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The Language and Diplomacy BA Concentration

The structure of the Language and Diplomacy BA concentration is as follows. Students will be able to select six 200- or 300-level courses from 1. target language courses, 2. courses in translation and interpretation, and 3. linguistics courses.

At least three of the concentration courses must be at the 300 level. At least three of the concentration courses must be in a target language.

Embedded in this concentration are the following possibilities:

·       If students take five courses at the 200 or 300 level in their chosen target language, they’ll also earn the standard language minor in that language.
·       If students choose three of their courses in Translation and Interpreting, they’ll have earned the Undergraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting after taking the two-credit hour “TIC” practicum (MOL 379).
·       If students choose three of their courses in Linguistics, they’ll be halfway to earning the six-course Linguistics minor.

Students fulfilling the requirements of this concentration have the possibility of choosing to take courses in more than one language, but the majority of students will focus on one language. Students selecting this concentration for their major in Applied Diplomacy are expected to work closely with an advisor, in order to insure that their course selections both fulfill the requirements of the concentration and are best tailored to fit with their vocational trajectory.

TARGET LANGUAGE COURSES:

Arabic

Course Title Quarter Hours
ARB 201ADVANCED ARABIC I4
ARB 202ADVANCED ARABIC II4
ARB 203ADVANCED ARABIC III4
ARB 300ARABIC GRAMMAR4
ARB 301ARAB BROADCAST MEDIA4
ARB 302ARABIC PRINT MEDIA4
ARB 311ARABIC SHORT STORIES4
ARB 313ARABIC FILM4
ARB 320BUSINESS ARABIC4
ARB 330ARABIC TRANSLATION4
ARB 350ARABIC LITERATURE4
ARB 395FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM2
ARB 397SPECIAL TOPICS IN ARABIC4

American Sign Language

Course Title Quarter Hours
ASL 201ADVANCED COMMUNICATION I4
ASL 202ADVANCED COMMUNICATION II4
ASL 203ADVANCED COMMUNICATION III4
ASL 305AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LITERATURE4
ASL 306ARTS IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY4
ASL 310DEAF CULTURE4
ASL 311DEAF-BLIND COMMUNITY4
ASL 321ART OF TRANSLATION4
ASL 352ASL LINGUISTICS4
ASL 353FINGERSPELLING4
ASL 354SOCIOLINGUISTICS FOR THE DEAF COMMUNITY4

Chinese

Course Title Quarter Hours
CHN 201ADVANCED CHINESE I4
CHN 202ADVANCED CHINESE II4
CHN 203ADVANCED CHINESE III4
CHN 211LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY IN MODERN CHINA4
CHN 252INTRODUCTION TO COMMERCIAL CHINESE4
CHN 301ADVANCED SPEAKING4
CHN 302ADVANCED READING4
CHN 303ADVANCED WRITING4
CHN 305TANG DYNASTY LITERATURE AND CULTURE4
CHN 319CONTEMPORARY CHINESE LITERATURE4
CHN 320CHINESE FOR BUSINESS4
CHN 321TRANSLATION4
CHN 330MODERN CHINESE LITERATURE: 1919 - 19494
CHN 331CHINESE CLASSIC FICTION: JOURNEY TO THE WEST4
CHN 354INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE LINGUISTICS4
CHN 360CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE AND SOCIAL MEDIA4
CHN 370CHINESE CULTURE THROUGH FILM4
CHN 395FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM2
CHN 397SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHINESE4

