World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Undergraduate Bulletin
Document Number 4.05.08(a)

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[1] Courses Offered in English (WLAN)

1300 ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE I Beginning study in a language other than those normally taught at UCA. Emphasis on grammatical concepts leading to a basic reading ability and/or speaking skills. On demand.

1310 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN/AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES Introductory course required for the African/African-American Studies minor, and satisfies the general education World Cultural Traditions requirement. An introduction to the study of African, Afro-Caribbean, and African-American cultures, that encourages students to draw upon multiple disciplines to understand the diversity of cultural forms manifested throughout the African Diaspora.

2300 LEVEL 3 INTENSIVE ENGLISH CORE PROGRAM Credit for WLAN 2300 will be granted to international students enrolled full-time in the IEP program who meet the following criteria: (1) completion of Level 3 of the Intensive English Program with a 3.0 GPA; (2) all As and Bs in IEP classes and a score of 500 or above on TOEFL; (3) passing scores on the Accuplacer reading and writing tests for transitional classes or equivalent scores on the ACT or SAT tests; (4) previous admission to UCA on the basis of high school grades or grades issued by another university from which the student is transferring.

2315 CULTURAL STUDIES Satisfies the 3-hour humanities requirement of the general education program. Examination of one or more foreign cultures, their individual and group values, and their ways of life as reflected in literature (i.e., short stories, essays, novels) and film. May be repeated for credit under different topics. Includes work on speaking and writing skills. May not be presented as part of the foreign language requirement for the BA degree. Fall, spring.

2325 ISSUES OF CULTURAL IDENTITY IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN Satisfies the 3-hour humanities requirement of the general education program and fulfills elective credit in the African/African-American studies major and minor. An introduction to the rhetoric of cultural identity in the post-colonial Francophone world. Examination of French-speaking cultures of Africa and the Caribbean, as reflected in literature (e.g., short stories, essays, novels) and film. Includes work on speaking and writing skills. May not be presented as part of the foreign language requirement for the BA degree. Lecture, discussion. Fall.

2350 WORLD LANGUAGES An elective for the major in Linguistics or Modern Languages. Fulfills a General Education requirement under World Cultural Traditions. This course provides an introduction to the world's languages from geographical, historical, social, and psychological perspectives. Emphasis is on the diversity of the world's languages as well as their underlying unity. Lecture, discussion. Fall, spring.

4315 METHODS OF TEACHING SECOND LANGUAGES Modern methods of instruction in foreign language, English as a second language, and culture. Materials, planning, and classroom techniques are emphasized. Course goals will be accomplished through the use of lecture, discussion, written assignments, and field experiences. May not be presented as part of the foreign language major or minor requirements. This course is part of the ESL endorsement and foreign language teaching licensure curriculum at UCA. Prerequisites: For students pursuing ESL endorsement, admission to the teacher education program or consent of department chair. For students pursuing licensure in a foreign language, two 3000-level language courses or a passing score on the Praxis II exam and consent of chair. Fall.

4325 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION A study of the most common theories and research on second language acquisition (SLA), similarities and differences of first and second language acquisition, and the relevance of SLA to classroom teaching of second languages. Course goals will be accomplished through the use of lecture, discussion, written assignments, and field experiences. May not be presented as part of the foreign language major or minor requirements. This course is part of the ESL endorsement and foreign language teaching licensure curriculum at UCA. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program or consent of department chair. Fall.

4330 SECOND LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT A study of second language assessment techniques and procedures. Construction and critique of instruments for assessing proficiencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Course goals will be accomplished through the use of lecture, discussion, written assignments, and field experiences. May not be presented as part of the foreign language major or minor requirements. This course is part of the ESL endorsement and foreign language teaching licensure curriculum at UCA. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program or consent of department chair. Spring.

4350 INTERNSHIP I Internship I is part of the senior block for candidates in foreign language education. The internship occurs in a P-8 classroom setting where candidates gain experience in organizing instruction, in creating a productive learning environment, in teaching for student learning, and in achieving professional behaviors. Requires concentrated time weekly in the school. Taken the semester prior to Internship II. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program and completion of designated professional education and speciality courses. Fall.

4360 SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONS A topics course designed to provide intensive study of vocabulary, grammatical structures, interview techniques, and cultural information useful to health care professionals. Students will examine current issues related to serving the medical needs of the Hispanic population. The course will be tailored to one of the health professions. May not be presented as part of the Spanish minor or major requirements. Prerequisite: Consent of chair. On demand.

4690 INTERNSHIP II This course involves teaching under supervision in a public secondary school setting (grades 7-12). Requires full-day involvement and seminars. Taken concurrently with WLAN 4691. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education and successful completion of Internship I. Spring.

4691 INTERNSHIP II This course involves teaching under supervision in a public secondary school setting (grades 7-12). Requires full-day involvement and seminars. Taken concurrently with WLAN 4690. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education and successful completion of Internship I. Spring.