Arabic, Chinese and Italian:

Elementary and intermediate level language courses are offered in Arabic, Chinese and Italian as well as courses taught in English about culture, civilization and literature. Elementary level language courses are also offered in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe).

FOLA Courses:

Interdisciplinary courses within the department are listed under the FOLA subject heading. These courses cover such topics as women in literature and the methodology for teaching world languages and cultures.

Anishinaabemowin Courses

ANSH 1001. Elementary Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 1. 4 cr. hrs.

Fundamentals of speaking, listening and writing skills in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Great Lakes Three Fires Confederacy and current Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi nations. No previous Anishinaabemowin experience is accepted. Does not count toward language proficiency requirement. Prereq: No previous study of Anishinaabemowin.

ANSH 1002. Elementary Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) 2. 4 cr. hrs.

Continuation of ANSH 1001; fundamentals of speaking and listening skills in Anishinaabemowin; continued study of the culture of native Ojibwe speakers. Does not count toward language proficiency requirement. Prereq: ANSH 1001 or ANSH 1002 placement.

Arabic Courses

ARBC 1001. Elementary Arabic 1. 4 cr. hrs.

Introduction to fundamentals of Modern Standard Arabic, including basic grammar, pronunciation and writing system. Emphasis on development of basic language skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening and comprehension. Open to students with no previous study of Arabic; or by departmental placement.

ARBC 1002. Elementary Arabic 2. 4 cr. hrs.

Continuation of ARBC 1001. Introduction to spoken and written Modern Standard Arabic. The course focuses on the fundamental language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Prereq: ARBC 1001.

ARBC 2001. Intermediate Arabic 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Continuation of the study of Modern Standard Arabic, with emphasis on further development of all language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Prereq: ARBC 1002; or by departmental placement.

ARBC 2002. Intermediate Arabic 2. 3 cr. hrs.

Continuation of ARBC 2001. Study of Modern Standard Arabic, with emphasis on further development of all language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Prereq: ARBC 2001; or by departmental placement.

ARBC 3001. Grammar Review and Skills Development. 3 cr. hrs.

Review of grammar for continuing development of language skills with special emphasis on reading, speaking and writing. Prereq: ARBC 2002 or department consent.

ARBC 3002. Spoken Arabic. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on the development of students' oral proficiency in Arabic, with attention to communicative skills in a variety of contexts. Introduces students to the differences between Modern Standard Arabic and various regional dialects. Prereq: ARBC 2002 or cons. of dept.

ARBC 3200. Culture and Civilization of the Middle East. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to the most important cultural aspects of the Middle East. Topics may include historical, political and economical developments, social issues, gender, religion, literature, music and art. Knowledge of Arabic language not required.

ARBC 3210. Arabic Literature in English Translation. 3 cr. hrs.

Readings in English translation of selected masterpieces of Arabic and Islamic literature. Knowledge of Arabic language not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature college requirement but not as part of the foreign language requirement.

Chinese Courses

CHNS 1001. Elementary Chinese 1. 4 cr. hrs.

Introduction to fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, including basic grammar, pronunciation and Chinese characters, with emphasis on reading, writing, speaking, listening and comprehension. Open to students with no previous study of Chinese or by departmental placement.

CHNS 1002. Elementary Chinese 2. 4 cr. hrs.

Continuation of CHNS 1001. Introduction to spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Course focuses on the fundamental language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Prereq: CHNS 1001.

CHNS 2001. Intermediate Chinese 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Continuation of the study of Mandarin Chinese, with emphasis on further development of all language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Prereq: CHNS 1002; or by departmental placement.

CHNS 2002. Intermediate Chinese 2. 3 cr. hrs.

Continuation of CHNS 2001. Study of Mandarin Chinese, with emphasis on further development of all language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Prereq: CHNS 2001; or by departmental placement.

CHNS 3200. Chinese Culture and Civilization. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to the most important aspects of Chinese culture and civilization. Topics may include historical and political development of Chinese society, Chinese language, literature, art, film, religions and philosophy. Course taught in English, knowledge of Chinese language not required.

CHNS 3210. Chinese Literature in English Translation. 3 cr. hrs.

