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20th Century British and American Poetry

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
370
Course Credits:
3

Poetry, theory and techniques of modern poets such as Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, Pound, Frost, Brooks, Plath, Heaney, Collins.

Acting & Directing

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
309
Course Credits:
3

Provides basic laboratory training in techniques of acting and directing through practical exercises with short scenes and plays. Work on voice and movement. Interpretation skills, performance analysis, and the planning and conducting of rehearsals are used to achieve an individual approach to acting and directing.

Acting & Directing

Course Prefix:
TR
Course Number:
309
Course Credits:
3

Provides basic laboratory training in techniques of acting and directing through practical exercises with short scenes and plays. Work on voice and movement. Interpretation skills, performance analysis, and the planning and conducting of rehearsals are used to achieve an individual approach to acting and directing.

Advanced Composition: Expository

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
110
Course Credits:
3

Extensive work in expository writing, some treatment of grammar and style, and the completion of an acceptable research paper in MLA format. This course fulfills the General Education Requirement for Written Composition.

Advanced Grammar and Conversation I

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
315
Course Credits:
3

Study and utilization of grammar in speech and writing. Spanish phonetics. Development of advanced vocabulary and cultural awareness. Discussion of current events and oral analysis of readings. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 202 or 3 years of high school Spanish or demonstrated proficiency.

Advanced Grammar and Conversation II

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
316
Course Credits:
3

Study of grammar on a more advanced level through the intensive practice of speeches, conversation, and writing. Development of broad vocabulary, coherent discourse and cultural awareness. Discussion of currents events and oral analysis of readings. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or 4 years of high school Spanish or demonstrated proficiency.

Advanced Media Writing

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
324
Course Credits:
3

An advanced professional writing course, providing intensive practice in writing blogs, commentaries and features for publication in print and web. Prerequisite: CA/EN 220 or Department permission.

Advanced Media Writing

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
324
Course Credits:
3

An advanced professional writing course, providing intensive practice in writing blogs, commentaries, and features for publication in print and web. Prerequisite: CA/EN 220 or Departmental permission.

Basic Spanish I

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
101
Course Credits:
4

Introduction to the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures through interactive and communicative reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities to develop language and cultural proficiency.

Basic Spanish II

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
102
Course Credits:
4

Continuation of Spanish 101.

Black and White Photography I

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
209
Course Credits:
3

An introduction to the basic elements of black and white photography. Fundamental camera and darkroom techniques are studied. Emphasis on photography as an interpretive and illustrative medium in art, communication and journalism. Student supplies manual camera and film. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly.

British and American Novels since 1800

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
369
Course Credits:
3

Reading and discussion of significant British and American novels. Novelists such as Norris, Hemingway, Woolf and Greene may be studied.

British Literature 1700-1900

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
332
Course Credits:
3

A chronological survey of British literature and its historical and social background during the 18th and 19th centuries. Readings include samples of major works of the period.

British Literature to 1700

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
331
Course Credits:
3

A chronological survey of British literature and its historical and social background from the earliest times to 1700, with readings from the highlights of major works.

Cervantes and the Masterpieces of Spanish Literature I, II

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
473
Course Credits:
3

Intensive study of the Novelas ejemplares as well as representative work of other Spanish literary masters. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

College Composition I and I

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
100/101
Course Credits:
3,3

An intensive treatment of fundamental forms of composition, principles of grammar, sentence structure, followed by the preparation of a research paper. This is a two-semester course. To fulfill the General Education Requirement for Written Communication, the student must complete both semesters of the course.

Commercial Translating

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
440
Course Credits:
3

Practice in translating documents, papers, and letters used in international trade. Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Some computing skill is necessary.

Communication Theory

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
401
Course Credits:
3

Surveys the different ways in which communication has been conceptualized, described and explained. Explores the powers and limitations of various theories and perspectives. Junior/senior standing.

