Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures

Interim Chair and Associate Professor: L. Burley (PhD), 450-5648
Director of IEP and Lecturer II: C. Flowers (M.Ed) 852-2953
Professor: P. Bailey (PhD)
Associate Professor:  H. Lange (PhD), John Parrack (PhD), A. Reid (PhD), T. Sorenson (PhD), J. Zambrano (PhD), G. Zhuang (PhD)
Assistant Professor: R. Escamilla (PhD), S. Johnston (PhD), K. Knox (PhD), A. Gonzalez Landeros (PhD), K. Okoli (PhD), Jennifer Parrack (PhD), J. Zhu (PhD)
Senior Lecturer: L. Schaefer (M.Ed), S. Streiff-Vena (MA)
Lecturer II: L. Carmack (MA), M. Kemper (M.Ed), L. Mommsen (MA)
Lecturer I: A. Bruce (MA), C. Barr (MA)
Senior Laboratory Instructor: S. Wilkes (MS)
IEP Advisor: L. Shoemake (BA)

[1] Purposes

  • To develop proficient students with a functional control of the four fundamental language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • To increase students’ awareness, critical understanding, empathy, and respect for other cultures.
  • To enable students to function effectively in a changing global community.
  • To stress the relevance of the study of language, linguistics, culture, and literature to career preparation.
  • To develop a lasting appreciation for language, culture, and literature as a means of broadening our understanding of human experience.

[2] Programs

Major programs are offered in Linguistics and in Modern Languages (Mandarin Chinese, French, and Spanish); minor programs are offered in Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Linguistics, Spanish, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The BA degree requirement for foreign language may be fulfilled in Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish. The curriculum permits maximum authentic practice of everyday language and cultural situations as well as in-depth study of general and specific topics in culture and literature. Students are highly encouraged to study abroad as they complete their language program.

Modern Languages majors (Mandarin Chinese, French, and Spanish) are counseled to combine a second major or a minor in a related area of interest that will enhance their preparation for a professional career. Upon graduation, majors may qualify to teach on the secondary level, to attend graduate school, or to secure employment in any one of a variety of fields requiring proficiency in a second language.

Jump to a program on this page:
Degrees: BA in Linguistics | BA in Modern Languages
Linguistics Tracks: Language | TESOL | Computer Science | General Linguistics
Modern Languages Concentrations: Chinese | French | Spanish
Minor Programs: Linguistics | Chinese | French | German | Spanish | TESOL

The department also includes the Intensive English Program (IEP). See detailed IEP information here: program link.

[3] Advanced Placement

The Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures participates in the advanced placement program. Courses and the minimum requirements to be met in order to earn credit can be found elsewhere in the bulletin (see the Advanced Placement Program section of this bulletin). In general, students who have an AP score and who are interested in continuing study in the same language at UCA will be able to receive more credit if they also follow the procedures described below for the Department’s Credit by Examination program.

[4] Credit by Examination

Students who have not previously received undergraduate credit in that language at a college or university may receive credit by examination. Such credit is limited to a maximum of 6 hours in a language or 12 hours within the department and is granted for the six credit hours of course work that immediately precedes the course of placement when the following criteria are met:

  1. Achievement of a satisfactory score on proficiency examinations administered by the Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures.
  2. Satisfactory completion, with a minimum grade of B, of the language course at the level of placement recommended by the Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures.
  3. The student formally requests credit from the Department after completing the first course.

[5] Academic Progression for All Majors and Minors and in the Language Requirement for the BA

Students in any course applied to the major or minor must pass the course with a grade of “C” or better. The student must earn a grade of “C” or better in any course that serves as a prerequisite for a major or minor course before enrolling in the major or minor courses requiring that prerequisite.

[6] Foreign Language Requirement for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of three (3) semester hours of a foreign language at 2000-level or above. Guided-study (i.e., correspondence) courses will not be accepted as transfer credit in fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. Note: Students with prior experience in a language must take the departmental placement test before enrolling in their first course. The French, German, and Spanish placement exams are available at http://uca.edu/wlan/placement. There is no fee to take a placement exam. As an alternative, students sufficiently proficient in a foreign language can request a BA Foreign Language Exemption by completing a form available at http://uca.edu/registrar/forms/.

[7] Honors in Modern Languages and in Linguistics

[Jump to Recognition of Academic Achievement for general information about Honors in the Majors.]

During the senior year, a student majoring in Modern Languages may be invited to participate in the Honors in the Majors program. Minimal requirements for graduation with honors are as follows: (1) achievement of a 3.25 GPA overall and a 3.50 in the major; (2) demonstration of advanced level proficiencies in all four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) on a senior exit examination; (3) successful completion of course FREN 4310, SPAN 4310, or CHIN 4300 demonstrated by submission and approval of a research paper on a literary, cultural, or linguistic topic; (4) presentation of an oral defense of the research paper before a committee made up of three members of the faculty of the department.

During the senior year, a student majoring in Linguistics may be invited to participate in the Honors in the Majors program. Minimal requirements for graduation with honors are as follows: (1) achievement of a 3.25 GPA overall and a 3.50 in the major; (2) successful completion of LING 4V90 demonstrated by submission and approval of a research paper on a linguistic topic; (3) presentation of an oral defense of the research paper before a committee made up of three members of the faculty of the department.

