Department of History and Foreign Languages

Department Head: Dr. Paul Beezley

317 Stone Center

MISSION

The History faculty at JSU is a community of scholars who study and interpret the past and teach its lessons. Diverse in our approaches and methods of inquiry, we share a commitment to our teaching and our research and a dedication to improve the understanding of history at local, national, and global levels. We serve our students by grounding them in the history of this nation and its people, by providing them with skills and knowledge relevant to a variety of careers, and by sharing with them both the historical content and analytical skills vital to being critically conscious and engaged with the world around them.

Foreign Languages at JSU offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to help students develop the linguistic and cultural knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to a multilingual, international society. Proficiency in another language gives students access to parts of the human experience closed off to those who are monolingual, and provides vitally important skills that will aid them in their further academic endeavors and in virtually any career path they choose. The study of a foreign language gives students the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational tools to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, and to thrive in international occupations; the study of linguistics exposes them to the deeper structures of language and their role in the construction of reality; the study of culture and society allows them to understand and appreciate other ways of life; and intensive analysis of literary texts in languages other than English helps them develop critical thinking skills. As they challenge themselves with new structures and ideas, our students develop an international perspective that will serve them and help them serve others at home and around the world.

History

HY 100  Current History  (1)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of department head.

Students will do research on a current events topic which they select with the approval of the instructor.

HY 101  Western Civilization I  (3)  

The study of western civilization from earliest times to the beginning of the modern era.

HY 102  Western Civilization II  (3)  

The study of western civilization from the beginning of the modern era to the present.

HY 103  Honors Western Civilization I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ACT verbal 25 or above; SAT verbal 610 or above.

Advanced study in the history of western civilization from earliest time to the present. Includes training in the techniques of historical research, writing, and criticism.

HY 104  Honors Western Civilization II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ACT verbal, 25 or above; SAT verbal 610 or above.

(3). Advanced study in the history of western civilization from earliest time to the present. Includes training in the techniques of historical research, writing, and criticism.

HY 111  World History I  (3)  

This course explores history until roughly 1500 C.E. and covers topics such as: Big History, the ideological foundations of Asian Civilizations, the development of Asian empires, the peopling of the Americas, the development of European, Middle Eastern, and African empires and cultures. The course may utilize primary and secondary sources, digital humanities, and classroom discussion and collaboration.

HY 112  World History II  (3)  

This course will explore human history from 1500 to the present. Key topics include: Asian, African, and American encounters with Europeans; colonial projects; nation building; and the making of the modern world since 1945. The course may utilize primary and secondary sources, digital humanities, and classroom discussion and collaboration.

HY 201  American History I  (3)  

The study of American history from pre-colonization through the Civil War.

HY 202  American History II  (3)  

The study of American history from the Civil War era to the present.

HY 203  Honors American History I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ACT verbal 25 or above; SAT verbal 610 or above.

Beginning with the European background, this course deals with the establishment of the thirteen English colonies, separation from the mother country, growth and expansion, participation in world affairs.

HY 204  Honors American History II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): ACT verbal 25 or above; SAT verbal 610 or above.

Beginning with the European background, this course deals with the establishment of the thirteen English colonies, separation from the mother country, growth and expansion, participation in world affairs.

HY 300  Topics in History  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101, 102, 201, 202, or permission of the instructor.

An examination of special topics in History. This course will explore topics related to the history of the United States or the World. May be repeated for credit for a total of 9 semester hours.

HY 301  History of England to 1689  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 and 102.

The origins of the English people and nation, its early legal and constitutional development, the struggle between king and parliament, and the beginning of overseas expansion down to the Glorious Revolution. Recommended especially for pre-law students.

HY 302  History of Great Britain, 1689 to the Present  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 and 102.

A continuation of History 301. The consolidation to the constitutional evolution; the agricultural, social, industrial, and political revolutions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the merging of Great Britain into the Commonwealth of Nations.

HY 303  Historian's Craft (WI)  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): History majors only; HY 101, HY 102, HY 201, HY 202.

