Language Across the Curriculum (LAC)

 

LAC Embedded Courses

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 2011 - Course Schedule for LAC-embedded Courses

ART 102IF-S02
Art Appreciation

H. Cole

Students can read selected assignments in French

ECN 102-S02
Principles of Economics II Macro

T. Ross

Selected assignments may be completed in Spanish 

ECN 279-S03
Elements of Statistics

T. Ross

Selected assignments may be completed in Spanish.

ECN 358-S16
Environmental Economics
D. Miller Students will have the option of doing some of the coursereading and writing assignments in Russian or German in place of other assignments.
ECN 379-S01
Advance Statistics Methods
T. Ross Selected assignments may be completed in Spanish.
GEO 111L-S02
The Dynamic Earth
P. Hilston 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.
POL 211I-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
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 2012 - Course Schedule for LAC-embedded Courses

ECN 279-S01 & S03
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: War & Peace-How Enemies Become Friends
J. Krutky Students will have the option of using Spanish, French or Italian skills to research and/or write selected assignments.
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 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. Morales-Ortiz
J. Krutky
 
Research in language appropriate to the country assigned. 
POL 322I-S01
Russia and Eastern Europe
J. Krutky Students will have the option of using Spanish, French or Italian skills to research and/or write selected assignments.

 

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