World Languages and Cultures

Chair: Mirta Barrea-Marlys, Department of World Languages and Cultures

Student Honor Societies: Hispanic Honor Society: Sigma Delta Pi, Eta Pi Chapter; Italian Honor Society: Alpha Gamma Kappa

The Foreign Language curriculum provides the opportunity to concentrate in Spanish, to minor in Italian, and to study in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Irish, and Latin.

Foreign Language Placement Policy1

  • 101 – No more than two years of the language in high school2
  • 102 – Three years of that language in high school or having completed 1012
  • 201 – Four years of that language in high school or having completed 102, or AP with a score of “2” or lower2
  • 202 – Having completed 201, or AP with a score of “3”2
  • 300+ – Five or more years of that language, or AP with a score of “4” or higher
  • Native speakers (students who speak Spanish, Italian, etc. as their first language) may not register in a class below the 201 level and should consult with the chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures or the department advising coordinator for placement.
  • Heritage speakers (students who verbally interacted with at least one parent in Spanish, Italian, etc.) may register in any course from 101 on upon consultation with the chair of the Department of World Languages or Cultures or the Department Advising Coordinator.
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Any student who registers for a language class and does not follow the policies will be administratively dropped and placed into the appropriate level.

2

Foreign Language courses 101, 102, 201, 202 are sequential and may not be taken out of order.

For any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please call the Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, Dr. Mirta Barrea-Marlys, at extension 5390 or the Department Advising Coordinator, Dr. Alison Maginn, extension 3612.

Note: FS-300A Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Discourse (3 cr.) is intended for non-native speakers of Spanish1 and is a co-requisite for FS-300B Advanced Spanish: Composition and Conversation II (3 cr.), and a pre-requisite for all other 300- and 400-level courses in Spanish. FS-300A Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Discourse (3 cr.) is designed to bridge the gap between lower- and upper-division courses by providing students with optimal opportunities to practice their oral language skills at the high intermediate/low advanced level. The course provides practice in all four language skills while placing special emphasis on conversation, listening, and oral presentation skills.

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Prerequisite: permission of instructor

NoteFS-300B Advanced Spanish: Composition and Conversation II (3 cr.) is a prerequisite for all 400-level courses in Spanish and should ideally be taken in the fifth or sixth semester of Spanish studies. The course is intended for both native and non-native speakers of Spanish and should be taken before or simultaneously with other 300-level courses in literature and culture. Non-native speakers of Spanish are required to take FS-300A Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Discourse (3 cr.) in the same semester as FS-300B Advanced Spanish: Composition and Conversation II (3 cr.).

Language Study Abroad

Students who wish to take language courses abroad are referred to the pertinent information appearing under Study Abroad in this catalog. Those who wish to participate in a Study Abroad program should begin making plans before their sophomore year and consult with their advisors in the department, where the necessary information is available.

Note: In courses numbered above 300, it is presumed that the student has taken 201-202 (Intermediate) or equivalent to assure adequate reading facility in the foreign language. These courses are conducted wholly in the foreign language, so that FS-300B Advanced Spanish: Composition and Conversation II (3 cr.) is regularly scheduled as a prerequisite or co-requisite to these courses. For courses numbered above 400, permission of the instructor may also be required. Please consult the departmental office.

Note: All Spanish majors must complete the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) coordinated by the department. For any questions concerning the OPI, please contact the Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, Dr. Barrea-Marlys, extension 5390 or the Oral Proficiency Coordinator, Dr. Gac-Artigas, extension 3406.

Departmental Honors will be earned based on the following criteria being met:

  • Overall GPA of at least 3.3.
  • Major GPA of at least 3.5.
  • Fulfillment of the intermediate level language requirement for Spanish majors.
  • Two courses beyond those required for Spanish majors
    • One course chosen from a list of Spanish 300-400 level per thesis advisor.
    • One independent study (FS-499 Independent Study in Spanish (3 cr.)) to include writing of a thesis in consultation with a full-time World Languages and Cultures Department faculty member. Thesis will be orally presented and defended to a committee of at least three faculty members (two from the World Languages and Cultures Department full-time faculty).
  • Thesis
    • Thesis will be orally presented and defended to a committee of at least three faculty members (two from the World Languages and Cultures full-time faculty).
    • Length: for students of BA in Foreign Languages Spanish Concentration, thesis must be fifteen pages in Spanish; and for students with Honor in Spanish and Honor School, thesis must be twenty-five pages in Spanish.
    • Thesis must earn a “B” or better.

