Course Information

for Language and Cultural Studies Department


(5) Basic English I (EL 100)

Credits:5

Basic English (1-5) This course offers the basic skills the English Language Learner (ELL) student needs to become an efficient communicator in English. Students are introduced to simple English syntax and sentence structure, present, past and future tenses, as well as crucial language functions. They develop basic communication skills and vocabulary through an all-skills approach that integrates conversation practice, reading, writing and listening. Credit/No Credit. Available for repetitive credit. Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral. Fall/Spring. Created Course 3/9/05 ET. UTD: 10/31/07 ET

(2) Pastoral Vocabulary (EL 100P)

Credits:2

Pastoral Vocabulary Students read, translate, and evaluate passages from the Mass, the Bible and other religious texts. Through these readings they build their pastoral vocabulary, develop their conversation and writing skills, practice their pronunciation and analyze sentence structure and spelling. Credit/No Credit. Available for repetitive credit. Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral. Fall/Spring. Created 9/30/05 ET

(1) Pastoral Vocabulary (EL 100P)

Credits:1

Pastoral Vocabulary Students read, translate, and evaluate passages from the Mass, the Bible and other religious texts. Through these readings they build their pastoral vocabulary, develop their conversation and writing skills, practice their pronunciation and analyze sentence structure and spelling. Credit/No Credit. Available for repetitive credit. Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral. Fall/Spring. Created 9/30/05 ET

(5) Intermediate English (EL 101)

Credits:5

Intermediate English This course provides practice in low through high intermediate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to ELL students who have gained some fluency in this language. Functions, themes, language and structures are recycled in dialogues, vocabulary, reading and exercises. Simple paragraph writing, revising, as well as essay organization are introduced. Reading comprehension and vocabulary development are reinforced by various interactive listening/speaking activities. Credit/No credit. Available for repetitive credit. Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral. Fall/Spring. Created 9/30/05 ET

(1) American English Pronunciation (EL 102)

Credits:1

American English Pronunciation American English pronunciation consists of interactive lessons, vocabulary and articulation drill, voice and speech analysis and oral readings using poetry and scripture. This course includes retraining of the student's use of speech articulators such as tongue, lips, teeth, etc. and articulation of muscle groups in order to attain an acceptable level of English pronunciation. Credit/No Credit. Available for repetitive credit. Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral. Fall/Spring. Created course 3/9/05 ET.

Voice and Diction (EL 202)

Credits:1

EL 202 Voice and Diction This course provides instruction for nonnative as well as native speakers of English in public speaking, breathing and voice control techniques and is especially designed for students who wish to develop a clear speech pattern. The course emphasizes intonation and rhythm, voice quality and projection in differing acoustical environments. Focus is on learning the phonetic alphabet, vowel and consonant articulation. Credit/No Credit. Available for repetitive credit. Fall/Spring. Created course 3/9/05 ET. UTD: 10/31/07 ET

Applied Pronunciation/Speech (EL 222)

Credits:1

EL 222 Applied Pronunciation/Speech (1-2) Students practice public speaking by preparing and delivering presentations, including reflections and homilies. They may also engage in small group communication activities by leading and participating in discussions. Credit/No Credit. Available for repeat credit. Fall/Spring.

(0) Language Intensive (EL 254)

Credits:0

This is an eight week intensive immersion program in the English language and American culture. Beginning students are placed in an intensive language program while intermediate students are sent to English speaking parishes for a total language and cultural immersion. Summer. Inactive: 9/30/05 ET

English Composition and Grammar (EL 312)

Credits:2

English Composition and Grammar This course provides a review of fundamental grammatical structures and syntax along with emphasis on sentence structure, punctuation, development, and organization of paragraphs and short compositions. Some class time may be used as a workshop in which students focus on editing and improving papers they have written. Credit/No Credit. Available for repetitive credit. Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral. Fall/Spring. (Course created 3/9/05 ET) UTD: 9/30/05 ET

(1) TOEFL Preparation (EL 315)

Credits:1

TOEFL Preparation This course is intended to prepare students for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) in both its paper and computer formats. Focus will be on the four sections of the TOEFL: 1) Listening, 2) Structure and Written Expression, 3) Reading and Vocabulary, and 4) Writing and the Test of Written English. Students will be expected to work a minimum of 5-7 hours a week outside of class on the exercises and sample test contained in the text, which is a complete course for the TOEFL such as those published by Longman. Credit/No Credit. Available for repetitive credit. Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral. Fall/Spring. Created course 3/9/05 ET. UTD: 11/01/07 ET

