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COMM 3147. Intercultural Communication (3-0-3) Prerequisite: COMM 2105. A study of communication barriers between persons from different cultures, and a review of methods used in resolving these communication problems.


COMM 2136. Group Communication (3-0-3) Study of the theories of group dynamics, with experiential training in methods and procedures of group problem solving.(Course Fee Required)


INTS 2105. Introduction to International Studies and Cross-Cultural Learning (3-0-3) Introduction to International Studies is an interdisciplinary course which creates a conceptual framework, knowledge base and skill set for students in various disciplines seeking to understand other cultures and countries, and globalization. Students will learn about the role of culture in communication and interpersonal relationships and the process of and challenges to moving between cultures. In addition the course will explore the origins and complex nature of globalization in today's world as it integrates and repels cultures and countries across the world. This course must be completed before the student has completed 12 credit hours in the International Studies Certificate.


ITDS 2107. Modern Latin America (3-0-3) Designed to introduce students to contemporary Latin America through a broad-ranging examination of the region's recent history, economy, politics, and culture.


SPAN 3167. Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3150 and 3160 with a grade of "C" or better. This course is designed to give the student a general overview of concepts and methods of analysis in the field of linguistics. Specifically, the course includes scientific studies of the structure of the Spanish language and the way in which that language is used in social situations. Students will focus on linguistic theory for the purpose of its application. The themes include diachronic and synchronic examinations of the Spanish language, dialectology, phonology, morphology, and syntax.


SPAN 4119. Literature of Spanish Speaking Communities in the United States (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3150 and SPAN 3160 with a grade of "C" or better. An advanced language course that examines the Latin American and Latino experience in the United States. Work focuses on readings and films by and about Latin Americans in the United States and specific uses of Spanish language from these communities. Course includes occasional visits from members of the Latino community. Course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.


SPAN 4698. Internship (0-0-3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3150 and SPAN 3160 with a grade of "C" or better and consent of department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Experience in the field with an approved agency or company under the supervision of the instructor. (S/U grading)