French

Course Title Quarter Hours
FCH 201ADVANCED COMMUNICATION I4
FCH 202ADVANCED COMMUNICATION II4
FCH 203ADVANCED COMMUNICATION III4
FCH 204ADVANCED COMMUNICATION IV4
FCH 301THE MIDDLE AGES4
FCH 302SURVEY OF 17TH AND 18TH CENTURY FRENCH LITERATURE4
FCH 303ROMANTICS, REALISTS, AND REBELS4
FCH 304FRENCH CIVILIZATION I4
FCH 305RENAISSANCE4
FCH 306SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE4
FCH 307THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT4
FCH 308THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT4
FCH 309THE FRENCH NOVEL4
FCH 310FRENCH DRAMA4
FCH 311FRENCH POETRY4
FCH 312TWENTIETH CENTURY WRITERS4
FCH 313THE SURREALIST REVOLUTION4
FCH 314CONTEMPORARY FRENCH WRITERS4
FCH 315CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CRITICISM4
FCH 316FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE OF AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN4
FCH 317THE LITERATURE OF FRENCH CANADA4
FCH 319FRENCH/FRANCOPHONE WOMEN WRITERS4
FCH 320FRENCH FOR BUSINESS4
FCH 321TRANSLATION4
FCH 322FRENCH GRAMMAR AND USAGE4
FCH 323TRANSLATION II4
FCH 324TRANSLATION III4
FCH 326FRENCH STYLISTICS4
FCH 329FRENCH CINEMA4
FCH 332FRENCH CIVILIZATION II4
FCH 333PASTEUR, MICROBES AND 19TH CENTURY FRANCE4
FCH 340CONTEMPORARY FRANCE4
FCH 341INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE I4
FCH 342INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE II4
FCH 345THE AFRICAN PRESENCE IN FRANCE4
FCH 350FRENCH PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS4
FCH 395FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM2
FCH 397SPECIAL TOPICS IN FRENCH4

German

Course Title Quarter Hours
GER 201ADVANCED GERMAN I: COMING TO TERMS WITH THE PAST4
GER 202ADVANCED GERMAN II: READING THE FOREIGN/FOREIGN READING4
GER 203ADVANCED GERMAN III: THE UNCANNY AND THE SELF4
GER 275EXORCISM, MESMERISM, PSYCHOANALYSIS: THE GERMAN UNCONSCIOUS MIND4
GER 301ORIGINS OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE TO 16004
GER 302PLAY, PERSONALITY, AND POLITICS IN SCHILLER'S LETTERS ON ART4
GER 303INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE III: FROM 1850 TO PRESENT4
GER 304WORD-SCRIPT-STAGE-WORLD: DAS THEATER4
GER 305COMPOSING REALITY: WRITING IN GERMAN4
GER 306THE NOVELLE4
GER 307FROM SOUND TO STRUCTURE: GERMAN POETRY4
GER 308GOETHE AND HIS ERA4
GER 309GERMAN CIVILIZATION I4
GER 311BREAKING NEWS IN THE GERMAN-SPEAKING WORLD4
GER 312GERMAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY4
GER 313TURN OF THE CENTURY VIENNA4
GER 314BERLIN AND THE GOLDEN TWENTIES4
GER 315LITERATURE AFTER 1945 (EAST AND WEST)4
GER 317WOMEN WRITERS OF GERMAN EXPRESSION4
GER 319MULTICULTURAL GERMANY: LITERATURE, FILM AND ART4
GER 321TRANSLATION4
GER 325KAFKA AND THE KAFKAESQUE4
GER 328GERMAN FILM SINCE 20104
GER 329MEISTERWERKE OF GERMAN CINEMA4
GER 351GERMAN PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS4
GER 395FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM2
GER 397SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERMAN4