Oty Agbajoh-Laoye, Associate Professor (Graduate Faculty). BA, MA, PhD, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Specialty is African Diaspora (African-American and Afro-Caribbean literature in English) and African postcolonial literature. Additional interests and current research include Black women’s fiction and criticism, the slave narrative, and oral tradition.
olaoye@monmouth.edu

Mirta Barrea-Marlys, Associate Professor. BA, Rutgers University; MA, Villanova University; PhD, Romance Languages/Literature, University of Pennsylvania. Areas of specialization include Medieval through Eighteenth-Century Spanish Literature, Linguistics, Latin-American Theatre, and Latin-American Women Authors. Teaching and research interests include Linguistics, Methodology of foreign language teaching, second language acquisition, and Spanish and Italian language and culture.
mbarrea@monmouth.edu

Manuel Chavez, Lecturer. BA, Truman State University; MA, PhD, Binghamton University – SUNY. Areas of interest include Latin American philosophy, Latino/a studies, pragmatism, and social and political philosophy. Current research interests include decolonial theory and ethics.
mchavez@monmouth.edu

Frank Domenico Cipriani, Specialist Professor. MA, Applied Linguistics, SUNY Stony Brook. Interests include Communication and Ethnomusicology, Interviews of Latin Grammy winners for the Grammy Museum, Pedagogy of Uncommonly Taught Languages, promotion of the Spanish Language in the community through radio and teaching Spanish Language/Linguistics.
fciprian@monmouth.edu

Priscilla Gac-Artigas, Professor. BA, University of Puerto Rico; PhD, University of Franche-Comte, France. Latin American literature, culture, and civilization, and contemporary Latin American women writers and Latino writers in the United States. Interest in interdisciplinary studies on Latin America: history, anthropology, culture, geopolitics, and economics. New research areas are: developing writing proficiency in Spanish, mastering the mechanics of the writing process, creating artifacts to measure students’ learning and integration of knowledge to the long-term memory in a Spanish writing course, and to assessing writing and developing critical thinking in Spanish and in other disciplines.
pgacarti@monmouth.edu

Paul R Humphrey, Assistant Professor. BA, French and Hispanic Studies, Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Birmingham, UK;PhD, Modern Languages, University of Birmingham, UK Professor Humphrey's research focuses on gender, sexuality and African-derived religions in Caribbean literature. In his dissertation, titled "Gods, Gender and Sexuality: Representations of Vodou and Santería in Haitian and Cuban Cultural Production," he foregrounds the complex nature of women's negotiation of religious, social and political life as participants in these marginalised religious communities. In 2014, Prof. Humphrey was awarded a publication prize by the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, and he is currently reworking his dissertation into a book to be published with Legenda.
phumphre@monmouth.edu

Alison Maginn, Associate Professor and Chair. BA, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland; MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Teaching interests include proficiency-oriented language and contemporary Spanish literature and culture. Primary interest is in the narrative, poetry, and film of twentieth-century Spain. Current research focuses on the Spanish Civil War, women writers of post-dictatorship Spain, and Spanish cultural studies.
amaginn@monmouth.edu

Julia Riordan-Goncalves, Assistant Professor. BA, Dickinson College; MA, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Area of specialization is the twentieth-century Spanish novel, especially the novel written under the Franco dictatorship. Additional research interests are a Transatlantic approach to the novel written under dictatorship in Spain and Spanish America, sociological theory and the novel, women writing the Social Novel in Spain, and pedagogical approaches to teaching Spanish for Business.
jriordan@monmouth.edu

Alan Schwerin, Associate Professor. BA, MA, Rhodes University; PhD, Rice University Dr. Schwerin has research interests in David Hume's philosophy of mind and Bertrand Russell's epistemology.
aschweri@monmouth.edu

Maria Giovanna Simonelli, Lecturer. MA, Licio Statale Nola, Italy; PhD, Universita of di Napoli, Italy. Research interests are Italian literature and the socio-cultural evolution of women in the contemporary neapolitan hinterland.
msimonel@monmouth.edu

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FA-101   Elementary Arabic 1Credits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Elements of language structure through oral and written practice in the classroom, supplemented by work in the language laboratory with emphasis on everyday Arabic and easy Arabic prose.