[8] Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (36 hours)

The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics requires successful completion of 120 hours, including (1) the UCA Core: completion of 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements (see the lower-division UCA Core requirements) and completion of upper-division UCA Core requirements using designated courses (see the UCA Core requirements) in this UBulletin; (2) completion of a sophomore-level foreign language course; (3) completion of a a major as described below; (4) 40 upper-division hours; and (5) completion of a minor. All students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each course applying to the major program.

Linguistics Core courses are used to satisfy the upper-division UCA Core requirement in Effective Communication, Diversity, Critical Inquiry, and Responsible Living. The program has also designated courses (required for certain tracks, available as electives in others) which satisfy the lower-division UCA Core requirements. LING 2350, World Languages, satisfies the lower-division UCA Core requirement in Critical Inquiry (Humanities). LING 1310, Language Culture and Society, is a social science elective in the Diversity in World Cultures area.

Abbreviation Key – UCA Core Program

[8.1] Linguistics Core (22 hours)

Required courses (19 hours)

LING 2320 Introduction to Language and Linguistics
LING/WLAN 2350 World Languages [UD UCA Core: I]
LING 3315 Semantics
LING 3325 Sociolinguistics [UD UCA Core: D]
LING 4110 Capstone In Linguistics [ UD UCA Core: Z ]
LING 4345 Analytical Methods of Morphology and Syntax
LING 4350 Phonology

One course from the following (3 hours)

ENGL 4360 History and Structure of the English Language [UD UCA Core: C]
LING 4355 Special Topics in Linguistics
LING 4370 Field Methods in Linguistics [UD UCA Core: R, I]

Students then choose from one of the following four tracks for the additional 18 hours

[8.2] Track One: Language

15 hours in one language (Spanish, French, German, Chinese) beyond the language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree

[8.3] Track Two: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Required courses (15 hours):

LING 3310 Issues in English as a Second Language
LING 4320 Grammatical Structures of English
LING 4330 Educational Linguistics [UD UCA Core: C]
WLAN 4315 Methods of Teaching Second Languages
WLAN 4325 Second Language Acquisition

No additional hours are required for this track. The following elective list is under review. Consult your academic advisor if you have questions about requirements for the TESOL track.

Any one of the following (3 hours):

WRTG 4320 Intercultural Rhetoric and Writing [UD UCA Core: D]
CSD 2322 Applied Phonetics
WLAN 4330 Second Language Assessment
ENGL 4360 History and Structure of the English Language

[8.4] Track Three: Computer Science

A total of fifteen credit hours is required to complete this track. Most students will actually complete 17–18 credit hours and adjust the general electives taken for the degree accordingly. Note that each of the required and elective courses in this track requires a prerequisite. Check the Computer Science course list in this UBulletin for details.

Required courses (14 hours):

CSCI 1470 Computer Science I
CSCI 1480 Computer Science II
CSCI 2320 Data Structures
CSCI 3345 Human Computer Interaction or CSCI 3370 Principles of Programming Languages

Electives (1 credit hour required):

CSCI 2440 Assembly Language and Computer Organization
CSCI 3190 Social Implications of Technology
CSCI 3275 Internship in Computer Science
CSCI 3330 Algorithms
CSCI 3360 Database Systems
CSCI 3381 Object-Oriented Software Development with Java
CSCI 3385 Artificial Intelligence
CSCI 4300 Operating Systems
CSCI 4340 Introduction to Parallel Programming
CSCI 4353 Introduction to Multimedia Computing
CSCI 4360 Special Topics in Computer Science
CSCI 4370 Data Mining

[8.5] Track Four: General Linguistics

Choose 15 hours from among the following courses:

LING 4320 Grammatical Structures of English
LING 4330 Educational Linguistics [UD UCA Core: C]
LING 4355 Special Topics in Linguistics* (may be repeated up to three times with different topics)
LING 4360 Historical Linguistics and Language Change
LING 4370 Field Methods in Linguistics [UD UCA Core: R, I]
LING 4V80 Directed Study in Linguistics
ENGL 4360 History and Structure of the English Language [UD UCA Core: C]
PHIL 2310 Introduction to Logic
PHIL 4330 Philosophy of Language
PSYC 3325 Cognitive Psychology
CSD (formerly SPTH) 2322 Applied Phonetics
WRTG 3390 Discourse Analysis

[9] Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages

The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages, with a major concentration in Chinese, French, or Spanish, requires successful completion of 120 hours (of which 40 must be upper division), including (1) the UCA Core: complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using designated courses (see the UCA Core requirements); (2) all degree requirements; (3) a major concentration in Chinese, French, or Spanish as outlined below; and (4) a minor as planned with the student’s minor advisor.

LALS 2310, WLAN 2350 and Chinese, French, German, and Spanish 2320 courses satisfy the lower-division UCA Core requirement in Critical Inquiry (Humanities). WLAN 2315 (Humanities) fulfills the Diversity in Creative Works Core requirement, while LALS 2300 and WLAN 2325 satisfy the Diversity in World Cultures requirement as humanities electives. Students may fulfill the upper-division UCA Core requirements in Diversity, Critical Inquiry, Responsible Living, and Effective Communication in minor and major courses in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. Modern Language students will take CHIN, FREN, or SPAN 4110, Senior Capstone Project, as the required UCA Core capstone.

