Modern Languages (MLG)

 

College of Liberal Studies

Department Chair: Leslee Poulton

311D Graff Main Hall, 608.785.8321

e-mail: poulton.lesl@uwlax.edu

 

www.uwlax.edu/languages

 

Professor: Poulton;

Associate Professors: Calmes, Hindson, Lake;

Assistant Professors: Aguilar-Sanchez, Dorado, Grandos, Hay, Janecki, Olson, A.;
Distinguished Lecturer: Klein

Senior Lecturers: Denlinger, Hanson, Wallace;

Associate Lecturers: Everett, Field, Hackman, Lo, Merino, Perez-Cano;

Lecturer: Roberts, Xu

 

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The department offers majors and minors as well as business concentrations in French, German Studies and Spanish; courses in Chinese, Russian, Japanese, and Hmong; a minor in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL); and certificates in French Studies and Russian Studies.

 

A student who plans to continue a language already studied in high school must take the UW System Placement Test in order to determine the appropriate course level. Following the appropriate course placement as indicated by this test should help assure receipt of retroactive credits, but does not guarantee them.

 

In addition to the majors and minors listed above, the department offers: French major and minor, German Studies major and minor, Spanish majors and minor, and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) minor.

 

Retroactive Credit and Advanced Placement

The department of modern languages does not offer an exam to establish retroactive credit or advanced placement. Instead, a student may receive retroactive credits provided a grade of “B” or better is earned in the student’s first university course above the 101 level in a particular language. However, if a student received college credit for a course taken while still in high school (through Advanced Placement, Youth Options, or other cooperative agreements between secondary schools and colleges/ universities), received a grade of “B” or better (if a grade was given), and did not receive retroactive credits at that time, retroactive credits may be awarded upon completion of the next level course at UW-La Crosse with a grade of “B” or higher. Please consult with the department chair if in doubt about eligibility for retroactive credits.

Retroactive credit may be given in one or more languages. No retroactive credit is given for FRE 220, for FRE or SPA 331, or for FRE/GER/SPA 326 or any course taken in English. The first college level course taken to earn retroactive credits should be one in which several language skills can be evaluated.

 

— Elementary Language II (102)

                earns 4 retroactive credits plus 4 course credits for a total of 8 credits

— Intermediate Language I (201)

                earns 8 retroactive credits plus 4 course credits for a total of 12 credits

— Intermediate Language II (202)

                earns 12 retroactive credits plus 4 course credits for a total of 16 credits

— Any advanced course in the specific language (except 326 and 331) earns 16 retroactive credits plus 2-4 course credits for a total of 18-19 credits        

 

Language Proficiency for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

A student who demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in an approved language at the 202 level may waive the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree. (Students still must complete seven credits in the General Education Program, I, B.: “Mathematical/Logical Systems and Foreign Languages”). The student’s proficiency level will be determined by the results of the UW System Foreign Language Placement Test and the department’s proficiency examination. The student will not receive retroactive credit in the language for passing the proficiency examination.

 

Foreign Study and Credit

The chair of the department of modern languages or designee(s) approves equivalencies for university study in other universities, domestic and foreign. Generally speaking, each major language offered in the department rules on which courses taken elsewhere are applicable and how they apply.

 

A student pursuing a major or a minor in a foreign language at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse may earn up to 66 percent of the credit hours for the major or minor in a foreign country. Thirty-four percent of the credit hours must be earned at UW-L. The student is required to take at least one three-credit course in the foreign language at UW-L after returning from the country of study.

 

A student has the right to petition the requirement to take a course upon return from study abroad. Re-entry course requirement waiver forms are available at 315 Graff Main Hall. The request will be considered by the faculty in the appropriate language. The decision will be based on evaluation of the student’s performance prior to the study experience in the foreign country. The faculty may also ask the student to take written and oral proficiency exams.

 

Alvida Ahlstrom Honors Program

                I.              Admission

                                A. Junior standing

                                B. 3.60 in French, German or Spanish course work at the 300 or 400 level

                II.             Program

                                A. Completion of the regular major or minor requirements

                                B. FRE/SPA/GER 495

                                C. Three additional credits of literature or civilization at the 300 or 400 level

                                D. Department approval of seminar paper or project; submission of completed paper to the

                                    department

                III.            Evaluation

                                A. A cumulative 3.60 grade point average in the major or minor at graduation

                                B. Distinguished performance on a paper or project developed in the French, Spanish, or German

                                    seminar course.

                                C. Approval by the departmental staff.

 

The modern languages department incorporates a significant amount of writing through the required courses instead of identifying particular courses as writing emphasis courses. Students who complete a major in this department will fulfill the university writing emphasis requirement.

 

  

Modern Language Courses (MLG)

 

 

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General Education course.

 

MLG       101          Cr. 4

World Languages: Elementary

Oral and written language study, reading, grammar. A year of high school study in this language is equivalent to the 101 level. Offered Fall.

 

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MLG       102          Cr. 4

World Languages: Elementary II

Oral and written language study, reading, grammar. A year of high school study in this language is equivalent to the 101 level as a prerequisite. Offered Spring.

 

MLG       110          Cr. 3

Introduction to the Study of Language

An investigation of the nature, function, and characteristics of romance and germanic languages compared linguistically with English and other languages. Offered occasionally.

 

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MLG       201          Cr. 4

World Languages: Intermediate I

Third semester oral and written language study, reading, grammar. Prerequisite: two years of high school or MLG 102 in this language. Offered Fall.

 

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MLG       202          Cr. 4

World Languages: Intermediate II

Fourth semester oral and written language study, reading, grammar. Prerequisite: three years of high school or MLG 201 in this language. Offered Spring.

