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Table of Contents: 2013-2014 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Memberships 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 College Profile 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Refund Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Special Facilities 1.09 Resources and Educational Opportunities 1.10 PEW Learning Center and Ellison Library 2.1 Work Program 2.2 Service Program 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 2.4 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Art 3.2.02 Biology 3.2.03 Business 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Sustainable Business 3.2.25 Theatre 3.2.26 Women's Studies 3.2.27 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 3.4 Specialized Advising Areas 3.4.1 Pre-Law Advising 3.4.2 Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Health Advising 3.4.3 Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Advising 3.4.4 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Language (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 Undergraduate Faculty 5.2.1 Library Faculty and Staff 5.2.2 Staff Teachers 5.3 Graduate Faculty and Staff 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships 7.1 Index of Sections

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4.15 Modern Language (LAN)

Course meets Triad Education Program Requirement in specified area.


LAN 152 - Spanish I 4cr

This course is an introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, with emphasis on Spanish as a formal system of verbal signs, with its own internal patterns of organization. Special attention will be paid to developing accurate pronunciation, listening, reading comprehension, and writing abilities. Cultural information will be introduced as topics of interest arise during each lesson. This course is for students who have had little or no instruction in Spanish or have placed into Spanish I through the placement exam. Classes are conducted in Spanish.

Language/Global Issues


LAN 153 - Spanish II 4cr

This course continues the introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, with emphasis on Spanish as a formal system of verbal signs, with its own internal patterns of organization. Special attention will be paid to developing accurate pronunciation, listening, reading comprehension, and writing abilities. Cultural information will be introduced as topics of interest arise during each lesson. Classes are conducted in Spanish.

Language/Global Issues

Prerequisites: LAN 152 Spanish I or one year of high school Spanish or the equivalent, and permission of instructor, with placement test.


LAN 162 - French I 4cr

This course is an introduction to basic French vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, with special emphasis on French as a formal system of verbal signs, with its own patterns of organization. This course is for students who have little or no previous instruction in French or have placed into French I through the placement exam. Special attention will be paid to developing accurate pronunciation, listening and reading comprehension, and writing abilities. Cultural information will be introduced as topics of interest arise in the context of language lessons. Students do regular written exercises and assignments, but the main emphasis is on spoken French, and classes are conducted as much as possible in French.

Language/Global Issues


LAN 163 - French II 4cr

This course continues the introduction to basic French vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, with special emphasis on French as a formal system of verbal signs, with its own patterns of organization. Special attention will be paid to developing accurate pronunciation, listening and reading comprehension, and writing abilities. Cultural information will be introduced as topics of interest arise in the context of language lessons. Students do regular written exercises and assignments, but the main emphasis is on spoken French, and classes are conducted as much as possible in French.

Language/Global Issues

Prerequisites: LAN 162 French I or one year of high school French or the equivalent, and permission of instructor, with placement test.


LAN 252 - Spanish III 4cr

This course is a continuation of LAN 153 Spanish II, emphasizing development of the four basic skills--understanding, speaking, reading, and writing-through cultural and literary readings, conversations and compositions in Spanish, supplemented by additional study of grammar as needed. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Language/Global Issues

Prerequisites: LAN 153 Spanish II or at least two years of high school Spanish or the equivalent, and permission of instructor, with placement test.


LAN 253 - Spanish IV 4cr

This course is a comprehensive review of all the skills needed for advanced language courses, including an intensive review of grammar. Students practice both conversation and composition and read supplementary texts on contemporary topics. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Language/Global Issues

Prerequisites: LAN 252 Spanish III or equivalent, with placement test.


LAN 262 - French III 4cr

This course is a continuation of LAN 163 French II. The primary emphasis continues to be on spoken French, but students also write short essays and read supplementary texts on French life and culture. The course is conducted entirely in French.

Language/Global Issues

Prerequisites: LAN 162 French I and LAN 163 French II or at least two years of high school French or the equivalent, and permission of the instructor, with placement test.