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FA-102   Elementary Arabic 2Credits: 3   

Prerequisite: FA-101 or some knowledge of the language.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Elements of language structure through oral and written practice in the classroom, supplemented by work in the language laboratory with emphasis on everyday Arabic and easy Arabic prose.

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FC-101   Elementary Chinese ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

An elementary-level communicative based language course in standard Chinese, which is called Mandarin to distinguish it from regional dialects, with simplified characters, the standard script in China. An introduction to basic Mandarin Chinese grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Students participate in pair, small group, and whole-class conversation, listening, comprehension and writing activities that focus on the meaningful and accurate conveying of information.

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FC-102   Elementary Chinese IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FC-101.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

A continuation of Elementary Chinese I, this course is an elementary-level communicative based language course in standard Chinese, which is called Mandarin, to distinguish it from regional dialects with simplified characters, the standard script in China. A continuation of the introduction to basic Mandarin Chinese grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course is intended for students who have completed Elementary Chinese I or have some previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Students participate in pair, small group, and whole-class conversation, listening, comprehension and writing activities that focus on the meaningful and accurate conveying of information.

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FC-398   Special Topics in ChineseCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Elements of language structure through oral and written practice in the classroom, supplemented by work in the language laboratory with emphasis on everyday Chinese and easy Chinese prose.

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FF-LAB   Conversation PracticeCredits: None   

Corequisite: FF-201 or FF-202.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Separate lab component from intermediate course(s).

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FF-101   Elementary French ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

An elementary-level, communicative-based language course. Intended for students with no French at all or no more than two years of high school French. Practice in the classroom is supplemented by work in the language laboratory. FF-101 and FF-102 are sequential.

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FF-102   Elementary French IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FF-101.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An elementary-level, communicative-based language course. Intended for students with no more than three years of high school French or students who have completed FF-101 and FF-102 are sequential.

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FF-201   Intermediate French ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Four years of high school French or FF-102.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intermediate-level, communicative-based language sequence. A review of French grammar, vocabulary and communicative structures, this course sequence (FF-201 and FF-202) emphasizes skill development in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in French through oral and written practice in the classroom and in the language laboratory. Students will also be introduced to French literature and culture through short literary and non-literary texts. FF-201 and FF-202 are sequential. Students who register for FF-201 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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FF-202   Intermediate French IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FF-201.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intermediate-level, communicative-based language sequence. A review of French grammar, vocabulary and communicative structures, this course sequence (FF-201 and FF-202) emphasizes skill development in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in French through oral and written practice in the classroom and in the language laboratory. Students will also be introduced to French literature and culture through short literary and non-literary texts. FF-201 and FF-202 are sequential. Students who register for FF-202 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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FF-301   Survey of French LiteratureCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Survey of French Literature up to 1800.

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FF-303   Advanced French Composition and ConversationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Twelve credits in French.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Oral and written use of correct, idiomatic French vocabulary building, oral discussion, composition, and instruction in the presentation of material.

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FF-309   French Culture and CivilizationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Political, social, and other developments in France from the Middle Ages to 1800.

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FF-312   Independent Readings in FrenchCredits: 1-3   

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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FF-399   Independent Study in FrenchCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of the French language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

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FF-499   Independent Study in FrenchCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of the French language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

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FG-LAB   Conversation PracticeCredits: None   

Corequisite: FG-201 or FG-202.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Separate lab component from intermediate course(s).

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FG-101   Elementary German ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Elements of language structure through oral and written practice in the classroom, supplemented by work in the language laboratory, with emphasis on everyday German and easy German prose.