Abbreviation Key – UCA Core Program

[9.1] Major in Modern Languages, Concentration in Mandarin Chinese (37 hours)

[9.1.1] Teacher Education Track

The BA curriculum may be combined with preparation for K–12 Foreign Language Education licensure. For further information, contact the Chair of the Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures (450-3168), the Chair of the Teaching and Learning (852-2963), or the Office of Candidate Services (450-3131). ESL Endorsement Courses: All teacher candidates with a major in Modern Languages who complete the teacher licensure program at UCA will graduate with ESL endorsement. In addition to WLAN 4315, 4325, and 4330, students must take EDUC 3322 in the College of Education.

This major qualifies for the Teaching and Learning minor.

Linguistics Foundation Course (3 hours). Choose one:

LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics
LING 2350 World Languages
WLAN 2350 World Languages

Intermediate Chinese (6 hours):

CHIN 2310 Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 2320 Intermediate Chinese II

Required Advanced Language Core (9 hours):

CHIN 3300 Advanced Chinese Grammar I [UD UCA Core: I, C]
CHIN 3303 Advanced Chinese Grammar II [UD UCA Core: I, C]
CHIN 4350 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics

Three hours of culture and civilization (3 hours):

CHIN 3312 Culture And Society: Advanced Readings on Modern China [UD UCA Core: D, I]

Three hours of literature (3 hours):

CHIN 3320 Advanced Readings in Chinese Literature I [UD UCA Core: D, I]

Twelve hours of elective credits chosen from among the following:

CHIN 2330 Introduction to Business Chinese
CHIN 3360 Practicum in Chinese: Teaching Chinese to Children
CHIN 3330 Advanced Business Chinese
CHIN 3340 Advanced Intensive Chinese Conversation Abroad
CHIN 3398 Travel Seminar in China
CHIN 4V00 Independent Study in Chinese

Required UCA Core Capstone:

CHIN 4110 Senior Capstone Project [UD UCA Core: Z]

Other requirements:

All students must (1) meet proficiency requirements at the end of CHIN 2320 and at the end of the degree program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the major program.
Teacher candidates must graduate with a 2.75 GPA overall in major courses.

Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad at one of our exchange partner schools in China.

Teaching and Learning Minor:

EDUC 1300 Education as a Profession
EDUC 3322 Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings (1 of 4 ESL endorsement classes)
MSIT 3310 Learning and Development
MSIT 4305 Classroom Management
EDUC 4210 Integration of Technology in Teaching and Learning
WLAN 4330 Second Language Assessment, substitutes for MSIT 4321 (1 of 4 ESL endorsement classes)
MSIT 4325 Strategies for Content Literacy Development and Curriculum

Other required courses for Chinese Teacher Education:

4315 Methods of Teaching Second Languages (1 of 4 ESL endorsement classes)
4325 Second Language Acquisition (1 of 4 ESL endorsement classes)
4350 Internship I
4690 Internship II
4691 Internship II

Students wishing to pursue a teaching license in this content area must apply to the Office of Candidate Services and meet established criteria for admission to the teacher education program (for admission requirements, click here). The degree requires completion of (1) the UCA Core, (2) the 18-hour minor in Teaching and Learning (click here) or approved substitutions by program coordinator, (3) Major field of study content hours and methods courses, (4) successful completion of Internship I and II, and (5) meet licensure requirements established by the Arkansas Department of Education.

[9.1.2.] Traditional Language and Literature Track

Linguistics Foundation Course (3 hours). Choose one:

LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics
LING 2350 World Languages
WLAN 2350 World Languages

Intermediate Chinese (6 hours):

CHIN 2310 Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 2320 Intermediate Chinese II

Required Advanced Language Core (9 hours):

CHIN 3300 Advanced Chinese Grammar I [UD UCA Core: I, C]
CHIN 3303 Advanced Chinese Grammar II [UD UCA Core: I, C]
CHIN 4350 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics

Three hours of culture and civilization (3 hours):

CHIN 3312 Culture And Society: Advanced Readings on Modern China [UD UCA Core: D, I]

Three hours of literature (3 hours):

CHIN 3320 Advanced Readings in Chinese Literature I [UD UCA Core: D, I]

Twelve hours of elective credits chosen from among the following:

CHIN 2330 Introduction to Business Chinese
CHIN 3360 Practicum in Chinese: Teaching Chinese to Children
CHIN 3330 Advanced Business Chinese
CHIN 3340 Advanced Intensive Chinese Conversation Abroad
CHIN 3398 Travel Seminar in China
CHIN 4V00 Independent Study in Chinese

Required UCA Core Capstone:

CHIN 4110 Senior Capstone Project [UD UCA Core: Z]

Other requirements:

All students must (1) meet proficiency requirements at the end of CHIN 2320 and at the end of the degree program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the major program.