Academic Writing (EL 320)

Credits:2

EL 320 Academic Writing (1-2) This is an introductory course which provides an overview of the basic components of research writing including: planning, organizing, synthesizing information, drafting and editing the research paper using documentation, summary, paraphrase, and quotations. Credit/No Credit. Available for repeat credit. Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral. Fall/Spring. Course created on 3/9/05 ET. UTD: 9/30/05 ET

Acad Writing for Grad Students (EL 325)

Credits:1

EL 325 Academic Writing for Graduate Students (1-2) This course provides in-depth guidance to the writing process, grammar, style, research, and rhetoric of American academic English. Recognizing the similar needs of developing writers, the course is designed to meet the needs of both native speakers of English who need more detailed support for effective academic writing and students whose first and/or second language is not English. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics of successful academic English, on advanced linguistic features, and on enriching the students' formal academic vocabulary. Credit/No Credit. Available for repeat credit. Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral. Fall/Spring. Created 3/6/07 ET

English Writing Workshop (EL 330)

Credits:1

EL 330 English Writing Workshop (1-2) This course provides a review of fundamental grammatical structures and syntax along with emphasis on sentence structure, punctuation, development, and organization. It is designed especially for students who have studied English grammar but still need to improve their editing skills for academic writing. Some class time will be used as a workshop in which students focus on editing and improving papers they have written or are currently writing. Credit/No Credit. Available for repeat credit. Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral. Fall/Spring. Created course 8/25/05.

(1) Guided Self-Study with Computer (EL 332)

Credits:1

Guided Self-Study with Computer Support Materials and equipment will be made available to students suited for self-study. Periodic meetings will be scheduled in order to provide students with instructor support and an opportunity to ask questions. Credit/No Credit. Available for repetitive credit. Fall/Spring. UTD: 9/30 05 ET

(1) English Language Studies (EL 399)

Credits:1

English Language Studies Specific course descriptions and proposed course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. Credit/No Credit. Available for repetitive credit. Fall/Spring. UTD: 9/30/05 ET

(2) English Language Studies (EL 399is)

Credits:2

English Language Studies Specific course descriptions and proposed course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. Credit/No Credit. Available for repetitive credit. Fall/Spring. UTD: 5/12/09 ET

(1) Basic English I (EL_100)

Credits:1

Basic English (1-5) This course offers the basic skills the English Language Learner (ELL) student needs to become an efficient communicator in English. Students are introduced to simple English syntax and sentence structure, present, past and future tenses, as well as crucial language functions. They develop basic communication skills and vocabulary through an all-skills approach that integrates conversation practice, reading, writing and listening. Credit/No Credit. Available for repetitive credit. Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral. Fall/Spring. Created Course: 9/4/09

(2) TOEFL Preparation (EL315)

Credits:2

TOEFL Preparation This course is intended to prepare students for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) in both it's paper and computer formats. Focus will be on the four sections of the TOEFL: 1) Listening, 2) Structure and Written Expression, 3) Reading and Vocabulary, and 4) Writing and the Test of Written English. Students will be expected to work a minimum of 5-7 hours a week outside of class on the exercises and sample test contained in the text, which is a complete course for the TOEFL such as those published by Longman. Credit/No Credit. Available for repetitive credit. Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral. Fall/Spring Created course 3/9/05 ET.

Acad Writing for Grad Students (2) (EL325(2))

Credits:2

This course provides in-depth guidance to the writing process, grammar, style, research, and rhetoric of American academic English. Recognizing the similar needs of developing writers, the course is designed to meet the needs of both native speakers of English who need more detailed support for effective academic writing and students whose first and/or second language is not English. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics of successful academic English, on advanced linguistic features, and on enriching the students' formal academic vocabulary. Credit/No Credit Available for repetitive credit Prerequisite: Placement examination or instructor referral Fall/Spring Created 3/6/07 ET

Introduction to Theological French (Fr 380)

Credits:2

The goal of this course is to gain a working knowledge of written French, so that with the help of a dictionary, theological texts may be read effectively. In addition to gaining an understanding of basic grammar and building a vocabulary of theological French, there will be a regular in-class sight translation of material taken from the textbook as well as from other standard reference works. Prerequisite: None Credit/No Credit. Not for graduate credit. Created 5/1/07 ET for F07 UTD: 10/20/09 ET

Intermediate Theological French (Fr 381)

Credits:2

Fr 381 Intermediate Theological French A continuation of Fr 380. Students will gain a working knowledge of written French, so that with the help of a dictionary, theological texts may be read effectively. In addition to gaining an understanding of basic grammar and building a vocabulary of theological French, there will be a regular in-class sight translation of material taken from the textbook as well as from other standard reference works. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Fr 380 Fall/Spring Created: 10/25/07 ET

