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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures


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Main Departmental Office
Language Building, Room 101

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #311127
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-2404
Fax: 940-565-2581

Web site: www.forl.unt.edu

Marie-Christine Koop, Chair

Faculty 

 

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers students instruction that enables them to understand, speak, read and write the language chosen for study. Further, the department helps the student to gain, through the use of these tools, a knowledge of the country where the language is spoken and, as a result of this knowledge, to gain an understanding of the people themselves.

The department’s place in the College of Arts and Sciences is based on the effective performance of the task of creating a climate of understanding between peoples separated by linguistic and cultural barriers. The department maintains and promotes a strong program of studies in French, Spanish and German, furnishing the appropriate courses in language, literature, culture and pedagogy.

Departmental Examination

Prior to enrollment in a foreign language course, a student who has earned high school credit for foreign language or who has acquired language skills will be required to take an examination to determine appropriate enrollment. Based on the results of the examination and if credit is desired, the student will pay a fee for the posting of 4–14 hours of credit corresponding to credit earned in courses 1010–2050. Students will be required to enroll for their first language course at UNT according to the course level indicated by the results of the examination. Any questions should be directed to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

The department offers minors in Arabic , Chinese , French , German , Italian , Latin , Japanese , Russian  and Spanish . The department also offers certificates in professional French  and professional Spanish , and a series of courses designed to prepare students to sit for the certification examinations in French, German or Spanish .

French Co-op Program (Study and Work in France)

Students majoring or minoring in French have the opportunity to participate in the French Co-op Program:

  1. Study in France:
    • summer/spring session at the University of Caen;
    • semester (fall/spring) or academic year at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce International du Pas-de-Calais (ESCIP) in Longuenesse or at the Université François Rabelais in Tours.
  2. Exchange programs with paid internships: academic year at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce International du Pas-de-Calais (ESCIP) in Longuenesse.

Contact the departmental office for additional information.

Study Abroad Program in Germany

Students majoring, minoring or just wanting to complete their foreign language requirement abroad can participate in a faculty-led program and study in Leipzig, Germany: Five-week summer session.

Study Abroad Programs in Mexico and Spain

Students majoring, minoring or just wanting to complete their foreign language requirement abroad can participate in any of these three faculty-led programs:

  1. Study in Cuernavaca, Mexico: Five week summer session at Universidad Internacional.
  2. Study in Valencia, Spain: Five week summer session at AIP Institute.
  3. Study in Guadalajara, Mexico: Five-week summer session at the University of Guadalajara.

Contact the departmental office for additional information.

Bilingual Education Concentration

Interested students should consult with the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education for further information.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers graduate programs in the following areas:

  • Master of Arts with majors in French and Spanish.

For additional information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

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