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1998-99 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Foreign Languages

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

(907) 474-7396

Degree: B.A.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: B.A.: 120 credits

In a shrinking world Americans increasingly need to communicate directly with other peoples to achieve mutual understanding. Whether it be Japanese or English, the language of a people embodies its unique culture and its way of thinking and feeling.

To know only one language is to think in only one way. 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.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Foreign Language -- B.A. Degree

Concentrations: Liberal Arts, Career-Oriented

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
3. Complete the following first language requirements:*
a. Complete 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)
b. Complete first language 400-level electives** (12 credits)
4. Complete the following second language requirements:*
a. Complete 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)
5. Complete 1 of the following concentrations:
Liberal Arts

a. Complete the following:

ENGL 310 -- Literary Criticism (3 credits)
ENGL 318 -- Modern English Grammar (3 credits)
HUM 411 -- Dimensions of Literature (3 credits)
LING 101 -- Nature of Language (3)
or LING 216 -- Languages of the World (3) (3 credits)
b. Complete literature courses outside the field of specialization (6 credits)
c. Complete 6 credits from the following:
ART 261 -- History of World Art (3)
or ART 262 -- History of World Art (3) (3 credits)
PHIL 102 -- Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
History electives (one or two courses in language area; second course must be upper division) (3-6 credits)
d. Complete 1 course from the following related to student's language focus:
GEOG 305W -- Geography of Europe (except Russia) (3 credits)
GEOG 306 -- Geography of Russia (3 credits)
GEOG 311W -- Geography of Asia (3 credits)
GEOG 402 -- Resources and Environment (3 credits)
e. Minimum credits required (120 credits)

Career-Oriented

a. Complete the following:
LING 101 -- Nature of Language (3)
or LING 216 -- Languages of the World (3) (3 credits)
b. Complete major-related courses in other disciplines, such as business, education, journalism, political science, etc. (to be agreed upon with the advisor according to the student's career preferences) (21 credits)
c. Minimum credits required (120 credits)

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 credits)
2. Minimum credits required (15 credits)
* Student must earn a "C" grade or better in each course.

** Students may repeat a 400-level course for credit if the topics vary but may not count any one course more than twice in fulfillment of this requirement.

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

Note: Where appropriate, 12 credits of courses required under a concentration, and courses in the first and second language repeated for credit, may be counted toward fulfillment of B.A. requirements or the minor but not both.

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.


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