Descriptions for Modern Languages
MDL 1300-2 Languages for the Professionals (2 + 0)
To afford the students a practical knowledge of a foreign language (Spanish, German, French, etc.) in order to facilitate communication and to provide understanding in a specific professional field. May be repeated for credit as the course title changes.
MDL 1610-3 (EDU
1610, SPE 1610) American Sign Language I
Prerequisite: minimum performance on the reading and writing preassessment placement test
This course will provide students with a basic understanding of American Sign Language and beginning conversational skills. Students will be introduced to Deaf culture.
MDL 1620-3 (SPE 1620) American Sign Language II (3 + 0)
Prerequisite: SPE/MDL/EDU 1610 or permission of instructor
This course is a continuation of SPE 1610 emphasizing expressive language as well as increasing competence with receptive language skills. The course continues to build vocabulary and familiarity with the complex grammar (morphology and syntax) of this visual language. The Deaf experience and culture is integrated throughout. (General Studies-Level I, Communications)
MDL 1700-2 Foreign Languages for Travelers (2 + 0)
This course presents the basics necessary when traveling in a foreign country. It gives the traveler a minimal command of the basic phrases, salutations, weather, numbers, time, statements of need and desire. May be repeated for credit as the course title changes.
MDL 3050-3 (FRE 3050, GER 3050, SPA 3050) Cultural Crossroads: France,
Germany, Spain (3 + 0)
Prerequisite: ENG 1020
This course gives students the cultural background necessary to understand
and appreciate those spiritual and intellectual developments that have
given today's three European nations (representing our language disciplines)
their characteristics. Main topics include the Indo-European language
family, the cultural and technological development of Germanic and Romance-speaking
countries, the causes for the rise and fall of these countries throughout
the 2000 years under consideration, the role of women in politics and
the arts, the development of differing social etiquette, reasons for mass
emigrations, and contributions of immigrants to their new countries, and
the effect that the European Union has on the educational social welfare
of its member nations. Students can get credit for only one prefix.
MDL 3800-3 (CHS 3801) Mexico: History, Life, and Culture
Prerequisite: one year of Spanish or permission of instructor
This course is part of a study abroad program and provides an interdisciplinary
understanding of Mexican civilization. It specifically deals with a social
and historical approach to Mexican society and examines the traditions
and institutions that shape the Mexican way of life.
MDL 4960-3 Teaching Foreign Languages in the Secondary Schools (3
Prerequisites: EDS 3210 plus nine hours of intermediate and advanced
courses in one foreign language, or permission of instructor
A course in methods and materials of instruction in modern foreign languages
at the secondary level.
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