[9.1.3.] Business Chinese Track

Linguistics Foundation Course (3 hours) Choose one:

LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics
LING 2350 World Languages
WLAN 2350 World Languages

Intermediate Chinese (6 hours):

CHIN 2310 Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 2320 Intermediate Chinese II

Required Advanced Language Core (9 hours):

CHIN 3300 Advanced Chinese Grammar I [UD UCA Core: I, C]
CHIN 3303 Advanced Chinese Grammar II [UD UCA Core: I, C]
CHIN 4350 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics

Three hours of culture and civilization (3 hours):

CHIN 3312 Culture And Society: Advanced Readings on Modern China [UD UCA Core: D, I]

Three hours of literature (3 hours):

CHIN 3320 Advanced Readings in Chinese Literature I [UD UCA Core: D, I]

Required Chinese Business Core (6 hours):

CHIN 2330 Introduction to Business Chinese
CHIN 3330 Advanced Business Chinese

Six hours of elective credits chosen from among the following (6 hours):

CHIN 3360 Practicum in Chinese: Teaching Chinese to Children
CHIN 3340 Advanced Intensive Chinese Conversation Abroad
CHIN 3398 Travel Seminar in China
CHIN 4V00 Independent Study in Chinese (1-3 credit hours)

Required UCA Core Capstone (1 hour):

CHIN 4110 Senior Capstone Project [UD UCA Core: Z]
Required minor in General Business (24 hours)

Required Business Courses (12 hours):

ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting II
ECON 2320 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2321 Principles of Microeconomics

Business Electives (12 hours)

Choose 12 hours of additional courses in business (must include at least 6 hours of upper-division courses). NB: Students planning to pursue graduate study in business (i.e., MBA) should select MBA prerequisite courses as their elective hours for the General Business minor.

Other requirements:

All students must (1) meet proficiency requirements at the end of CHIN 2320 and at the end of the degree program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the major program. Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad at one of our exchange partner schools in China.

[9.2] Major in Modern Languages Concentration in French (37 hours)

[9.2.1] Teacher Education Track

The BA curriculum may be combined with preparation for K–12 Foreign Language Education licensure. For further information, contact the Chair of the Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures (450-3168), the Chair of the Teaching and Learning (852-2963), or the Office of Candidate Services (450-3131). ESL Endorsement Courses: All teacher candidates with a major in Modern Languages who complete the teacher licensure program at UCA will graduate with ESL endorsement. In addition to WLAN 4315, 4325, and 4330, students must take EDUC 3322 in the College of Education.

This major qualifies for the Teaching and Learning minor.

Linguistics Foundation Course (3 hours). Choose one:

LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics
LING 2350 World Languages
WLAN 2350 World Languages

Intermediate French (6 hours):

FREN 2310 Intermediate French I
FREN 2320 Intermediate French II

Required Advanced Language Core (9 hours):

FREN 3300 Advanced Grammar and Composition I [UD UCA Core: I, C]
FREN 3303 Advanced Grammar and Composition II [UD UCA Core: I, C]
FREN 4350 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics

Three hours of culture and civilization. Choose one:

FREN 3312 French Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3315 Issues of Cultural Identity in the Francophone World [UD UCA Core: D, R]
FREN 3350 French Cinema

Three hours of literature. Choose one:

FREN 3315 Issues of Cultural Identity in the Francophone World [UD UCA Core: D, R]
FREN 3320 French Literature I
FREN 3321 French Literature II [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 4395 Advanced French Literature

Note: French 3315 may not be taken twice in fulfillment of both the culture and literature area requirements.

Twelve hours of elective credits chosen from among the following:

FREN 2330 Introduction to Business French
FREN 3V60 Practicum in French (1 or 2 credit hours)
FREN 3312 French Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3315 Issues of Cultural Identity in the Francophone World [UD UCA Core: D, R]
FREN 3320 French Literature I
FREN 3321 French Literature II [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3330 Advanced Business French
FREN 3340 Intensive Oral Practice Abroad in French
FREN 3350 French Cinema
FREN 3370 French Translation [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3398 Intensive French Abroad
FREN 4310 Honors in French
FREN 4395 Advanced French Literature
FREN 4V00 Independent Study in French (1-3 credit hours)

Required UCA Core Capstone:

FREN 4110 Senior Capstone Project [UD UCA Core: Z]

Other requirements:

All students must (1) meet proficiency requirements at the end of FREN 2320 and at the end of the degree program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the major program.

Teacher candidates must graduate with a 2.75 GPA overall in major courses.

Teaching and Learning Minor:
EDUC 1300 Education as a Profession
EDUC 3322 Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings (1 of 4 ESL endorsement classes)
MSIT 3310 Learning and Development
MSIT 4305 Classroom Management
EDUC 4210 Integration of Technology in Teaching and Learning
WLAN 4330 Second Language Assessment, substitutes for MSIT 4321 (1 of 4 ESL endorsement classes)
MSIT 4325 Strategies for Content Literacy Development and Curriculum

Other required courses for French Teacher Education:

4315 Methods of Teaching Second Languages (1 of 4 ESL endorsement classes)
4325 Second Language Acquisition (1 of 4 ESL endorsement classes)
4350 Internship I
4690 Internship II
4691 Internship II

Students wishing to pursue a teaching license in this content area must apply to the Office of Candidate Services and meet established criteria for admission to the teacher education program (for admission requirements, click here). The degree requires completion of (1) the UCA Core, (2) the 18-hour minor in Teaching and Learning (click here) or approved substitutions by program coordinator, (3) Major field of study content hours and methods courses, (4) successful completion of Internship I and II, and (5) meet licensure requirements established by the Arkansas Department of Education.