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FG-102   Elementary German IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FG-101.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Elements of language structure through oral and written practice in the classroom, supplemented by work in the language laboratory, with emphasis on everyday German and easy German prose.

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FG-201   Intermediate German ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Review of grammar, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions; skill development in reading and writing German through exercises in composition and the reading of modern German texts. Students who register for FG-201 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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FG-202   Intermediate German IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FG-101.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Review of grammar, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions; skill development in reading and writing German through exercises in composition and the reading of modern German texts. Students who register for FG-202 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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FG-299   Independent Study in GermanCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of the German language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

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FG-499   Independent Study in GermanCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of the German language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

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FH-101   Elementary Modern Hebrew ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Elements of language structure through oral and written practice, supplemented by work in the language laboratory, with emphasis on everyday Hebrew.

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FH-102   Elementary Modern Hebrew IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FH-101 or some knowledge of the language.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Elements of language structure through oral and written practice, supplemented by work in the language laboratory, with emphasis on everyday Hebrew.

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FH-299   Independent Study HebrewCredits: 1-3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of the Hebrew language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

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FIR-101   Elementary Irish ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

First semester Irish is an elementary-level communicative based language course. An introduction to basic Irish grammar, vocabulary and communicative structures, this course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of the Irish language. In order to provide students opportunities to engage in spontaneous creativity in the language, students engage with diverse multi-media learning technologies and will study grammar as a means to a communicative end.

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FIR-102   Elementary Irish IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FIR-101.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Second semester Irish is an elementary-level communicative based language course. A continuation of the introduction to basic Irish grammar, vocabulary and communicative structures, this course is intended for students with Irish I or the equivalent. In order to provide students opportunities to engage in spontaneous creativity in the language, students engage with diverse multi-media learning technologies and will study grammar as a means to a communicative end.

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FL-101   Elementary Latin ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Elements of language structure through oral and written exercises in the classroom, supplemented by work in the language laboratory.

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FL-102   Elementary Latin IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FL-101.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Elements of language structure through oral and written exercises in the classroom, supplemented by work in the language laboratory.

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FL-199   Independent Study in LatinCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.

Term Offered: Spring Term

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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FL-299   Independent Study in LatinCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.

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-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.

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FP-103   Elementary Portuguese for Business ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to the elements of Portuguese language structure through oral and written practice in the classroom, supplemented by work in the language lab with emphasis on both spoken and written Portuguese relating to the business world.

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FP-104   Elementary Portuguese for Business IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FP-103.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to the elements of Portuguese language structure through oral and written practice in the classroom, supplemented by work in the language lab, with emphasis on both spoken and written Portuguese relating to the business world.

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FS-LAB   Conversation PracticeCredits: None   

Corequisite: FS-201 or FS-202.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Separate lab component from intermediate course(s).

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FS-101   Elementary Spanish ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An elementary-level, communicative-based language course, intended for students with no Spanish at all or no more than two years of high school Spanish. Practice in the classroom is supplemented by work in the language laboratory. FS-101 is to be taken before FS-102.

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FS-102   Elementary Spanish IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-101.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An elementary-level, communicative-based language course, intended for students with no Spanish at all or no more than two years of high school Spanish. Practice in the classroom is supplemented by work in the language laboratory. Intended for students with no more than three years of high school Spanish or students who completed FS-101.

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FS-199   Independent Study in SpanishCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.

Term Offered: Fall Term

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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FS-201   Intermediate Spanish ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Four years of high school Spanish or FS-102.

Corequisite: FS-LAB.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intermediate-level, communicative-based language sequence (FS-201 and FS-202). A review of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course sequence emphasizes skill development in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in Spanish through oral and written practice in the classroom and in the language laboratory. Students will also be introduced to Hispanic literature and culture through short literary and non-literary texts. Students who register for FS-201 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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FS-202   Intermediate Spanish IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-201.

