Languages (LN)

LN 1101. French in TX & Around the Worl. 1 Semester Hour.

The course is designed to allow students to explore the different cultures around the world with an emphasis on the historical beginnings of French culture and language in Texas, Africa, and Canada. Representative works from each of the subcultures is used to create an enjoyment on the part of the student and an awareness of the rich heritage of the French Language outside the European arena.

LN 1103. French Philosophers. 1 Semester Hour.

This course is designed to explore the writings of French philosophers in their original language. Selected texts from the best known philosophers from Descartes to Sartre and Camus will be read and discussed in class.

LN 1104. French Romantic Poetry in Song. 1 Semester Hour.

This course is designed to aid students in learning to translate and interpret French romantic poetry. Emphasis is placed on diction in singing French. Students will explore the works of great French masters such as Berlioz, Faur, Duparc, Debussy, Ravel, and Poulenc, along with great French poets such as Gautier, Hugo, deMusset, Verlaine, Baudelaire, and Eluard.

LN 1105. The History of Math in French. 1 Semester Hour.

The course is designed to explore the history of modern mathematics as traced to its beginnings in the French enlightenment. Representative texts of great French mathematicians and philosophers such as Descartes, Fermat, Pascal, and Viet are examined from the standpoint of language and its humanistic development. It is not a technical mathematics course.

LN 1109. Directed Readings in French. 1 Semester Hour.

Directed Readings in French.

LN 1129. Directed Readings in German. 1 Semester Hour.

Directed Readings in German.

LN 1131. Actor's Studio in Spanish. 1 Semester Hour.

This course provides an opportunity for students to expand their oral skills and vocabulary in Spanish through acting and producing a one-act play written in the language.

LN 1132. Engineering Management in Span. 1 Semester Hour.

Industrial Engineering management vocabulary and practice are learned through the use of several actual case studies written in Spanish. The common lexicon employed by engineers in both the English and Spanish-speaking world is compared and contrasted.

LN 1133. Computer Terminology in Spanis. 1 Semester Hour.

The lexicon employed in computer applications in the Spanish-speaking world is systematically employed as an extension of Introduction to Computers.

LN 1134. The Post-Modern City. 1 Semester Hour.

This is a political course which is intended to introduce upper division students to the use of postmodernism as a methodological and philosophical approach in understanding modern politics. The course will begin with a survey of what constitutes the postmodern condition and then will survey a variety of political problems.

LN 1135. The Mexi-Amer/Chic Short Story. 1 Semester Hour.

Short stories written in Spanish by Chicano authors such as Rolando Hinojosa and others are read and discussed in class in Spanish. Students will enjoy the rich experience of the Mexican-American/Chicano people through the eyes of writers who, in many cases, are witnesses to the Chicano odyssey in the United States.

LN 1136. Classic Lit of the Western Wor. 1 Semester Hour.

Designed to familiarize the student with the classic works of the Western World from Cervantes to more recent authors such as Kafka and Borges. Works selected represent the various literary movements of the Western World.

LN 1139. Directed Readings in Spanish. 1 Semester Hour.

Directed Readings in Spanish.

LN 1149. Directed Readings in Latin. 1 Semester Hour.

Directed Readings in Latin.

LN 1311. Topics in Langu-Intro to Lan I. 3 Semester Hours.

This course is designed to introduce the student to another language not listed in the current University catalog. The course will be offered only if qualified faculty can be found to teach the course on a part-time or individual study basis. The course consists of two semesters. Each semester consists of two hours of lecture and one hour of audio/video/writing laboratory. A laboratory fee is charged. Enrollment restricted to students with no prior experience in the language. Students who have been introduced to the language at home, or in high school, should take course LN 2311 and LN 2312. Course LN 1311 is a prerequisite for course LN 1312. Permission of the Department Chair is required for the course.

LN 1312. Topics in Lang-Intro to Lan II. 3 Semester Hours.

This course is designed to introduce the student to another language not listed in the current University catalog. The course will be offered only if qualified faculty can be found to teach the course on a part-time or individual study basis. The course consists of two semesters. Each semester consists of two hours of lecture and one hour of audio/video/writing laboratory. A laboratory fee is charged. Enrollment restricted to students with no prior experience in the language. Students who have been introduced to the language at home, or in high school, should take course LN 2311 and LN 2312. Course LN 1311 is a prerequisite for course LN 1312. Permission of the Department Chair is required for the course.

LN 1411. Languages Transfer Credit I. 4 Semester Hours.

Foreign Language transfer credit.

LN 1412. Languages Transfer Credit II. 4 Semester Hours.

Foreign Language transfer credit.

LN 2300. Languages and their Peoples. 3 Semester Hours.

This course will explore human language from both a biological and a social perspective. The aim of this course is to give students an introduction to the different features of human language and the principal areas of linguistic analysis, which they will then use to identify how languages fit into the contexts of different societies. By the end of the semester, students will examine in depth one particular sociopolitical context and the role that language(s) play within it.

LN 2311. Topics in Lan-Second Y Langu I. 3 Semester Hours.

This course is designed to further the study of other languages not listed in the current University catalog and for which the prospective student has some experience in the study or application of the language. The course will be offered only if qualified faculty can be found to teach the course on a part-time or individual study basis. The course consists of two semesters. Each semester consists of two hours of lecture and one hour of audio/video/writing laboratory. A laboratory fee is charged. Course LN 2311 is a prerequisite for Course LN 2312. Permission of the Department Chair is required for entry into the course.

LN 2312. Topics in Lang-Intro to Lan II. 3 Semester Hours.

This course is designed to further the study of other languages not listed in the current University catalog and for which the prospective student has some experience in the study or application of the language. The course will be offered only if qualified faculty can be found to teach the course on a part-time or individual study basis. The course consists of two semesters. Each semester consists of two hours of lecture and one hour of audio/video/writing laboratory. A laboratory fee is charged. Course LN 2311 is a prerequisite for Course LN 2312. Permission of the Department Chair is required for entry into the course.

LN 3311. Topics in Language-Advanced I. 3 Semester Hours.

This course is designed to capitalize on previously acquired language skills to conduct advanced study of a language not offered by the University. The course will consist of advanced communications skills, literature, culture, and civilization. The course will be only offered if qualified faculty can be found to teach the course on a part-time or individual study basis.

LN 3312. Topics in Language-Advanced II. 3 Semester Hours.

This course is designed to capitalize on previously acquired language skills to conduct advanced study of a language not offered by the University. The course will consist of advanced communications skills, literature, culture, and civilization. The course will be only offered if qualified faculty can be found to teach the course on a part-time or individual study basis.