 

MLG       204          Cr. 4

Heritage Language: Intermediate

Taught in the heritage language specified, this course provides opportunities for students to develop intermediate-level heritage language reading and writing skills. Students learn the heritage language writing system in order to read and write short texts. Additional emphasis is placed on geographical variation within the heritage language. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or 112, native or near native speaking skills in the heritage language, consent of the instructor. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

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MLG       299          Cr. 3

Foreign Literature in Translation

The primary focus of this course is on major and representative works originally written in French, German, Russian, Spanish and Chinese. The course is team-taught in English by specialists of the respective literatures. Content and theme vary with instructors. Offered Spring.

 

MLG       304          Cr. 4

Heritage Language: Advanced

Taught in the heritage language specified, this course provides opportunities for students to develop advanced-level heritage language reading and writing skills. Students read authentic heritage language manuscripts, practice heritage language narrative and expository writing, translate documents in their fields, and explore heritage language features related to social customs. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or 112, native or near native speaking skills in the heritage language, intermediate-level reading and writing skills in the heritage language, and consent of the instructor. Offered occasionally.

 

MLG       340          Cr. 3

The Study of Language

An introduction to the study of the nature of human language and an investigation of the structure of English compared with other languages. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or 112 and 332; a foreign language at the 102-level or MLG 204. Offered occasionally.

 

MLG       394          Cr. 3

Translating Literature

A study of the theory and problems of literary translation. Students translate literary works from the target language into English. The student translations are used for literary as well as translation technique study in the course. Prerequisite: FRE/SPA 305. (Cross-listed with FRE and SPA; may only earn credit in one language.) Offered occasionally.

 

MLG       398          Cr. 1-4

World Languages: Advanced

Advanced study of less commonly taught world languages. Instruction may be offered on an individualized basis or through distance education when a course is available on another campus. Prerequisite: MLG 202 in the appropriate language. Repeatable for credit — maximum eight. Offered occasionally.

 

MLG       455/555   Cr. 1-6

Foreign Language Program Development

This course is designed for teachers or prospective teachers working toward teacher certification or recertification in a second or third language and/or in ESL. Program topics include: grammar, conversation, civilization, literature and methods. Prerequisite: acceptance of an approved program by department and permission of department chair. Repeatable for credit — maximum 12. Offered occasionally.

 

MLG       491          Cr. 3

Films and Literature

Viewing and criticism of sub-titled films and reading their literary sources in translation. Prerequisite: one course in literature from either the modern languages or English department. Offered occasionally.

 

 

 

Chinese (CHI)  

 

 

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General Education course.

 

CHI        101          Cr. 4

Elementary Chinese I

The first of two introductory courses in Chinese. The five language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading and culture are introduced. Offered Fall.

 

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CHI        102          Cr. 4

Elementary Chinese II

The second introductory course in Chinese comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, and culture. Prerequisite: CHI 101 or placement. Offered Spring.

 

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CHI        201          Cr. 4

Intermediate Chinese I

The first of two intermediate-level Chinese courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining speaking and listening comprehension. Prerequisite: CHI 102 or placement. Offered Fall.

 

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CHI        202          Cr. 4

Intermediate Chinese II

The second of two intermediate-level Chinese courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining reading and writing in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHI 201 or placement. Offered Spring.

 

CHI        398          Cr. 1-3

Directed Studies

Individual reading and investigations in advanced Chinese study. Course materials will vary according to the needs and interests of students. Prerequisite: CHI 202 or equivalent. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. Offered occasionally.

 

French (FRE)

 

French Major

(All colleges) — 30 credits above FRE 202 including FRE 303, 304, 305, 320, 331, 430; six credits from: FRE 220 or 325, FRE 351, 403, 404. 405, 406, 407; six credits from any of the courses not used in the above category plus FRE 315, 321, 326, 450, 491, 495, 498, 499, ENG 432. Either FRE 491 or ENG 432 may count as an elective, but not both.

 

French Major with Business Concentration

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — 54 credits – 30 credits above FRE 202 including: FRE 303, 304, 305, 315, 320, 331, 430; three credits from: FRE 325 or 220, 351, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407; six additional credits of electives selected from any course not used in the above category; FRE 326, 450, 491, 498, 499, ENG 432. Either FRE 491 or ENG 432 may count as an elective, but not both.
Business requirements: (24 credits) – ACC 235 (or 221 and 222), ECO 110, 120, 340, MKT 309, 341, MGT 308; one course from: ECO 311, MGT 430, FIN 355. Recommended courses — CS 101, ECO 375, 145, MTH 175, FIN 440 and the two courses not chosen in the second group.  

 

French Minor

(All colleges) — 18 credits above FRE 202, including: FRE 303, 304, 305, 320 or 325 or 220, 331; three credits from: FRE 220, 315, 320 or 325 (if not used in the above category), 321, 326, 351, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 430, 450, 495, 498, 499. Either FRE 220 or 325 may count towards the minor, but not both.

 

French Majors and Minors in Education In order to be certified to teach a foreign language, students must take CI 467, Teaching a Foreign Language, other teacher education courses (see page 111) and student teach at the appropriate levels. Prior to student teaching, students are required to 1) demonstrate proficiency at a level equivalent to Intermediate High on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Scale, 2) complete an approved foreign language immersion experience, and 3) pass the Praxis II content test(s) in the language(s) to be certified for teaching. (official test score report required prior to student teaching enrollment). Questions should be referred to the department of modern languages.

 

French Studies Certificate

(All colleges) — 18 credits above FRE 102, including FRE 201, 202, 220 (or substitute FRE 320 or 321 or 325 for FRE 220), 303, 326 and three credits of electives: FRE 304, 305, 315, 320, 321, 325, 331, 351, 450. Please note: FRE 320, 321, or 325 can be used in elective category only if not used in required category. In order to complete the certificate program, a candidate must earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for course work in the certificate.