Historical research methods and historiography. This course will introduce history majors to methods and tools used in historical research as a means of preparing them for their 300-400 level history courses. The class will serve as a bridge between the freshman History experience and the major's immersion into the discipline of History. (Writing Intensive Course)

HY 304  American Military History  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 201 and 202.

The evolution of warfare and the military in America's past.

HY 330  History of Islam  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 or permission of instructor.

A historical and thematic introduction to Islamic history, especially its political, institutional, religious, social and cultural forms.

HY 331  The Far East in Modern Times  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 and 102.

A survey of Far Eastern history with special emphasis upon China, Japan, and the impact of western influence in Modern Times.

HY 332  Russian History through the Revolutions of 1917  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 and 102.

The political, social, and intellectual developments of Russia from the early migrations and consolidation of Muscovy through the fall of the House of Romanov.

HY 333  Russian History from 1855 to the Present  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 and 102.

Survey of the history of Russia focusing on the rise of radical activity that led to the Revolution of 1917, the creation, evolution and collapse of the Soviet Union and Russia after communism.

HY 395  Europe in the Middle Ages 476-1300  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 and 102.

Major political, intellectual, and cultural trends, with emphasis on ecclesiastical developments and the fathers of the church.

HY 399  Study Tour  (3)  

Topics, excursions, and requirements determined by department. May be duplicated for credit; however, only three (3) credits may be applied toward any major or minor. Advance deposit required. Infrequently scheduled and subject to minimum and maximum numbers.

HY 400  Europe in the High Middle Ages: Renaissance and Reformation, 1300-1648  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 101 and 102. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. European society as seen through its philosophy, religion, literature, and politics.

HY 401  Ancient Greece  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 or HY 111 or instructor approval.

This course focuses on the history of ancient Greece, beginning with the prehistoric Mycenaean civilization, and ending with the death of Alexander the Great. Special attention will be given to the Classical Period, dominated by the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta.

HY 403  Ancient Rome  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 or HY 111 or instructor approval.

This course surveys the history of Rome from its founding to its fall, beginning with the first settlements in what would later be the city center of Rome ca. 1000 BCE, and ending with the collapse of the Empire in the West in 476 CE.

HY 404  The Age of the Cold War: Europe, 1945-Present  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 and 102.

The Cold War and its impact on the internal reorganization of the European nations.

HY 405  Environmental History of the United States  (3)  

A historical investigation of human interaction with the environment in the United States from the pre-colonial era to the present.

HY 406  Internship in Museum Studies  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor.

Working with local historical museums under the supervision of faculty, students will be introduced to the problems and possibilities of museum curatorship.

HY 407  Warfare in the Ancient World  (3)  

Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 101 or permission of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. This course examines warfare and the military history of the ancient world, including but not limited to Greece, Macedonia, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire.

HY 408  Ancient History  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 and 102.

A survey of civilization in the Near East and Europe from the invention of writing to the fall of the Roman Empire.

HY 409  Modern France  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 and 102.

A survey of the development of the French nation-state from Louis XIV to the present.

HY 410  Modern Germany  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 102.

A survey of the development of Germany from the Peace of Westphalia to the collapse of the Third Reich.

HY 411  War and Peace in Modern Europe  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 102.

A survey of the military and diplomatic history of Europe from the Peace of Westphalia to the end of the Second World War.

HY 415  The American Experience in War (1775-1898)  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 201 and 202 or approval of instructor.

A military history of the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, and Spanish American War. The course examines strategy, tactics, leadership, logistics, and civil military relations in America's first five conflicts.

HY 420  Modern China  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 112 or instructor approval.

This course will explore historical themes in modern China from the last decades of the Qing Dynasty through the present, including a study of the challenging political and social atmospheres.

HY 421  Public History  (3)  

Prerequisite for Undergraduate: 3 hours of HY or permission of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. This course examines the work of public history, including but not limited to, archival management, museum exhibition production, historic preservation, cultural resources management, historical interpretation, and the role of the public intellectual.

