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Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Apr. 11th, 2010

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

1.      NEW PROGRAM: WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURES (B.A.)

 

Rationale for change: 

In October 2009, the Mansfield University Administration announced its decision to place the French and German BA and BSE programs in moratorium in response to PASSHE's undergraduate program "productivity requirement."  In a subsequent communication from Vice-Chancellor Moran to the MU Provost, Moran indicated that Spanish should also be placed in moratorium.  Given our local administrators' decision to place French and German in moratorium, and given PASSHE's  predisposition against the continuation of Spanish in its present configuration, the Modern Languages faculty propose a redesign of Mansfield's Modern Language programs into one World Languages and Cultures program.  Mansfield's administrators agreed in December 2009 that the Modern Language faculty members should pursue this course of action, with the understanding that the redesigned program would make an effort to address overall student credit hour production, while at the same time preserving the opportunity for advanced study in French, German, and Spanish for our students at MU.  Over a process taking several months, the Modern Languages faculty members (with input from the department chair) have therefore devised a redesigned program consistent with Mansfield's stated mission to provide "a personalized education with all programs grounded in the liberal arts" and to promote "leadership development through character, scholarship, cultural awareness and service to others."  The new World Languages and Cultures program features a 12-credit common core of courses taught in English; options for tracks in French, German, or Spanish; new courses with larger enrollments designed to capture the interest of general education students, potential majors, and new majors; a significantly reduced number of on-campus upper division courses in the target language; a minimum 9-credit study abroad requirement at the upper division; and a capstone course.  The specific nature and purpose of the program is explained in the program's mission and vision statements.

 

Mission statement

 

As a unit central to the humanities and to Mansfield’s liberal arts tradition, the mission of the new World Languages and Cultures program is twofold. We seek to graduate majors and minors with a good command of the written and spoken language in which they specialize, with a feel for how languages work, and with the analytical, critical, and communicative skills and global outlook essential to good leadership. We also seek to serve students who need to meet a foreign language requirement as well as those interested in language study as a valuable tool for professional and personal enhancement.

 

The WLC program is built on the understanding that using a language other than English opens doors to communication with people in other cultures on their own terms while helping us better understand and grasp our own native language. We recognize that language shapes our relationship with others and our perception of reality, and different languages shape this perception differently. By teaching languages we are t helping to bridge the gap in understanding among peoples of different cultures.

 

The WLC program emphasizes four basic language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We encourage our students to increase their proficiency through advanced courses and through study abroad, and, whenever possible, to apply their language skills in their academic work in other areas.

 

Vision Statement

 

The World Languages and Cultures program plays an integral role in promoting the university’s emphasis on intercultural global education. We seek to show students during their early years on campus the importance of connecting with people in another culture from the inside by learning to communicate in their language. We seek to nurture a more intercultural, more internationally minded community of leaders. We are proud to help Mansfield graduates become global professionals in a multilingual, multicultural society and a multinational economy.

 

List all changes:

·         New Core Courses (taught in English):           

ü  WLC 2500: Intro to Paris; WLC 2510: Intro German Film; WLC 2520: Intro      to Latin American Cultures (students choose one depending on          concentration; courses also designed for gen. ed.)

ü  WLC 3300: Phonetics & Language Structures (also gen. ed.)

ü  WLC 3310: World Literature in Translation (also gen. ed.)

ü  WLC 400: Capstone WLC Seminar

·         Renumbering of Existing Courses:

ü  FR 2500: French Conversation & FR 2501: Adv. French Structure (FR 3300; FR 3320)

ü  GER 2500: German Conversation & GER 2501: Adv. German Structure (GER 3300; GER 3320)

ü  SPA 2500: Spanish Conversation & SPA 2501: Adv. Spanish Structure (SPA 3300; SPA 3320)

·         Study Abroad Requirement (minimum 9 elective credits)

·         Course deletions:  FR 3339, 3340, 3341, 4400, GER 4400, SPA 4400, FR, GER, SPA 2205

·         Total minimum credits in target language = 30

·         Total minimum credits in program = 42

 