 

 

 

 

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General Education course.

 

 

FRE        101          Cr. 4

Elementary French I

The first of two introductory courses in French. The five language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading, and culture are introduced. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

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FRE        102          Cr. 4

Elementary French II

The second introductory course in French comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, and culture. Prerequisite: FRE 101 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

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FRE        201          Cr. 4

Intermediate French I

The first of two intermediate-level French courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining speaking and listening comprehension. Prerequisite: FRE 102 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

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FRE        202          Cr. 4

Intermediate French II

The second of two intermediate-level French courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining reading and writing in French. Prerequisite: FRE 201 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

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FRE        220         Cr. 3

France and the Francophone World

This course offers both historical and contemporary perspectives on France and its relationship to the Francophone world. Students will examine French history and colonialism and their impact on such regions/countries as Quebec, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Senegal, Tahiti, and the Maghreb (North Africa). This course will also explore the multiple identities (based on ethnicity, race, gender and sexual orientation) that continue to “disrupt” the notion of a collective French consciousness as it persists today. These include North-African and Russian immigrants, Jews, women, gays and lesbians. Taught in English. Offered Spring.

 

FRE        303          Cr. 3

Advanced French I

Development of all French language skills with emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: FRE 202. Offered Fall.

 

FRE        304          Cr. 3

Advanced French II

Development of all French language skills with emphasis on listening and speaking. Prerequisite: FRE 303. Offered Spring.

 

FRE        305          Cr. 3

An Introduction to Literature in French

A beginning literature course designed to teach students to read, discuss and write about literature with depth and critical ability. Readings will include poetry, theater and short stories. Prerequisite: FRE 303 or concurrent enrollment. Offered Fall, odd-numbered years.

 

FRE        315          Cr. 3

Business French

A course designed to prepare advanced students in French to communicate effectively in the business world. Intensive practice in oral comprehension, speaking, writing, utilizing special, topical vocabulary related to international commerce. Prerequisite: FRE 303 or concurrent enrollment. Offered Fall, even-numbered years.

 

FRE        320          Cr. 3

French Civilization to the Revolution

Through chronological, thematic and literary perspectives this course is designed to provide an examination of French Civilization from its origins to the French Revolution. Topics may include socio-political and cultural history, the history of gender and sexuality, feudalism, absolutism, the Enlightenment, popular culture, art and architecture. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FRE 303 (or its equivalent) or concurrent enrollment. Offered Fall, even-numbered years.

 

FRE        321          Cr. 3

Studies in Francophone Civilizations

This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of the civilization of French-speaking areas other than France. The individual topic will cover either the civilizations of several smaller areas or countries (i.e., Belgium, French Polynesia, Louisiana, etc.) or will deal with one major area (i.e., Quebec or Francophone Africa). The course is taught in French. Prerequisite: FRE 303 or concurrent enrollment. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. Offered occasionally.

 

FRE        325          Cr. 3

Modern and Contemporary France

Through chronological, thematic and literary perspectives this course is designed to provide an examination of French Civilization from the French Revolution to the present. Topics may include socio-political and cultural history, the history of gender and sexuality, regional and national identity, anti Semitism, colonialism, popular culture and mass media. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FRE 303 or its equivalent. Offered occasionally.

 

FRE        326          Cr. 1

Current Events

A weekly discussion of current events in the French-speaking world, based on readings, Web-based news sources and television broadcasts in the target language. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or equivalent. Students may take as many times as desired, but only three credits will count towards major/minor. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

FRE        327          Cr. 1

Grammar Review

A course designed to provide additional practice and review of French grammar and syntax. Students will engage in focused writing

assignments that will allow them to master frequently occurring grammar structures (e. g., past tenses in narration, object pronouns, relative pronouns.) Prerequisite: FRE 202. Offered Spring.

 

FRE        331          Cr. 3

French Phonetics

An emphasis on French vocalic sounds, phonetic transcription, and practice in pronunciation. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or concurrent registration. Offered Spring.

 

FRE        351          Cr. 4

Films in French

A study of films of the French-speaking world. Film viewing, discussion and writing assignments will all be in French. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or equivalent. Offered Spring every third year.

           

FRE        403          Cr. 3

Studies in French/ Francophone Literature

A course designed to survey major literary movements and authors in France or French-speaking countries; emphasis on chronology, definitions, literary criticism. Specific topics vary by semester. Prerequisite: FRE 305 or equivalent. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. Offered occasionally.

 

FRE        404          Cr. 3

French Literature: Theatre

A course which examines major authors and literary trends in French theatre from the Middle Ages to the present day. Works read in entirety. Prerequisite: FRE 305 or equivalent. Offered Spring every third year.

 

FRE        405          Cr. 3

French Literature: Prose

A course which examines major authors and literary trends in French prose works of all ages. Emphasis will be on the evaluation of the short story and novel with studies on the development of the narrator’s role and the evolution in the description of a character. Prerequisite: FRE 305 or equivalent. Offered Spring every third year.

 

FRE        406          Cr. 3

French Literature: Poetry

A course which examines major authors and literary trends in French poetry from the Middle Ages to the present day. Emphasis will be on the interrelationships of poetry, theatre, art and music. Prerequisite: FRE 305 or equivalent. Offered Spring every third year.

 

FRE        407          Cr. 3

African and Caribbean Literature in French

A survey of African and Caribbean literature of French expression, including works from colonial times to the present, in the context of the political and cultural history of the African Diaspora. Prerequisite: FRE 305. Offered Spring every third year.

 

FRE        430          Cr. 3

Advanced French Syntax and Stylistics

An intensive study of the features of French sentence structure, with emphasis on the contrast between French and English. Prerequisite: FRE 304 and one literature or civilization course. Offered Fall, odd-numbered years.