Corequisite: FS-LAB.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intermediate-level, communicative-based language sequence. A review of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course sequence (FS-201 and FS-202) emphasizes skill development in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in Spanish through oral and written practice in the classroom and in the language laboratory. Students will also be introduced to Hispanic literature and culture through short literary and non-literary texts. Students who register for FS-202 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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FS-298   Special Topics in Spanish (200 Level)Credits: 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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FS-299   Independent Study in SpanishCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an ara or topic of the Spanish language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

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FS-300A   Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral DiscourseCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-202 or five or more years of Advanced Placement credits.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Intended for non-native speakers of Spanish and is a pre and/or co-requisite for FS-300B Advanced Conversation and Composition and a pre-requisite for all other 300 and 400-level courses in Spanish. This course is designed to bridge the gap between lower and upper division courses by providing students with optimal opportunities to practice their oral language skills at the high intermediate level. The course provides practice in all four language functions while placing special emphasis on conversation, listening, and oral presentation skills. Students who register for FS-300A must also register for a weekly one hour conversation practice lab at the time of registration.

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FS-300B   Advanced Spanish: Composition and Conversation IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-202 or five or more years of Spanish or Advanced Placement credits.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Oral and written use of correct, idiomatic Spanish, vocabulary building, oral discussion, composition, instruction in the presentation of material, and complementary laboratory work in preparation for the Oral Proficiency Interview. Students who register for FS-300B must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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FS-301   Introduction to Hispanic LiteratureCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-300A or FS-318 (if not a native speaker) and FS-300B; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): WT

Introduction to the four principal genres of Hispanic literature. Fundamentals of literary analysis through a selection of texts from Medieval through contemporary Spanish literature, and Colonial through twentieth-century Latin American literature.

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FS-305   Survey of Spanish-American LiteratureCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-301 or permission of the department chair; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): WT

Survey of Latin-American literature studying representative works from the Colonial period through the twentieth-century. Genres covered include novel, drama, poetry, essay, and short story. Taught in Spanish.

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FS-307   Survey of Spanish LiteratureCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-301 or permission of the department chair.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Survey of Peninsular Spanish literature that focuses on drama, short story, and poetry from the Medieval period until the beginning of the eighteenth century. Emphasis will be on the drama of the Renaissance and Baroque periods incorporating playwrights such as Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, and Calderon de la Barca. In addition, poets and writers such as Garcilaso, Fray Luis, Santa Teresa, and Maria de Zayas are included. Taught in Spanish.

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FS-309   Culture and Civilization SpainCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Study of the culture and civilization of Spain from pre-historic times to the present day. The first part of the course will present the major historical developments and artistic movements of the Iberian Peninsula with special focus placed upon the plastic arts (painting, architecture, sculpture). The second part of the course will focus on contemporary socio-cultural issues such as the Spanish economy, politics (dictatorship and democracy), society, and cultural life. Taught in Spanish.

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FS-310   Culture and Civilization of Latin AmericaCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Course Type(s): RE, WT

The natural aspects and historical evolution of the culture and civilization of Latin American countries. Landmarks in the political, economic, cultural and social history of the continent are traced from the pre-colonial times to the present. Students are introduced to, and familiarized with, the world of Latin American history, life, thought, and feelings. Emphasis is given to aspects of Latin America today such as the new political and economic map in the twenty-first century, women's impact in politics, LGBT issues, religion, education, science and technology, music, art, and film. Conducted in Spanish.

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FS-311   Independent Readings in SpanishCredits: 1-3   

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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FS-312   Independent Readings in SpanishCredits: 1-3   

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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FS-313   Commercial SpanishCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-202 or five or more years of Spanish or Advanced Placement credits.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Designed to acquaint the students with the mercantile practice, documents, and terminology needed for the understanding of the business usages of Spanish-speaking countries.

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FS-315   Introduction to Spanish LinguisticsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Four years of high school Spanish or four semesters of college Spanish.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to the linguistic analysis of the Spanish language from the point of view of its internal organization and sound system. Intended for Spanish majors and will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Students will be introduced to the morphological study of the language; an introduction to Spanish phonetics in theory and practice will incorporate the history of the Spanish language from Latin to modern Spanish. Discussion of Hispanic dialectology and geolinguistics.