Italian

Course Title Quarter Hours
ITA 201ADVANCED COMMUNICATION I4
ITA 202ADVANCED COMMUNICATION II4
ITA 203ADVANCED COMMUNICATION III4
ITA 301ORIGINS OF ITALIAN LITERATURE: THE MIDDLE AGES4
ITA 302MASTERPIECES OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE4
ITA 303LITERATURE AND SCIENCE IN ITALY: 1600-18004
ITA 304ITALIAN CIVILIZATION I: THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE4
ITA 305TOWARDS UNIFICATION: ROMANTICS, REVOLUTIONARIES, AND REALISTS4
ITA 306FUTURISM AND BEYOND: TWENTIETH CENTURY WRITERS AND CULTURE4
ITA 309THE ITALIAN NOVEL4
ITA 310PETRARCA AND BOCCACCIO4
ITA 311ITALIAN POETRY4
ITA 312ITALIAN DRAMA4
ITA 317ITALIAN WOMEN WRITERS4
ITA 318CONTEMPORARY MULTICULTURAL WRITERS IN ITALIAN4
ITA 320ITALIAN FOR BUSINESS4
ITA 321TRANSLATION4
ITA 329ITALIAN CINEMA4
ITA 332ITALIAN CIVILIZATION II: EARLY MODERN ITALY4
ITA 340ITALIAN CIVILIZATION III: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ITALY4
ITA 351HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE4
ITA 352ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE SOCIETY OF COMMUNICATION4
ITA 353ITALIAN PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS4
ITA 395FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM2
ITA 397SPECIAL TOPICS IN ITALIAN4

Japanese

Course Title Quarter Hours
JPN 201ADVANCED JAPANESE I4
JPN 202ADVANCED JAPANESE II4
JPN 203ADVANCED JAPANESE III4
JPN 301ADVANCED JAPANESE IV4
JPN 302ADVANCED JAPANESE V4
JPN 303ADVANCED JAPANESE VI4
JPN 304CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE LITERATURE4
JPN 310JAPANESE CULTURE4
JPN 311ADVANCED DISCUSSION AND READING I4
JPN 312ADVANCED DISCUSSION AND READING II4
JPN 313ADVANCED DISCUSSION AND READING III4
JPN 320ADVANCED COMMERCIAL JAPANESE4
JPN 330INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE LINGUISTICS4
JPN 342ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE I4
JPN 343ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE II4
JPN 344ADVANCED HIGH JAPANESE III4
JPN 395FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM2
JPN 397SPECIAL TOPICS IN JAPANESE4

Russian

Course Title Quarter Hours
RUS 201ADVANCED RUSSIAN LANGUAGE I4
RUS 202ADVANCED RUSSIAN LANGUAGE II4
RUS 203ADVANCED RUSSIAN LANGUAGE III4
RUS 205ADVANCED RUSSIAN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE I4
RUS 206ADVANCED RUSSIAN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE II4
RUS 207ADVANCED RUSSIAN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE III4

