Foreign Language (FO)

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FO-COL   Colloquium in Professional and Leadership DevelopmentCredits: None   

Course Type(s): None

University administrators, as well as student participants, will present topics of interest to include mentoring students on professional interview preparation, resume review, and leadership experience. Students will network with other students, professors, and speakers from various branches of interest in the field of global volunteerism. This is a zero credit course with pass/fail grading.

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FO-LTIOPI   Oral Proficiency InterviewCredits: None   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Language Testing International Examination for undergraduate students; requires one hour preparation a week. This is a pass/fail course.

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FO-SSE   Sector Specific ExperienceCredits: None   

Course Type(s): None

Students must accumulate a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer or work experience in their specific sector (Agriculture, Community Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, Youth in Development). This is a zero credit course with pass/fail grading.

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FO-199   Independent Study in Foreign LanguageCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic selected in consultation with the instructor.

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FO-298   Special Topics in Foreign LiteratureCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Reading in English translation of works by foreign authors. Topics may center on works by a single author or be chosen from a period or genre, and will vary from semester to semester.

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FO-299   Independent Study in Foreign LanguageCredits: 1-3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

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FO-311   Independent ReadingsCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: Intermediate proficiency in the language (FO-202 or equivalent), and approval of the World Languages and Cultures chair, and the department for which the student will do the reading.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Supervised readings in the original language for students who wish to do intensive work in their major field; materials are selected in consultation with the student's advisor from the major field, and the student confers regularly with an instructor from the language staff.

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FO-312   Independent ReadingsCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: FO-311.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Supervised readings in the original language for students who wish to do intensive work in their major field; materials are selected in consultation with the student's advisor from the major field, and the student confers regularly with an instructor from the World Languages and Cultures staff.

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FO-398   Special Topics in Foreign LiteratureCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: Some knowledge of the language.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students study text in the original language. Course content will vary from semester to semester.

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FO-399   Independent Study in Foreign LanguageCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic selected in consultation with the instructor.

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FO-427   The Teaching of World LanguagesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

This course is designed to prepare the World Language teacher candidate's understanding of the ACTFL performance guidelines and standards together with their application and assessment in the classroom. Various modes of teaching language will be explored including meaningful integration of the ACTFL 5 C's and Integrated Performance Assessments into each lesson. Professional development is explored and students must complete a professional Development Plan that includes joining professional affiliations. Preparation for the edTPA is included in this course with one lesson in the target language to be presented and videotaped in class for self and group assessment. This course will include pedagogical strategies related to teaching linguistically diverse students, students with diverse needs, using instructional technology and using data to inform instruction. These components provide the students with valuable pre-teaching experiences that will strengthen understanding of teaching strategies and capabilities. (Also listed as ED-427). Clinical hours are required.

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FO-498   Special Topics in Foreign LanguagesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students study text in the original language at an advanced level. Course content will vary from semester to semester.

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FO-499   Independent Studies in the Teaching of World LanguagesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Curriculum development in foreign languages at the elementary and secondary level; the study and application of teaching methods and materials.