[9.2.2.] Traditional Language and Literature Track

Linguistics Foundation Course (3 hours). Choose one:

LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics
LING 2350 World Languages
WLAN 2350 World Languages

Intermediate French (6 hours):

FREN 2310 Intermediate French I
FREN 2320 Intermediate French II

Required Advanced Language Core (9 hours):

FREN 3300 Advanced Grammar and Composition I [UD UCA Core: I, C]
FREN 3303 Advanced Grammar and Composition II [UD UCA Core: I, C]
FREN 4350 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics

Three hours of culture and civilization. Choose one:

FREN 3312 French Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3315 Issues of Cultural Identity in the Francophone World [UD UCA Core: D, R]
FREN 3350 French Cinema

Three hours of literature. Choose one:

FREN 3315 Issues of Cultural Identity in the Francophone World [UD UCA Core: D, R]
FREN 3320 French Literature I
FREN 3321 French Literature II [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 4395 Advanced French Literature

Note: French 3315 may not be taken twice in fulfillment of both the culture and literature area requirements.

Twelve hours of elective credits chosen from among the following:

FREN 2330 Introduction to Business French
FREN 3V60 Practicum in French (1 or 2 credit hours)
FREN 3312 French Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3315 Issues of Cultural Identity in the Francophone World [UD UCA Core: D, R]
FREN 3320 French Literature I
FREN 3321 French Literature II [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3330 Advanced Business French
FREN 3340 Intensive Oral Practice Abroad in French
FREN 3350 French Cinema
FREN 3370 French Translation [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3398 Intensive French Abroad
FREN 4310 Honors in French
FREN 4395 Advanced French Literature
FREN 4V00 Independent Study in French (1-3 credit hours)

Required UCA Core Capstone:

FREN 4110 Senior Capstone Project [UD UCA Core: Z]

Other requirements:

All students must (1) meet proficiency requirements at the end of FREN 2320 and at the end of the degree program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the major program.

[9.2.3.] Business French Track

Linguistics Foundation Course (3 hours) Choose one:

LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics
LING 2350 World Languages
WLAN 2350 World Languages

Intermediate French (6 hours):

FREN 2310 Intermediate French I
FREN 2320 Intermediate French II

Required Advanced Language Core (9 hours):

FREN 3300 Advanced Grammar and Composition I [UD UCA Core: I, C]
FREN 3303 Advanced Grammar and Composition II [UD UCA Core: I, C]
FREN 4350 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics

Required French Business Core (6 hours):

FREN 2330 Introduction to Business French
FREN 3330 Advanced Business French

Three hours of culture and civilization. Choose one:

FREN 3312 French Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3315 Issues of Cultural Identity in the Francophone World [UD UCA Core: D, R]
FREN 3350 French Cinema

Three hours of literature. Choose one:

FREN 3315 Issues of Cultural Identity in the Francophone World [UD UCA Core: D, R]
FREN 3320 French Literature I
FREN 3321 French Literature II [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 4395 Advanced French Literature

Note: French 3315 may not be taken twice in fulfillment of both the culture and literature area requirements.

Six hours of elective credits chosen from among:

FREN 3160, 3260 Practicum in French
FREN 3312 French Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3315 Issues of Cultural Identity in the Francophone World [UD UCA Core: D, R]
FREN 3320 French Literature I
FREN 3321 French Literature II [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3340 Intensive Oral Practice Abroad in French
FREN 3350 French Cinema
FREN 3370 French Translation [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3398 Intensive French Abroad
FREN 4310 Honors in French
FREN 4395 Advanced French Literature
FREN 4V00 Independent Study in French (1-3 credit hours)

Required UCA Core Capstone:

FREN 4110 Senior Capstone Project [UD UCA Core: Z]
Required minor in General Business (24 hours)

Required Business Courses (12 hours):

ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting II
ECON 2320 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2321 Principles of Microeconomics

Business Electives (12 hours)

Choose 12 hours of additional courses in business (must include at least 6 hours of upper-division courses).
NB: Students planning to pursue graduate study in business (i.e., MBA) should select MBA prerequisite courses as their elective hours for the General Business minor.

Other requirements:

All students must (1) meet proficiency requirements at the end of FREN 2320 and at the end of the degree program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the major program.

Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad at one of our exchange partner schools in Belgium or France.

[9.3] Major in Modern Languages with Concentration in Spanish (37 hours)

[9.3.1.] Teacher Education Track

The BA curriculum may be combined with preparation for K–12 Foreign Language Education licensure. For further information, contact the Chair of the Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures (450-3168), the Chair of the Teaching and Learning (852-2963), or the Office of Candidate Services (450-3131).

ESL Endorsement Courses: All teacher candidates with a major in Modern Languages who complete the teacher licensure program at UCA will graduate with ESL endorsement. In addition to WLAN 4315, 4325, and 4330, students must take EDUC 3322 in the College of Education.

This major qualifies for the Teaching and Learning minor.