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FS-317   Cadiz y su sociedad (Social Issues in Cadiz) Mid-LevelCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-202.

Corequisite: FS-300A or FS-300B.

Course Type(s): None

Analysis of diverse social issues in Cadiz through readings, visual media, interaction with various social and governmental organizations and assemblies as well as community service. This class is for Study Abroad students only. It will be taught in Spanish at the University of Cadiz, Spain.

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FS-318   Spanish Pronunciation, Voice, and DictionCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-101, FS-102, FS-201, FS-202 or the equivalent as pursuant to the World Languages and Cultures Placement Policy.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An analytical and practical study of contemporary Spanish pronunciation, conducted completely in Spanish. Students are introduced to the phonetics (the study of sounds) and phonology (the study of the sound system) of the Spanish language.

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FS-398   Special Topics in SpanishCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

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

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FS-399   Independent Study in SpanishCredits: 1-3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of Spanish language, culture, and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

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FS-402   Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral ProficiencyCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-300A or FS-313 or FS-318.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Advanced conversational practice in Spanish and review of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. This course focuses on the improvement of oral and aural communication skills in Spanish and aims to prepare students to achieve an oral proficiency rating of Advanced Low or higher, according to the ACTFL scale. This course is intended for Spanish and Spanish/Education majors, and should be taken in the student's Sophomore or Junior year.

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FS-403   Spanish Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth CenturiesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT

Novels, drama, and poetry, with emphasis on the works of Iriarte, Moratin, Espronceda, Zorrilla, Becquer, Galdos, and others.

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FS-404   Spanish Literature of the Twentieth CenturyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT

The evolution of Spanish literature from the Generation of 1898 to the present; analysis of the drama, novel, and poetry of the period.

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FS-405   The Spanish-American Short StoryCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-301 or permission of the instructor; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT, WT

A critical study of the cuento (short story) in Spanish America. Major authors and trends are studied in historical and social contexts. By studying a significant number of short stories by authors both male and female from different countries, students will become acquainted with the development of this genre in Spanish America and get to know some of the most representative authors of the genre. They will learn to use different critical approaches to analyze their work. Readings will include, among others, works by: Isabel Allende, Mario Benedetti, Jorge Luis Borges, Rosa Maria Britton, Rosario Castellanos, Martha Cerda, Julio Cortazar, Jose Donoso, Rosario Ferre, Renee Ferrer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Angelica Gorodischer, Liliana Heker, Elena Poniatowska, Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Luisa Valenzuela, and Bella Clara Ventura. Taught in Spanish.

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FS-406   CervantesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT

Analytical readings in Cervantes' Entremeses, Novelas Ejemplares, and Don Quixote.

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FS-407   The Spanish-American Novel ICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Two courses in Spanish at the 300-level or higher or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): FS.LT

The development of the novel in Spanish-America. Semester I: movements in the nineteenth century, the novel of the Mexican Revolution. Semester II: the novel of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Conducted in Spanish.

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FS-408   The Spanish-American Novel IICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Two courses in Spanish at the 300-level or higher or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT

The development of the novel in Spanish-America. Semester I: movements in the nineteenth century, the novel of the Mexican Revolution. Semester II: the novel of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Conducted in Spanish.

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FS-409   Advanced Spanish: Grammar and StylisticsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-300A and FS-300B or FS-313.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on the study of advanced grammar and style through writing, translation, and oral practice in Spanish. It is intended for majors and for teachers or students intending to teach. (Native Spanish speakers only need to take FS-300B with departmental approval).

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FS-410   Contemporary Spanish-American Women WritersCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Two courses in Spanish at the 300-level or higher or permission of the instructor.

Course Type(s): FS.LT

A survey of the literature written by contemporary Spanish-American women writers. Texts examined will cover the genres of novel, short story, and poetry. Consideration of "women's" language and discourse, the relations between gender and writing considered within a historical context, and critical and theoretical aspects of gender and writing. Readings will include, among others, works by Claribel Alegria, Isabel Allende, Carmen Boullosa, Rosario Castellanos, Laura Esquivel, Rosario Ferre, Renee Ferrer, Elena Garro, Angelica Gorodischer, Liliana Heker, Silvia Molina, Cristina Peri-Rossi, Elena Poniatowska, Laura Restrepo, Marcela Serrano, Rosina Valcarcel, Zoe Valdes, Ana Lydia Vega.