(2) Intro to Theological German (Gr 380)

Credits:2

Introduction to Theological German The goal of this course is to gain a working knowledge of written German, so that with the help of a dictionary, theological texts may be read effectively. In addition to gaining an understanding of basic grammar and building a vocabulary of theological German, there will be a regular in-class sight translation of material taken from the textbook as well as from other standard reference works. Credit/No Credit. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

(2) Intermediate Theo German (Gr 381)

Credits:2

Intermediate Theological German A continuation of Gr 380. Students will gain a working knowledge of written German, so that with the help of a dictionary, theological texts may be read effectively. In addition to gaining an understanding of basic grammar and building a vocabulary of theological German, there will be a regular in-class sight translation of material taken from the textbook as well as from other standard reference works. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Gr 380. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

(2) Guided Self-Study with Computer (S 332A)

Credits:2

Guided Self-Study with Computer Support Materials and equipment will be made available to students suited for self-study. Periodic meetings will be scheduled in order to provide students with instructor support and an opportunity to ask questions. Credit/No Credit. By Arrangement. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

(2) Guided Self-Study with Computer (S 332B)

Credits:2

Guided Self-Study with Computer Support A/B Materials and equipment will be made available to students suited for self-study. Periodic meetings will be scheduled in order to provide students with instructor support and an opportunity to ask questions. Credit/No Credit. By Arrangement. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

(2) Spanish Language Studies (S 399)

Credits:2

Spanish Language Studies Specific course descriptions and proposed course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. Credit/No Credit. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Beginning Pastoral Spanish A (Sp 112A)

Credits:2

Beginning Pastoral Spanish A This course gives the student a thorough grounding in the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students develop a clear pronunciation as they learn to read common prayers and the parts of the daily Mass. Designed for the beginner in Spanish, it emphasizes the fundamentals of the language as a preparation for further study in Pastoral Spanish. Lectures include basic grammar, vocabulary, and cultural information. Students meet daily for class and lab. Credit/No Credit. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/5/05 ET

Beginning Pastoral Spanish B (Sp 112B)

Credits:2

Beginning Pastoral Spanish B This course gives the student a thorough grounding in the four basic skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students develop a clear pronunciation as they learn to read common prayers and the parts of the daily Mass. Designed for the beginner in Spanish, it emphasizes the fundamentals of the language as a preparation for further study in Pastoral Spanish. Lectures include basic grammar, vocabulary and cultural information. Students meet daily for class and lab. Credit/No Credit. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/5/05 ET

Intermediate Pastoral Spanish A (Sp 212A)

Credits:2

Intermediate Pastoral Spanish A After reviewing fundamental grammatical structures and vocabulary, students will learn to use the subjunctive, the passive voice, conditional sentences and other complex sentence structures. Through the reading and discussion of passages from the Scriptures, they become familiar with biblical vocabulary. They develop a clear and fluent speech pattern through the practice of public readings. Emphasis is placed on oral and written practice and on developing an awareness of the Hispanic culture and language of the Southwestern United States. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Sp 112B or Placement Exam. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/5/05 ET

Intermediate Pastoral Spanish B (Sp 212B)

Credits:2

Intermediate Pastoral Spanish B After reviewing fundamental grammatical structures and vocabulary, students will learn to use the subjunctive, the passive voice, conditional sentences and other complex sentence structures. Through the reading and discussion of passages from the Scriptures, they become familiar with biblical vocabulary. They develop a clear and fluent speech pattern through the practice of public readings. Emphasis is placed on oral and written practice and on developing an awareness of the Hispanic culture and language of the Southwestern United States. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Sp 112B or Placement Exam. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/5/05 ET

Intermediate Pastoral Spanish C (Sp 212C)

Credits:2

Intermediate Pastoral Spanish C After reviewing fundamental grammatical structures and vocabulary, students will learn to use the subjunctive, the passive voice, conditional sentences and other complex sentence structures. Through the reading and discussion of passages from the Scriptures, they become familiar with biblical vocabulary. They develop a clear and fluent speech pattern through the practice of public readings. Emphasis is placed on oral and written practice and on developing an awareness of the Hispanic culture and language of the Southwestern United States. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Sp 112B or Placement Exam. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/5/05 ET

Intermediate Pastoral Spanish D (Sp 212D)