Linguistics Foundation Course (3 hours) Choose one:

LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics
LING 2350 World Languages
WLAN 2350 World Languages

Intermediate Spanish (6 hours):

SPAN 2310 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 2320 Intermediate Spanish III

Required Advanced Language Core (9 hours):

SPAN 3300 Advanced Grammar and Composition [UD UCA Core: I, C]
SPAN 3303 Advanced Composition and Textual Analysis [UD UCA Core: I, C]
SPAN 4350 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

Three hours of culture and civilization. Choose one:

SPAN 3312 Spanish Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3313 Latin-American Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3315 Topics in Hispanic Studies [UD UCA Core: D, R]
SPAN 4396 Hispanic Studies

Three hours of literature. Choose one:

SPAN 3315 Topics in Hispanic Studies [UD UCA Core: D, R]
SPAN 3320 Spanish Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3321 Latin American Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 4395 Advanced Hispanic Literature

Note: Spanish 3315 may not be taken twice in fulfillment of both the culture and literature area requirements.

Twelve hours of elective credits chosen from among the following:

SPAN 2325 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics
SPAN 2330 Introduction to Business Spanish
SPAN 2350 Intermediate Conversational Spanish
SPAN 3V60 Practicum in Spanish (1 or 2 credit hours)
SPAN 3312 Spanish Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3313 Latin-American Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3315 Topics in Hispanic Studies [UD UCA Core: D, R]
SPAN 3320 Spanish Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3321 Latin American Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3330 Advanced Business Spanish
SPAN 3340 Intensive Oral Practice Abroad in Spanish
SPAN 3360 Drama-Teatro: Staging Spanish One-Act Plays
SPAN 3370 Introduction to Spanish Translation
SPAN 3V98 Travel Seminar Abroad (3 or 6 credit hours)
SPAN 4V00 Independent Study in Spanish (1-3 credit hours)
SPAN 4310 Honors in Spanish
SPAN 4395 Advanced Hispanic Literature
SPAN 4396 Hispanic Studies
SPAN 4397 Topics in Advanced Spanish Linguistics

Required UCA Core Capstone:

SPAN 4110 Senior Capstone Project [UD UCA Core: Z]

Other requirements:

All students must (1) meet proficiency requirements at the end of SPAN 2320 and at the end of the degree program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the major program.

Teacher candidates must graduate with a 2.75 GPA overall in major courses.

Teaching and Learning minor
EDUC 1300 Education as a Profession
EDUC 3322 Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings (1 of 4 ESL endorsement classes)
MSIT 3310 Learning and Development
MSIT 4305 Classroom Management
EDUC 4210 Integration of Technology in Teaching and Learning
WLAN 4330 Second Language Assessment, substitutes for MSIT 4321 (1 of 4 ESL endorsement classes)
MSIT 4325 Strategies for Content Literacy Development and Curriculum

Other required courses for Spanish Teacher Education:

4315 Methods of Teaching Second Languages (1 of 4 ESL endorsement classes)
4325 Second Language Acquisition (1 of 4 ESL endorsement classes)
4350 Internship I
4690 Internship II
4691 Internship II

Students wishing to pursue a teaching license in this content area must apply to the Office of Candidate Services and meet established criteria for admission to the teacher education program (for admission requirements, click here). The degree requires completion of (1) the UCA Core, (2) the 18-hour minor in Teaching and Learning (click here) or approved substitutions by program coordinator, (3) Major field of study content hours and methods courses, (4) successful completion of Internship I and II, and (5) meet licensure requirements established by the Arkansas Department of Education.

[9.3.2.] Traditional Language and Literature track

Linguistics Foundation Course (3 hours) Choose one:

LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics
LING 2350 World Languages
WLAN 2350 World Languages

Intermediate Spanish (6 hours)

SPAN 2310 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 2320 Intermediate Spanish III

Required Advanced Language Core (6 hours)

SPAN 3300 Advanced Grammar and Composition [UD UCA Core: I, C]
SPAN 3303 Advanced Composition and Textual Analysis [UD UCA Core: I, C]

Three hours of culture and civilization. Choose one:

SPAN 3312 Spanish Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3313 Latin-American Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3315 Topics in Hispanic Studies [UD UCA Core: D, R]
SPAN 4396 Hispanic Studies

Three hours of literature. Choose one:

SPAN 3315 Topics in Hispanic Studies [UD UCA Core: D, R]
SPAN 3320 Spanish Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3321 Latin American Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 4395 Advanced Hispanic Literature

Note: Spanish 3315 may not be taken twice in fulfillment of both the culture and literature area requirements.

Fifteen hours of elective credits (3 of which must be at the 4000 level) chosen from among the following:

SPAN 2325 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics
SPAN 2330 Introduction to Business Spanish
SPAN 2350 Intermediate Conversational Spanish
SPAN 3V60 Practicum in Spanish (1 or 2 credit hours)
SPAN 3312 Spanish Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3313 Latin-American Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3315 Topics in Hispanic Studies [UD UCA Core: D, R]
SPAN 3320 Spanish Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3321 Latin American Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3330 Advanced Business Spanish
SPAN 3340 Intensive Oral Practice Abroad in Spanish
SPAN 3360 Drama-Teatro: Staging Spanish One-Act Plays
SPAN 3370 Introduction to Spanish Translation
SPAN 3V98 Travel Seminar Abroad (3 or 6 credit hours)
SPAN 4V00 Independent Study in Spanish (1-3 credit hours)
SPAN 4310 Honors in Spanish
SPAN 4350 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
SPAN 4395 Advanced Hispanic Literature
SPAN 4396 Hispanic Studies
SPAN 4397 Topics in Advanced Spanish Linguistics

Required UCA Core Capstone:

SPAN 4110 Senior Capstone Project [UD UCA Core: Z]

Other requirements:

All students must (1) meet proficiency requirements at the end of SPAN 2320 and at the end of the degree program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the major program.