 

FRE        450          Cr. 1-4

National/International Intern Program

A course in French individually tailored to fit career needs: cultural awareness, technical vocabulary in French to prepare students who elect internship credits in other departments. French majors or minors or other students having the equivalency of FRE 202 may elect to take these credits off campus. Prerequisite: a declared major in department offering intern programs or a declared major in French. Repeatable for credit — maximum four. Offered occasionally.

 

FRE        491          Cr. 3

Films and Literature

Viewing and criticism of subtitled films and reading their literary sources in translation. Prerequisite: one course in literature from either the modern languages or English department. Offered occasionally.

 

FRE        495          Cr. 2

Honors Seminar in French

An in-depth examination of a topic in French or Francophone literature or civilization concluding with a research paper and presentation to faculty and peers. Prerequisite: admission to the Alvida Ahlstrom Honors Program, FRE 305 and one 400-level literature or civilization course. Offered occasionally.

 

FRE        498/598   Cr. 1-3

Independent Study

Fieldwork, research, individual projects in a specific area of French language civilization or literature. Prerequisite: two advanced courses and junior standing. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. Offered occasionally.

 

FRE        499/599   Cr. 1-3

Independent Study

Fieldwork, research, individual projects in a specific area of French language, civilization or literature. Prerequisite: two semesters of advanced courses and junior standing. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. Offered occasionally.

 

German (GER)

German Studies Major

(All colleges) — 33 credits above GER 202 including one course in literature from GER 301, 400, 401, 403, 406, 491; one course in civilization from GER 320 or 420; two courses in German skills development from GER 300, 311, 313, 330; 15 credits of German electives at the 300/400 level (excluding GER 399); two approved courses (six credits) in art, business, history, literature, politics, music, religion, sociology, and other disciplines in which a significant portion of the course relates to one or more countries in the German-speaking world. These courses may be taught in German or English. The department’s course on German Literature in Transition (GER 399) and MLG 299 are strongly recommended. Additional courses that satisfy this requirement include: GEO 304, HIS 314, 323, 346, 348, 352; POL 338, 355; ENG 356, 432. Students must complete an approved work or study experience in a German-speaking country.

 

German Studies Major with Business Concentration

(All colleges) — 57 credits – 33 credits above GER 202 including: GER 315; one course in literature from GER 301, 400, 401, 403, 406, 491; one course in civilization from GER 320 or 420; two courses in German skills development from GER 300, 311, 313, 330; 12 credits of German electives at the 300/400 level (excluding GER 399); and two approved courses (six credits) in art, business, history, literature, politics, music, religion, sociology, and other disciplines in which a significant portion of the course relates to one or more countries in the German-speaking world. These courses may be taught in German or English. The department’s course on German Literature in Transition (GER 399) and MLG 299 are strongly recommended. Additional courses that satisfy this requirement include: GEO 304, HIS 314, 323, 346, 348, 352; POL 338, 355; ENG 356, 432. Students must complete an approved work or study experience in a German-speaking country.

Business requirements: (24 credits) – ACC 235 (or 221 and 222), ECO 110, 120, 340, MKT 309, 341, MGT 308; one course from:  ECO 311, MGT 430, FIN 355. Recommended courses: CS 101, ECO 375, MTH 145, 175, FIN 440 and the two courses not chosen from the second group.

 

German Studies Minor

(All colleges) 18 credits above GER 202, including one course in literature from GER 301, 400, 401, 403, 406, 491; one course in civilization from GER 320 or 420; two courses in German skills development from GER 300, 311, 313, 330; six credits of German electives at the 300/400 level (excluding GER 399).

 

German Studies Majors and Minors in Education

In order to be certified to teach a foreign language, students must take CI 467, Teaching a Foreign Language, other teacher education courses (see page 111) and student teach at the appropriate levels. Prior to student teaching, students are required to demonstrate proficiency at a level equivalent to Intermediate High on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Scale, complete an approved foreign language immersion experience of at least ten weeks and pass the Praxis II content test(s) in the language(s) to be certified for teaching. (official test score report required prior to student teaching enrollment). In addition, students must take GER 330, Conversation and Phonetics or equivalent as part of the major or minor requirements. Questions should be referred to the department of modern languages.

 

 

 

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General Education course.

 

GER       101         Cr. 4

Elementary German I

The first of two introductory courses in German. The five language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading, and culture are introduced. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

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GER       102          Cr. 4

Elementary German II

The second introductory course in German comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, and culture. Prerequisite: GER 101 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

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GER       201          Cr. 4

Intermediate German I

The first of two intermediate-level German courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining speaking and listening comprehension. Prerequisite: GER 102 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

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GER       202          Cr. 4

Intermediate German II

The second of two intermediate-level German courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining reading and writing in German. Prerequisite: German 201 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

GER       300          Cr. 3

Advanced German

Development of all German language skills with emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Offered Fall.

 

GER       301          Cr. 3

An Introduction to German Literature

A beginning literature course designed to teach the student to read with depth and critical ability. Emphasis will be on German theatre, the short story, and poetry. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Offered Spring, odd-numbered years.

 

GER       311         Cr. 3

German Conversation and Composition

Practice in oral and written German to gain fluency in idiomatic style. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Offered Fall, even-numbered years.

 

GER       313          Cr. 3

German Grammar and Composition

An intensive study of German grammar and stylistics with an emphasis on controlled compositions. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Offered Spring, odd-numbered years.

 

GER       315          Cr. 3

Business German

A course designed to prepare advanced students in German to communicate effectively in the business world. Intensive practice in oral comprehension, speaking, writing, utilizing special, topical vocabulary related to international commerce. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Strongly recommend MGT 100 or concurrent registration in MGT 100. Offered Fall, even-numbered years.