Contemporary Latin America Culture and Civilization

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
351
Course Credits:
3

The students will acquire a basic knowledge of the cultural diversity of the Latin American countries, including geography, literature, social and political issues in a historical context in order to develop alternative ways of seeing, feeling, and understanding other culture. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

Contemporary Peninsular Spanish Culture and Civilization

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
347
Course Credits:
3

The students will acquire a basic knowledge of history, geography, literature and will examine some of the social, cultural, and political issues in contemporary Spain in order to develop alternative ways of seeing, feeling, and understanding other culture. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

Cooperative Education

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
295, 395, 495
Course Credits:
1-6

Cooperative Education

Course Prefix:
TR
Course Number:
295, 395, 495
Course Credits:
3

Cooperative Education

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
395
Course Credits:
1 – 3

Cooperative Education

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
195, 295, 395, 495
Course Credits:
1-6

On-the-job experience using Spanish as a tool; hours and credits to be arranged with the department.

Cooperative Education

Course Prefix:
TR
Course Number:
295, 395, 495
Course Credits:
3

Cooperative Education

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
295, 395, 495
Course Credits:
1-6

Creative Writing

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
318
Course Credits:
3

Develops skill in imaginative writing: poetry, fiction and/or non-fiction.

Critical Writing

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
210
Course Credits:
3

Expository, analytic, and critical writing based on reading in major literary genres. Required for English majors.*

Don Quijote de la Mancha – Miguel de Cervantes

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
474
Course Credits:
3

A detailed study of the Spanish masterpiece. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

Elements of Speech

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
100
Course Credits:
3

Introduces the speech communication process, both theory and practice. Primary goals are to increase confidence and reduce anxieties about public speaking.

English as a Second Language

Course Prefix:
En
Course Number:
108
Course Credits:
3

A college-level course in English for international students which focuses on developing skills in listening, speaking, and writing needed for success in college. International students take this course, followed by EN 110, to complete the General Education Requirement for Written Communication.

English Studies

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
482
Course Credits:
3

Analysis and synthesis of the practice of English studies, including canon formation, research, methodologies, pedagogy and issues concerning graduate study and other professional options. Work will include in-depth analysis of great works of literature and refining of portfolios and résumés. Normally, senior standing is required.

Event/Play Production Apprenticeship

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
313
Course Credits:
3

Offers practical experience in event and theatrical production. Includes class work and participation in the stages of an actual event or production. Hands-on activities are required of all students. All aspects of producing are explored, including research, design, promotion, execution, management and evaluation.

Event/Play Production Apprenticeship

Course Prefix:
TR
Course Number:
313
Course Credits:
3

Offers practical experience in event and theatrical production. Includes class work and participation in the stages of an actual event or production. Hands-on activities are required of all students. All aspects of producing are explored, including research, design, promotion, execution, management and evaluation.

Film Studies

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
305
Course Credits:
3

Explores film as an art form, treating its language, history and genres with special emphasis on the roles of those under-represented in the film industry. Many films, arranged around various themes and styles of directing, are viewed as primary texts in the course. International films are integrated into the course as well.

Grammar for Teachers and Writers

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
314
Course Credits:
3

A systematic study of traditional grammar with applications to writing, revising and editing, literary analysis, and teaching English language arts. Required for English majors and those preparing for AYA licensure, and recommended for English minors and those preparing for Middle Childhood licensure in Language Arts.*

Great Books Seminar

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
480
Course Credits:
3

The reading and discussion of selected texts, important for their literary genres and their impact on the history of ideas. An examination of the themes and values of western civilization. Junior-senior standing required.

History of English Language

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
312
Course Credits:
3

An introduction to the origins, history and structure of the English language. Study of the function of language in society. Required for English majors and those preparing for AYA and Middle Childhood licensure, and recommended for English minors.

Independent Study

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
491, 492, 493, 494
Course Credits:
1-3

Offers opportunities for junior and senior level students in good academic standing and possessing the necessary skills to pursue a research topic or to develop a project. Closely directed by a faculty member.

Independent Study

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
491, 492, 493, 494
Course Credits:
1-3

An opportunity for qualified and capable students to work on special topics via independent reading, study, and research in Spanish. Hours and credits arranged by the department.