[9.3.3.] Business Spanish Track

Linguistics Foundation Course (3 hours) Choose one:

LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics
LING 2350 World Languages
WLAN 2350 World Languages

Intermediate Spanish (6 hours):

SPAN 2310 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 2320 Intermediate Spanish III

Required Advanced Language Core (6 hours):

SPAN 3300 Advanced Grammar and Composition [UD UCA Core: I, C]
SPAN 3303 Advanced Composition and Textual Analysis [UD UCA Core: I, C]

Spanish Business Core (6 hours):

SPAN 2330 Introduction to Business Spanish
SPAN 3330 Advanced Business Spanish

Three hours of culture and civilization. Choose one:

SPAN 3312 Spanish Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3313 Latin-American Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3315 Topics in Hispanic Studies [UD UCA Core: D, R]
SPAN 4396 Hispanic Studies

Three hours of literature. Choose one:

SPAN 3315 Topics in Hispanic Studies [UD UCA Core: D, R]
SPAN 3320 Spanish Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3321 Latin American Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 4395 Advanced Hispanic Literature

Note: Spanish 3315 may not be taken twice in fulfillment of both the culture and literature area requirements.

Nine hours of elective credits (3 of which must be at the 4000 level) chosen from among the following:

SPAN 2325 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics
SPAN 2350 Intermediate Conversational Spanish
SPAN 3V60 Practicum in Spanish (1 or 2 credit hours)
SPAN 3312 Spanish Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3313 Latin-American Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3315 Topics in Hispanic Studies [UD UCA Core: D, R]
SPAN 3320 Spanish Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3321 Latin American Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3340 Intensive Oral Practice Abroad in Spanish
SPAN 3360 Drama-Teatro: Staging Spanish One-Act Plays
SPAN 3370 Introduction to Spanish Translation
SPAN 3V98 Travel Seminar Abroad (3 or 6 credit hours)
SPAN 4V00 Independent Study in Spanish (1-3 credit hours)
SPAN 4310 Honors in Spanish
SPAN 4350 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
SPAN 4395 Advanced Hispanic Literature
SPAN 4396 Hispanic Studies
SPAN 4397 Topics in Advanced Spanish Linguistics

Required UCA Core Capstone:

SPAN 4110 Senior Capstone Project [UD UCA Core: Z]
Required minor in General Business (24 hours)

Required Business Courses: (12 hours)

ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting II
ECON 2320 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2321 Principles of Microeconomics

Business Electives (12 hours)

Choose 12 hours of additional courses in business (must include at least 6 hours of upper-division courses).
NB: Students planning to pursue graduate study in business (i.e., MBA) should select MBA prerequisite courses as their elective hours for the General Business minor.

Other requirements:

All students must (1) meet proficiency requirements at the end of SPAN 2320 and at the end of the degree program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the major program.

[10] Minor Programs

[10.1] Minor in Linguistics (24 hours + sophomore level foreign language course)

All students must earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the minor program.

Required courses (15 hours):

LING 2320 Introduction to Language and Linguistics
LING/WLAN 2350 World Languages [UD UCA Core: I]
LING 3315 Semantics
LING 3325 Sociolinguistics [UD UCA Core: D]
LING 4345 Analytical Methods of Morphology and Syntax
or
LING 4350 Phonology

Electives (9 hours):

LING 4330 Educational Linguistics [UD UCA Core: C]
LING 4345 Analytical Methods of Morphology and Syntax
LING 4350 Phonology
LING 4355 Special Topics in Linguistics
LING 4360 Historical Linguistics and Language Change
LING 4370 Field Methods in Linguistics [UD UCA Core: R, I]
ENGL 4360 History and Structure of the English Language [UD UCA Core: C]
PSYC 3325 Cognitive Psychology
WLAN 4325 Second Language Acquisition
WLAN 4330 Second Language Assessment
PHIL 2310 Introduction to Logic
PHIL 4330 Philosophy of Language
CSD 2322 Applied Phonetics

[10.2] Minor in Mandarin Chinese (18 hours)

A minor in Mandarin Chinese requires the following:

Required Language Core (12 hours):

CHIN 2310 Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 2320 Intermediate Chinese II
CHIN 3300 Advanced Chinese Grammar I [UD UCA Core: I, C]
CHIN 3303 Advanced Chinese Grammar II [UD UCA Core: I, C]

Six hours of culture/civilization and literature:

CHIN 3312 Culture and Society: Advanced Readings on Modern China [UD UCA Core: D, I]
CHIN 3320 Advanced Readings in Chinese Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]

Other requirements:

All students must (1) meet proficiency requirements at the end of CHIN 2320 to continue in the program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the minor.

