Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

French: FR

FR 380C. French for Graduate Students in Other Departments.

No auditors permitted. Intensive reading course, emphasizing basic grammar and vocabulary with translation practice. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. The symbol CR fulfills the foreign language requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in some departments. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

FR 380L. History of the French Language.

An analysis of the evolution of the French language since its origin. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in French, or graduate standing and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 180P. Introduction to Studies in Literature and Culture.

Proseminar in methods of study and research in French studies. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

FR 380R. Reference Works and Research Methodologies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

FR 381. Old French Language.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 381J. Topics in French Studies.

Designed for students in other departments; taught in English with optional reading in French. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Graduate students in French may count only one topic toward the degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

FR 381M. Critical Approaches to Literature.

Introduction to various modern approaches to literary criticism, stressing both theory and practical application. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

FR 381N. Studies in Language and Style.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Rhetoric, Composition, and Stylistics.
Topic 2: Translation.

FR 381P. Old Provencal.

An introduction to Old Provencal through analysis of literary texts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 382L. Studies in the Civilization of the French-Speaking World.

Studies in various aspects of the cultures of France, Quebec, Francophone Africa, the French Caribbean, and other areas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

FR 383K. Structure of French: Phonology and Morphology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in French, or graduate standing in linguistics and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 383M. Structure of French: Syntax and Semantics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in French, or graduate standing in linguistics and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 383N. Introduction to French Linguistics.

An introductory survey of the main fields of French linguistics: phonology, syntax, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and applied linguistics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Fulfills linguistics requirement for doctoral candidates in French literature. May not be counted toward a graduate degree in French linguistics or Romance linguistics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

FR 385L. Conference Course in French Language and Literature.

For students needing specialized courses not normally or not often included in the regular course offerings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of the graduate adviser.

FR 390K. Studies in French Literature through the Renaissance.

Intensive study of particular writers or literary movements. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 390L. Studies in French Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

Intensive study of particular writers or literary movements. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 390M. Studies in French Literature from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.

Intensive study of particular writers or literary movements. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 390N. Studies in Francophone Literature.

Studies in the literatures of Quebec, Francophone Africa, the French Caribbean, and other areas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

FR 391K. Studies in Criticism and Literary Genres.

Intensive study of critical theory or of the evolution of a genre. Topics: Le Voyage: themes, genres, structure; French short fiction since 1650; the theatre of the absurd; and others. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 392K. Studies in French Linguistics.

Examination of specific issues in theoretical, applied, descriptive, or historical linguistics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 395L. Comprehensive Examination Preparation.

Restricted to doctoral students in the Department of French and Italian. Supervised preparation for the comprehensive examination for the doctoral degree. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing, consent of the graduate adviser, and satisfactory completion of all course requirements for the doctoral degree.

FR 396K. Comparative Romance Linguistics.

General survey of the development of spoken Latin in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and France; main traits of phonology, morphology, and syntax in each modern derivative language. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in languages and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics. Same as Italian 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Linguistics 383 (Topic 3: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Portuguese 396K (Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), and Spanish 396K (Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics).

FR 197T. Practicum in Teaching College French.

Designed to train first-year teaching assistants to observe, describe, and evaluate foreign language instruction and testing. Practical aspects of teaching to be studied include organization of class time; treatment of vocabulary and grammar; speaking and pronunciation; listening and reading comprehension; evaluating and creating tests; testing language content and language skills. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

FR 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in French and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, French 698A.

FR 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in French and consent of the graduate adviser.

FR 398T. Supervised Teaching in French.

Teaching under the close supervision of the course instructor for two semesters; weekly group meetings with the instructor, individual consultations, and reports throughout the teaching period. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

FR 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

FR 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: French 399R, 699R, or 999R.

Italian: ITL

ITL 380C. Italian for Graduate Students in Other Departments.

No auditors permitted. Intensive reading course, emphasizing basic grammar and vocabulary with translation practice. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. The symbol CR fulfills the foreign language requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in some departments. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ITL 380L. History of the Italian Language.

Survey of the development of Italian from spoken Latin to the present day. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ITL 180P. Introduction to Studies in Literature and Culture.

Proseminar in methods of study and research in Italian Studies. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ITL 381. Readings in Italian Literature.

Intensive study of a period or a major writer. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Italian.

ITL 382. Topics in Italian Studies.

Study of various aspects and periods of Italian culture and society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ITL 383K. Studies in Italian Language.

Synchronic approach to the modern Italian language: phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology, stylistics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ITL 385L. Conference Course in Italian Language and Literature.

For students needing specialized courses not normally or not often included in the regular course offerings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of the graduate adviser.

ITL 390K. Studies in Italian Literature through the Renaissance.

Intensive study of a particular writer, school, or literary movement. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ITL 390L. Studies in Italian Literature since the Renaissance.

Intensive study of a particular writer, school, or literary movement. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ITL 395L. Comprehensive Examination Preparation.

Restricted to doctoral students in the Department of French and Italian. Supervised preparation for the comprehensive examination for the doctoral degree. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; consent of the graduate adviser; and satisfactory completion of all course requirements for the doctoral degree.

ITL 396K. Comparative Romance Linguistics.

General survey of the development of spoken Latin in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and France; main traits of phonology, morphology, and syntax in each modern derivative language. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in languages and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics. Same as French 396K (Topic 1: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Linguistics 383 (Topic 3: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), Portuguese 396K (Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics), and Spanish 396K (Topic 2: Introduction to Romance Linguistics).

ITL 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Italian and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Italian 698A.

ITL 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Italian and consent of the graduate adviser.

ITL 398T. Supervised Teaching in Italian.

Practical exercises in second-language instruction and closely supervised classroom teaching, supported by theoretical studies of second-language learning. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ITL 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral program.

ITL 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Italian 399R, 699R, or 999R.