HY 422  Oral History  (3)  

Prerequisite for Undergraduate: 3 hours of history or permission of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. This course will introduce students to the methods and theory of oral history. The course includes the preparation of oral history projects and evaluation of oral narratives.

HY 423  Historical Bollywood  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 102 or HY 112 or instructor approval.

This class will explore the ways in which significant historical events are commemorated in Indian cinema. Several key points in nation's history will be studied by conventional methods and subsequently re-studied through watching Bollywood productions.

HY 433  American Social and Cultural History to 1865  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. American society through its literature, religion, philosophy, and arts. Emphasis upon immigration strains, European cultural transfer, and environmental adaptations which have formed the American character. Wide opportunities for reading offered in religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts.

HY 434  American Social and Cultural History Since 1865  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 202 or approval of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. This course will evaluate shifting immigration origins. Concentrated study will be given to the changing thought patterns which have resulted from Darwinism, the rise of Big Business, theories of the public interest, Pragmatism, and the emergence of the United States as a world power.

HY 436  History of American Women  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. A survey of the history of women from the colonial period to the present with emphasis upon social, economic, political, and educational developments.

HY 437  Black America  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. Blacks in the U.S. from colonial times to the present; events of the twentieth-century and the integral social relations between blacks and whites will be emphasized.

HY 441  The South Before 1865  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. Pre-colonial civilization through the Civil War. The colonization and the economic, political, social, and cultural development of the Old South and its part in building the nation.

HY 442  The South Since 1860  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201, 202, and 441 or approval of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. The issues which led to secession; the War Between the States; the economic, political, and social results; recent tendencies and developments.

HY 443  Introduction to Southern Culture  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. The study of the historic roots of regional culture that will integrate topics such as the "Cult of the Lost Cause," religion, folk life, music, literature, and the transition from a rural/agricultural society to an urban/commercial/industrial one.

HY 444  History of Alabama  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisites for Graduate: none. Alabama from the era of settlement to the present.

HY 446  American Indian History to 1840  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 201.

This course is a survey of Native American history in what becomes the United States from the pre-colonial period through 1840. Particular attention will be paid to regional cultures, the impact of European contact, Native-US government relations, and the consequences of removal.

HY 447  American Indian History 1840-Present  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 202.

This course is a survey of Native American history in what becomes the United States from 1840 through the present day. Particular attention will be paid to Native-US government relations, the impact of the reservation and assimilation programs, and modern rights issues.

HY 448  The Westward Movement in American History  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. Significance of the frontier in American History; colonization of successive geographic areas; the West in relation to tariff, public lands, currency and banking; and crisis resulting from expansion.

HY 451  History of Early America to 1783  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. European background to exploration; exploration and settlement; the Inter-Colonial Wars; the political, social, economic, and cultural developments within the colonies.

HY 452  The Age of Jefferson and Jackson, 1783 to 1850  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. The development of the American Republic from the end of the American Revolution until the Compromise of 1850, with special emphasis on the influence that Jefferson and Jackson had on the evolution of democratic attitudes and institutions.

HY 453  Sectional Conflict, Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1850-1877  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 201 and 202.

The rise of opposition to slavery; the Decade of Crises; Civil War; political, social, economic, diplomatic, and military aspects of the conduct of the war. An examination of the various interpretations, regional and national, of the Reconstruction Period.

HY 454  The Beginning of Modern America, 1877-1914  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. Description and evaluation of the shift of the United States from an agrarian to an industrial nation; the heritage of Civil War and Reconstruction; the rise of the Great Moguls; mass production and technological change; the rise of labor union movements and organized farm protests; the Spanish-American War; and American involvement in World War I.

HY 455  The 1920's and the Great Depression  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. A detailed study of American political, diplomatic, and cultural history from President Woodrow Wilson through Franklin D. Roosevelt.

HY 456  Contemporary America, 1945-Present  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. A detailed study of American political, diplomatic, and cultural history since the end of the World War II. Part of this course will be devoted to the study of current events.

