Undergraduate Courses in Bilingual/ESL
Undergraduate Bilingual and Second Language Learning courses are offered in support of the bilingual specialization in Elementary Education and the ESL endorsement:
BSL 3328 Foundations of Bilingual Education (3-0)
A study of the evolution, rationale, legislation, philosophy, goals, and objectives of bilingual education.
BSL 3329 Principles and Concepts of Second Language Learning (3-0)
A study of current theories of and approaches to second language learning.
BSL 4328 Language Arts for the Bilingual Student (3-0)
A study of approaches to achieving language arts competencies for the bilingual student.
BSL 4329 Content Areas for the Bilingual Student (3-0)
A study of approaches to achieving competencies in social studies, science, mathematics, music, and art for the bilingual student.
BSL 4330 Bilingual Literature (3-0) Writing in two languages from a linguistic perspective. Covers children's books, poetry, novels and short stories.
Undergraduate Courses in French
FREN 1401 First-Year College French (4-0)
An introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of the language. Focus on the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. F
REN 1402 First-Year College French (4-0)
A continuation of French 1401 with additional practice in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: French 1401 or consent of the instructor. (FREN 1412)
FREN 2301 Second-Year College French (3-0)
Third semester of college French. A continuation of French 1401 and 1402. Continued development and review of speaking, reading, and writing skills in French. Includes literary and cultural readings. Prerequisite: French 1401 and 1402 or consent of instructor.
FREN 2302 Second-Year College French (3-0)
Fourth semester of college French. A continuation of French 2301. Conversation, composition, literary and cultural readings, and grammar review. Prerequisite: French 2301.
FREN 2306 French Literature and Culture (3-0)
A study of the literature and culture of different regions of France. Prerequisite: French 1401, 2301, or consent of instructor.
Graduate Courses in Linguistics
Graduate linguistics courses are offered in support of graduate programs in Education, English and Liberal Arts:
LING 5306 Language Acquisition (3-0)
This course focuses on current issues in the field of second language acquisition from a theoretical perspective. Linguistic, sociolinguistic, and cognitive approaches are considered.
LING 5331 Teaching Second Language Composition (3-0)
This course provides an in-depth survey of the practice of teaching English composition to students whose native language is not English. Topics include rhetorical theory, modes of written English discourse, contrastive rhetoric, teaching methodology, the writing process, evaluating compositions, using computers to write and the problems of non-native writers.
LING 5341 Linguistics and Reading (3-0)
This course considers the role of linguistics in reading. Topics include language, memory, learning, and culture. The development of reading in both first and second languages is discussed.
LING 5388 Bilingualism (3-0)
This course considers the positive and negative claims as to the effects of bilingualism on the cognitive, social, and academic development of children as well as examining the assumptions behind various language policies and programs for bilingual children.