FORL 2101 Introduction to Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AL 2101.) A non-technical introduction to issues pertaining to language and languages, including language structure, first and second language acquisition, language variation (regional and social), and language change.

FORL 2102 Languages of the World
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AL 2102.) Survey of the world’s languages and an introduction to the variety of linguistic phenomena found in different languages.

FORL 3021 Introduction to Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AL 3021.) An introduction to the major areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics.

FORL 3022 Foundations of Second Language Teaching
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to theories of second language teaching. Topics covered include language acquisition, learner characteristics, learning styles and strategies, proficiency guidelines and standards, second language curricula at various levels, and lesson planning.

FORL 3041 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as AL 3041.) Introduction to processes of acquiring a second (foreign or additional) language. Compares the experiences of young children, adolescents, and adult-age language learners.

FORL 3300 World Literature in Translation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will promote a critical understanding of texts pertaining to various literary traditions, increasing student acquaintance with contemporary narratives of international background. The course will include a brief review of the national context of each of these literary works and position each text within the greater context of world literature. Global Perspectives Course.

FORL 4011 Phonetics and Phonology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FORL 3021 or AL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as AL 4011.) The description and classification of the sounds of human language; patterns of their occurrence and rules governing their use in various languages; emphasis on phonology in a generative framework.

FORL 4012 Morphology and Syntax
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FORL 3021 or AL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as AL 4012.) Introduction to the basic concepts of syntax, including work classes, constituents, case systems, word order, and grammatical relations. Emphasis on comparison of syntax of a wide variety of languages.

FORL 4021 Foreign Language Educators and Technology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduction to the selection and use of technology resources in the Pre-K-12 classroom with special emphasis on foreign language instruction. Students learn how to integrate appropriate technologies into their classroom instruction in order to enhance pupil learning, language performance and cultural understandings. Students design, plan and produce educational materials using technology hardware and software, utilizing authentic websites and related material in their foreign language.

FORL 4025 Methods and Materials for Teaching Foreign Languages, P-8
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Knowledge of learner characteristics, foreign language curricula and standards, content reinforcement, unit and lesson planning, coordination of materials and technology, and techniques for effective lesson implementation for grade levels P-8.

FORL 4026 Methods and Materials for Teaching Foreign Languages, 9-12
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Knowledge of learner characteristics, foreign language curricula and standards, content reinforcement, unit and lesson planning, coordination of materials and technology, and techniques of effective lesson implementation for grade levels 9-12.

FORL 4027 Methods and Materials for Teaching Latin: P-12
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Methodologies for teaching Latin in P-12; lesson planning, teaching culture, and classroom techniques; goals of a Latin curriculum year by year. Syntax and the natural method of reading Latin.

FORL 4030 (TE) Practicum in Foreign Language Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FORL 4025 or FORL 4026 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Observation, lesson planning, and supervised micro-teaching with a variety of instructional techniques in grades P-8 and 9-12. Application of instructional and curricular theories; systemic analysis of decision-making processes in instruction. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FORL 4060 (TE) Internship in Foreign Language Education
Credit Hours 12
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Full-time teaching in elementary, middle, or high school under the supervision of a university supervisor with guidance from an on-site mentor. For provisionally certified teachers. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FORL 4061 (TE) Student Teaching in Foreign Languages
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites completion of all other course in teacher education, and passing score on departmental language proficiency examination
Description

Observation and teaching during the entire school day under the guidance of a selected classroom teacher. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FORL 4062 (TE) Student Teaching in Foreign Language
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites completion of all other courses in teacher education, and passing score on departmental language proficiency examination
Description

Observation and teaching during the entire school day under the guidance of a selected classroom teacher. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FORL 4063 (TE) Student Teaching in Foreign Language
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites completion of all other courses in teacher education, and passing score on the departmental language proficiency examination
Description

Observation and teaching during the entire school day under the guidance of a selected classroom teacher. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

FORL 4111 Semantics and Pragmatics in Linguistic Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites FORL 3021 or AL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as AL 4111.) Broad range of topics in semantics, the study of how language communicates meaning, and in pragmatics, the study of how language is used to accomplish a speaker’s intention.

FORL 4121 Historical Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as AL 4121.) Comprehensive introduction to historical and comparative linguistics with a focus on causes and mechanisms of language change over time.

FORL 4131 Bilingualism
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as AL 4131.) Comprehensive introduction to the phenomena, role, and function of bilingualism in the contemporary world with special emphasis on North America.

FORL 4650 Opening School Experience
Credit Hours 0
Prerequisites Admitted to Teacher Education
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of S is required for this course. Students gain practical experiences in the school and classroom during the week of preplanning and the first week of school. While assisting in the classroom, students learn effective procedures for beginning the school year. This course may include a Signature Experience component.