2006-2007 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 one of the following concentrations:*
    Second Language
    1. Complete the first language requirements with one language from the following French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish courses:
      201--Intermediate--3-4 credits
      202--Intermediate--3-4 credits
      301--Advanced--3 credits
      302--Advanced--3 credits
      431--Studies in the Culture--3 credits
      432--Studies of Literature--3 credits
    2. Complete 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 four courses in one language from the following French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish courses:****
      201--Intermediate--3-4 credits
      202--Intermediate--3-4 credits
      301--Advanced--3 credits
      302--Advanced--3 credits
      400-level**--3-6 credits
    Language Studies
    Students completing this concentration are strongly encouraged to spend one or two semesters on a study abroad program.
    1. Complete the following from one language (French, German or Spanish):
      201--Intermediate--3-4 credits
      202--Intermediate--3-4 credits
      301--Advanced--3 credits
      302--Advanced--3 credits
      431--Studies in the Culture--3 credits
      432--Studies of Literature--3 credits
    2. Complete 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 one 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 an additional four courses through a study abroad program in a Francophone country
      or complete an additional two courses through a study abroad program (one semester) and two courses on Francophone culture from the following:
      FREN 434W--La Literature Quebecoise--3 credits
      FREN 482W--Selected Topics in French--3 credits
      or complete two courses on Francophone culture (from the courses listed above) and two 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. Complete one 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 credits
      Literature/Business
      1. Complete a minimum of 12 credits approved by advisor.
  4. Minimum credits required--120 credits

* 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: 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 201. Students receiving less than 70 will be placed in SPAN 201.

Minor

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

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