World Languages

Languages Offered

All courses fulfill the B.A. language requirements. Students have the opporutnity to enroll in additional French, German, and Italian courses through the Viterbo/University of Wisconsin-La Crosse cooperative program.  

French (FREN)

101, 102-Beginning French, 3 Cr.
An introductory course for the student with no previous foreign language study. Pair work and small group activities using culturally authentic materials are used to develop skills for everyday communication with an emphasis in culture and pronunciation. Prerequisite for 102: 101.

German (GERM)

101, 102-Introduction to German, 3 Cr.
An introductory course for students with no previous German study. Culturally authentic technology and print materials at the introductory level are used to facilitate communicative skills in German for everyday conversations and interactions. Emphasis in culture and pronunciation. Prerequisite for 102: 101.

Italian (ITAL)

101, 102-Introduction to Italian, 3 Cr.
An introductory course for students with no previous Italian study. Culturally authentic technology and print materials at the introductory level are used to facilitate communicative skills in Italian for everyday conversations and interactions. Emphasis in culture and pronunciation. Prerequisite for 102: 101.

201, 202-Intermediate Italian, 3 Cr.
This is a continuation course of Italian using culturally authentic technology and print materials at the intermediate level. This course facilitates communicative skills in Italian for everyday conversations and interactions. Emphasis in culture and pronunciation. Prerequisite for 201: grade of C or higher in 102 or departmental exam. Prerequisite for 202: grade of C or higher in 201 or departmental exam.

Spanish (SPAN)

101, 102-Elementary Spanish, 3Cr.
Culturally-authentic technology and print materials at the introductory level are used to facilitate communicative skills in Spanish for everyday conversations and interactions. Recommended for students with no previous Spanish study. Prerequisite for 102: grade of C or higher in 101 or departmental exam.

250, 251-Intermediate Spanish, 3 Cr.
A continuation course of conversational Spanish using culturally-authentic audio, video and text materials at an intermediate level to facilitate communicative skills in Spanish for everyday conversations and interactions. Prerequisite for 250: grade of C or higher in 102 or departmental exam. Prerequisite for 251: grade of C or higher in 250 or departmental exam.

305-Conversation and Grammar I, 3 Cr.
Intensive study of grammar for the purpose of oral communication toward an “advanced” level of proficiency. Includes some composition. Prerequisite: grade of BC or higher in 251 or departmental exam.

306-Conversation and Grammar II, 3 Cr.
Intensive study of finer points of grammar and idiomatic expressions for the purpose of oral communication toward an “advanced” level of proficiency. Includes some composition. Prerequisite: grade of BC or higher in 305 or departmental exam.

405-Advanced Conversation, 3 Cr.
A course designed to develop conversational strategies and socio-linguistic competence, and to refine grammatical and strategic accuracy for the “Advanced” level of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Use of culturally-authentic technology and print materials of current events, topics, and issues in Latin America and Spain to facilitate learning communicative and socio-linguistic skills in Spanish. Prerequisite: grade of BC or higher in 306.

406-Advanced Composition, 3 Cr.
A course designed to guide the learner to an “Advanced” level writing skill according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines through varying forms of written Spanish, including copying, note-taking, writing notes and letters, narratives and descriptions, and essays. Use of culturally-authentic technology and print materials of current events, topics, and issues in Latin America and Spain to facilitate learning written communicative and socio-linguistic skills in Spanish. Prerequisite: grade of BC or higher in 305. 

Courses

A complete list of courses is available through the Searchable Course Catalog.