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Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2013-2014

Modern Languages and Literatures

Faculty

Chairperson: José Ignacio Badenes, S.J.

Professors: Jennifer L. Eich, Véronique Flambard-Weisbart, Áine O’Healy

Associate Professors: Rebeca Acevedo, José Ignacio Badenes, S.J., Mónica Cabrera, Petra Liedke Konow, Marc Lony, Alicia Partnoy, Antonia Petro

Assistant Professor: Chan Lü

Objectives

Our Department equips students with language proficiency as it introduces them to the multicultural nature and historical evolution of literary and other texts in the target languages. Our courses provide opportunities to comprehend, interpret, and practice linguistic skills through oral and written exercises and assignments. Through a judicious selection of required courses and electives that include literature, history, and the arts, students acquire an increasing commitment to the mission of the University. We thrive to provide tools to foster transcultural understanding as the basis for mutual respect, global harmony and social justice.

Major and Minor Requirements

Students can declare a major in French/Francophone Studies, Modern Languages, or Spanish, or a minor in Chinese, French/Francophone Studies, German, Italian, or Spanish, at entry to the University, through the Office of Admission. Students wishing to declare a major/minor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures after admission to LMU must meet with a professor from that particular program. A Change of Program form will be signed by the chairperson, provided that the student has a minimum LMU GPA of 2.0 (C).

Lower division language courses (100-200 level) may not be challenged by exam. Students may be exempt from these courses by placing above that level through the LMU online Placement Exam for Chinese, French, German, or Spanish, and by professor evaluation for Italian and Japanese. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in all lower division language courses to major or minor in those languages.

Students with significant course credit in a language from high school or college will not be allowed to enroll in the 101 course of that language.

The department offers lower division language courses (100-200 level) in Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino which satisfy the language requirements for the Asian and Pacific Studies major and minor.

Language Placement Exam

The online LMU Placement Exam measures your language skills in Chinese, French, German, or Spanish so that you may be placed in the appropriate level of coursework in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Your score is used for language placement advising purposes and does not become part of your permanent record.

FAQ

When do I need to take a foreign language exam?
You need to take this exam ONLY...

  1. If you have taken Chinese, French, German, or Spanish language courses in any educational setting (for example, at a high school or community school or at another university if you are a transfer student) AND you wish to continue taking classes in these languages during the first three semesters at LMU.
  2. If you have taken AP language and/or literature courses in the above languages.
  3. If you are interested in a minor or major in the above languages so that you can begin at the appropriate level of coursework immediately.
  4. If you plan to take language or literature courses in a study abroad program in a country where Chinese, French, German, or Spanish are the language of instruction: Summer, semester, and year-long study abroad programs sometimes require previous foreign language study.
  5. If you are a heritage speaker who has learned the language at home and wishes to take language or literature courses in Chinese, French, German, or Spanish.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have NEVER studied Chinese, French, German, or Spanish and wish to do so, you would sign up for the 101 level course in that language. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the summer before entering LMU, please wait until you return to take the language placement exam.

Where do I take the exam?
You take the exam online. Log into MYLMU, click System Logins > MYLMU Connect. Then click the link "Orientation and Registration Tutorial." Inside the tutorial, on the left side, click the link "Placement Exams." Then click the link for Language Placement and follow the instructions.

If you do not have access to the "Orientation and Registration Tutorial" or cannot access the placement exam for any reason, please contact the Modern Languages and Literatures department at 310.338.3051.

How long does the exam take?
The text takes approximately 20 minutes. You must take this exam in one continuous session; otherwise, your score will not be posted to PROWL.

Can I use books such as a dictionary? Should I guess at the answers?
It is TO YOUR BENEFIT that you answer the questions honestly and without the support of notes, textbooks, parents, or friends: doing otherwise will be considered cheating. In addition, the score will likely place you at a level of coursework above the appropriate one based on your experiences and academic studies.

How do I get my score? Does my advisor get it?
Your score and placement will be displayed at the end of the exam and will be accessible to your advisor through PROWL. However, you are strongly encouraged to save a copy for advising and registration.

What if I have problems taking the exam?
Please contact the ITS helpdesk at 310.338.7777.