Credits:2

Intermediate Pastoral Spanish D After reviewing fundamental grammatical structures and vocabulary, students will learn to use the subjunctive, the passive voice, conditional sentences and other complex sentence structures. Through the reading and discussion of passages from the Scriptures, they become familiar with biblical vocabulary. They develop a clear and fluent speech pattern through the practice of public readings. Emphasis is placed on oral and written practice and on developing an awareness of the Hispanic culture and language of the Southwestern United States. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Sp 112B or Placement Exam. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/5/05 ET

(2) Oratoria, Argumentación, Debate (Sp 222)

Credits:2

Oratoria, Argumentación y Debate (A) Students practice public speaking. They prepare and deliver different types of speeches (introductory, farewell, commemorative, inaugural, etc.) They also engage in group communication activities such as round-table discussions and debates. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Sp 212 or Placement Exam. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/5/05 ET

(0) Language Intensive (Sp 254)

Credits:0

This is an eight week intensive immersion in language and Hispanic culture. Students are assigned to specific schools or pastoral work sites where they attend classes or work under supervision of ordained or lay ministers. This immersion can be completed in Mexico or in the United States. Prerequisite: Sp 212 or placement exam. Summer. INACTIVE: 10/5/05 ET

Advanced Pastoral Spanish A (Sp 312A)

Credits:2

Advanced Pastoral Spanish A Writing Workshop. Students read literary selections by Spanish and Latin American writers as well as passages from the Scriptures. They write short compositions based on these readings. This course helps students prepare for their required written proficiency examination. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Sp 212D or Immersion in Mexico or Placement Exam. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/5/05 ET

Advanced Pastoral Spanish B (Sp 312B)

Credits:2

Advanced Pastoral Spanish B Writing Workshop. Students read literary selections by Spanish and Latin American writers as well as passages from the Scriptures. They write short compositions based on these readings. This course helps students prepare for their required written proficiency examination. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Sp 312A or Immersion in Mexico or Placement Exam. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/5/05 ET

Sacramentos (Sp 315)

Credits:2

Sacramentos Students practice the rituals of the sacraments and of special celebrations. Emphasis is placed on baptism, first communion, matrimony, last rites, plus the Presentation of the Children to the Temple, Quinceañeras, silver and gold wedding anniversaries, and pastoral care of the sick. Students also witness these ritual celebrations in neighboring parishes in order to develop a better awareness of Hispanic religious and cultural traditions. Credit/No Credit Prerequisite: Sp 312 or Placement Exam. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/5/05 ET

Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition A (Sp 322A)

Credits:2

Sp 322A Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition A [1-2 credits] This course concentrates on formal grammar and stylistics. Emphasis is placed on spelling and syntax. Students read and analyze Spanish literary and religious passages and write short summaries and essays. Specially designed for Hispanic students. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Placement or proficiency exam. Fall/Spring.

Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar B (Sp 322B)

Credits:2

Sp 322B Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition B [1-2 credits] This course concentrates on formal grammar and stylistics. Emphasis is placed on spelling and syntax. Students read and analyze Spanish literary and religious passages and write short summaries and essays. Specially designed for Hispanic students. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Placement or proficiency exam. Fall/Spring.

(1) Guided Self-Study with Computer (Sp 332A)

Credits:1

Guided Self-Study with Computer Support Materials and equipment will be made available to students suited for self-study. Periodic meetings will be scheduled in order to provide students with instructor support and an opportunity to ask questions. Credit/No Credit. By Arrangement. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

(1) Guided Self-Study with Computer (Sp 332B)

Credits:1

Guided Self-Study with Computer Support Materials and equipment will be made available to students suited for self-study. Periodic meetings will be scheduled in order to provide students with instructor support and an opportunity to ask questions. Credit/No Credit. By Arrangement. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

(1) Spanish Language Studies (Sp 399)

Credits:1

Spanish Language Studies Specific course descriptions and proposed course syllabus must be on file with the Academic Dean. Credit/No Credit. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Special Readings: Latin Amer Church (Sp 399a)

Credits:2

Special Readings: Latin American Church MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Piedad Popular (Popular Piety) (Sp 399b)

Credits:2

MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Cultura y Teologia Latinoamericana (Sp 399c)

Credits:2

El curso está diseñado para alumnos que tienen un conocimiento general de la lengua española (castellano) y requieran perfeccionnarla. Con el tratamiento de temas especificos el alumno mejorará su vocabulario, pronunciación, comprensión y dominio del español. MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Cuentos Latinoamericanos (1) (Sp 399d)

