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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MODERN LANGUAGES (MLG)

College of Liberal Studies

Department Chair:  Leslee Poulton

311D Graff Main Hall; 608/785-8324

E-mail: lpoulton@uwlax.edu


www.uwlax.edu/languages


Professors: Poulton, Associate Professors: Calmes, Hindson, Lake, Assistant Professors: Aguilar-Sanchez, Brougham, Cassidy, Dorado, Granados, Hay, Olson, Zampaulo, Distinguished Lecturers: Klein, Senior Lecturers: Denlinger, Lecturers: Roberts, Xu, Associate Lecturers: Candia, Couturier, Everett, Field, Lo, Pinzl, Prombaum  


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.


Chinese Studies Minor

(All Colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) 18 Credits including CHI 201, 202, 301, 305 and four credits of electives selected from: CHI 398; ENG 434; HIS 327, 334, 335; POL 333, 355.


French Major

(All colleges excluding Teacher Certification programs): 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 or CT 100, ECO 375, 145, MTH 175, FIN 440 and the two courses not chosen in the second group.


French Education Major (Early Childhood-Adolescence Certification)

45 Credits

A.  Bridge Course Core (3 credits): FRE 303
B.  300-level Core (12 credits) from:
     Language (6 credits): FRE 304 and 331
     Culture/Civilization (3 credits): FRE 320 or 321
     Literature (3 credits): FRE 305 
C. 400-level (9 credits) from:
     Language (3 credits): FRE 430 (must be completed at UW-L)                         
     Culture/Civilization (3 credits): Advanced course in Culture & Civilization (taken abroad with approval of FRE faculty) 
     Literature (3 credits): Advanced course in Literature (may be taken abroad) FRE 403, 404, 405, 406, 407
D. Electives (9 credits): Select three from: FRE 220, 315, 325, 326, 327, 351, 394, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 450, 498, 499, INS 251, MLG 491, or Study Abroad approved credits.
E. Language Education (6 credits): MLG 306, 406
F. Methods (6 credits): MLG 473 (required for MC-EA licensure), 474 (required for EA-A licensure)

Study Abroad Requirement: (All students should consult with their advisor in French regarding specific requirements for study abroad.)
a) All French Ed Majors are required to complete an approved foreign language  
    immersion experience;
b) Students are required to complete the 300-level core of courses before studying abroad
c) Up to 15 credits of the 400-level and the Electives categories may be taken abroad;
d) Students must take INS 251 during their study abroad program;
e) FRE 430 must be taken at UW-L (concurrent registration in MLG 474 is recommended).

Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to 1) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test (ACTFL-OPIc) and 2) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in French (ACTFL-WPT internet)

Other teacher education and pedagogy courses including appropriate field experiences and student teaching at the appropriate levels (see Course Catalog.)

French Majors and Minors in Education
In order to be certified to teach a foreign language, students must:
- Complete MLG 474/574, Teaching World Languages: Early Adolescence to Adolescence (EC-A and EA-A) OR MLG 473/573, Teaching World Languages: Early Childhood to Early Adolescence (MC-EA) OR CI 467+. 
- Complete other Teacher Education courses; and
- Student teach at the appropriate levels.
- For teacher certification, prior to student teaching, students are required to 1) complete an approved foreign language immersion experience and 2) demonstrate proficiency at the Intermediate High level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral and Written Proficiency tests. Contact the Department of Modern Languages with any questions.

+ Note: Beginning Fall 2012 MLG 473/573 replaced CI 467.


