2005-2006 UAF Catalog


Foreign Languages

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
(907) 474-7396
faforei@uaf.edu
www.uaf.edu/language/

B.A. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

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Language is the embodiment of culture and an expression of a people's way of thinking, feeling and viewing the world. We have an increasing need to communicate directly with other peoples to achieve mutual understanding. To learn a new language opens new avenues of thought, new modes of expression and new models of understanding. The study of foreign languages and literatures liberates the student from the confines of one culture.

Foreign language majors are encouraged to spend one or both semesters of their junior year in an exchange program appropriate to their language focus.

Major--B.A. Degree

Concentrations: Second Language, Language Studies

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:*

Second Language

  1. the first language requirements with 1 language from the following French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish courses:
    201--Intermediate 3-4
    202--Intermediate 3-4
    301--Advanced 3 credits
    302--Advanced 3 credits
    431--Studies in the Culture 3 credits
    432--Studies of Literature 3 credits
  2. 6 first language credits from the following:**
    431--Studies in the Culture 3 credits
    432--Studies of Literature 3 credits
    482--Selected Topics 3 credits
    488--Individual Study: Senior Project 3 credits
    LING 410O--Theory and Methods of Second Language Teaching 3 credits
    400-level elective*** 3 credits
  3. Complete the second language requirements with 4 courses in 1 language from the following French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish courses:****
    201--Intermediate 3-4
    202--Intermediate 3-4
    301--Advanced 3 credits
    302--Advanced 3 credits
    400-level** 3-6

Language Studies

Students completing this concentration are strongly encouraged to spend one or two semesters on a study abroad program.

  1. the following from 1 language (French, German or Spanish):
    201--Intermediate 3-4
    202--Intermediate 3-4
    301--Advanced 3 credits
    302--Advanced 3 credits
    431--Studies in the Culture 3 credits
    432--Studies of Literature 3 credits
  2. 6 credits from the following:**
    431--Studies in the Culture 3 credits
    432--Studies of Literature 3 credits
    482--Selected Topics 3 credits
    488--Individual Study: Senior Project 3 credits
    497--Individual Study 3 credits
  3. Complete 1 of the following emphasis areas:

    Studies in Culture--German or Spanish

    Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 200, 300, or 400-level through an approved study abroad program for German or Spanish.

    Studies in Culture--French

    Complete a minimum of 12 credits in French approved by advisor or complete one of the following:
    • Complete additional 4 courses through a study abroad program in a Francophone country
    • or complete additional 2 courses through a study abroad program (one semester) and 2 courses on Francophone culture from the following:
      FREN 434W--La Literature Quebecoise 3 credits
      FREN 482W--Selected Topics in French 3 credits
    • or complete 2 courses on Francophone culture (from the courses listed above) and 2 courses from the following:
      HIST 101--Western Civilization (3)
      and HIST 102--Western Civilization (3) 6 credits
      HIST 316--Europe since 1945 3 credits
      HIST 354--Canadian History to 1867 3 credits

    Teaching in German, Spanish, or French

    1. Complete the following:
      FL 451--Foreign Language Teaching Practicum 4 credits
      LING 101--Nature of Language 3 credits
      LING 410O--Theory and Methods of Second Language Teaching 3 credits
    2. 1 course from the following:
      LING/ED 303W,O--Language Acquisition 3 credits
      LING 340W--Aspects of Bilingualism 3 credits
      LING 402--Second Language Acquisition 3 credits
      LING or ED course approved by advisor 3-4

    Literature/Business

    1. a minimum of 12 credits approved by advisor.
  1. Minimum credits required 120

    * Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

    ** Students may repeat any 400-level language course for credit if the topics vary.

    *** 400-level course from another discipline appropriate to the major language may be accepted if approved by your foreign language advisor.

    **** The second language does not satisfy the minor requirements.

    Note: Choosing a minor: In addition to a first and second language, students should complete a well-defined minor, related to their career goals. When choosing a minor it is highly recommended that students see an advisor as early as possible.

    Note: Recommended background courses: LING 101 and LING 216.

    Note: 100-level language courses (which are preparatory to, but not part of the foreign language degree) may be counted toward fulfillment of requirements specified under Perspectives on the Human Condition and/or Humanities. Each language counts as a separate discipline.

    Note: A minimum grade of 70 on the Spanish Proficiency Exam (to be administered on the first day of any class numbered 202-492) is required for any Spanish class numbered over 20Students receiving less than 70 will be placed in SPAN 201.

Minor

  1. Complete the following:
    Foreign language courses at the 100-level or above 3 credits
    Foreign language courses at the 200-level or above 12
  2. Minimum credits required 15

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