Intercultural Communication

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
376
Course Credits:
3

Probes the influence of individuals’ backgrounds on cross-cultural experiences. The roles of ethnicity, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation are explored by examining how verbal and non-verbal messages are generated and interpreted. Practice with specific skills will empower students to become competent intercultural communicators. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing or permission of communication faculty.

Intermediate Arabic I

Course Prefix:
ARB
Course Number:
300

Intermediate Arabic II

Course Prefix:
ARB
Course Number:
301

Intermediate Spanish I

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
201
Course Credits:
3

Continuation of SP 102 – Integration of grammar, oral, and written practice in exercises, conversation and readings which evolve within a cultural context. Prerequisite: SP 102 or 2 years of high school Spanish or equivalent proficiency.

Intermediate Spanish II

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
202
Course Credits:
3

Continuation of SP 201. Prerequisite: SP 102 or 2 years of high school Spanish or equivalent proficiency.

Interpersonal Communication

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
201
Course Credits:
3

Studies interpersonal levels of communication and their applications. Skills developed and topics explored include verbal and non-verbal effectiveness; self-disclosure and assertiveness; active and empathic listening; and a variety of dyadic transactions.

Introduction to Arabic I

Course Prefix:
ARB
Course Number:
200

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic grammar, including gender of nouns and verbs and regular conjugations. Students will also be exposed to Arabic culture and social customs. Prerequisite: none

Introduction to Arabic II

Course Prefix:
ARB
Course Number:
201

Building upon skills introduced in ARB 200, students are expected to enhance the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic. This class will introduce hollow, double-root, and defective verbs, absolute negation, and conditional tense. Students will continue learning about Arab culture. Prerequisite: ARB 200.

Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
321
Course Credits:
3

An introduction to critical methodology and issues in literary criticism and contemporary theory, using both theoretical and literary texts. Prerequisite: EN 210.

Introduction to Literature: Latin American Short Stories

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
321
Course Credits:
3

An introduction to literary analysis in representative works by Latin American writers. Selections of Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Juan Rulfo, Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, María Luisa Valenzuela, Isabel Allende and others. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

Introduction to Professional Translating

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
420
Course Credits:
3

General principles, procedures, theory, and tools for translating; some basic principles of linguistics. Practice in translating from Spanish to English.

Introduction to Western Literature: Epics and Poetry

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
255
Course Credits:
3

A study of representative epics and poems with an emphasis on their relevance to the development of Western civilization.

Introduction to Western Literature: Prose

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
256
Course Credits:
3

A course focusing on selected prose works, including selections from a variety of literary periods and genres.

Latin America Culture and Civilization to 1900

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
350
Course Credits:
3

Latin America before the discovery of the New World to the beginning of the twentieth century: history, literature, art, music. Pre-Colombian cultures, the Discovery of America, the Conquest, the colonial period, independence, Latin America identity. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

Latin American Literature of the 20th Century

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
335
Course Credits:
3

Latin American Literature to 1900

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
334
Course Credits:
3

An introduction to Latin American literature from the beginning of the narrative (Diario de Cristóbal Colón) to the end of the nineteenth century, with emphasis in understanding the social and historical context in which the works took shape. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

Literature of Continental Europe

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
460
Course Credits:
3

Study of the structures and themes in the principal works of representative European writers. Junior-senior standing required or departmental permission.

Main Currents in American Literature to 1900

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
341
Course Credits:
3

A historical survey of American literature from its Native American and colonial beginnings to the end of the nineteenth century, with emphasis on themes, images, stylistic techniques and cultural assumptions in the works of major literary figures.

Major African-American Writers

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
343
Course Credits:
3

Analysis and discussion of selected works of major African-American authors

Mass Communication

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
250
Course Credits:
3

An introduction to mass communication through study of the commercial, historical and social underpinnings of American mass media and information industries.

Media Writing

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
323
Course Credits:
3

Offers practice in professional writing skills needed for careers in advertising, public relations, radio and television. Prerequisite: CA/EN 220 or Department permission.