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 Education Minor (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification)

(Teacher Certification programs) 24 credits

A.  Bridge Course Core (3 credits): FRE 303
B. 300-level Core (12 credits):
      Language (6 credits): FRE 304, 331   
      Culture/Civilization (3 credits): FRE 320 or 325 or 220
      Literature (3 credits): FRE 305 
C. Electives (3 credits): FRE 220 or 325 if not taken above, 315, 326, 327, 351, 394, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 430, 450, 498, 499; INS 251; or Study Abroad.
D. Language Education Courses (6 credits): MLG 406 and MLG 474/574 (for secondary licensure in French for EA-A candidates with other licensure majors)


Study Abroad Requirement: (All students should consult with their advisor in French regarding specific requirements for study abroad.)
a) All French Education Minors are required to complete an approved foreign language immersion experience of at least 14 weeks (one semester)
b) Students are required to complete the 300-level core of courses before studying abroad
c) Only Electives category may be taken abroad;
d) Students must take INS 251 during their study abroad program

Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to 1) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test in French (ACTFL-OPIc) and 2) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in French (ACTFL-WPT internet)


French Education Minor (Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Certification)

(Teacher Certification programs) 27 credits

A.  Bridge Course Core (3 credits): FRE 303
B.  300 Language and Literature Core (9 credits): FRE 305, 331, 430
C.  300-level Culture and Civilization Courses (7 credits): Choose from FRE 320, 325, 220, 326
D.  Electives (5 credits): Choose from FRE 220 or 325 if not take above, 315, 326, 327, 351, 394, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 450, 498, 499; INS 251.
E.  Language Education Course (3 credits in Teaching Methods) MLG 473/573 (elementary and middle school  licensure in a modern language)

Note: MC-EA Teacher Education candidates are encouraged to work toward or complete a French major. Consult with a French Education advisor if you plan to major in French Education.

Study Abroad Requirement: (All students should consult with their advisor in French regarding specific requirements for study abroad.)
a) MC-EA program/major candidates are required to complete a minimum of 10 weeks (14 weeks or a full semester are recommended) abroad in a program approved by the Department of Modern Languages; all students must consult with their modern language advisor before committing to a specific study abroad program.
b) Students are required to complete FRE 303, 304, 305 and one culture/civilization course before studying abroad. Up to 12 credits may be taken abroad at a site approved by the Department of Modern Languages, or on approved faculty-led programs.
c) Students must take INS 251 during their study abroad program

Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to 1) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test in French (ACTFL-OPIc) and 2) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in French (ACTFL-WPT internet)


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.


German Studies Major

(All colleges excluding Teacher Certification programs): 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 or CT 100, ECO 375, MTH 145, 175, FIN 440 and the two courses not chosen from the second group.


German Education Major (Early Childhood-Adolescence Certification)

45 credits

A.  Bridge Course Core (3 credits): GER 300  
B. 300-level Core (12 credits) from:
     Language (6 credits): GER 311 or 313 or 330
     Culture/Civilization (3 credits): GER 320 or 420
     Literature (3 credits): GER 301
C. 400-level (9 credits) from:
     Language (3 credits): Study Abroad
     Culture/Civilization (3 credits): Study Abroad
     Literature (3 credits): GER 400 or 401 or 403 or 406
D. Electives (9 credits): GER 315 or 326 or 327 or 351 or Study Abroad approved credits
E. Language Education (6 credits): MLG 306, 406
F. Methods (6 credits): MLG 473 (required for MC-EA licensure), 474 (required for EA-A licensure)

Study Abroad Requirement: (All students should consult with their advisor in German regarding specific requirements for study abroad.)
a) All German Education Majors are required to complete an approved foreign language  
    immersion experience;
b) German Education Majors are required to complete the 300-level bridge course before
     studying abroad
c) Up to 15 credits of the 400-level and the Electives categories may be taken abroad;
d) German Education Majors must take INS 251 during their study abroad program.

Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to 1) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test in German (ACTFL-OPIc) and 2) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in German (ACTFL-WPT internet)

Other teacher education and pedagogy courses including appropriate field experiences and student teaching at the appropriate levels (see Course Catalog.)

German Majors and Minors in Education
In order to be certified to teach a foreign language, students must:
- Complete MLG 474/574, Teaching World Languages: Early Adolescence to Adolescence (EC-A and EA-A) OR MLG 473/573, Teaching World Languages: Early Childhood to Early Adolescence (MC-EA) OR CI 467+. 
- Complete other Teacher Education courses; and
- Student teach at the appropriate levels.
- For teacher certification, prior to student teaching, students are required to 1) complete an approved foreign language immersion experience and 2) demonstrate proficiency at the Intermediate High level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral and Written Proficiency tests.  Contact the Department of Modern Languages with any questions.