[10.3] Minor in French (18 hours)

A minor in French requires the following:

Required Language Core (9 hours):

FREN 2310 Intermediate French I
FREN 2320 Intermediate French II
FREN 3300 Advanced Grammar and Composition I [UD UCA Core: I, C]

Three hours of culture/civilization or literature. Choose one:

FREN 3312 French Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3315 Issues of Cultural Identity in the Francophone World [UD UCA Core: D, R]
FREN 3320 French Literature I
FREN 3321 French Literature II [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3350 French Cinema
FREN 4395 Advanced French Literature

Six hours of elective credits chosen from among:

FREN 2330 Introduction to Business French
FREN 3V60 Practicum in French (1 or 2 credit hours)
FREN 3303 Advanced Grammar and Composition II [UD UCA Core: I, C]
FREN 3312 French Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3315 Issues of Cultural Identity in the Francophone World [UD UCA Core: D, R]
FREN 3320 French Literature I
FREN 3321 French Literature II [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3340 Intensive Oral Practice Abroad in French
FREN 3350 French Cinema
FREN 3370 French Translation [UD UCA Core: D, I]
FREN 3398 Intensive French Abroad
FREN 4310 Undergraduate Scholar’s Thesis
FREN 4395 Advanced French Literature
FREN 4V00 Independent Study in French (1-3 credit hours)

Other requirements:

All students must (1) meet proficiency requirements at the end of FREN 2320 to continue in the program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the minor.

[10.4] Minor in German (18 hours)

A minor in German requires the following:

Required Language Core (9 hours:)

GERM 2310 Intermediate German I
GERM 2320 Intermediate German II
GERM 3300 Advanced Composition and Composition I [UD UCA Core: D, C]

Three hours of culture/civilization or literature. Choose one:

GERM 3312 German Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, C]
GERM 3320 Introduction to German Literature[UD UCA Core: D, I]
GERM 4395 Advanced German Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]

Six hours of elective credits chosen from among the following:

GERM 2330 Business German
GERM 3V60 Practicum (1 or 2 credit hours)
GERM 3303 Advanced Composition and Conversation II [UD UCA Core: I, C]
GERM 3312 German Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, C]
GERM 3320 Introduction to German Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
GERM 3340 Intensive Oral Practice Abroad in German
GERM 4350 German Grammar and Phonetics
GERM 4395 Advanced German Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
GERM 4V00 Independent Study in German (1-3 credit hours)

Other requirements:

All students must (a) meet proficiency requirements at the end of GERM 2320 to continue in the program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the minor.

[10.5] Minor in Spanish (18 hours)

A minor in Spanish requires the following:

Required Language Core (9 hours)

SPAN 2310 Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 2320 Intermediate Spanish III
SPAN 3300 Advanced Grammar and Composition [UD UCA Core: I, C]

Three hours of culture/civilization or literature. Choose one:

3312 Spanish Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
3313 Latin-American Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
3315 Topics in Hispanic Studies [UD UCA Core: D, R]
3320 Spanish Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
3321 Latin American Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
4395 Advanced Hispanic Literature
4396 Hispanic Studies

Six hours of elective credits chosen from among:

SPAN 2325 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics
SPAN 2330 Introduction to Business Spanish
SPAN 2350 Intermediate Conversational Spanish
SPAN 3303 Advanced Composition and Textual Analysis [UD UCA Core: I, C]
SPAN 3V60 Practicum in Spanish (1-2 credit hours)
SPAN 3312 Spanish Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3313 Latin-American Civilization [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3315 Topics in Hispanic Studies [UD UCA Core: D, R]
SPAN 3320 Spanish Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3321 Latin American Literature [UD UCA Core: D, I]
SPAN 3340 Intensive Oral Practice Abroad in Spanish
SPAN 3360 Drama-Teatro: Staging Spanish One-Act Plays
SPAN 3370 Introduction to Spanish Translation
SPAN 3V98 Travel Seminar Abroad (3 or 6 credit hours)
SPAN 4V00 Independent Study in Spanish (1-3 credit hours)
SPAN 4310 Undergraduate Scholar’s Thesis
SPAN 4350 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
SPAN 4395 Advanced Hispanic Literature
SPAN 4396 Hispanic Studies
SPAN 4397 Topics in Advanced Spanish Linguistics

Other requirements:

All students must (1) meet proficiency requirements at the end of SPAN 2320 to continue in the program and (2) earn a minimum grade of C in each course applying to the minor.

[10.6] Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

A minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) requires the following:

All students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each course applying to the minor program.

Required courses (15 hours)

LING 2320 Introduction to Language and Linguistics
LING 4320 Grammatical Structures of English
WLAN 4325 Second Language Acquisition
LING 3310 Issues in ESL (prerequisite: LING 2320)
WLAN 4315 Methods of Teaching Second Languages

Electives (6 hours selected from the following)

CSD 2322 Applied Phonetics
LING/WLAN 2350 World Languages (LD UCA Core Humanities)
LING 3325 Sociolinguistics (UD UCA Core Diversity)
LING 4330 Educational Linguistics (UD UCA Core Communication)
WLAN 4330 Second Language Assessment
WRTG 3315 Writing Center Practicum

[11] Proficiency Tests

All language majors and minors will be required to take a general proficiency test in the language before enrolling in upper-division courses. Exit assessment examinations in the language, literature, and culture of the target language are also required for all majors during the senior year. Additional courses will be required for students with deficiencies.

[12] Master’s Degree

See Graduate Bulletin.

[13] Course Links

Courses offered in English (LALS, LING, WLAN)

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Language-specific courses (CHIN, FREN, GERM, JAPN, SPAN)

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