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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC)

FLAC courses are one-hour foreign language courses that are taught in conjunction with courses in other subjects including history, business, literature and others.

Students who are enrolled in certain courses each semester are urged to enroll in the FLAC course attached to it. Students who complete the FLAC course will earn one hour of the designated language.

For information on any FLAC course, please contact Dr. Douglas Biow at biow@mail.utexas.edu

Fall 2012

HIS 353 "The French Revolution & Napoleon, 1789-1815" and FR 130D "A Conversational French Class"

Students with intermediate French language skills enrolled in HIS 353 "The French Revolution and Napoleon" may sign up for a supplemental one-hour class in French 130D. Students who take this additional course will receive an additional hour's credit in French from the Department of French and Italian. This is a unique opportunity to develop language skills in the context of studying history. The Department of History encourages interested students to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

FR 130D is tentatively scheduled to meet Mondays, 5-6 p.m. Times may be adjusted according to students' schedules.

Talk about the French Revolution in French... The revolution of 1789-1815 became one of the defining points of modern history. For centuries historians have debated what it meant, why it took the course it did, how it changed Europe and the world, and its place in the longer histories of radicalism and conservativism, the state, war, and human rights.Writers and artists, too, have been captivated by the human drama of this tumultuous decade and a half. How did ordinary people survive? How were extraordinary careers made - or lost?

HIS 306N "Introduction to the History and Culture of Spain" and SP 130D"A Conversational Spanish Class" 

Students with intermediate Spanish language skills enrolled in HIS 306N, "Introduction to the History and Culture of Spain," may, if they choose, sign up for a supplemental one-hour class in Spanish, SP 130D. Students who take this additional course will receive an additional hour's credit in Spanish from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.  This is a unique opportunity to develop language skills in the context of studying history. The Department of History encourages interested students to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

SP 130D is tentatively scheduled to meet Mondays, 5-6 p.m. Times may be adjusted according to students' schedules.

This one-semester course will explore the long history of Spain from its beginnings in the stone age through the great social and economic upheavals of the twentieth century. Beginning with an introduction to its geography and language, we shall touch on such topics as paleolithic settlement and art, the arrival of new groups (Celts, Greeks, Phoenicians), the Roman imperium, the Visigothic domination, the Islamic conquest and Christian reconquest (Reconquista), medieval kingdoms and their unification, the separate way of Portugal, the birth and death of  religious toleration, the rise and fall of Spain in the European state system, Hapsburg and Bourbon kings, the troubled nineteenth century and even more troubled twentieth, and finally, the emergence of one of Europe's most democratic societies.

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