Foreign Language (FORL)
FORL 800 – Curriculum Development & Research 3 credit hoursA study in the areas of curriculum design, methodology and testing, plus research methods in all of these fields.
FORL 810 – Second Language Acquisition 3 credit hoursDiscussion of the principal theories of language acquisition, the factors which affect the learning of a second language, and the theories of second language pedagogy.
FORL 820 – Methods of Foreign Language Instruction 3 credit hoursCritical review, evaluation and application of contemporary methods of second language instruction.
FORL 840 – Research Methods in Language Teaching and Learning 3 credit hoursThis course aims to prepare language teachers to be both critical consumers and competent producers of research into language teaching and learning. Students in the course will learn about a variety of research methodologies and designs in the field of language teaching and learning relevant to the language teacher, including, but not limited to, classroom action-research, case-study, design research, and quasi-experimental design, employing quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods techniques.
FORL 850 – Spanish Heritage Language Pedagogy 3 credit hoursTheory and practice of teaching Spanish as a heritage language.
Prerequisite: Admission into the Master of Arts in Education in Spanish program or permission of department
FORL 870P – TESOL 3 credit hoursTheoretical foundations and sociolinguistic contexts of ESL teaching.
FORL 872P – Foreign Language Pedagogy 3 credit hoursCurrent trends in foreign language teaching and learning with emphasis on theory and practice.
FORL 896 – Thesis - Foreign Language 6 credit hours
FORL 897 – Directed Readings 1-3 credit hoursIndividual studies and research under the guidance of a graduate faculty member. May be taken twice for two separate studies or research approved by the graduate faculty in the specific language.
Total Credits Allowed: 3.00
FORL 898 – Special Topics 1-3 credit hoursSpecial topics to be determined by the Department of Modern Languages. May be taken more than once.
Total Credits Allowed: 18.00
Prerequisite: Admission into the MAE in Spanish program
FORL 899P – Independent Studies 1-3 credit hoursDirected research in foreign language education, methodology, or translation / interpreting. May be taken twice for two separate studies or research.
Department Consent Required
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00