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FS-411A   Writing for the Media in SpanishCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-211 and CO-225.

Corequisites: FS-301 and FS-300B.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focus on writing for all Spanish media (print and online news, television, radio). Fundamentals of news writing, news editing, online journalism, editorial writing, and feature writing will be studied. The class will be conducted in Spanish.

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FS-411B   Writing for the Media in SpanishCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-102 and CO-350.

Corequisites: FS-301 and FS-300B.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Conducted in Spanish, focus will be on writing for all Spanish media (print and online news, television, and radio). Fundamentals of news writing, news editing, online journalism, editorial writing, and feature writing will be studied.

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FS-412   Advanced Business Spanish ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-313.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Introduces the terminology and the techniques used in commercial transactions, including interpretation and writing of business materials. Enhances students' ability to function effectively in an increasingly important commercial language environment, locally in the United States as well as abroad, in any Spanish-speaking country. Develops students' geographic literacy and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world, as these are central to being able to successfully conduct business in Spanish. Concentrates on vocabulary and linguistic and cultural background needed when dealing with subjects such as goods and services, marketing, finance, foreign market, and import-export.

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FS-413   Advanced Business Spanish IICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-313; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): WT

Introduces the terminology and the techniques used in commercial transactions, including interpretation and writing of business materials. Enhances students' ability to function effectively in an increasingly important commercial-language environment, locally in the United States as well as abroad, in any Spanish-speaking country. Develops students' geographic literacy and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world, as these are central to being able to successfully conduct business in Spanish. Concentrates on vocabulary and linguistic and cultural background needed when dealing with subjects such as goods and services, marketing, finance, foreign market, and import-export.

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FS-414   Current Issues in Business in the Spanish-Speaking WorldCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-300A and FS-300B or FS-313.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Explores various topics and aspects of current business conditions, thought and policy in Spanish-America, Spain and the United States. Intended for students majoring in Spanish and International Business and any Spanish major interested in learning more about current topics in business of the Spanish speaking world. With department approval, native Spanish speakers only need to take FS-300B.

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FS-415   The Literature and Culture of Post-Franco SpainCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-300B and FS-301.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT

An in-depth analysis of the literary and cultural scene in contemporary Spain in light of the after-effects of the Spanish Civil War and subsequent forty-year dictatorship. Will consider particular problems and issues that have arisen in democratic Spain through close readings and discussions of some of the most significant narrative and cinematic texts of the Post-Franco period including relevant literary and cultural criticism. Will be taught completely in Spanish.

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FS-416   Medieval and Golden Age of Spanish LiteratureCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-301, FS-300B, and either FS-305 or FS-307, or permission of the department.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT

An in-depth study of three periods of Spanish Peninsular literature: Medieval, Golden Age, and Baroque. Works include Poema de Mio Cid, La Celestina, La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes and other picaresque novels. The poetry of Gongora and Quevedo will also be studied. Taught in Spanish.

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FS-417   Cadiz y su sociedad (Social Issues in Cadiz) Advanced LevelCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-300A and FS-300B or equivalent.

Course Type(s): None

Offered in Spanish at the University of Cadiz- Andalucia (UCA) in Spain, as part of Monmouth University's summer study abroad program in Spain, this course analyzes diverse social issues in Cadiz within the framework of contemporary Spanish society. A significant component of the course includes consultation and collaboration with governmental and non-governmental agencies and community service. For Study Abroad students only.

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FS-455   Latin American SeminarCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Permission of the Foreign Language Studies department.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Interdisciplinary study and research on a topic of contemporary interest.

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FS-489   Internship in Foreign LanguageCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Departmental approval and Junior standing.

Course Type(s): EX1

Supervised practical experience in Spanish; repeatable for credit.

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FS-499   Independent Study in SpanishCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of Spanish language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.