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: Two Languages, Single Language (French, German, Spanish)

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete either the following concentration or the requirements for a single language:*
    Two Languages
    1. Complete the first language requirements with one language from the following French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish courses:
      F201--Intermediate--3 - 4 credits
      F202--Intermediate--3 - 4 credits
      F301--Advanced--3 credits
      F302--Advanced--3 credits
      F431--Studies in the Culture--3 credits
      F432--Studies of Literature--3 credits
    2. Complete 6 first language credits from the following:**
      F431--Studies in the Culture--3 credits
      F432--Studies of Literature--3 credits
      F482--Selected Topics--3 credits
      F488--Individual Study: Senior Project--3 credits
      LING F410O--Theory and Methods of Second Language Teaching--3 credits
      F400-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:****
      F201--Intermediate--3 - 4 credits
      F202--Intermediate--3 - 4 credits
      F301--Advanced--3 credits
      F302--Advanced--3 credits
      F400-level**--3 - 6 credits

    French, German or Spanish
    Complete one of the following emphasis areas:
    Language Focus:
    1. Complete a minimum of 30 credits in the target language at the F200-level or above. These may include courses taken on an approved study abroad program, but must include two F400-level courses in the target language taken in residence at UAF.

    Teaching:
    1. Complete a minimum of 18 credits in the target language at the F200-level or above. These may include courses taken on an approved study abroad program, but must include two F400-level courses in the target language taken in residence at UAF:
    2. Complete the following:
      FL F451--Foreign Language Teaching Practicum--4 credits
      LING F101--Nature of Language--3 credits
      LING F410O--Theory and Methods of Second Language Teaching--3 credits
    3. Complete one course from the following:
      LING/ED F303W,O--Language Acquisition--3 credits
      LING F340W--Aspects of Bilingualism--3 credits
      LING or ED course approved by advisor--3 - 4 credits

      Japanese: see requirements under Japanese Studies major
      Russian: see requirements under Russian Studies major
  4. Minimum credits required--120 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** Students may repeat any F400-level language course for credit if the topics vary.
*** F400-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 F101 and LING F216.
Note: F100-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.

Minor

  1. Complete the following:
    Foreign language credits at the F100-level or above--3 credits
    Foreign language credits at the F200-level or above--12 credits
  2. Minimum credits required--15 credits

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