 

GER       320         Cr. 3

German Civilization: 1870-Reunification

A topical and contrastive approach to German culture and civilization. A study of the social and political organization of  Germany from 1870 to reunification in 1989, based on an historical perspective with special emphasis on the forces which led to National Socialism and the division of Germany after World War II. Milestones in German cultural history prior to 1870 will be touched on briefly. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Offered Fall, odd-numbered years.

 

GER       326         Cr. 1

Current Events

A weekly discussion of current events in the German-speaking world, based on readings and television broadcasts in the target language. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Repeatable for credit — maximum three. Students may take as many times as desired, but only three credits will count towards major/minor. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

GER       327   Cr. 1

Grammar Review

A course designed to provide additional practice and review of German grammar and syntax. Students will engage in focused writing assignments that will allow them to master frequently occurring grammar structures (e.g., past tenses in narration, object pronouns, relative pronouns, adjective endings.) Prerequisite: GER 202. Offered Spring.

 

GER       330          Cr. 3

German Conversation and Phonetics

A study of the German-language sound system. Students learn the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) modeling their speech after native speakers—both live and from recorded materials. Sound patterns are reinforced through conversational exercises which are based upon current events, readings, and cultural nuances. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Offered Spring every third year.

 

GER       351         Cr. 4

Films in German

The study of the German-speaking world film viewing, discussion and writing assignments will all be in German. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Offered occasionally.

 

GER       394          Cr. 3

Translating Literature

A study of the theory and problems of literary translation. Students translate literary works from the target language into English. The student translations are used for literary as well as translation technique study in the course. Prerequisite: FRE/GER/SPA 305. (Cross-listed with MLG,  FRE, and SPA; may only earn credit in one department.) Offered occasionally.

 

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GER       399          Cr. 3

German Literature in Translation

A course designed to introduce students to great works of German literature. The course will center on representative writings by leading authors of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries whose works illustrate important aspects of German history and culture. In general these will be longer works of fiction and/or multiple works by such writers as Kafka, Goethe, Kleist, Mann, Boll, Grass, Wolf, etc. Works and authors will vary. Offered Spring, even-numbered years.

 

GER       400         Cr. 3

Women Writers in German

An examination of literature by women writing in German. Representatives from each of the German-speaking countries will be covered, as well as works by Turkish women and/or other members of minority groups who write in German. Topics and authors will vary. Prerequisite: GER 300 or 301. Offered occasionally.

 

GER       401          Cr. 3

German Drama

The development of German drama from Lessing to the present. Critical reading and analysis of masterpieces from the field of German drama, accompanied by an intensive study of the essence and development of this literary form. (Lessing, Schiller, Kleist, Buchner, Hebbel, Grillparzer, Hauptmann, Brecht, and others.) Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Offered occasionally.

 

GER       403          Cr. 3

Studies in German Literature

A course designed to survey major literary movements and authors. Specific topics vary by semester. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. Offered Spring, even-numbered years.

 

GER       406          Cr. 3

Contemporary German Literature

From naturalism to the present. Selected novellas, novels, and drama by Rilke, Kafka, Mann, Brecht, Duerenmatt, Grass, and others. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Offered occasionally.

 

GER       420          Cr. 3

German Civilization: 1989-Present

A study of contemporary life in the German-speaking world with particular emphasis on the Federal Republic since unification. Topics include unification, the political system, the educational system, and the geography of the region. The multi-cultural aspects of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will be highlighted. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent. Offered occasionally.  

 

GER       450          Cr. 1-4

National/International Intern Program

A course in German individually tailored to fit career needs: cultural awareness, technical vocabulary in German to prepare students who elect internship credits in other departments. German minors or other students having the equivalency of GER 202 may elect to take these credits off campus. Prerequisite: a declared major in department offering Intern Programs or a declared minor in German. Repeatable for credit — maximum four. Offered occasionally.

 

GER       491          Cr. 3

Films and Literature

Viewing and criticism of sub-titled films and reading their literary sources in translation. Prerequisite: one course in literature from either the modern languages or English department. Offered occasionally.

 

GER       495          Cr. 2

Honors Seminar in German

An in-depth examination of a topic in German literature or civilization concluding with a research paper and presentation to faculty and peers. Prerequisite: admission to the Alvida Ahlstrom Honors program, GER 300 and one 300 or 400-level literature or civilization course. Offered occasionally.

 

GER       498/598   Cr. 1-3

Independent Study

Fieldwork, research, individual projects in a specific area of German language, civilization or literature. Prerequisite: two advanced courses and junior standing. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. Offered occasionally.

 

GER       499/599   Cr. 1-3

Independent Study

Field work, research, and individual projects in a specific area of German language, civilization or literature. Prerequisite: two advanced courses and junior standing. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. Offered occasionally.

 

 

Russian (RUS)

 

Russian Studies Certificate

(All colleges) – 14 credits above Russian 102, including RUS 201, 202, 305 and three credits of electives: HIS 325, 339; POL 338, 341, 344, 355; RUS 398 or INS 250 and 251 and 252 if study in Russia. In order to complete the certificate program, a candidate must earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for course work in the certificate.

  

 

 

+ above a course number indicates a

General Education course.

 

RUS        101          Cr. 4

Elementary Russian I

The first of two introductory courses in Russian. The five language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading and culture are introduced. Offered Fall.

 

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RUS        102          Cr. 4

Elementary Russian II

The second introductory course in Russian comprehension, speaking, writing, reading and culture. Prerequisite: RUS 101 or placement. Offered Spring.

 

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RUS        201          Cr. 4

Intermediate Russian I

The first of two intermediate-level Russian courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining speaking and listening comprehension. Prerequisite: RUS 102 or placement. Offered Fall.

 

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RUS        202          Cr. 4

Intermediate Russian II

The second of two intermediate-level Russian courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining reading and writing in Russian. Prerequisite: RUS 201 or placement. Offered Spring.