+ Note: Beginning Fall 2012 MLG 473/573 replaced CI 467.


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 Education Minor (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification)

(Teacher Certification programs) 24 credits

A.  Bridge Course Core (3 credits): GER 300  
B.  300-level Core (12 credits):
     Language (6 credits): GER 311, 313, 330 (select 2 courses)
     Culture/Civilization (3 credits): GER 320 or 420
     Literature (3 credits): GER 301
C. Electives (3 credits) of German electives at the 300/400 level (excluding GER 399). Electives may be taken abroad 
D. Language Education Courses (6 credits): MLG 406, MLG 474/574 (for secondary licensure in Spanish for EA-A candidates with other licensure majors)

Study Abroad Requirement: (All students should consult with their advisor in German regarding specific requirements for study abroad.)
a) All German Studies Education Minors are required to complete an approved foreign language immersion experience of at least 14 weeks (one semester)
b) German Studies Education Minors are required to complete GER 300 before studying abroad
c) German Studies Education Minors must take INS 251 during their study abroad program.

Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to 1) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test in German (ACTFL-OPIc) and 2) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in German (ACTFL-WPT internet)


German Studies Education Minor (Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence Certification)

(Teacher Certification programs) 27 credits

A.  Bridge Course Core (3 credits): GER 300  
B. 300-level Language and Literature Core (9 credits): GER 301 and 6 credits to be chosen from GER 311, 313, 330 or equivalent courses from study abroad
C. 300-level Culture and Civilization Courses (7 credits): GER 320, 326 and 3 additional credits to be chosen from GER 420 or equivalent courses from study abroad
D. Electives at the 300/400 level in German (excluding GER 399). 
E. Language Education Course (3 credits in teaching methods): MLG 473/573 (elementary and middle school licensure in a modern language)

Note: MC-EA Teacher Education candidates are encouraged to work toward or complete a German Studies major. Consult with a German Studies Education advisor if you plan to major in German Studies Education.

Study Abroad Requirement: (All students should consult with their advisor in German Studies regarding specific requirements for study abroad.)
a) MC-EA program/major candidates are required to complete a minimum of 10 weeks (14 weeks or a full semester are recommended) abroad in a program approved by the Department of Modern Languages; all students must consult with their modern language advisor before committing to a specific study abroad program.
b) German Studies Education MC-EA minors are required to complete the 300-level bridge course before studying abroad. Up to 13 credits may be taken abroad at a site approved by the Department of Modern Languages, or on approved faculty-led programs.
c) German Studies Education minors must take INS 251 during their study abroad program.

Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to 1) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test in German (ACTFL-OPIc) and 2) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in German (ACTFL-WPT internet)


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.


Spanish Major

(All colleges excluding Teacher Certification programs) 29 credits above SPA 202
Category I: Core course requirements (19 credits): SPA 300, 305, 308, 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 from: SPA 401, 402, 403, 420, 421, 425, 440, 441, 495.
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, 498 or an additional SPA 400-level literature course from: SPA 401, 402, 403, 420, 421, 425, 440, 441, 495 or MLG 491.


Spanish Major with Business Concentration

(All colleges, excluding Teacher certification programs) 53 credits – 29 credits above SPA 202.
Category I: Core course requirements (23 credits): SPA 300, 305, 306, 315, 320, 321, 326, and 331.
Category II: (three credits) select one SPA 400-level literature course from: SPA 401, 402, 403, 420, 421, 425, 440, 441, 495. Prerequisite: SPA 305.
Category III: Elective (three credits): select one course from: SPA 351, 390 or an additional SPA 400-level literature course from: SPA 401, 402, 403, 420, 421, 425, 440, 441, 495, SPA 330, 410, 450, 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 or CT 100;  ECO 375; MTH 145 or 250, 175; FIN 440 and the two courses not chosen in the second group.