HY 459  The American Civil War in Film  (3)  

Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 201 or permission of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. This course will explore how the Civil War has been remembered by Hollywood, how it can differ from the historical record, and how films often reflect the social and political sensibilities of their respective time period.

HY 465  The British Empire and Commonwealth  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 101 and 102. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. Growth and development of the British Empire, with emphasis on the factors leading to the Commonwealth of Nations. Not open to Graduate students who have completed HY 305.

HY 468  Constitutional History of England  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 101 and 102. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. Growth of common law, the court system, and the cabinet form of government from the earliest times to the present. Not open to Graduate students who have completed HY 308.

HY 470  American Diplomatic History to 1933  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. History of United States foreign relations beginning with the American Revolutionary Period and continuing through the decade of the 1920s. A study of the historical changes in American foreign policy objectives which led to the increased size and importance of the United States.

HY 471  American Diplomatic History Since 1933  (3)  

Prerequisites for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. A detailed study of United States foreign relations beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt and continuing to the present.

HY 473  Modern Middle East  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 and 102.

This course centers around Israel's struggle for national independence and the tension this has produced in the Middle East.

HY 475  Modern Japan  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 102 or HY 112 or instructor permission.

This course will explore modern Japanese history from Commodore Perry's arrival in 1853 to the 2011 crisis of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, from both a political and social perspective.

HY 476  Eastern (Asian) Civilizations  (3)  

Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 102 or permission of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. An examination of major Asian civilizations from the sixteenth century to the present, including those in China, India, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. Special focus on religion, culture, economics, political structures, and international relations, both within Asia and with the West.

HY 477  Asian American History  (3)  

Prerequisite for Undergraudate: HY 202 or permission of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. This course explores the experiences of Asian Americans from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It examines the rich diversity of the Asian American community and considers how events within the U.S. and outside of it have shaped the lives of their community.

HY 480  Colonial Latin America  (3)  

Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 101 or 201 or approval of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. The interaction of Native American, European, and African people in the Spanish and Portuguese empires of the Americas, concluding with the wars for independence.

HY 481  Modern Latin America  (3)  

Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 102 or 202 or approval of the instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. An examination of the political, economic, social, and cultural developments of the diverse Latin American nations since 1821, against a backdrop of tradition, reform, and revolution.

HY 483  United States-Latin American Relations  (3)  

Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202 or approval of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. A survey of the diplomatic, economic, and cultural relations between the United States and the Latin American Republics from 1810 to the present.

HY 485  History of Mexico  (3)  

Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202 or approval of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. A study of Mexico's past including pre-Columbian civilizations, the Spanish Conquest and Colonial period, the independence movement and the early republic, the struggle for nationhood, the modernization of Mexico with a special emphasis on the Mexican Revolution and the forces that shaped present day Mexico.

HY 486  The Andean Nations  (3)  

Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202 or approval of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. A history of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia from Pre-Colombian times until the present with an emphasis on the diversity of the peoples of these nations.

HY 487  History of Brazil  (3)  

Prerequisite for Undergraduate: HY 201 and 202 or approval of instructor. Prerequisite for Graduate: None. A survey of Brazil's history from 1500 until the present with an emphasis on The Empire of Brazil 1822-1889 and modern Brazil, 1889 to present.

HY 490  History of Religions  (3)  

(3): An introduction to the theory of Religious History and the study of the history and practices of the five dominant world religions using resources from within those traditions.

HY 493  History of Christianity I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 101 or permission of instructor.

A historical and thematic introduction to Christian history from its roots in the ancient near east; its foundation and growth; its distinctive Latin, Greek, and Syriac branches; and its development into the medieval period.

HY 494  History of Christianity II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): HY 102 or permission of instructor.

This course will detail the schism and splits in Christianity over the last millennium. Special attention on the Protestant Reformation and her engagement of Christianity with modernity.

HY 499  Capstone Experience (WI)  (0)  

Prerequisite(s): History majors with senior status and permission of Department Head.

Capstone experience for history majors. (Writing Intensive Course)

Foreign Language

FL 424  Foreign Language Teaching Methods  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): 101-102 and 201-202 in the target language.