Program Description for Catalog (if changed):

Whether you are interested in a language-intensive career (such as a translator, interpreter, teacher or professor of languages, regional area specialist, or international businessperson) or whether you are looking to enhance your career portfolio with language skills and cultural awareness, the undergraduate coursework in the World Languages and Cultures (WLC) Program at Mansfield University will help you improve your written and spoken language proficiency and help you build the analytical, critical, and communicative skills necessary for leadership in your career.  Because our program emphasizes cultural awareness, our students learn how language shapes their relationship with others and vice versa.  We are proud to help Mansfield students become global professionals in a multilingual, multicultural, and multinational world.

 

The WLC program emphasizes four basic language skills:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We encourage our students to increase their proficiency through advanced courses and through study abroad.  And, whenever it is possible, we encourage them to apply their language skills to other areas of their academic, personal, and professional life.

 

Currently the WLC BA major offers three concentrations of undergraduate language study: French, German, and Spanish.   Each concentration includes these core requirements:

 

            1.         Topics in WLC (Intro to Paris, Intro to German Film, or Intro to Latin American                              Cultures)

            2.         Phonetics & Language Structures

            3.         World Literature in Translation

            4.         A WLC capstone project     

            5.         A required period of study abroad (courses taken abroad must be approved by                                  your advisor)

            6.         Target-language intensive courses at MU

 

            The WLC program’s classrooms are superiorly equipped with modern teaching         technology —technology that enhances student learning both graphically,       acoustically, and interactively.  And, throughout their program of study, students         have access to the Modern Language Center. On a daily basis, students are able         to practice their communication skills in a comfortable 30-seat language center             that is outfitted with high-end PCs and a T1 line internet connection.

 

            All WLC majors must take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview to assess their       proficiently level before they graduate.

 

Program Objectives (if changed):

            After completing a WLC major at Mansfield University, students will:

·         demonstrate understanding of and sensitivity to other cultures and ways of life and thought;

·          demonstrate proficiency in French, German, or Spanish, preferably at Advanced Low or above;

·          acquire language competence in four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing;

·          acquire familiarity with the history, civilization, and literature of countries that use the language of concentration as primary medium of communication;

·          develop critical thinking skills in intercultural problems and linguistic issues;

·          gain deeper understanding of English through analysis and comparison with non-English languages;

·          acquire a wide palette of qualifications and skills for pleasure or professional purposes.

 

 

 

2.      PROGRAM CHANGE/NEW PROGRAM: WORLD LANGUAGES & CULTURES, FRENCH MINOR

The WLC (French track) Minor offers students the opportunity to achieve an intermediate-level proficiency. Moreover, by taking these courses, students will be acquainted with the French civilization and culture. In order to fulfill a French concentration minor, students need to take *four additional courses above FR 2202. Students may opt to Study Abroad.

 

Required course 3 credits

FR 2202

 

Electives courses 12

*Only one WLC XXX

*At least one upper division course

 

Total credits: 15

 

3.      PROGRAM CHANGE/NEW PROGRAM: WORLD LANGUAGES & CULTURES, GERMAN MINOR

The WLC (German track) Minor offers students the opportunity to achieve an intermediate-level proficiency. Moreover, by taking these courses, students will be acquainted with the German civilization and culture. In order to fulfill a German concentration minor, students need to take *four additional courses above GER 2202. Students may opt to Study Abroad.

 

Required course 3 credits

GER 2202

 

Electives courses 12

*Only one WLC XXX

*At least one upper division course

 

Total credits: 15

 

4.      PROGRAM CHANGE/NEW PROGRAM: WORLD LANGUAGES & CULTURES, SPANISH MINOR

The WLC (Spanish track) Minor offers students the opportunity to achieve an intermediate-level proficiency. Moreover, by taking these courses, students will be acquainted with the Spanish civilization and culture. In order to fulfill a Spanish concentration minor, students need to take *four additional courses above SPA 2202. Students may opt to Study Abroad.