 

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RUS        305          Cr. 3

Golden Age Russian Literature and Culture

A course designed to introduce students to the great Russian writers of the 19th century, a period referred to as the Golden Age of Russian literature. Literary works are discussed in their social, cultural, and historical context. The course focuses on works by such writers as Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. Taught in English. Offered Spring, even-numbered years.

 

RUS        398          Cr. 1-3

Directed Studies

Individual reading and investigations in advanced Russian study. Course materials will vary according to the needs and interests of students. Prerequisite: RUS 202 or equivalent. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. Offered occasionally.

 

 

Spanish (SPA)

 

Spanish Major

(All colleges*) — 30 credits above SPA 202

Category I: Core course requirements (20 credits): SPA 303, 304, 305, 320 or 321, 330, 331  

Category II: One credit from: SPA 326, 327, 328, 329, 427

Category III: Select one SPA 400-level literature course for three credits (except SPA 450 or 498)

Category IV: Three credits from the following: SPA 320 or 321 (whichever not taken in Category I), 351, 390, 394, 410, or an additional SPA 400-level literature course.

Category V: Electives (select three credits from the following): SPA 315, 320, 321 (if not taken in category III) 351, 390, 394, 410, 450, 460, 470, 471, 491, 495, 498, or an additional 400-level literature course or MLG 491. 

 

*Spanish Majors and Minors in Education Spanish majors and minors in education are required to take SPA 320, 321, and 331. In order to be certified to teach a foreign language, students must take CI 467, Teaching a Foreign Language, other teacher education courses (see page 111) and student teach at the appropriate levels. Prior to student teaching, students are required to demonstrate proficiency at a level equivalent to Intermediate High on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Scale, complete an approved foreign language immersion experience, and pass the Praxis II content test(s) in the language(s) to be certified for teaching. (official test score report required prior to student teaching enrollment) Questions should be referred to the department of modern languages.

Note: SPA 400-level literature courses include the following: SPA 401, 402, 403, 420, 421, 425, 440, 441, 495.

 

Spanish Major with Business Concentration

(All colleges) — 54 credits – 30 credits above SPA 202.

Category I: Core course requirements (24 credits): SPA 303, 304, 305, 315, 320, 321, 326, and 331.

Category II: (three credits) select one SPA 400-level literature course. Prerequisite: SPA 305.

Category III: Elective - select one course from the following (three credits): SPA 351, 390, an additional SPA 400-level literature course, SPA 330, 410, 450, 495, 498, 499 or ENG 432.

 

Business requirements: (24 credits) – ACC 235 (or 221 and 222), ECO 110, 120, 340, MKT 309, 341, MGT 308, and one from the following: ECO 311, MGT 430, FIN 355. Recommended courses: CS 101, ECO 375, MTH 145 or 250, 175, FIN 440 and the two courses not chosen in the second group.

 

Spanish Minor

(All colleges) — 18 credits above SPA 202, including SPA 303, 304, 320 or 321, 326, and six credits of electives.

 

Note: Any student who receives a grade below "B" in SPA 303 will not be allowed to continue in further 300 and 400 level courses. If a student is denied access to continuance in further 300-400 level courses, an appeal process exists. Any student who wishes to appeal should consult the procedures described on the Department of Modern Languages Web site (www.uwlax.edu/languages/) or contact the Department of Modern Languages, 315 Graff Main Hall. Students should consult with an adviser in the department of modern languages regarding their individual plan of study. Students planning to pursue graduate studies in Spanish need to be aware of special requirements.

 

 

 

 

+ above a course number indicates a

General Education course.

 

 

SPA        101          Cr. 4

Elementary Spanish I

The first of two introductory courses in Spanish. The five language skills are introduced: listening, speaking, writing, reading and culture. (Not open to students with more than two years of high school Spanish.) Offered Summer.

 

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SPA        102          Cr. 4

Elementary Spanish II

The second introductory course in Spanish comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, and culture. Prerequisite: SPA 101 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

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SPA        103          Cr. 4

Elementary Spanish I and II

This is an introductory course that covers in one semester the essential content of first-year Spanish. It is designed for students with two or more years of high school Spanish or with previous experience learning a foreign language. Special emphasis is placed on facilitating the development of oral communication. Lect. 4, Lab 1. Prerequisites: a minimum of two years of high school foreign language and departmental placement. Not open to students who have taken SPA 101 or 102. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

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SPA        201          Cr. 4

Intermediate Spanish I

The first of two intermediate-level Spanish courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining speaking and listening comprehension. Prerequisite: SPA 102 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

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SPA        202          Cr. 4

Intermediate Spanish II

The second of two intermediate-level Spanish courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining reading and writing in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 201 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

SPA        303          Cr. 4

Integrated Skills Development I

Development of Spanish proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and listening with emphasis on reading and writing. Students will advance their cultural knowledge by working with a variety of texts. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: SPA 202. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

SPA        304          Cr. 4

Integrated Skills Development II

Development of Spanish proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and listening with emphasis on listening and speaking. Students will advance their cultural knowledge by working with a variety of texts. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: SPA 202. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

SPA        305          Cr. 3

Introduction to Hispanic Literature

An introductory literature course designed both for students desiring to develop an appreciation of Hispanic literature and those planning to pursue more advanced courses requiring a critical background. The course may include works from the following genres: narrative, poetry, drama and essay. Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

SPA        306                       Cr. 3

Spanish for the Health Professions

A course designed to help students develop the skills necessary to work in the health care professions. Students will learn essential vocabulary; gain an understanding of cultural differences; engage in role plays and interviews that will help them develop communication skills; write

reports and summaries centered around medical issues, and practice translating and interpreting. Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304, or equivalent. Offered Spring.

