at 300 level or above or consent of instructor
SPAN 418 LANGUAGE IN THE HISPANIC WORLD ADV (4.00 credits)
Advanced study of Spanish language through cultural texts, literary readings, journalism, film, grammar review. Extensive speaking practice. (F) Prerequisites: 2 classes at 300 level or above or consent of instructor
SPAN 424 CG TPCS IN MDRN PENINSULAR LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
SPAN 424 focuses on thematic aspects of literature from Spain, focusing on advanced reading comprehension and basic literary analysis from an anthology and short stories or novels. Class activities include vocabulary exercises and group discussions to improve students' language skills and turn the solitary activity of reading into lively conversations. (S) Prerequisites: ENG 110; two Spanish courses at 300-level or above or consent of instructor.
SPAN 430 PHONETICS (4.00 credits)
Linguistic analysis of Spanish sounds; practice in pronunciation and intonation. Study of regional dialects. Practice in phonetic transcription.  Required of teaching majors and teaching minors.  (S) Prerequisites: two Spanish courses at 300 level or above or consent of instructor. * If enrollment or rotation sequence does not permit taking these courses at Edgewood, you may take them at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the Collaborative Program.
SPAN 433 CONTEMPORARY CULTURE (2.00 - 4.00 credits)
This course is an advanced class on present-day Hispanic cultures, with focus on specific countries.  It involves detailed analysis of literary, cultural and artistic artifacts, together with media and popular music.  (S) Prerequisites: one class at 300 level or above or consent of instructor.
SPAN 437 CG SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
Introductory survey of Latin American literature from colonial times to the present, exploring literary texts as products of the historical and cultural contexts that produced them.  Study of and anthology followed by a novel, with secondary sources and videos. Develop advanced reading skills and vocabulary, together with enhanced writing and analytic abilities.  (S) Prerequisites: ENG 110; two 300 level Spanish courses or consent of instructor.
SPAN 438 CG CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (4.00 credits)
Recent trends in late-20th and early-21st century literature from Spain and/or Latin America.  Representative authors from various Spanish-speaking countries, including prose, poetry, theater and essay.  Introduction to literary theory and analysis.  (S) Prerequisites: ENG 110 or W cornerstone; two classes at 300 level or above or consent of instructor.
SPAN 459F TCH FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ELEM/MID/SEC (4.00 credits)
Theory and practice of methodologies.  Extensive classroom practice in pedagogies. Practicum experience in local schools.  Development of professional portfolio. Required for all Teaching Majors and Minors. Co-taught with FREN 459F; also known as ED 459F. Prerequisites: None.
SPAN 479 INDEPENDENT STUDY - SPANISH (1.00 - 4.00 credits)
Given with consent of instructor. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
SPAN 480 SPECIAL TOPICS (0.00 credits)
A course which would meet specialized needs of advanced students - e.g. literature, culture or language. Prerequisites: None.
SPAN 480A CGQ WOMEN WRITERS OF SPAIN (4.00 credits)
Spanish 480 Special Topics: Women Writers of Spain will examine literature written by female authors in order to improve understandings of Spanish history, culture, and society with a specific focus on the struggles of women. The literature will be examined for its literary qualities and as a representation of social and gender roles. (S) Prerequisites: one 300 level Spanish course or consent of instructor.
SPAN 480B DG SPC TPC:IMMIGRATION & SOCIAL CHANGE (4.00 credits)
The course looks at the causes and consequences of immigration 1) from Latin America to the US and 2) from Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America to Spain. We look at economic and political motives for immigration in the work of demographers, sociologists, and economists, before moving to the study of the cultural and social experience of immigration, as expressed through literature, art and popular culture. (S) Prerequisites: at least two 300 level Spanish courses (or above. or consent of the instructor.
SPAN 490 SPANISH INTERNSHIP (2.00 credits)
Internship with a service organization in the Dane county area serving the Spanish- speaking community. (F/S) Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

CHIN 101 L FIRST SEMESTER CHINESE (4.00 credits)
As the first half of a two-semester sequence, Chinese 101 is designed to introduce to students basic communication skills of Mandarin Chinese (simplified), including reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension, presented in a culturally authentic context. Throughout the semester, students will learn and practice these skills through various instructional means designed through an interactive and interpersonal pedagogical approach. Students will also be exposed to contemporary Chinese culture through real-life situations, including greetings, dates and times, family, shopping, hobbies, school life, transportation, etc., and gain cultural knowledge in relation to the language skills. The course carries 4 credits and meets four times a week. This course will prepare students for their further study of the Chinese language and culture. (F) Prerequisites: None.
CHIN 102 L SECOND SEMESTER CHINESE (4.00 credits)
This course continues to help students further develop basic communication skills of Mandarin Chinese (Simplified), including reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension, presented in a culturally authentic context. Throughout the semester, students will learn and practice these skills through various instructional means designed through a communicative and integrative pedagogical approaches. (S) Prerequisites: CHIN 101 or equivalent.
CHIN 201 GL THIRD SEMESTER CHINESE (4.00 credits)
As a second year Chinese class, this course helps students develop at the intermediate-level communication skills of Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua, Simplified), including reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension, presented in a culturally authentic context. Throughout the semester students will learn and practice these skills by various instructional means designed through a communicative and integrative pedagogical approach. Students will be further exposed to traditional and contemporary Chinese culture through a number of new real-life situations, including on-campus lodging, registering for classes, communication through the Internet, job interviews, etc. Students will also gain additional cultural knowledge in relation to the language skills by focusing on a wide range of topics regarding Chinese education, geography, and history as well as social and cultural issues such as gender equality, environmental protection, health and wellness, and contemporary social changes. The course carries 4 credits and meets 4 times a week each semester. This course will prepare students for their further study of the Chinese language and culture. (F) Prerequisites: CHIN 102, or appropriate language placement test.
CHIN 202 GL FOURTH SEMESTER CHINESE (4.00 credits)
As a second year Chinese class, this course helps students develop at the intermediate-level communication skills of Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua, Simplified), including reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension, presented in a culturally authentic context. Throughout the semester students will learn and practice these skills by various instructional means designed through a communicative and integrative pedagogical approach. Students will be further exposed to traditional and contemporary Chinese culture through a number of new real-life situations, including on-campus lodging, registering for classes, communication through the Internet, job interviews, etc. Students will also gain additional cultural knowledge in relation to the language skills by focusing on a wide range of topics regarding Chinese education, geography, and history as well as social and cultural issues such as gender equality, environmental protection, health and wellness, and contemporary social changes. The course carries 4 credits and meets 4 times a week each semester. This course will prepare students for their further study of the Chinese language and culture. Prerequisites: CHIN 201, or appropriate language placement test.
CHIN 279 INDEPENDENT STUDY - CHINESE (4.00 credits)
An independent study designed for students wishing to take 200-level Chinese when CHIN 201 and 202 are not offered.