Media Writing

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
323
Course Credits:
3

Offers instruction and practice in professional writing skills needed for careers in advertising, public relations, radio and television. Prerequisite: EN 220.

Modern Drama and Theater

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
262
Course Credits:
3

Study of dramatic literature, acting, stage design, production, and theatrical styles and trends from Ibsen to the present. Recommended preparation: CA 261.

Modern Drama and Theater

Course Prefix:
TR
Course Number:
262
Course Credits:
3

Also listed as EN 262, CA 262 Study of dramatic literature, acting, stage design, production, and theatrical styles and trends from Ibsen to the present. Recommended preparation: TR 261.*

Newswriting

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
220
Course Credits:
3

Introductory journalism course teaching basic skills in writing news for print, broadcast and web. Students learn to write clearly, concisely and accurately under deadline and will submit articles to the student newspaper, Notre Dame News.

Newswriting

Course Prefix:
CA/EN
Course Number:
220
Course Credits:
3

Introductory journalism course teaching basic skills in writing news for print, broadcast and web. Students learn to write clearly, concisely and accurately under deadline and will submit articles to the student newspaper, Notre Dame News.

Ohio Writers

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
283
Course Credits:
3

Reading, analysis, and writing about selected fiction, poetry and/or drama by authors with strong Ohio connections. Texts may include works by fiction writers such as Toni Morrison, Sherwood Anderson, Charles W. Chesnutt or Les Roberts; and poets such as Mary Oliver, James Wright, Rita Dove, and Langston Hughes.

Oral Interpretation

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
212
Course Credits:
3

Explores basic theory and practice in the art of communicating literature: prose, poetry and drama. Selection, analysis and performance are the primary areas of focus.

Oral Interpretation

Course Prefix:
TR
Course Number:
112
Course Credits:
3

Explores basic theory and practice in the art of communicating literature: prose, poetry, and drama. Selection, analysis, and performance are the primary areas of focus.

Organizational Comm.

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
380
Course Credits:
3

Explores organization communication theory and its application to real world public relations cases involving business, nonprofit and governmental organizations.

Peninsular Spanish Culture and Civilization to 1900

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
346
Course Credits:
3

Study the development and construction of Spanish culture and civilization from pre-Roman times to the beginning of the twentieth century, focusing on history, geography, art, literature, and other cultural manifestations. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

Peninsular Spanish Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
345
Course Credits:
3

Postcolonial Literature

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
459
Course Credits:
3

Reading and analysis of literature reflecting the hybridity of cultures in nations which were once part of European empires. Some introductory study of postcolonial theory. Junior-senior standing required, or departmental permission.*

Practicum: Literary and Technical Translating

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
430
Course Credits:
3

Practice in translating from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish. Approximately one quarter is devoted to literary texts and one quarter to technical or scientific topics, depending on the professional needs of the students enrolled.

Presentation Techniques

Course Prefix:
TR
Course Number:
374
Course Credits:
3

Practice in a variety of public speaking forms serves as focus: advanced work in the extemporaneous mode, as well as an introduction to manuscript, memorized, and impromptu styles. Experiences with special occasion speaking take students beyond the confines of the classroom into settings involving larger spaces, technical considerations, and other challenges.

Professional Communication

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
232
Course Credits:
3

Study of written and oral communication theory and its importance in accomplishing organizational objectives. Practical exercises will be reviewed to build on basic skill requirements.

Public Relations

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
403
Course Credits:
3

Studies the historical antecedents and contemporary practice of public relations in America. Special emphasis is placed on day-to-day tasks, skills and responsibilities of practitioners. Opportunity for juniors and seniors to explore specific issues and meet professionals in the multi-faceted field of public relations. Prerequisite: CA 220 or department permission.