 

SPA        315          Cr. 3

Business Spanish

A course designed to prepare advanced students of Spanish to communicate effectively in the business world. Intensive practice in oral comprehension, speaking, writing, utilizing special, topical vocabulary related to international commerce. Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304. Strongly recommend MGT 100 or concurrent enrollment. Offered Spring, odd-numbered years.

 

SPA        320          Cr. 3

Spanish Civilization

A study of the civilization of Spain, from pre-historic times to the present; this includes such topics as political developments, geography, literature, art, music, and the current situation. Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

SPA        321          Cr. 3

Spanish American Civilization

A study of the political, social, intellectual, artistic and literary development of Spanish America. Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

SPA        326          Cr. 1

Current Events

A weekly discussion of current events in the Spanish-speaking world, based on readings, Web-based news sources and television broadcasts in the target language. Repeatable for credit — maximum three. Prerequisites: SPA 303 or 304. Students may take as many times as desired, but only three credits will count towards major/minor. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

SPA        327                      Cr. 1

Grammar Review

Students will study the major features of Spanish grammar at the intermediate level. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the following major grammar features of Spanish: verb forms and tenses; pronouns; prepositions; formation and use of the subjunctive in noun, adjective and adverbial clauses; use of preterit and imperfect past tenses; contrastive uses of ser, estar, haber; and passive voices.

Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

SPA        328                      Cr. 1

Reading for Language Proficiency 

A course is designed to help students improve their reading skills, thus facilitating their entry into the upper level Spanish courses. Students will read and discuss a short novel in Spanish while learning reading strategies and building their vocabulary. Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304.  Offered Fall, Spring. 

 

SPA        329                       Cr. 1

Reporting and Publishing News in Spanish

A course designed to help student’s improve their reading, writing and narration skills in Spanish. Students will investigate and write about campus and local area events and then publish them in an electronic and paper form newsletter periodically throughout the semester.

Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

SPA        330          Cr. 3

Advanced Grammar and Syntax

A comprehensive survey of grammatical principles with an examination of the main syntactical elements of the Spanish language. Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

SPA        331          Cr. 3

Spanish Phonetics

Comparison of English and Spanish sounds. Systematic study of the production of Spanish sounds. Individual work with native tapes and recording of student’s pronunciation and intonation. Prerequisite: SPA 303. Offered Fall, Spring.

 

SPA        351          Cr. 4

Films in Spanish

The study of films of the Spanish-speaking world. Film viewing, discussion and writing assignments will all be in Spanish. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304. Offered Spring.

 

SPA        390          Cr. 3

Topics in Hispanic Cultures

A course designed to investigate areas of current social and cultural interest in Hispanic/Latin American culture. Topics will vary. Prerequisite: SPA 303 or 304. Offered Spring, odd-numbered years.

 

SPA        402          Cr. 3

Spanish Literature II

Principal authors from the generation of 1898 to the present. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        403          Cr. 3

Studies in Hispanic Literature

A course designed to allow flexibility in the study of current topics of interest in Spanish or Latin American literature. Prerequisite: SPA 305 or equivalent. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        410          Cr. 3

Advanced Conversation

Oral work based on Spanish life, culture, and literature. Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304 or equivalent. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        420          Cr. 3

Latin American Literature I

A course designed to study the main literary works of Latin America from pre-colombian times through the 19th Century. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        421          Cr. 3

Latin American Literature II

A course designed to explore new trends and themes in the writings of contemporary Spanish American authors. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        425          Cr. 3

Latino Literature of the United States

Backgrounds, literary influence and major works of an emerging new literature of the United States, written by Hispanic minorities. Works are read in the original language or in translation. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        427/527   Cr. 1

Spanish Grammar for Teachers

A review of selected essential concepts of Spanish grammar with a focus on developing effective strategies for teaching them to beginning Spanish students.  Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304; one additional 300-level course in Spanish. Offered Spring.

 

SPA        440          Cr. 3

The Spanish Novel

A study of the Spanish novel. Masterpieces from the picaresque to the contemporary novel will be read. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        441          Cr. 3

The Spanish Theatre

A study of Spanish drama. Works to be read will be chosen from masterpieces from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to the modern theatre. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        450          Cr. 1-4

National/International Intern Program

A course in Spanish individually tailored to fit career needs: cultural awareness, technical vocabulary in Spanish to prepare students who elect internship credits in other departments. Spanish majors or minors, or other students having the equivalency of SPA 202 may elect to take these credits off campus. Repeatable for credit — maximum four. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        460          Cr. 3

Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of Hispanic Linguistics. It surveys the different levels of language analysis including linguistics as a cognitive science, phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, history of the Spanish language, semantics and pragmatics, and linguistic variation in Spanish. Prerequisites: successful completion of SPA 330 and 331. Offered Spring.

 

SPA        470          Cr. 3

Introduction to Spanish Translation

An introduction to the theoretical and technical aspects of translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English with special attention paid to methods, techniques, research, documentation, and problems involved in written translation. It is also designed as a course aimed at improving language skills for intermediate-high and advanced students of Spanish through the use of translation as research mechanism, a means for critical analysis, and as a skill-building tool. Emphasis is on written discourse culled from journals, newspapers, and commercial texts, with some consideration of specialized material from the fields of business, literature, technology, and the social sciences. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, and 330. A “BC” or higher in SPA 330 must be received. Offered Fall odd-numbered years.

 

SPA        471          Cr. 3

Introduction to Principles of Spanish Interpreting

This course consists of an introduction to the theoretical and technical aspects of oral interpretation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English, with special attention paid to methods, cognitive models, theory, techniques, and problems associated with ethics and procedure. It is also designed as a course aimed at improving language skills for intermediate-high and advanced students of Spanish through the use of interpreting for critical discourse analysis. Emphasis is on the state of the profession in the community interpreting fields of medical and legal settings, with some consideration of specialized material from the fields of business and social services. Prerequisites: completion of SPA 303, SPA 304, and SPA 330. A grade of “BC” or better in SPA 330. Offered Fall even-numbered years. 