Contents

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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2013-2014

The University

Admission to the University

Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

University Core Curriculum

Graduate Division

Academic Degrees and Programs

Academic Degree Requirements and Policies

Academic Advising

Academic Calendar

Academic Program

Academic Standing

Attendance

Change of Academic Major/Concentration/Minor

Change of Address

Commencement

Classification of Undergraduate Students

Concurrent Enrollment

Course Information

Degree Requirements

Diplomas

Double Credit

Enrollment

Final Examinations

Full-Time Status

Grades and Grading

Graduation Rate

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal

LMU Honor Code and Process

Privacy Rights of Students in Education Records (FERPA)

Registration

Transcripts

Transfer Credit and Articulation

VA Certification

Academic Programs and Services

Academic Awards and Commencement Honors

University Honors Program

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Mission of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA)

BCLA Student Learning Outcomes

Organization of the College

Application of General University Requirements

Degree Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Students Interested in Teaching in California Public Schools

Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs

African American Studies

American Cultures Studies

Asian and Pacific Studies

Asian Pacific American Studies

The Bioethics Institute

Catholic Studies

Chicana/o Studies

Classics and Archaeology

Economics

English

Environmental Studies

Ethics

European Studies

Geography

History

Humanities

Irish Studies

Jewish Studies

Liberal Arts

Liberal Studies

Modern Languages and Literatures

Peace Studies

Philosophy

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Theological Studies

Urban Studies

Women’s Studies

College of Business Administration

Graduate Degree Program

Baccalaureate Degree Program

The Vision and Mission of the College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration Curriculum

Transfer Credit

Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science (AIMS Major) Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Curriculum

Business Administration Minor

Accounting Minor Requirements

Business Law Concentration

International Business Concentration

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Accounting

Business Administration

Finance, Computer Information Systems and Operations Management

Management Department and Entrepreneurship Program

Marketing and Business Law

Master of Business Administration

MBA Courses

Executive MBA Program

College of Communication and Fine Arts

College of Communication and Fine Arts Student Learning Outcomes

Application of General University Requirements

Teacher Preparation Program

College Curriculum

Total Program

Individualized Study Program

Art and Art History

Communication Studies

Dance—Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Interdisciplinary Applied Programs

Music

Theatre Arts—Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Marital and Family Therapy

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Biology

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Civil Engineering and Environmental Science

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Environmental Science

General Engineering

Health and Human Sciences

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Physics

Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

School of Education

Candidate Outcomes and Proficiencies

School of Education Academic Regulations

Advising

Technology

Grading

Support for Candidates’ Development of Academic and Professional Standards

Comprehensive Examination

Graduation

Credential Application Process

Statement of Professional Dispositions

Educational Leadership

Educational Support Services

Elementary and Secondary Education

Elementary and Secondary Education Undergraduate Program

Specialized Programs in Urban Education

School of Education Centers

Center for Equity for English Learners

School of Film and Television

Secondary Teacher Preparation

Aerospace Studies

FFYS 1000

University Honors Program Courses

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Courses

African American Studies

American Cultures Studies

Asian Pacific American Studies

Archaeology

Asian and Pacific Studies

Bioethics

Catholic Studies

Chinese

Chicana/o Studies

Classic Civilizations

Economics

English

European Studies

Environmental Studies

Filipino

Foreign Literature in English Translation

French/Francophone Studies

Geography

Greek

German

History

Humanities

Irish Studies

Italian

Japanese

Jewish Studies

Latin

Liberal Arts

Liberal Studies

Modern Greek

Modern Languages and Literatures

Philosophy

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Spanish

Theological Studies

Lower Division

Upper Division

Area A: Sacred Scriptures, Religious Sources, and Traditions

Area B: Theology, Ethics, and Spirituality

Area C: Faith, Culture, and Ministry

Special Courses

Graduate Courses

Biblical Theology

World Religions

Historical Theology

Systematic Theology

Moral Theology

Pastoral Theology

Comparative Theology

Spiritual Direction

Special Studies

Urban Studies

Women's Studies

Yoga Studies

College of Business Administration Courses

Accounting

Applied Information Management Systems

Business Administration

Business Law

Entrepreneurship

Finance

International Business Studies

Management

Marketing

Master of Business Administration

Core Curriculum Courses

Advanced Curriculum Courses: Areas of Emphasis

MBAB: Management and Organizational Behavior

MBAC: Marketing Management

MBAD: Information and Decision Sciences

MBAE: Human Resource Management

MBAF: Financial Decision Systems

MBAG: International Business Systems

MBAH: Entrepreneurial Organizations

MBAI: Integrative Experience Courses

MBAJ: Accounting Decision Systems

Executive MBA Program

College of Communication and Fine Arts Courses

Art History

Studio Arts

Communication Studies

Dance

Interdisciplinary Applied Programs

Marital and Family Therapy

Music

Theatre Arts

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering Courses

Biology

Chemistry

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

General Engineering

Environmental Science

Health and Human Sciences

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Physics

Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Systems Engineering Leadership

School of Education Courses

Clinical Education

Elementary and Secondary Education

Educational Leadership

Educational Support Services

Specialized Programs in Urban Education

School of Film and Television Courses

Animation

Film and Television Arts and Enterprises

Film and Television Studies

Film and Television Production

Recording Arts

Screenwriting

Department of Aerospace Studies Courses

University Administration

University Faculty

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