LAN 263 - French IV 4cr

This course is a continuation of French III, with more emphasis on writing. Supplementary reading texts and class discussion are an important part of the course. The course is conducted entirely in French.

Language/Global Issues

Prerequisites: LAN 262 French III or three years of high school French or the equivalent, and permission of instructor, with placement test.


LAN 310 - Teaching a Second Language: Approaches, Methods, Techniques 4cr

This course is designed to improve the skills of any student who intends to teach or learn a second language. Through a chronological overview of language teaching methods, combined with peer teaching and practical application, students gain the skills to enter the field of second language teaching. lthough the emphasis of the course is upon English Language Learners, the knowledge and skill acquired in this course are applicable to the teaching and learning of all languages.

Language/Global Issues


LAN 352 - Latin American Cinema 4cr

This introductory film course addresses the evolution of Latin America's film industry, its significance in nation building efforts, and its influence in asserting Latin American nations as full participants in the global game of creating images of the "other." Additionally, students in the course will explore the mechanisms and theories used by Latin American filmmakers to further, rationalize, and portray Latin American cultural identities. The course is taught entirely in Spanish.

Language/Global Issues

Prerequisite: Advanced Spanish or permission of instructor.


LAN 353 - Latin American Culture 4cr

This course is an interdisciplinary study of the diversity of cultures within the Latin American world. Students explore the interconnections among native, African, and European cultures with the help of concepts such as acculturation, transculturation, syncretism, and dependency. Comprehension will be enhanced by presenting students with texts, movies, documentaries, and art produced by Latin American authors. Writing skills will be refined by the completion of research papers, and communications skills will be developed further by presentations. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Language/Global Issues

Prerequisite: LAN 354 Advanced Spanish or equivalent, or permission of instructor.


LAN 354 - Advanced Spanish 4cr

This course is a pursuit of the language in greater depth, focusing on writing, research, literature, culture, and speaking skills, in preparation for LAN 353 Latin American Culture, LAN 455 Hispanic Short Stories and Poetry, LAN 490-498 Special Topics, and LAN 399 and 499 Independent Study.

Language/Global Issues

Prerequisite: LAN 253 Spanish IV.


LAN 364 - Advanced French 4cr

This course concentrates on spoken and written French. Students review first-year French grammar as necessary and are introduced to more advanced grammar, vocabulary and syntax. Reading selections and class conversation topics are drawn from current newspapers and periodicals and from poetry, fiction, and essays by contemporary French and francophone writers. The course is conducted entirely in French.

Language/Global Issues

Prerequisites: LAN 263 French IV or the equivalent, and permission of instructor.


LAN 371 - Term-Length International Program Course 2-4cr

This course is a study of a variety of topics relating to Spanish-speaking regions of the world, with particular focus on the country students will visit. Topics may include elements of history, geography, cultural studies, economics, literature, and Spanish language. This course is open only to students participating in the International Program.

Language/Global Issues

Prerequisite: Spanish II or permission of the instructor.


LAN 455 - Latin American Short Stories and Poetry 4cr

This course is an introduction to Latin American literature highlighting the contributions of Latin American writers, critics, and literary theorists. The course surveys twentieth century poetry and short stories by using descriptive categories such as neo-baroque, postmodernism, modernity, creationism, modernism, and neo-colonialism. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Language/Global Issues or Literature

Prerequisite: LAN 354 Advanced Spanish.


LAN 465 - Francophone Literature 4cr

This literature course concentrates on the 20th century. Students read a series of texts--novels, essays, and plays. The analysis of readings will put emphasis on several topics including the relation between literary texts and other social and cultural concerns, the question of identity, post-colonialism, the family, and the relation between French and francophone literature. The aim of the course is not only to expose the student to the 20th-century francophone literature, but also to sharpen the students' skills in reading critically and writing analytically in French.

Language/Global Issues or Literature

Course meets Triad Education Program Requirement in specified area.