Spanish Education Major (Early Childhood – Adolescence Certification)

46 credits

A. Bridge Course Core (4 credits): SPA 300
B. 300-level Core (12 credits) from:
     Language (6 credits): SPA 330 and 331
     Culture and Civilization (3 credits): SPA 308
     Literature (3 credits): SPA 305
C. 400-level (12 credits) from:
     Language (6 credits): SPA 410 and 460
     Additional Culture and Civilization (3 credits): select one from: SPA 320, 321, 351, 390, 495, 498, 499
     Literature (3 credits): select one from: SPA 402, 403, 420, 421, 425, 440, 441, 491
D. Electives (6 credits): from: SPA 306, 315, 320, 321, 351, 390, 402, 403, 420, 421, 425, 440, 441, 491, 495, 498, 499 (if not used in a previous category).  A maximum of 6 credits may be applied from a Spanish faculty approved study abroad program. 
E. Language Education (6 credits): MLG 306, 406
F. Methods (6 credits): MLG 473 (required for MC-EA licensure), 474 (required for EA-A licensure)

Study Abroad Requirement: (All students should consult with their advisor in Spanish regarding specific requirements for study abroad.)
     a) All Spanish Education Majors are required to complete an approved foreign language  
    immersion experience of at least 14 weeks (one semester)
     b) Students are required to complete the 300-level core of courses before studying abroad
     c) Up to 6 credits of the Elective category may be taken abroad.

Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to 1) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test in Spanish (ACTFL-OPIc) and 2) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in Spanish (ACTFL-WPT internet)

Other teacher education and pedagogy courses including appropriate field experiences and student teaching at the appropriate levels (see Course Catalog.)

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:
- Complete MLG 474/574, Teaching World Languages: Early Adolescence to Adolescence (EC-A and EA-A) OR MLG 473/573, Teaching World Languages: Early Childhood to Early Adolescence (MC-EA) OR CI 467+. 
- Complete other Teacher Education courses; and
- Student teach at the appropriate levels.
- For teacher certification, prior to student teaching, students are required to 1) complete an approved foreign language immersion experience and 2) demonstrate proficiency at the Intermediate High level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral and Written Proficiency tests. Contact the Department of Modern Languages with any questions.

Students should consult with their content language advisor regarding specific requirements for study abroad. SPA 400-level literature courses include the following: SPA 401, 402, 403, 420, 421, 425, 440, 441, 495.

+ Note: Beginning Fall 2012 MLG 473/573 replaced CI 467.


Spanish Minor

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) 18 credits including SPA 300, 308 or 320 or 321, 326, 330; one credit from SPA 326, 327, 328, 329; and six credits of electives from 300/400 level courses.

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.


Spanish Education Minor (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification)

(Teacher Certification programs) 27 credits

A. Bridge Course Core (4 credits): SPA 300
B. 300-level Core (17 credits):
     Language (8 credits): SPA 330, 331, 326, 427
     Culture and Civilization (6 credits): SPA 308 and 320 or 321
     Literature (3 credits): SPA 305

C. Language Education Courses (6 credits)
     MLG 406
     MLG 474/574 (for secondary licensure in Spanish for EA-A candidates with other licensure majors)

Study Abroad Requirement: (All students should consult with their advisor in Spanish regarding specific requirements for study abroad.)
a) All Spanish Education minors are required to complete an approved foreign language  
    immersion experience of at least 14 weeks (one semester)
b) Students are required to complete the 300-level core of courses before studying abroad

Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to 1) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test in Spanish (ACTFL-OPIc) and 2) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in Spanish (ACTFL-WPT internet)


Spanish Education Minor (Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence Certification)

(Teacher Certification programs) 27 credits

A. Bridge Course Core (4 credits): SPA 300
B. 300-level Language and Literature Core (9 credits): SPA 305, 330, 331
C. 300-level Culture and Civilization Courses (10 credits): SPA 308, 320, 321, 326
D. Spanish Language Education Course (1 credit): SPA 427
E. Language Education Course (3 credits in teaching methods): MLG 473/573 (elementary and middle school licensure in a modern language)

Note: MC-EA Teacher Education candidates are encouraged to work toward or complete a Spanish major. Consult with a Spanish Education advisor if you plan to major in Spanish Education.