Materials and methods of teaching foreign language at the K-12 level. It is recommended that student take this course near the end of the requirements for the teaching language minor.

French

FH 101  Beginner's French I  (3)  

Beginning French grammar, pronunciation, conversation, culture, and supplementary work in the laboratory.

FH 102  Beginner's French II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 101 or approval of instructor.

Continuation of Beginner's French I.

FH 201  Intermediate French I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 102 or approval of instructor.

A review of French grammar and vocabulary, conversation, and discussion based on short literary selections. Writing short compositions, dialogs, etc. Laboratory required.

FH 202  Intermediate French II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 201 or approval of instructor.

Continuation of Intermediate French I. Successful completion of 202 is prerequisite for all courses numbered 300 or higher, except 321 and 322.

FH 299  Study Abroad  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Permission of academic advisor and pre-approval by department head prior to registration.

Individual study abroad through a JSU-sponsored program as administered by International Programs; pre-approval within specific disciplines required. May be repeated for credit for a total of 15 semester hours. Grades: Pass/Fail.

FH 303  Survey of Literature I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 202.

French literature from the Middle Ages to the Revolution.

FH 304  Survey of Literature II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 202.

French literature from from Romanticism to the present.

FH 310  Advanced Grammar and Composition  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 202.

A thorough study of syntax, structure, vocabulary, and structures that the advanced student should know. Writing expository, descriptive, argumentative, and critical compositions.

FH 313  Basic Business Communications  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 202.

Practice in written and spoken communications in all types of business situations for those specializing in areas where the language is French.

FH 320  French Conversation  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 202.

Intensive practice in conversation.

FH 321  French Civilization I (WI)  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): None.

An extensive study of French culture in a historical context, covering prehistory through the French Revolution. Cultural aspects examined include art and architecture, music, literature, politics and government, and social trends. Offered in English. (Writing Intensive Course)

FH 322  Francophone Culture  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): None.

Introduction to and examination of the culture of various French-speaking countries and regions outside Europe. Offered in English.

FH 325  French Civilization II (WI)  (3)  

An extensive study of French culture in a historical context, covering the Napoleonic Age through the present. Cultural aspects include art and architecture, music, literature, politics and government, and social trends. Offered in English. (Writing Intensive Course)

FH 416  Seventeenth-Century French Literature  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 202.

Reading and analysis of representative plays by Corneille, Racine, and Molière.

FH 420  Eighteenth-Century French Literature  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 202.

Literary, social and political trends of the Enlightenment as represented in the works of Montesquieu, Diderot, Voltaire, Rousseau and others.

FH 430   Nineteenth-Century French Literature I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 202.

Nineteenth-Century French Novel: reading and analysis of representative works by Stendhal, Hugo, Balzac, Flaubert, Maupassant, and Zola.

FH 431   Nineteenth-Century French Literature II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 202.

Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Drama: reading and analysis of poetry and drama representing the major movements of the era, from Romanticism through Symbolism.

FH 440  Twentieth-Century French Literature I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 202.

Twentieth-Century Novel : reading and analysis of representative works by Gide, Proust, Mauriac, Sartre, Camus and Saint-Exupery.

FH 441  Twentieth-Century French Literature II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FH 202.

Twentieth-Century Poetry and Drama: reading and analysis of poetry and drama from the major movements, including Surrealism, Theater of the Absurd, Existentialism, etc.

Spanish

SH 101  Beginner's Spanish I  (3)  

Beginning Spanish grammar, with emphasis on reading, writing, speaking, and understanding the language. Use of the language laboratory required.

SH 102  Beginner's Spanish II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 101 or approval of instructor.

Continuation of Beginner's Spanish I.

SH 201  Intermediate Spanish I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 102 or approval of instructor.

A review of Spanish grammar, conversation, and discussion based on short literary selections. Writing short compositions, dialogs, etc. Laboratory required.

SH 202  Intermediate Spanish II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 201 or approval of instructor.

