Offered by Department of Modern Languages
College of Fine Arts and Humanities

FORL Courses

FORL 110 - Introduction to a Language & Culture - 1-3 hours
Prereq: none
This course is an introduction to a particular language of the world (e.g. Arabic, Russian) and the culture associated with it. The language chosen will not be one that UNK regularly offers, nor will this one semester course count for General Studies credit or for the B.A. requirement. May be taken for two different languages. Offered Occasionally.
FORL 188GS - General Studies Portal - 3 hours
Prereq: freshman or sophomore standing
Students analyze critical issues confronting individuals and society in a global context as they pertain to the discipline in which the Portal course is taught. The Portal is intended to help students succeed in their university education by being mentored in process of thinking critically about important ideas and articulating their own conclusions. Students may take the Portal in any discipline, irrespective of their major or minor. Satisfies the General Studies Portal course requirement. Students may take their Portal course in any discipline. Students who transfer 24 or more hours of General Studies credit to UNK are exempt from taking a portal course.
FORL 300A-D - Foreign Language Practicum - 1-4 hours
Prereq: 200-level course or equivalent
Foreign language internship teaching at the elementary school level. Students will be assigned to a specific school and teacher(s). Four hours of cumulative credits may be earned.
FORL 308 - Seminar in Translation I - 3 hours
Prereq: a 300-level course in French or German or Spanish OR equivalent
Teaches the theory and practice of translation. Offered in Fall.
FORL 309 - Seminar in Translation II - 3 hours
Prereq: a 300-level course in French or German or Spanish literature
Continues the study of translation theory and practice. Offered in Spring.
FORL 337 - Seminar on Foreign Film - 3 hours
Prereq: none
The study of a series of films produced in France and/or Francophone countries, German-speaking countries, Spain and/or Latin America (or a combination thereof). (Generally taught concurrently with FREN 337, GERM 337 or SPAN 337.) Offered occasionally.
FORL 357 - Seminar on Women in a Foreign Literature - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A study of women writers from France and/or Francophone countries, German-speaking countries, Spain and/or Latin America or a study of the depiction of women in one or more of these literatures. (Generally taught concurrently with FREN 357, GERM 357 or SPAN 357.) Offered occasionally.
FORL 401 - Multicultural Understanding - 1 hour
Prereq: none
Designed to enable the future classroom teacher to promote multicultural understanding through varied learning experiences focusing on language and cultural diversity.
FORL 409 - Interpretation I - 3 hours
Prereq: FORL 308* and FORL 309* OR equivalent AND demonstrable knowledge
A study of interpretation theory and intensive practice of interpretation skills. Offered in Spring.
FORL 410 - Interpretation II - 3 hours
Prereq: FORL 409* OR permission of the instructor
This course will focus on the continued development of translation and/or interpretation skills through 60 hours of practical work in translation and/or interpretation.
FORL 411 - Practicum in Translation/Interpretation - 3 hours
Prereq: FORL 410*
A continuation of FORL 409, Interpretation I, with more advanced practice in consecutive interpreting and working in both directions.
FORL 470 - TESOL - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Theoretical foundations and sociolinguistic context of ESL teaching.
FORL 472 - Foreign Language Pedagogy - 3 hours
Prereq: admission to Teacher Education or permission of the department
Current trends in foreign language teaching and learning with emphasis on theory and practice.
FORL 480 - Modern Languages Seminar - 3 hours
Prereq: senior standing or permission of the department
The Modern Languages Seminar course, aiming for a synthesis of acquired knowledge in the discipline, culminates the language major. It includes a semester-long final project, demonstrating the ability to make connections between research about pertinent contexts and contemporary issues. Taken in the senior year, the course may also encompass a one credit hour study abroad, service learning, or internship component.
FORL 499 - Independent Studies in Foreign Languages - 1-3 hours
Prereq: approval by the department and instructor
Directed research in foreign language education and methodology or translation. Students are not to take this course when a class course is available.

* This course is the immediate prerequisite. Other preparation is required prior to this immediate prerequisite.

3 Dec 2014