 

SPA        491          Cr. 3

Films and Literature

Viewing and criticism of sub-titled films and reading their literary sources in translation. Prerequisite: one course in literature from either the modern language or English department. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        495          Cr. 2

Senior Seminar in Hispanic Studies

A seminar for students who possess the background and ability to engage in individual research related to social, cultural or literary aspects of the Hispanic world. Readings, oral presentations of ongoing research and a seminar paper are required. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305; plus one 400 level literature course or concurrent enrollment. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        498/598   Cr. 1-3

Independent Study

Fieldwork, research and individual projects in a specific area of Spanish language, civilization or literature. Registration with the consent of instructor and the department chair. Prerequisites: two advanced courses; junior standing. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        499/599   Cr. 1-3

Independent Study

Fieldwork, research, individual projects in a specific area of Spanish language, civilization or literature. Registration with the consent of instructor and the department chairperson. Prerequisites: two advanced courses; junior standing. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. Offered occasionally.

 

 

 

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TSL)

 

TESOL Minor

(All colleges) —25-27 credits

Language requirements - Proficiency in a foreign language demonstrated through completion of 102-level course work or equivalent experience, and proficiency in English demonstrated by a grade of “B” or better in one of the following courses: ENG 110, 112, 303, 304, 306, 309.

 

Core (19 credits) –ENG 332, 334; ENG 432 or MLG 340; TSL 400, 450 (four credits), 463  

Electives in the following areas: (Courses used for General Education will not apply to TESOL minor.)

 

Education majors in French/German/Spanish, EC-A certification track: EDS 308, 412.

 

All other TESOL minors: one course from language and cultural studies, and three credits from language and cultural studies or additional electives.

  • Language and cultural studies:  ANT 350; CST 332; EDS 310; PHL 311, PSY 282, 360, 436; SPA 460, 471; SPE 431; TSL 425.

  • Additional electives: ANT/ECO/GEO/HIS/POL/SOC 202; ANT 290, ANT/SOC 307, 320, 354; CST 315; EDS 412; EFN 475 (depending on topic); ENG/ERS 207; ENG 302 (depending on topic), 380, 382, 481 (depending on topic), ERS/SOC 280, ERS 220, 351;  FRE 220, 321 (depending on topic), GER 320, 420; GEO 312, 318, 328, 331; HED 486; HIS 240, 250, 306, 336, 342, 345, 349, 385; INS 225 (depending on topic), INS 226 (depending on topic), 250, 251, 252; MGT 360; MLG 299, 455 (depending on topic); PHL 230, 345, 349, 401; POL 330, 333, 336, 337, 338, 339; PSY 285; SOC 225, 337, 480; SPA 321, 390 (depending on topic), 425; THA 351; TSL 350, 498; WGS 215, 230, 337, 373.

 

Teacher certification – To teach English language learners in public schools, a student must complete requirements in professional education, complete a certifiable major and TESOL Minor, pass the ESL Praxis II exam and the Praxis II exam(s) for the certifiable major(s), and student teach English language learners at appropriate levels.

 

Also see English as a Second Language Institute.

 

 

TSL        350          Cr. 1-6

TSL Program Development

This course is designed for teachers or prospective teachers working toward teacher certification or re-certification in ESL. Program topics, which focus on special needs of ESL learners and teachers, include methods, curriculum development, culture, language acquisition, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and sociopolitical concerns. Repeatable for credit — maximum 12.

 

TSL        400/500   Cr. 3

Program Models for Second Language Acquisition

An introduction to program models that contribute to successful second language acquisition. Topics include the history of bilingual and ESL education policies and practices in the U.S., second language acquisition (SLA) theory, effective program models and instructional approaches, and second language assessment tools. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program or completion of the INS 250/251/252 study abroad series or one course from the following: ANT 350; CST 332; MLG 340; ENG 332, 334, 432; PHL 311; PSY 280, 382, 436; TSL 425. Offered Spring.

 

TSL        425/525   Cr. 3

Global Issues in TESOL

The study of global English, cross-cultural second language proficiency standards, and sociopolitical issues related to educational practices. Students explore relationships between teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and current events in three or more world regions. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program or the INS 250/251/252 study abroad series or one course from the following: ANT 350; CST 332; CI 463; ENG 332, 334, 432; MLG 340; PHL 311; PSY 436; TSL 400. Offered occasionally.

 

TSL        450/550   Cr. 1-12

TESOL National/International Intern Program

Practical experience tutoring or teaching non-native speakers of English. Examples of sites are adult literacy programs, after-school enrichment programs, university-level ESL programs, and EFL programs abroad. Prerequisites: junior standing;  consent of TESOL coordinator;  ENG 110 or 112; CST 110. Repeatable for credit — maximum 12. Pass/Fail grading. Offered occasionally.

 

TSL         463/563  Cr. 3

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Methods

This course is designed to give pre-service teachers a basic understanding of classroom applications of second language acquisition theories, teaching techniques, curriculum and lesson development, classroom environment issues and sociopolitical concerns in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Prerequisites: TSL 400, 450; and six credits from the following: ANT 350; EDS 308, 310, 412; ENG 332, 334, 432; CST 332; MLG 340; PHL 311; PSY 282, 360, 436; SPA 460, 471; SPE 431; TSL 425. Offered Spring.

 

TSL        498          Cr. 1-3

Independent Study

Field work, research, individual projects in a specific area related to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Registration with the consent of instructor and the department chairperson. Prerequisite: junior standing. Repeatable for credit — maximum six. Offered occasionally.