Dec 07, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

Courses of Instruction


Course Numbering System. Each subject is identified by a symbol made up of two parts. The first part is an abbreviation denoting the general field of study. The second part is a number denoting the particular subject. The first digit indicates the year in which the course is usually taken and, therefore, the level of instruction.

Credit. The unit of academic credit used at the Virginia Military Institute is the semester hour. In general a semester hour represents one hour of classroom work (lecture or recitation) or one period (two or three hours) of laboratory or supervised research or field work per week during a single semester. Thus a course that meets for three class hours and one laboratory period each week during one semester usually carries credit for four semester hours.

In the following course descriptions the figures on the title lines indicate, in order, the class hours per week, the laboratory or field work hours per week, and the semester hours credit. For example, the figures “3—2—4” mean that the class meets three times a week for one-hour classroom sessions and has two hours of laboratory, supervised research, or field work each week, and that the course carries four semester hours of credit.

 

SPANISH

Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Department Head: Colonel Sunnen

All cadets who enter with two or more entrance units in a modern foreign language are given placement tests and are placed in appropriate courses on the basis of the test results combined with their previous high school language coursework, and after consultation with the department head of modern languages.

A single year of a foreign language shall count toward meeting graduation requirements only when the cadet is studying a second language or is taking a language as an elective.

Cadets must demonstrate proficiency in ML 101 in order to be admitted into ML 102. They must, similarly, demonstrate proficiency in ML 102 before enrolling in ML 201, and in ML 201 before enrolling in ML 202/204. Proficiency in ML 202/204 is a prerequisite for admission to 300-level courses. Completion of two 300-level courses or their equivalent is expected before enrollment in any 400 -level course. Once a cadet has completed work at the 202/204 level, he/she may not return to the elementary level course for credit.

Cadets who present four years of a high school language or demonstrate native or near-native language abilities may not enroll at the elementary level of that language. Such students will have the choice of enrolling either in the first semester intermediate level of that language or in the first semester elementary course of a different language.

   •  SP 313 - Advanced Spanish Grammar
   •  SP 314 - Latin American Cultures and Civilizations
   •  SP 315 - Introduction to Hispanic Texts
   •  SP 316 - Topics in Spanish
   •  SP 318 - Nobel Laureates
   •  SP 320W - Spanish Gothic Literature
   •  SP 321X - Across the Atlantic: Arabic Roots from Spain to Spanish-America
   •  SP 322 - Hispanic Cinema
   •  SP 387X - The Spanish Civil War As Text (in English)
   •  SP 388W - The Spanish Civil War As Text
   •  SP 399X - Summer Abroad in Spain
   •  SP 402 - Spanish Literature of the Siglo De Oro
   •  SP 405 - Readings in Hispanic Literature
   •  SP 406 - Readings in Hispanic Literature
   •  SP 409 - Early Spanish Literature
   •  SP 411 - 19th Century Peninsular Literature
   •  SP 421 - Colonial Spanish American Literature
   •  SP 422 - Spanish American Literature of the 19th Century
   •  SP 423 - Spanish American Literature of the 20th Century
   •  SP 424 - Narcos, Hitmen and Religion: Drug Trafficking Culture in Columbian Literature and Media
   •  SP 425 - Cervantes
   •  SP 426 - Contemporary Spanish Literature I
   •  SP 427 - Contemporary Spanish Literature II
   •  SP 450 - Modern Language Capstone Course
   •  SP 470 - Special Topics in Spanish
   •  SP 481 - Survey of Spanish Culture & Society

CATALOG ELECTIVES

   •  BI Capstone - Capstone Experience
   •  BI Core - Core Area Elective
   •  BI Core - Core Area Elective
   •  BI Core - Core Area Elective
   •  BI Core - Core Area Elective
   •  BI Core - Core Area Elective
   •  BI Core - Core Area Elective
   •  BI Elective - Non-Science Elective
   •  BI Elective - Non-Science Elective
   •  BI Elective - Non-Science Elective
   •  BU ELEC - Business Elective
   •  CE ELEC - Design Elective
   •  CE ELEC - Engineering Science Elective I
   •  CE ELEC - Engineering Science Elective II
   •  CE ELEC - Natural Science (GE 306 or BI 101)
   •  CE ELEC - Technical Elective
   •  CE ELEC - Technical Elective
   •  CH Elective - Concentration Elective
   •  CH Requirement - Advanced Chemistry Course
   •  CH Requirement - Advanced Chemistry Laboratory
   •  EC ELEC - Economics Elective
   •  EC ELEC - Economics Elective
   •  ECE ELEC - Electrical & Computer Engineering Elective
   •  ECE ELEC - Electrical & Computer Engineering Elective
   •  ECE ELEC - Electrical & Computer Engineering Elective
   •  ELEC BI - Biology Elective
   •  ELEC CIS - Computer & Information Sciences Elective
   •  ELEC CIS - Computer & Informations Sciences Elective
   •  ELEC ERH - ERH Elective
   •  ELEC Foreign Language - Foreign Language Elective
   •  ELEC Free - Free Elective
   •  ELEC Free - Free Elective
   •  ELEC Free - Free Elective
   •  ELEC Free - Free Elective
   •  ELEC Free - Free Elective
   •  ELEC Free - Free Elective
   •  ELEC Free - Free Elective (2 Credits)
   •  ELEC Free - Free Electives
   •  ELEC Free - Free Electives
   •  ELEC HI - History Elective
   •  ELEC Humanities - Humanities Elective
   •  ELEC IS - International Studies Elective
   •  ELEC MA/SC - Mathematics or Science Elective
   •  ELEC MA/SC - Mathematics or Science Elective
   •  ELEC Major - Major Elective
   •  ELEC Major - Major Elective
   •  ELEC Major - Major Elective
   •  ELEC Mathematics - Mathematics Elective
   •  ELEC Mathematics - Mathematics Elective
   •  ELEC Non-HI - Non-History Elective
   •  ELEC PS - Psychology Elective
   •  ELEC Restricted - (ERH, EC, or IS)
   •  ELEC Restricted - Restricted Elective
   •  ELEC Science - Elective (Biology, Chemistry or Physics w/ lab)
   •  ELEC Science - Elective (Biology, Chemistry or Physics w/ lab)
   •  ELEC Science - Science Elective
   •  ELEC Science - Science Elective
   •  ELEC World - World Elective*
   •  HI Requirement - HI 324 or HI 325 or IS 310
   •  MA-SCI/FREE ELEC - 3
   •  ME ELEC - 2nd Technical Elective
   •  ME ELEC - Technical Elective
   •  ML Capstone - Capstone Elective
   •  ML Requirement - Foreign Language 100-level
   •  ML Requirement - Foreign Language 200-level
   •  ML Requirement - Foreign Language 300-level
   •  ML Requirement - Foreign Language 300-level
   •  ML Requirement - Foreign Language 400-level
   •  PE Requirement - Elective
   •  PS Core - PS Core A
   •  PS Core - PS Core B
   •  PS Core - PS Core C
   •  PS Core - PS Core D
   •  PS Core - PS Core D
 

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