 

Required course 3 credits

SPA 2202

 

Electives courses 12

*Only one WLC XXX

*At least one upper division course

 

Total credits: 15

 

5.      NEW COURSE: WLC 3300 Phonetics and Language Structures

Purpose and Nature of Course:
This course forms part of the common core envisioned for the World Languages and Cultures degree. It is to be taught in English and is thus accessible to a general audience of non-majors as well as majors. Language majors will be given specialized assignments to help them apply the International Phonetic Alphabet and other material to the language they are studying. All students will acquire an understanding of the phonetic, phonemic and morpho-syntactic similarities and divergence of various languages, concentrating on Germanic and Romance languages with English, French, German, and Spanish as primary examples. Diachronic exercises will show the effects of phonetic and phonemic change, e.g. Latin as it developed into the modern Romance languages, and the modern Germanic languages as products of earlier stages represented by Gothic. Sociopolitical factors affecting the standard vs. dialect status of languages will also be considered. The origins of various “anomalous” phenomena in English will be explained by historical linguistic examples. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to 1) understand structures common to many languages, 2) systematically pronounce sounds common to many foreign languages, 3) apply comparative linguistic structures in the acquisition of a new language, and 4) understand social and political aspects of dialects vs. standard languages.

Prefix: WLC                            Number: 3300

Course Title: Phonetics & Language Structures

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

PHONETICS&STRUCTRS

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types) Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course is a general introduction to phonetics and language structures, open to all students and taught in English.  Students can expect to study the speech organs and how this knowledge helps to articulate and pronounce foreign language words with more precision and better sentence rhythm, and they will learn how to use the International Phonetic Alphabet. The themes of this class may also include: communication systems, common language structures, language dialects, regional pronunciation patterns, word and sentence structures, origins of puzzling phenomena in English, language acquisition, and identity.

 

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ___none_______

 

6.      NEW COURSE: WLC 2500 INTRODUCTION TO PARIS

Purpose and Nature of Course: This course is part of the new core for the French track of the redesigned BA degree in World Languages and Cultures (WLC). It is taught in English and is open to all MU students as a general education course, as well as to French-track WLC majors as a core course. It gives students an introduction to the capital of the world’s most-visited country and, through that, to major aspects of French life. It gives general education students deep insight into a different culture, with connections to American culture and other world cultures. It gives French-track WLC majors a study of a city highly representative of French life at large, helping them consolidate their understanding of the French language and of French values and dispositions. The course opens a door to international exploration and allows students to become familiar with a prominent foreign city. It can be linked to a micro study-abroad experience (a 7- to 10-day trip to Paris during Spring break, or early May for example). General education students will complete all assignments in English; French-track WLC majors will read some French-language documents and complete some assignments in French. No prerequisites for general education students. French-track WLC majors: Intermediate Level French or above is recommended.

Prefix: WLC    Number: 2500

Course Title: Introduction to Paris

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces: Intro to Paris

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __3__ Undergraduate                     

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course is an introduction to everyday life in Paris, at once a global modern city and a living museum. Paris is a vibrant cultural and commercial hub and the academic place of excellence in France, a city of continuity and change, of love and conflicts—the home of expatriates, artists, romantics, and revolutionaries of every kind. We will study the history and geography of Paris and trace the city’s evolution, from its Roman arena to its Eiffel Tower, from the Louvre’s medieval foundations to its ultra-modern glass pyramid. We will look at architecture, painting, sculpture, music, literature, film, and popular culture and study how they express ways of life over the centuries.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ____none______

NOTE: French-track WLC majors: Intermediate Level French or above is recommended.

7.      Co-requisites: (Courses which must be taken prior to or simultaneously with) ______none_____

8.      If taught dual-level or cross-listed with another department, list: 

Prefix _____   Number _____Support Signature ________________________________

If dual-level, attach a document that indicates content, assignments and assessments for graduate and undergraduate courses.

Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed):

Prefix FR  Number 3339

Prefix FR  Number 3340

Prefix FR  Number 3341

 

 

7.      NEW COURSE: WLC 2511 TOPICS IN GERMAN CULTURE: GERMAN FILM

Purpose and Nature of Course: This course is part of the new core for the German track of the redesigned BA degree in World Languages and Cultures (WLC).  It is taught in English and is open to a general audience. The course introduces students to German film history and some of its periods, and offers a selection of typical sociopolitical and cultural themes. Topics might include Expressionist films, Nazi cinema, films from divided Germany with representative works from West and East Germany, postwar films dealing with the Nazi German past, and German cinema since the reunification in 1990. Students will become acquainted with some of the important figures in German cinema, both directors and actors. Students will examine contemporary society via the film medium, exploring issues such as multiculturalism (e.g., Turkish-German identity) and various problems associated with the German reunification. Students will write reaction papers and participate in discussions. Other evaluations will include quizzes, exams, and projects. WLC majors in the German track will complete assigned readings and written work in German.

The course can be used for general education or for the core course in culture for the World Languages degree. There are no prerequisites for general education students. WLC German track majors are recommended to take Intermediate Level (2201-2202) in German in order to complete assignments in German.

Prefix: WLC    Number: 2511               CIP:__________________

Course Title: Topics in German Culture: German Film

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces  

TOP GER CULT: FILM

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                   

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course is taught in English and introduces students to German film history and some of its periods, offering a cross-section of typical sociopolitical and cultural themes. Topics might include Expressionist films, Nazi cinema, films from divided Germany with representative works from West and East, postwar films dealing with the Nazi German past, and German cinema since the reunification in 1990. Students will become acquainted with some of the important figures in German cinema and will examine contemporary issues in society via the film medium. Evaluations include class discussion, reaction papers, quizzes, exams, and projects.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course): none for Gen Ed credit; Intermediate German status (2201-2202) for German track WLC majors recommended.

 

8.      NEW COURSE: WLC 2520 INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES

Purpose and Nature of Course:

This course has been designed to meet two demands of the World Language and Cultures Program: (1) it will satisfy content area needs for Spanish majors and (2) it will attract a wider General Education audience to this area of study.  In terms of content, this course will concentrate on the cultural transformations that form the backdrop of many of  today’s Latin America societies.  Its aim is to help students achieve a better understanding of cultural and historical roots common to many cultures in Latin America.  During the course, students will read, reflect upon, and discuss a selection of texts in translation and videos that were either written in Spanish during a crucial moment of cultural transformation or that help recreate/understand such a moment. Intermediate proficiency in Spanish is recommended for WLC Spanish track majors. No prerequisites for Gen. Ed. students.______________

Prefix: _____WLC______    Number: ____2520____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: __Introduction to Latin American Cultures_______________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

I n t r o.  L a t.  A m e r.  C u l t u r e s

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types) Credit(s) _3__ Undergraduate             

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course will expose students to the major cultural transformations that have shaped the development of many of the Latin American civilizations from the pre-Columbian period to the present.  Course topics may include Ancient Americas, the Conquest, the Colonial World, the creation of the Nation State, Globalization, and Intervention and Diaspora.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) __none___

 

 

9.      NEW COURSE: WLC 3310 LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

Purpose and Nature of Course: ___This course was designed according to the following criteria: (1) economize the size of the existing foreign language  programs, (2) be more amenable and accessible  to the campus body as a whole, and (3) present a representative sample of literary works in translation.  In this course, students will read, discuss, and write about a body of literary works representative of the French, German, and Spanish Speaking worlds. Throughout the course, students will reflect on cultural differences in thought, aesthetic style, and thematic emphasis. Students in the WLC major tracks will write at least an essay in the target language. Non-majors will complete all assignments in English.