Continuation of Intermediate Spanish I. Successful completion of 202 is prerequisite for all courses numbered 300 or higher, except 321, 322, and 406.

SH 299  Study Abroad  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Permission of academic advisor and pre-approval by department head prior to registration.

Individual study abroad through a JSU-sponsored program as administered by International Programs; pre-approval within specific disciplines required. May be taken for credit up to 15 semester hours. Grades: Pass/Fail.

SH 303  Survey of Literature I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

Representative Spanish writers in the major periods of their nation's cultural development. From the Middle Ages to the Golden Age.

SH 304  Survey of Literature II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

Representative Spanish writers in the major periods of their nation's cultural development. From the 18th Century to the present.

SH 310  Advanced Grammar and Composition  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

A thorough study of syntax, structure, vocabulary, and structures that the advanced student should know. Writing expository, descriptive, argumentative, and critical compositions.

SH 313  Basic Business Communications  (3)  

Practice in written and spoken communications in all types of business situations for those specializing in areas where the language is Spanish.

SH 320  Spanish Conversation  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

Intensive practice in spoken Spanish using a variety of cultural activities (films, magazine articles, TV programs, etc.)

SH 321  Spanish Civilization (WI)  (3)  

No prerequisites; offered in English. Evolution of the culture, history, and geography of Spain. (Writing Intensive Course)

SH 322  Latin American Civilization (WI)  (3)  

No prerequisites; offered in English. Evolution of the culture, history, and geography of Latin America. (Writing Intensive Course)

SH 350  Spanish for Healthcare Professionals  (3)  

This course fulfills the needs of a variety of students with some or much experience in the Spanish language. The main goal is to combine many activities to develop a more communicative proficiency and accuracy in the use of the Spanish language in medical settings with Spanish speaking patients.

SH 405  Golden Age Drama  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

Reading and analysis of representative plays by Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Alarcón, and Calderón de la Barca.

SH 406  Don Quixote  (3)  

No prerequisite; offered in English. Reading and analysis of the works of Cervantes, with special attention to Don Quixote. Research paper is required.

SH 409  Contemporary Spanish Literature  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

Representative works of major writers from the Spanish Civil War to the present

SH 410  Latin American Literature  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

Representative Latin American writers in the major periods of their nations' cultural development from the Colonial period to the present.

SH 411  Nineteenth-Century Spanish Poetry  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

Representative poets from the Neo-Classical period, through Romanticism, Realism, Modernism, to the present.

SH 412  Nineteenth-Century Spanish Drama  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

Reading and analysis outstanding plays with emphasis on those of Duque de Rivas, Zorrilla, Echegaray, García Gutiérrez, Hartzenbusch, and Tamayo y Baus.

SH 413  Nineteenth-Century Spanish Novel  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

Major developments and trends in the novel of the 19th century, as reflected in the works of Galdós, Pardo Bazán, Palacio Valdés, Blasco Ibañez, Valera, and Pereda.

SH 417  Contemporary Latin American and Spanish Film Criticism  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 321 or SH 322 or permission of instructor.

An examination of Latin American and Spanish films from 1960 to the present and the context in which they were created. Students will learn how to critically analyze film and implement course readings that will draw upon film criticism and theory.

SH 419  Latin American Short Story  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 322 or permission of instructor.

An exploration of the Latin American short story, its structure, and its meaning. The course will use the short story as a vehicle to introduce some of Latin America's best-known writers.

SH 420  Latinx Literature in the United States  (3)  

An examination of the literature of Latinx writers in the U.S. with emphasis on the distinctions and similarities that have shaped the experiences and the cultural imagination among different Latinx communities.

Gender Studies

GNS 195  Explore Seminar  (1)  

This course provides a forum for assigned readings and the discussion of ideas in response to a current issue/event. The topic of the course will vary. May be repeated for a total of three credit hours.

GNS 399  Study Tour  (3)  

Topics, excursions, and requirements determined by department. May be duplicated for credit for up to six credit hours; however, only three (3) credits may be applied toward any major or minor. Subject to minimum and maximum numbers. Advance deposit required.