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 295, 395, 495
Course Credits:
1-3

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
191, 192, 193, 194
Course Credits:
1-3

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
391, 392, 393, 394
Course Credits:
1-3

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
191, 192, 193, 194
Course Credits:
3

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
391, 392, 393, 394
Course Credits:
1-3

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
391, 392, 393, 394
Course Credits:
1-3

Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

Seminar in American Literature

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
342
Course Credits:
3

A concentration on 20th century American literature, with emphasis on the relationship between literature and its cultural and intellectual contexts.

Shakespeare’s Comedies

Course Prefix:
TR
Course Number:
461
Course Credits:
3

Reading and analysis of Shakespeare’s comedies; study of comedy techniques and poetic development. Junior-senior standing required.*

Shakespeare’s Comedies

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
461
Course Credits:
3

Reading and analysis of Shakespeare’s comedies; study of comedy techniques and poetic development. Junior-senior standing required or departmental permission.

Shakespeare’s Histories and Tragedies

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
462
Course Credits:
3

Reading and analysis of Shakespeare’s histories and tragedies; study of Shakespeare’s development as tragic dramatist and poet. Junior-senior standing required or departmental permission.

Spanish for Business

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
365
Course Credits:
3

Spanish for basic business and legal transactions and correspondences. Terminology used in banking, commerce, accounting and marketing. Students will analyze commercial documents and use Spanish in oral and written communication. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or equivalent.

Spanish for Health Care Providers I

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
120
Course Credits:
2

The main goal of this introductory class is to gain confidence approaching and effectively interacting with Spanish-speaking patients and their families. Basic medical vocabulary, practical language skills (written and oral communication) and dialogues related to specific medical tasks are learned in this class through role playing, mock medical situations, etc. The students will be introduced to important issues in the care of the Hispanic patients: culture, values, beliefs, and their health status. Prerequisites: Jr. or Sr. Nursing major or permission of instructor.

Spanish for Health Care Providers II

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
320
Course Credits:
3

Spanish Golden Age: Renaissance and Baroque

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
368
Course Credits:
3

Study of representative works of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: pastoril poetry (Garcilaso de la Vega), mystic poetry (Santa Teresa de Jesús, Juan de la Cruz), picaresque genre (Lazarillo de Tormes), Baroque drama, poetry, and narrative: Lope de Vega, Quevedo, Góngora. Emphasis will be in understanding the cultural, intelectual and historical forces that shaped the literary production. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

Spanish Medieval Literature: Origins to 1500

Course Prefix:
SP
Course Number:
367
Course Credits:
3

An introduction to the masterworks in Spanish Literature from the beginning to 1500: epic poems, lyric and narrative. Students will gain insight into significant socio-historical transformations. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 or demonstrated proficiency.

Study Tours

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
152, 252, 352, 452
Course Credits:
1-6

Study Tours

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
152, 252, 352, 452
Course Credits:
1-6

Television and Radio

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
410
Course Credits:
3

An in-depth analysis of the video and audio industries such as TV and cable networks, AM and FM radio, the music industry and the developing integration of video and computer networks. Special attention is paid to the role of advertising, the impact of video and audio in popular culture and ethical dilemmas. Recommended preparation: CA 220.

The Drama and Theater

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
261
Course Credits:
3

Study of dramatic literature, acting, stage design, production, and theatrical styles and trends from the classical age of Greece to the middle of the nineteenth century. Recommended preparation for CA 262.

The Short Story

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
281
Course Credits:
3

Analysis and discussion of selected short stories by authors from different cultures and countries.

Women Playwrights

Course Prefix:
TR
Course Number:
381
Course Credits:
3

Analysis and discussion of the works of selected women playwrights of the twentieth century.

Women Writers

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
382
Course Credits:
3

Analysis and discussion of works of selected women writers with emphasis on exploration of vital issues from women’s perspectives.

Workshops

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
171, 271, 371, 471
Course Credits:
1-3

Workshops

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
171, 271, 371, 471
Course Credits:
1-3

Writing Practicum

Course Prefix:
EN
Course Number:
207
Course Credits:
3

Extended instruction and practice in grammar and expository writing, intended for students who have earned credits in composition but who need additional training and skill development.