Prefix: ___WLC_______    Number: ____3310_________

Course Title: ____Literature in Translation__________________________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces_Lit. in Translation_ __ __ __ __ Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __3__ Undergraduate                     

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

In this course, students will explore the cultures of the French, German and Spanish speaking worlds by reading a representative selection of literary works in translation.  Students can expect to read, study, and discuss a representative sample of translated texts in all of these languages and in all of the major literary genres. A variety of themes will be covered in  this course, some of which include: gender, mythology, sports, voices of resistance, stereotyping, modernity, family, immigration, diaspora, civil rights, etc.  Throughout the course, students will reflect on cultural differences in thought, aesthetic style, and thematic emphasis

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _ENG 1112____

 

10.  NEW COURSE: WLC 4400 GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

Purpose and Nature of Course: This course is a capstone required for all tracks of the new BA degree in World Languages and Cultures (WLC). It is taught in English and is open to other MU students who have completed a study-abroad program. Non-WLC majors can use this course as a general education course elective or a free elective. The course is constructed around what students learned about a second language and culture during their stay at MU and their time abroad, and seeks to integrate and synthesize all their international/intercultural experiences. Students will prepare a paper based on an original research project that they proposed prior to going abroad. Research/presentation topics will be determined in consultation with the course instructor and students’ language advisors. During their time abroad, students will have collected data for the project, which will be written, revised and presented in this course. Students will also prepare a final oral presentation in English for non-WLC majors. WLC majors are encouraged to prepare a short version of this presentation in their target language. Students are encouraged to share their presentations with the campus community or the nearby elementary or secondary schools if appropriate.

Prefix: WLC    Number: 4400               CIP:__________________

Course Title: Global Experience

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces   Global Experience

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)  Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This is a culminating course for students completing the WLC major, designed to help them reflect upon what they learned about a second language and culture during their study at MU and abroad, and to integrate and synthesize their international/intercultural experiences. To meet this course’s requirements, students will have completed at least one of the WLC core courses and an approved study-abroad program (or approved equivalent experience) in which they earned at least 9 hours of upper-division academic credit. After their return to Mansfield, students will prepare a paper based on an original research project approved prior to their departure. While they study abroad, students will collect data for the project; their report will be written, revised and presented in WLC 4400 (artifact to be added to student Portfolio). Option for international consideration: independent study, international internship, course abroad, or course with international content at another university. Independent study courses with international content with approval by advisors and department chair.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course): at least 9 CR of Study abroad and approval of Modern language department chair

Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed):

Prefix FR/GER/SPA  Number 4400

 

11.  COURSE DELETIONS: various

Course Deletion FR3339.

Course Deletion FR3340.

Course Deletion FR3341.

Course Deletion FR4400.

Course Deletion GER4400.

Course Deletion SPA4400.

 

 

AAC Chair note: I have included the advising sheets for the WLC major below to make it easier to read and understand the structure of the 3 tracks (French, German, Spanish).

 

 

NEW Advising Sheet – WLC B.A. Program (French track)

The table below lists all of the courses that you must take to complete the WLC /French-track.  The courses highlighted in purple should be taken during your first semester, and courses highlighted in blue must be taken during your first two semesters in the program. First Year Seminar, English Composition, and Oral Communication help prepare you for success at the University.

 

In order to fulfill your WLC (French) B.A., you must meet the following General Education requirements: 5 Writing courses (at least 2 must be at the Upper Division), 3 Information Literacy courses (at least 2 must be at the Upper Division), and 3 Global Awareness courses (all WLC courses are designated global courses).

 

Required French and Related Courses

 

General Education Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Cr.

Semester

Grade

 

UNV 1100

First Year Seminar

1

 

 

COM 1101

Oral Communication

3

 

 

FR 2201

Intermediate French I

 

 

3

 

 

 

ENG 1112

Composition I

3

 

 

FR 2202

Intermediate French II

 

 

3

 

 

 

ENG 3313

Composition II

3

 

 

FR 2500

French Conversation

 

3

 

 

 

 

Fine Arts Course

3

 

 

FR 2501

Advanced French Structure

3

 

 

 

 

Wellness Course

3

 

 

WLC 2500

Intro to Paris

3

 

 

 

 

Humanities Course

6

 

 

WLC 3300

Phonetics & Language Structures

3

 

 

 

 

English and Modern Languages

6

 

