Agenda Item FA 08-09

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(World Languages): New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (14 items)

03/06/08: Passed

03/11/08: Approved

College  of Art and Science
 
 

 Undergraduate - World Languages

 
07/08-306
APC 3
 
BA - French Studies Major
The Bachelor's Degree in French Studies, approved by the University Board of Trustees on October 18, 2007 (FA07-15), is an interdisciplinary degree program with an emphasis on acquiring proficiency in the French language and a critical knowledge of French and Francophone literature, history, culture and politics, including an understanding of France's place in the larger perspective of Europe. In addition to French language courses on grammar, conversation, literature, and cinema offered by the Department of World Languages, students may choose two courses that examine French history, art, philosophy, and political life offered through other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students majoring in French Studies are also encouraged to participate in the university's study abroad, true immersion program in Strasbourg, France. There is clearly a need for offering expanded possibilities in French Studies at UNF. With more than 120 million speakers in the world, French is the second most commonly taught language at American universities and it is an official language of numerous international organizations, such as The United Nations, The European Union, and The World Trade Organization. Creating an undergraduate degree in French studies at the University of North Florida contributes to the university's stated goals of creating programs with international applications and preparing students to be global citizens in the 21st century.  
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07/08-308 
APC 2
FOL 2952
Intermediate Language Study Abroad

 Depending on the type and length of study abroad program completed, students may receive more than the 3-6 credits currently indicated in the catalog. Therefore, this change is required to increase the available credit hours to 3-12.

 
07/08-309
APC 2
FOL 3953
Advanced Language Study Abroad 
 Depending on the type and length of study abroad program completed, students may receive more than the 3-6 credits currently indicated in the catalog. Therefore, this change is required to increase the available credit hours to 3-12.
 
07/08-310
APC 2
SPN 4905
Directed Independent Study in Spanish 

 The Department of World Languages proposes to change the title of this course to: Directed Independent Study in Spanish, and to change the catalog description to clearly indicate under which circumstances a Directed Independent Study in Spanish may be offered. In addition, students may take no more than two Independent Studies for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

 
07/08-311
APC 2
FOL 4905
Directed Independent Study in Languages

 World Languages proposes to terminate this Independent Study in Languages course since a course designated for Directed Independent Study in Spanish exists, and one designated for Independent Study in French will be created.

 
07/08-312
APC 2
FRT 3551
Francophone African Literatures and Cultures

World Languages proposes to terminate this course because it has not been taught in the past seven years.  

 
07/08-313
APC 2
FRW 4301
Survey of French Culture through Theater
World Languages proposes to terminate this course as it has not been taught in the past seven years.
 
07/08-314
APC 2
LAS 3033
Peoples and Cultures of Central
America
and Mexico
World Languages proposes to terminate this course; the course will be replaced as a course focusing on the peoples and cultures of Mexico.
 
07/08-315
APC 1
LAS 3XXX
Peoples and Cultures of Mexico (3 crs)  
Prerequisites:  None  
Corequisites:
  None
Course Description:  
This course examines the history, peoples, and cultures of Mexico. The language of instruction is English. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-316
APC 1
FRE 4XXX
Directed Independent Study in French (3 crs)
Prerequisites:  Student must have successfully completed two French courses at the 3000-                                level prior to requesting an independent study.
Corequisites:
None
Course Description:
This course provides directed individual research and study on a topic related to the language, literatures, and cultures of French and Francophone peoples and regions. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credits under different topics. It is not open to Minors in French. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-317
APC 2
FRE 3402
Advanced French Conversation

The Department of World Languages requests that this course be reclassified to the 4000 level. The title and description both make clear that it is an advanced course and parallels the 4000-level Advanced Spanish Conversation course (SPN 4410).

 
07/08-318
APC 1
FRT 4XXX
Special Topics in French Culture (3-6 crs)
Prerequisites: FRE 2240 and FRE 2241, Intermediate French I and II  
Corequisites:
  None  
Course Description:
 
This course examines topics and issues pertaining to French and Francophone cultures and civilization. The readings and films used in the course will be in French, and the language of instruction is French so that students develop a better understanding of the intrinsic relationship between language and culture. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credits with different topics. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
07/08-319
APC 2
FRE 3280
Listening Skills in French
The Department of World Languages proposes to terminate this course in order to replace it with French Listening and Speaking Skills (APC-1 submitted) which will combine the development of the two skills of aural receptive comprehension and oral production of French. As this course has been taught over the years, experience has demonstrated the need to include some focus on speaking skills; thus, the new course will reflect better teaching practices.
 
07/08-320
APC 1
FRE 3XXX
French Listening and Speaking Skills  (3 crs)

Prerequisites: FRE 2240 Intermediate French I or equivalent  
Corequisites:
  None
Course Description:  

This course provides training in the development of aural comprehension of spoken French, with an emphasis on understanding colloquial speech patterns, broadcast journalism and regional accents; students will also receive training in oral production with an emphasis on normative speech and the development of vocabulary. Heritage speakers of French may take this course only with permission of the World Languages Chair. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.