Study Abroad Requirement: (All students should consult with their advisor in Spanish regarding specific requirements for study abroad.)
a) MC-EA program/major candidates are required to complete a minimum of 10 weeks (14 weeks or a full semester are recommended) abroad in a program approved by the Department of Modern Languages; all students must consult with their modern language advisor before committing to a specific study abroad program.
b) Students are required to complete SPA 300, 308 and one other 3 credit 300-level course before studying abroad. Up to 13 credits may be taken abroad at a site approved by the Department of Modern Languages, or on approved faculty-led programs.

Prior to student teaching, teacher candidates are required to 1) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency test in Spanish (ACTFL-OPIc) and 2) demonstrate proficiency with an 'Intermediate High' rating on the American Council Teaching of Foreign Languages Written Proficiency test in Spanish (ACTFL-WPT internet)


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 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 308, 351; ENG 330, 337, 434, 439; PHL 311; PSY 282, 360, 436; SPA 460, 471; SPE 431; TSL 425.
• Additional electives: ANT/ECO/GEO/HIS/POL/SOC 202; ANT 215, 230, 290, 305, 321; ANT/SOC 307, 320, 354; CST 315; EDS 412, EFN 475 (depending on topic), ENG/ERS 207; ENG 208, 302 (depending on topic), 356, 357, 380, 382, 481 (depending on topic), ERS 220, 351; ERS/SOC 280; FRE 220, 321 (depending on topic) 325, 407; GEO 312, 318, 328, 331; GER 320, 420; HED 486; HIS 240, 250, 260, 285, 306, 335, 336, 342, 343, 345, 347, 349, 351, 352, 356, 359, 360, 363, 385, 386, 387, 394, 395; INS 225 (depending on topic), 226 (depending on topic), 250, 251, 252; MGT 360; MLG 299, 304, 455 (depending on topic); PHL 336, 345, 349, 401; POL 330, 333, 336, 337, 338, 339; PSY 285; SOC 225, 337; SPA 320, 321, SPA 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.

 

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 LANGUAGES (MLG)


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MLG  101  Cr.4

World Languages: Elementary I

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


+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. Prerequisite: MLG 101 in the appropriate language.  Offered Spring.


MLG  110  Cr.3

Introduction to the Study of Languages

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


+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.


+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, native or near native speaking skills in the heritage language, consent of the instructor.   Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.


+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, native or near native speaking skills in the heritage language, intermediate-level reading and writing skills in the heritage language.   Offered Occasionally.


MLG  306  Cr.3

Introduction to Second Language Acquisition

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of Second Language Acquisition. It surveys the different theories of second language acquisition including inter-language, the role of first languages, child first- and second- language acquisition, Universal Grammar, Input and Output, the role of formal instruction, the lexicon, and the influence of context. Prerequisite: EDS 319; PSY 212; concurrent enrollment in PSY 370 and EDS 303; SPA 330, SPA 331 and SPA 308; or FRE 303 and FRE 304; or GER 303.  Offered Annually.


MLG  335  Cr.3

Service Learning in Latin America

This course seeks to prepare students for a service learning trip to Latin America. The course explores issues such as racism and the African Diaspora in Latin America, ethnic and racial groups and their participation in Latin American societies, types and systems of oppression, social justice, and the effects of globalization on the environment. Students will also learn practical Spanish to use while working on projects with community partners.   Offered Fall - Odd Numbered Years.


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 ENG 112; ENG 332; MLG 204 or a foreign language at the 102 level or higher.  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 305 or SPA 305. (Cross-listed with MLG/GER; may only earn credit in one department.)  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. Repeatable for credit — maximum 8. Prerequisite: MLG 202 in the appropriate language  Offered Occasionally.


MLG  406  Cr.3

Language Assessment and Testing

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of Second Language Assessment and Testing. It surveys the different approaches to second language assessment and testing including language proficiency, language aptitude, summative and formative assessments, the assessment context, assessment tools construction, working with assessment data to improve language lessons. Prerequisite: EDS 309, EDS 351, MLG 306, MLG 473, SPE 401.  Offered Annually.