 

WLC 3310

World Literature in Translation

3

 

 

 

 

Math course

3

 

 

FR 33xx

3 French courses from list

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FR 3330/1

FR 3306

FR 3307

FR 3309

FR 3342

FR 3343

FR 3310

FR 4405

FR 4497

 

Survey of French Lit I / II

Topics in French Civ (History)

Topics in French Civ  (Geography)

Topics in Fr Civ (Contemp Prbs) Currents in 19th C Fr Lit

Aspects of 20th C Fr Lit

Business French

French Honors

Independent Study

 

 

(can

also

take

via SA)

 

 

 

 

Natural Science course

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Science Course

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Education Electives

9

 

 

 

 

 

In order to meet the B.A. degree standards requirement, students must complete either the intermediate level (2202) of a language (other than French) or a minor in another discipline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FR 3370-5

 

French Electives Study Abroad

9

 

 

 

WLC 4400

Global Experience Capstone

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS IN MAJOR

42

 

 

 

 

in French (incl. Study Abroad)

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related courses

 

 

 

 

ENG 2225

English Grammar

    3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In bold: courses in French, already existing (renumbered)

In italics: new courses in English  (being created)

 

NOTES: If students take more than 9 credits abroad (typically 12-15 credits for a semester), the additional credits could go toward free electives.

 

Other existing notes (for students): Study abroad at least for one semester is required. The best time to study abroad is during your junior year. Your precise course sequence will depend upon the semester that you enter the program and upon the schedule of course offerings. Your advisor will assist you in selecting your courses and developing a schedule that enables you to complete all required courses within a four-year plan of study – providing that you make satisfactory progress in all courses attempted.

 

 

NEW Advising Sheet – WLC B.A. Program (German track)

The table below lists all of the courses that you must take to complete the WLC /German track.  The courses highlighted in purple should be taken during your first semester, and courses highlighted in blue must be taken during your first two semesters in the program. First Year Seminar, English Composition, and Oral Communication help prepare you for success at the University.

 

In order to fulfill your WLC (German) B.A., you must meet the following General Education requirements: 5 Writing courses (at least 2 must be at the Upper Division), 3 Information Literacy courses (at least 2 must be at the Upper Division), and 3 Global Awareness courses (note that all WLC courses are designated global courses).

 

Required German and Related Courses

 

General Education Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Cr.

Semester

Grade

 

UNV 1100

First Year Seminar

1

 

 

COM 1101

Oral Communication

3

 

 

GER 2201

Intermediate German I

 

 

3

 

 

 

ENG 1112

Composition I

3

 

 

GER 2202

Intermediate German II

 

 

3

 

 

 

ENG 3313

Composition II

3

 

 

GER 2500

German Conversation

 

3

 

 

 

 

Fine Arts Course

3

 

 

GER 2501

Advanced German Structure

3

 

 

 

 

Wellness Course

3

 

 

WLC 2510

Intro to German Film

3

 

 

 

 

Humanities Course

6

 

 

WLC 3300

Phonetics & Language Structures

3

 

 

 

 

English and Modern Languages

6

 

 

WLC 3310

World Literature in Translation

3

 

 

 

 

Math Course

3

 

 

GER 33xx

3 German courses from the list:

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GER 3335

GER 3336

GER 3360

GER 3330

GER 3331
GER 3363

GER 3364

GER 3321

GER 4405

GER 4497

 

Deutschlandkunde (Civ./History)

Länder und Städte  (Geography/Civ.)

German Cultural History (Hist./Civ.) Intro to German Lit (Lit.)

Early German Lit (Lit.)
The German Novelle (Lit.)

German Drama (Lit.)

