Modern Language

MODL 800 – Curriculum Development & Research     3 credit hours

A study in the areas of curriculum design, methodology and testing, plus research methods in all of these fields.

MODL 810 – Second Language Acquisition     3 credit hours

Discussion of the principal theories of language acquisition, the factors which affect the learning of a second language, and the theories of second language pedagogy.

MODL 820 – Methods of Foreign Language Instruction     3 credit hours

Critical review, evaluation and application of contemporary methods of second language instruction.

MODL 840 – Research Methods in Language Teaching and Learning     3 credit hours

This 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.

MODL 850 – Spanish Heritage Language Pedagogy     3 credit hours

Theory 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

MODL 870P – TESOL     3 credit hours

Theoretical foundations and sociolinguistic contexts of ESL teaching.

MODL 872P – Foreign Language Pedagogy     3 credit hours

Current trends in foreign language teaching and learning with emphasis on theory and practice.

MODL 896 – Thesis - Foreign Language     6 credit hours

Thesis supervised by faculty advisor and thesis committee.
Department Consent Required
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00

MODL 897 – Directed Readings     1-3 credit hours

Individual 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

MODL 898 – Special Topics     1-3 credit hours

Special 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

MODL 899P – Independent Studies     1-3 credit hours

Directed 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