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. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


MLG 473/573  Cr.3

Teaching World Languages: From Early Childhood to Early Adolescence

Designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach world languages to children in the birth to pre-puberty range;  provides a basic understanding of classroom applications of second language acquisition and learning theories, teaching methods, approaches and techniques appropriate for these age levels, standards based assessment and lesson design, and curriculum development.  Focus is on putting theory into practice through demonstration, micro-teaching, curriculum evaluation, materials development and unit lesson planning.  (This course is intended for students seeking MC-EA world language certification.) Prerequisite: EDS 351 or EDS 402/502 or EDS 405/505 or concurrent enrollment.  Offered Fall.


MLG 474/574  Cr.3

Teaching World Languages: From Early Adolescence to Adolescence

A study of how a modern language is learned and acquired and what methods and techniques are effective with varying groups of learners. Focus is on putting theory into practice through demonstration, microteaching, curriculum evaluation, materials development and unit lesson planning. Prerequisite: EDS 351 or concurrent enrollment; junior standing.  Offered Spring.


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 foreign languages or English department.  Offered Occasionally.



CHINESE (CHI)


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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.


+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.


+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.


+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  301  Cr.3

Advanced Chinese

This is a Chinese language course for intermediate level learners who have completed CHI 202 or equivalent. Its aim is to help students continue to develop communicative competence in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing the Chinese language. While linguistic aspects of the Chinese language are the primary focus, introduction to the social and cultural background of the language will also form an important part of the course. Prerequisite: CHI 202 or equivalent.  Offered Fall.


+CHI  305  Cr.3

Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature

This course provides a general survey of the most important Chinese writers of the 20th century and their works. Literary works are discussed in their social, cultural, and historical contexts. Taught in English and based entirely on translated texts, the course is ideal for students with little or no Chinese background who are nevertheless drawn to one of the most vibrant literary cultures in the world.   Offered Spring - Even Numbered Years.


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. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: CHI 202 or equivalent.  Offered Occasionally.



FRENCH (FRE)


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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.


+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.


+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.


+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.


+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. Strongly recommend MGT 100 or concurrent registration in MGT 100. 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. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Prerequisite: FRE 303 or concurrent enrollment.  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. Students may take as many times as desired, but only three credits will count towards major/minor. Prerequisite: FRE 202 or equivalent.  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, objective 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 enrollment.  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. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Prerequisite: FRE 305 or equivalent.  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 4.   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: FRE 305 and one 400-level literature or civilization course; admission to the Alvida Ahlstrom Honors Program.  Offered Occasionally.


FRE 498/598  Cr.1 - 3

Independent Study

Fieldwork, research, individual projects in a specific area of French language civilization or literature. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Prerequisite: two advanced FRE courses; junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.


FRE 499/599  Cr.1 - 3

Independent Study

Fieldwork, research, individual projects in a specific area of French language, civilization or literature. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Prerequisite: two semesters of advanced FRE courses; junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.



GERMAN (GER)


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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.


+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.


+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.


+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. Strongly recommend MGT 100 or concurrent registration in MGT 100. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent.  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. Repeatable for credit — maximum 3. Students may take as many times as desired, but only three credits will count towards major/minor. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent.  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 305 or SPA 305. (Cross-listed with MLG/GER; may only earn credit in one department.)  Offered Occasionally.


+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 Fall - Even Numbered Years.


GER  400  Cr.3

Women Writers in Germany

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 of German Literature

A course designed to survey major literary movements and authors. Specific topics vary by semester. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent.  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 4.   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. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Prerequisite: two advanced GER courses; junior standing.  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. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Prerequisite: two advanced GER courses; junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.



RUSSIAN (RUS)


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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 - Even Numbered Years.


+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.


+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 - Even Numbered Years.


+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.


+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 will be discussed in their social, cultural, and historical context. The course will center 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. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: RUS 202 or equivalent.  Offered Occasionally.