Readings in English translation of selected masterpieces of Chinese literature. Knowledge of Chinese language not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature college requirement but not as part of the foreign language requirement.

CHNS 4931. Topics in Chinese Language, Literature and Civilization. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Topics vary. Subject to be announced.

CHNS 4951. MU Led Travel/Study Abroad. 3 cr. hrs.

Course taught in an international setting by Marquette professors and where students earn Marquette credit. Study Abroad expenses apply. Prereq: cons. of the Office of International Education.

Foreign Language Courses

FOLA 3210. Women in Foreign Literature. 3 cr. hrs.

Focus on a major area of literary study concerned with women writers and/or women's issues in foreign literatures. Taught in English, knowledge of a foreign language not required. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement.

FOLA 4000. Teaching World Languages and Cultures. 3 cr. hrs.

Study and application of the fundamental principles of effective second language instruction through the exploration of second language acquisition theory, the development of skills for selecting, organizing, providing, and assessing effective second language learning opportunities; practice of instructional technique within clinical contexts; and reflection on teaching performance. Clinical experience requirement: three hours per week for a total of forty hours. Required of all Education majors. Prereq: Sr. stndg. and intermediate high performance on an official Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), and on an official writing proficiency test (WPT) in Spanish; or cons. of dept. ch.

FOLA 4931. Topics in Foreign Language, Culture and Literature. 3 cr. hrs.

An umbrella course to offer occasional cross-language topics taught in a foreign language or in English about languages, literatures and cultures.

FOLA 4951. MU Led Travel/Study Abroad. 3 cr. hrs.

Course taught in an international setting by Marquette professors and where students earn Marquette credit. Study Abroad expenses apply. Prereq: Cons. of the Office of International Education.

FOLA 4960. Undergraduate Seminar in Foreign Languages and Literatures. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Designed to initiate qualified undergraduates in the techniques and discipline of scholarly literary or linguistic research by concentrated work in an interdisciplinary field. Emphasis on the critical reading and analysis of primary and/or secondary sources in English translation. Specific subjects of seminar to be announced. Does not count toward fulfillment of academic major or minor. Prereq: Sr. stndg. or cons. of dept. ch.

FOLA 4995. Independent Study in Foreign Languages and Literatures. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

Italian Courses

ITAL 1001. Elementary Italian 1. 4 cr. hrs.

Introduction to the Italian language Fundamentals of comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Open to students with no previous study of Italian; or by departmental placement.

ITAL 1002. Elementary Italian 2. 4 cr. hrs.

Continuation of ITAL 1001 with emphasis on further development of vocabulary, and basic conversation through supplemental readings. Prereq: ITAL 1001.

ITAL 2001. Intermediate Italian 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Grammar review, oral and written practice, and supplemental readings and activities to develop cultural awareness. Prereq: ITAL 1002; or by departmental placement.

ITAL 2002. Intermediate Italian 2. 3 cr. hrs.

Continuation of ITAL 2001 plus further development and practice of all language skills. Prereq: ITAL 2001; or by departmental placement.

ITAL 3001. Italian Composition and Conversation. 3 cr. hrs.

Grammar review and practice in the oral and written use of the Italian language. Prereq: ITAL 2002; or by departmental placement.

ITAL 3100. Advanced Italian Composition and Conversation. 3 cr. hrs.

Practice and review of advanced grammatical structures of the Italian language for further development of oral and written communication skills. Prereq: ITAL 3001; or cons. of dept. ch.

ITAL 3200. Italian Culture and Civilization. 3 cr. hrs.

Readings and lectures in English dealing with different aspects of Italian culture as seen through its history, art, literature, culinary traditions, and film. Knowledge of Italian not required. Variable subtitles depending on the content and focus.

ITAL 3210. Italian Literature in English Translation. 3 cr. hrs.

Readings in English translation of selected masterpieces of Italian literature. Knowledge of Italian not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature college requirement but not as part of the foreign language requirement.

ITAL 4931. Topics in Italian Language, Culture and Literature. 3 cr. hrs.

Topics vary. Subject to be announced. Prereq: ITAL 3001; or cons. of dept. ch.