Credits:1

MUST ENTER DESCRIPTION WHEN OFFERED. UTD: 10/4/05 ET

Pastoral Readings & Pronunciation (Sp 399E)

Credits:1

Pastoral Readings & Pronunciation Students meet one hr. a wk. to practice reading of the texts of the Holy Sacraments. Emphasis is placed on pronunciation. Students are grouped in different classes according to their native language. The goal of the course is to prepare students to preside over a celebration in an emergency even if they are not fluent in the Spanish language. This class is designed for students who, for a variety of reasons cannot complete the Spanish program of SJS. Created: 8/31/09 ET

Lectura de Textos Místicos: San Juan de la Cruz (Sp 399F)

Credits:1

Sp 399F Lectura de Textos Místicos: San Juan Open to any seminarian with a language proficient level in Spanish. Credit/No Credit. Fall/Spring. No specific course description provided to date. - kg 4/18/2015

Lectura de Textos Misticos: Santa Teresa de Jesus (Sp 399G)

Credits:1

Sp 399G Lectura de Textos Místicos: Santa Teresa de Jesus Open to any seminarian with a language proficient level in Spanish. Credit/No Credit. Fall/Spring.

(1) Beginning Pastoral Spanish B (Sp112B)

Credits:1

Beginning Pastoral Spanish B This course gives the student a thorough grounding in the four basic skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students develop a clear pronunciation as they learn to read common prayers and the parts of the daily Mass. Designed for the beginner in Spanish, it emphasizes the fundamentals of the language as a preparation for further study in Pastoral Spanish. Lectures include basic grammar, vocabulary and cultural information. Students meet daily for class and lab. Credit/No Credit. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/5/05 ET CREATED THIS COURSE ON 1/10/12 FOR SPRING 2012. ET

(1) Intermediate Pastoral Spanish (Sp212B)

Credits:1

Intermediate Pastoral Spanish B After reviewing fundamental grammatical structures and vocabulary, students will learn to use the subjunctive, the passive voice, conditional sentences and other complex sentence structures. Through the reading and discussion of passages from the Scriptures, they become familiar with biblical vocabulary. They develop a clear and fluent speech pattern through the practice of public readings. Emphasis is placed on oral and written practice and on developing an awareness of the Hispanic culture and language of the Southwestern United States. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Sp 112B or Placement Exam. Fall/Spring. Original UTD: 10/5/05 ET; created for 1 unit on 1/4/12 ET

(1) Intermediate Pastoral Spanish (Sp212D)

Credits:1

created on 1/12/11 Intermediate Pastoral Spanish D After reviewing fundamental grammatical structures and vocabulary, students will learn to use the subjunctive, the passive voice, conditional sentences and other complex sentence structures. Through the reading and discussion of passages from the Scriptures, they become familiar with biblical vocabulary. They develop a clear and fluent speech pattern through the practice of public readings. Emphasis is placed on oral and written practice and on developing an awareness of the Hispanic culture and language of the Southwestern United States. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Sp 112B or Placement Exam. Fall/Spring.

(1) Oratoria, Argumentación, Debate (Sp222)

Credits:1

Oratoria, Argumentación y Debate (A) Students practice public speaking. They prepare and deliver different types of speeches (introductory, farewell, commemorative, inaugural, etc.) They also engage in group communication activities such as round-table discussions and debates. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Sp 212 or Placement Exam. Fall/Spring. UTD: 10/5/05 ET

(1) Advanced Pastoral Spanish (Sp312B)

Credits:1

Advanced Pastoral Spanish B Writing Workshop. Students read literary selections by Spanish and Latin American writers as well as passages from the Scriptures. They write short compositions based on these readings. This course helps students prepare for their required written proficiency examination. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Sp 312A or Immersion in Mexico or Placement Exam. Fall/Spring. Original UTD: 10/5/05 ET; THIS COURSE WAS CREATED ON 1/4/12 FOR 1 UNIT.

(1) Advanced Spanish Grammar & Comp (Sp322)

Credits:1

Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition A This course concentrates on formal grammar and stylistics. Emphasis is placed on spelling and syntax. Students read and analyze Spanish literary and religious passages and write short summaries and essays. Specially designed for Hispanic students. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Placement or Proficiency Exam. Fall/Spring. Created 8/31/09

(1) Advanced Spanish Grammar & Comp (Sp322B)

Credits:1

Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition B This course concentrates on formal grammar and stylistics. Emphasis is placed on spelling and syntax. Students read and analyze Spanish literary and religious passages and write short summaries and essays. Specially designed for Hispanic students. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: Placement or Proficiency Exam. Fall/Spring. Created 11/06/09