SPANISH (SPA)


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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.


+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 Spanish Placement Test score.  Offered Fall, Spring.


+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. Prerequisites: a minimum of two years of high school foreign language and departmental placement.   Offered Fall, Spring.


+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. Prerequisite: SPA 102 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores.  Offered Fall, Spring.


+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. Prerequisite: SPA 201 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores.  Offered Fall, Spring.


SPA  300  Cr.4

Oral Proficiency Through Grammar Review

This is a Spanish language course for intermediate-level learners who have completed Spanish 202 or equivalent. Its aim is to help students continue to develop communicative competence. Although students will practice reading and writing, emphasis will be placed on speaking and grammar review. The target level for student proficiency is Intermediate-High/Advanced Low on the ACTFL scale. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent, or appropriate departmental placement.  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. .   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. .   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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 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 healthcare 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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304).  Offered Spring.


SPA  308  Cr.3

Cultures and Civilizations of the Spanish Speaking World

A study of Spanish-speaking cultures and civilizations using a topical, thematic-based curriculum and following a research- and standards-based approach to the pedagogy of culture. A main focus of the course is the development of intercultural competence with the goal of helping students to achieve a greater level of critical awareness of their own culture and those of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or SPA 303 and SPA 304.  Offered Annually.


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. Strongly recommend MGT 100 or concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304).  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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 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 3. Students may take as many times as desired, but only three credits will count towards major/minor. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304).  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 and haber, and passive voices. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304).  Offered Fall, Spring.


SPA  328  Cr.1

Reading for Language Proficiency

A course 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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304).  Offered Fall, Spring.


SPA  329  Cr.1

Reporting and Publishing News in Spanish

A course designed to help students 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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 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 300 or 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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 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 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304).  Offered Spring - Odd Numbered Years.


SPA  402  Cr.3

Spanish Literature II

Principal authors from the generation of 1898 to the present. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304); SPA305.  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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304).  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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304); SPA305.  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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304); SPA305.  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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304); SPA305.  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 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304); one additional 300-level course in Spanish; junior standing.  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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304); SPA305.  Offered Occasionally.


SPA  441  Cr.3

The Spanish Theater

A study of Spanish drama. Works to be read will be chosen from masterpieces from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to the modern theatre. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304); SPA305.  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 4.   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. Prerequisite: SPA 330; SPA 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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304); SPA 330.  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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304); 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 foreign 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. Prerequisite: SPA 300 or (SPA 303 and SPA 304); SPA 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. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Prerequisite: two advanced courses and junior standing.  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. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Prerequisite: two advanced courses and junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.



TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TSL)


+ next to a course number indicate a GENERAL EDUCATION course


TSL  350  Cr.1 - 6

ESL 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.   Offered Spring.


TSL  400  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 educational 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 ed or INS 250/INS 251/ INS 252 series or one of the following: ANT 350; CST 332; EDS 308, 351; ENG 330, 332, 334, 337, 432, 434, 439; MLG 340; PHL 311; PSY 282, 360, 436; SPA 460, 471; SPE 431; TSL 425; junior standing.  Offered Fall.


TSL  425  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 or the INS 250/INS 251/ INS 252 study abroad series or one course from the following: ANT 350; CI 463; CST 332; ENG 332; ENG 334; ENG 432; MLG 309; PHL 311; PSY 382; PSY 436; TSL 400; junior standing.  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. Repeatable for credit - maximum 12. Prerequisite: CST 110; ENG 110 or ENG 112; junior standing; consent of TESOL coordinator. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Occasionally.


TSL 463/563  Cr.3

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 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. Prerequisite: TSL 400: TSL 450: six credits from the following: ANT 350; CST 332; EDS 308, 351, 412; ENG 330, 332, 334, 337, 432, 434, 439; MLG 340; PHL 311; PSY 282, 360, 436; SPA 460, 471; SPE 431; TSL 425; junior standing.  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. Repeatable for credit - maximum 6. Prerequisite: junior standing.  Offered Occasionally.