Composition and Stylistics

Honors

Independent Study

 

 

(can

also

take

via

 SA)

 

 

 

 

Natural Science Course

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Science Course

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Education Electives

9

 

 

 

 

 

In order to meet the B.A. degree standards requirement, students must either complete the intermediate level (2202) of a language (other than German) or a minor in another discipline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GER 3370-5

 

German Electives Study Abroad

9

 

 

 

WLC 4400

Global Experience Capstone

3

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS IN MAJOR

42

 

 

 

 

in German (incl. Study Abroad)

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related courses

 

 

 

 

ENG 2225

English Grammar

3

 

 

 

 

In bold: existing courses in German (renumbered)

In green italics: new courses taught in English  (being created)

 

NOTES:  If students take more than 9 credits abroad (typically 12-15 credits per semester), additional credits can go toward free electives.

 

Other existing notes (for students): Study abroad at least for one semester is required. The best time to study abroad is during your junior year. Your precise course sequence will depend upon the semester that you enter the program and upon the schedule of course offerings. Your advisor will assist you in selecting your courses and developing a schedule that enables you to complete all required courses within a four-year plan of study – providing that you make satisfactory progress in all courses attempted.

 

 

NEW Advising Sheet – WLC B.A. Program (Spanish-track)

The table below lists all of the courses that you must take to complete the WLC /Spanish-track.  The courses highlighted in purple should be taken during your first semester, and courses highlighted in blue must be taken during your first two semesters in the program. First Year Seminar, English Composition, and Oral Communication help prepare you for success at the University.

 

In order to fulfill your WLC (Spanish) B.A., you must meet the following General Education requirements: 5 Writing courses (at least 2 must be at the Upper Division), 3 Information Literacy courses (at least 2 must be at the Upper Division), and 3 Global Awareness courses (all WLC courses are designated global courses).

 

Required Spanish and Related Courses

 

General Education Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Cr.

Semester

Grade

 

UNV 1100

First Year Seminar

1

 

 

COM 1101

Oral Communication

3

 

 

SPA 2201

Intermediate Spanish I

 

 

3

 

 

 

ENG 1112

Composition I

3

 

 

SPA 2202

Intermediate Spanish II

 

 

3

 

 

 

ENG 3313

Composition II

3

 

 

SPA 2500

Spanish Conversation

 

3

 

 

 

 

Fine Arts Course

3

 

 

SPA 2501

Spanish Advanced Structure

3

 

 

 

 

Wellness Course

3

 

 

WLC 2520

Intro to Latin American Cultures

3

 

 

 

 

Humanities Course

6

 

 

WLC 3300

Phonetics & Language Structures

3

 

 

 

 

English and Modern Languages

6

 

 

WLC 3310

World Literature in Translation

3

 

 

 

 

Math course

3

 

 

SPA 33xx

3 Spanish courses from the list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

Natural Science course

6

 

 

SPA 3306

SPA 3307

SPA 3351

SPA 3360

SPA 3301

SPA 3310

SPA 3320

SPA 4497

 

Culture and Civ of Spain

Culture and Civ of Latin Am

Topics in Lit of Latin Am

Topics in Lit of Spain

Conv. and Contemp. Issues

Intro. to Lit. Studies

Adv. Spanish Structure

Independent Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Science Course

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Education Electives

9

 

 

 

 

 

In order to meet the B.A. degree standards requirement, students must either complete the intermediate level (2202) of a language (other than Spanish) or a minor in another discipline.

 

 

 

 

 

SPA 3370-5

 

Spanish Electives Study Abroad

 

9

 

 

 

 

WLC 4400

 

Global Experience Capstone

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS IN MAJOR

42

 

 

 

 

in Spanish (incl. Study Abroad)

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related courses

 

 

 

 

ENG 2225

English Grammar

 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In bold: courses in Spanish, already existing (renumbered)

In italics: new courses in English  (being created)

 

NOTES: If students take more than 9 credits abroad (typically 12-15 credits for a semester), the additional credits can go toward free electives.

 

Other existing notes (for students): Study abroad at least for one semester is required. The best time to study abroad is during your junior year. Your precise course sequence will depend upon the semester that you enter the program and upon the schedule of course offerings. Your advisor will assist you in selecting your courses and developing a schedule that enables you to complete all required courses within a four-year plan of study – providing that you make satisfactory progress in all courses attempted.

 

 

 

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