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What is a LAC-embedded Course?

A LAC-embedded course is a regular, non-language course that contains a special option for students who wish to use a foreign language in completing part of their coursework. The languages offered are included in the course listing, so that students can scan the listing to select a course or course section in which a LAC option is available in the language of their proficiency and interest. The listing also provides students with some indication of the opportunity for language use in the course, but professors are flexible in accommodating the skills levels of students. Some students may elect to read some texts in a language other than English in researching a paper; other students may elect to write in that language as well. Some professors offer LAC options as an alternative to other course assignments, and some offer it as an extra credit option.

LAC-embedded courses are completed in the context of regular courses in which regular credits are earned. Since in these cases LAC activities are not reflected in the student participants’ transcripts, the evaluation and the direct purpose of these activities, as well as the manner in which they are integrated into the regular course work, are up to the instructor’s discretion. LAC-option courses are, nevertheless, at least semi-formalized, since courses in which these options are offered are specially designated in schedules and in LAC postings; moreover, students who successfully complete these options receive special recognition and a certificate at a luncheon held near the conclusion of the academic year (each Spring semester).
 

Fall 2010 - Course Schedule for LAC-embedded Courses

ART 102IF-S02
Art Appreciation

H. Cole

Students can read selected assignments in French

ECN 102-S01 & S03
Principles of Economics II Macro

T. Ross 

Selected assignments may be completed in Spanish 

ECN 279-S01
Elements of Statistics

D. Miller 

Students will have the option of doing some of the course readings and writing assignments in Russian, Ukrainian, or German in place of other assignments.

ECN 279-S02
Elements of Statistics
T. Ross  Selected assignments may be completed in Spanish.
ECN 339-S16
Money & Banking
V. Kalich   Students will have the option of reading, writing, and presenting information addressing an aspect of monetary policy decisions made by the Russian or Ukrainian Central Banks.  This option would be in place of, or supplementary to, a regular class assignment.
ECN 379
Advance Statistics Methods
T. Ross  Selected assignments may be completed in Spanish.
GEO 111L-S02
The Dynamic Earth
 S. Thomas Students will have the option of applying Spanish, French, German or Italian language skills for writing assignments.
 
INT 200-S01
Introduction to International Studies
 J. Krutky Students will have the option to use Spanish, French or Italian reading skills and/or write selected assignments in those languages.
MUS 222I-S01
Music History & Literature I
M. Strasser  Students will have the option to use Italian, German or French language skills in various reading, writing or research assignments in the class.  Students pursuing one or more of these options will either receive extra credit or be allowed to substitute an assignment.
PHL 205IH-S01
Ethical Clashes
 K. Coble Students will have the option of applying German language skills.  Students who choose this option will meet weekly with instructor and other LAC participants for discussion of German texts.  LAC students will be exempt from one course assignment.
POL 207-S01
Introduction to Law
P. Mastrocola Students will have the opportunity to utilize their Spanish and Italian language skills for writing assignments.  They will either receive extra credit or a reduced number of assignments.
POL 211-S01
International Politics
 J. Morales-Ortiz Students will have the option of applying Spanish skills to the course if they so choose either through reading newspapers articles or other literature in Spanish in Spanish, or completing one or more class writing assignments in Spanish.
POL 216-B01 & B02
International Organization: Case Studies
J. Morales-Ortiz Research in language appropriate to the country assigned. 

POL 315-S01
International Organization
J. Morales-Ortiz Students will have the option of applying Spanish language skills to course content.

 

Spring 2011 - Course Schedule for LAC-embedded Courses

ART 233F-S01
Western Art II
M. Vincent Students can read selected assignments in French.
ECN 279-S01
Elements of Statistics
T. Ross Students will have the option of doing some of the course readings and writing assignments in Spanish in place of other assignments.
 
ECN 399-S01
Money & Banking
T. Ross Students will have the option of doing some of the course readings and writing assignments in Spanish in place of other assignments.
 
INT 200-S01
Introduction to International Studies
J. Krutky Students will have the option to use Spanish, French or Italian reading skills and/or to write selected assignments in those languages.
 
INT 463-S01
Seminar: America and the World
J. Krutky Students will have the option of using Spanish, French or Italian skills to research and/or write selected assignments.
PHL 372-S01
Great Philosophers: Martin Heidegger
K. Cobble Students who wish to may read some material in German or French for their research project.
PHY 101-S01 & S02
Acoustics
P. Hoekje Students have the option of applying language skills in French, Spanish, German (or another language, if approved by instructor) as part of the required course research project.
 
POL 207-S01
Introduction to Law
P. Mastrocolo  Students will have the opportunity to utilize their Spanish and Italian language skills for writing assignments.  They will either receive extra credit or a reduced number of assignments.
 
POL 211-S01
International Politics
J. Morales-Ortiz  Students will have the option of applying Spanish skills to the course if they so choose either through reading newspapers articles or other literature in Spanish in Spanish, or completing one or more class writing assignments in Spanish.
 
 POL 216-A01 & A02
International Organization: Case Studies
J. Krutky
J. Morales-Ortiz
 Research in language appropriate to the country assigned. 

 

 

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