Spanish

Course Title Quarter Hours
SPN 200TRANSITIONAL SPANISH FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS4
SPN 201ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMMUNICATION4
SPN 202ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION4
SPN 203ADVANCED CONVERSATION4
SPN 205ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS I4
SPN 206ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS II4
SPN 207ADVANCED CONVERSATION FOR THE HERITAGE LEARNER4
SPN 220INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY ANALYSIS IN SPANISH4
SPN 221INTRODUCTION TO PENINSULAR CIVILIZATION4
SPN 242INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS4
SPN 243INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION4
SPN 244COMPUTER-ASSISTED TRANSLATION TOOLS4
SPN 251SPANISH FOR THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONS4
SPN 252COMMERCIAL SPANISH I4
SPN 254SPANISH FOR LAW PROFESSIONALS4
SPN 301SPANISH LITERATURE I : MIDDLE AGES THROUGH THE GOLDEN AGE4
SPN 302SPANISH LITERATURE II: THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE PRESENT4
SPN 303LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE & CULTURE I4
SPN 304LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II4
SPN 305LATIN AMERICAN NOVEL4
SPN 306PUERTO RICAN LITERATURE4
SPN 307PENINSULAR CIVILIZATION4
SPN 308MEDIEVAL SPANISH LITERATURE4
SPN 309SPANISH BALLAD4
SPN 310GOLDEN AGE POETRY4
SPN 311CERVANTES4
SPN 312THE SPANISH NOVEL4
SPN 313THE GENERATION OF 18984
SPN 314CONTEMPORARY HISPANIC LITERATURE4
SPN 315MEXICAN LITERATURE4
SPN 316THE HISPANIC ESSAY4
SPN 317THE HISPANIC SHORT STORY4
SPN 319CONTEMPORARY POETRY4
SPN 320COMMERCIAL SPANISH II4
SPN 321U.S. LATINO/A WRITERS4
SPN 322HISPANIC WOMEN WRITERS4
SPN 323REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE4
SPN 324THE BIRTH OF THE NOVEL IN SPAIN4
SPN 325ADVANCED SPANISH TRANSLATION4
SPN 326SPANISH STYLISTICS4
SPN 327AREA STUDIES IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE4
SPN 328MODERN LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE4
SPN 329LATINO GAY AND LESBIAN LITERATURE4
SPN 330LATIN AMERICAN, LATINO AND SPANISH CINEMA4
SPN 331FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART4
SPN 332NINETEENTH-CENTURY SPANISH NOVEL4
SPN 333GOLDEN AGE THEATER4
SPN 334ADVANCED TRANSLATION IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD: COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE LEARNING4
SPN 335U.S. LATINA WRITERS4
SPN 339THE GENERATION OF 19274
SPN 340SPANISH CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP4
SPN 351SPANISH IN THE U.S.4
SPN 352SPANISH PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS4
SPN 353THE STRUCTURE OF SPANISH4
SPN 354SPANISH SOCIOLINGUISTICS4
SPN 355THE HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE4
SPN 356BILINGUALISM IN THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD4
SPN 370LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION4
SPN 371CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND LEGACIES THROUGH FILM4
SPN 372LITERATURE OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC4
SPN 373AFRO-HISPANIC LITERATURE4
SPN 374LITERATURE OF THE CONQUEST4
SPN 375LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE FROM INDEPENDENCE TO MODERNISM4
SPN 376SOR JUANA INES DE LA CRUZ4
SPN 377PERUVIAN REALITIES IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY: HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS, VIOLENCE & SOCIAL JUSTICE4
SPN 378FOUNDATIONAL FICTIONS4
SPN 391SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF HERITAGE LANGUAGE LITERACY4
SPN 392TRANSNATIONALISM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE4
SPN 393LATINO MEDIA AND DIGITAL CULTURE LITERACY4
SPN 394LATINO CULTURAL LITERACY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT4
SPN 395FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM2
SPN 397SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH4

COURSES IN TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING

Course Title Quarter Hours
MOL 370PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING4
MOL 371TRANSLATION AS AN ART & SCIENCE4
MOL 372TRANSLATION LANGUAGE-PAIR PRACTICE4
MOL 373CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETING4
MOL 374SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING4
MOL 379TRANSLATION/INTERPRETING PRACTICUM2

COURSES IN LINGUISTICS:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ANT 106LANGUAGE AND CULTURE4
ANT 317LANGUAGE, POWER AND IDENTITY4
ASL 352ASL LINGUISTICS4
ASL 354SOCIOLINGUISTICS FOR THE DEAF COMMUNITY4
ENG 370HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE4
FCH 322FRENCH GRAMMAR AND USAGE4
FCH 350FRENCH PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS4
GER 351GERMAN PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS4
HON 208TOPICS IN SOCIO-CULTURAL INQUIRY4
ITA 351HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE4
ITA 352ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE SOCIETY OF COMMUNICATION4
ITA 353ITALIAN PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS4
JPN 330INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE LINGUISTICS4
MOL 220HOW LANGUAGE WORKS4
MOL 349TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES4
MOL 350METHODS OF TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL4
MOL 354THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS/CURRENT RESEARCH SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION4
MOL 356PSYCHOLINGUISTICS4
PHL 322PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE4
SPN 242INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS4
SPN 251SPANISH FOR THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONS4
SPN 252COMMERCIAL SPANISH I4
SPN 391SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF HERITAGE LANGUAGE LITERACY4
WRD 264LANGUAGE, SELF AND SOCIETY4
WRD 330LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS4
WRD 362SEMIOTICS4
WRD 368GLOBAL ENGLISHES4
WRD 378TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IN CHICAGO4