Linguistics Courses

FLL 501 - French for Reading I
Hours: 3
French for Reading I. Three semester hours Intended as the first semester of an intensive two semester sequence for students seeking to understand French and Francophone literary texts for research purposes. This course involves an intensive study of French and syntax, grammar, and vocabulary. While some previous study of French is helpful, it is not required. The course will be graded on a pass/fail basis, and a grade of 80 must be attained in order to pass.

FLL 502 - French for Reading II
Hours: 3
French for Reading II. Three semester hours Intended as a continuation of French for Reading I . While the student will continue to study French syntax, grammar, and vocabulary, this second semester course will include longer and more challenging reading passages.

FLL 505 - Oral Skills Int'l Students
Hours: 3
Oral Skills for International Graduate Students/TAs - Three semester hours This is a course of International Students whose native language is not English. Students work on a variety of tasks, skills, and techniques designed to improve their speaking skills. The focus of instruction is on hands on knowledge directly relevant to the performance of the students in the courses or labs they teach

FLL 506 - Spec Topic Int'l Students
Hours: 3
Special Topics for International Graduate Students/TAs - Three semester hours This is a course of International Students whose native language is not English. Students work on a variety of tasks, skills, and techniques designed to improve their teaching skills. The focus of instruction is on hands on knowledge directly relevant to the performance of the students in the courses or labs they teach.

FLL 511 - Teaching a 2nd Language
Hours: 3
Teaching a Second Language. Three semester hours. An advanced analysis of linguistic structures and cultural patterns important in second language instruction, emphasizing methodology and sociolinguistic applications for bilingual and Spanish instructors. Taught in Spanish.

FLL 512 - Spa Grammar for Teaching
Hours: 3
Spanish Grammar Review and its Teaching This course consists of a survey of Spanish Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Dialectology) at an advanced level. Students will become acquainted with Linguistic theories through peer-review scholarly articles. Such articles also describe the application of such theories in the classroom. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own learning of the complex grammatical aspects of the language, and on the functions of teachers of second languages, who are responsible for the learning process of potential students. This course will bring to light the difficult task of including accurate and meaningful explanations of the grammatical aspects of learning a second language; a task which is undoubtedly a key to success. Cross list with SPA 512.

FLL 513 - Teaching Heritage Languages
Hours: 3
General introduction to current linguistic, sociolinguistic and instructional approaches to the development and teaching of Heritage Languages in the US with emphasis in Spanish. The course focuses on theoretical issues and pedagogical topics, including curriculum and material development, teaching practices and assessment.

FLL 543 - Spanish Sociolinguistics
Hours: 3
Teaching Approaches to Spanish Sociolinguistics - Three semester hours This course will help students to gain understanding of the different varieties and dialects of Spanish in the Hispanic world and its implementation in classroom instruction. The foreign language teacher needs to be knowledgeable of external variables (social status, gender, speaking tasks required, regional dialects) which affect speaker’s production. Learners of Spanish as a second language must be properly taught and be made aware of those different social or regional varieties when they are learning a new language. It is the responsibility of the foreign language teacher to put into practical context the grammatical aspect of the courses they teach, so that the learners will achieve success. Cross list with SPA 543

FLL 544 - Spa Curriculum Design
Hours: 3
Spanish Language Curriculum Design - Three semester hours This course targets potential teachers of second language. It instructs them how to effectively manage content in order to improve the structure and organization of a syllabus. It also helps in the implementation of appropriate materials for the second language classroom. This course will demand a recycling of knowledge on Linguistics disciplines related to the teaching of Spanish as a second language such as Phonology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, and Methodology. By implementing the appropriate contents at the right pace and scheduling, potential teachers will work out a reliable curriculum which will assure the success of his/her students. Cross list with SPA 544

FLL 589 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department Head.

FLL 597 - Special Topic
Hours: 3
Special Topics. Three semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary. Prerequisite: Permission of the department Head.

FLL 599 - Bib & Methods of Research
Hours: 3
Bibliography and Methods of Research. Three semester hours. For beginning literature and languages graduate students who have not had an equivalent graduate-level course, this course covers manuscript preparation, format; research techniques for literary, linguistics, and composition/rhetoric studies; and research methods for foreign language majors.