Programs and Degrees

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The Department offers undergraduate major programs in:

  • French
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish, and
  • Linguistics

and minor programs in:

  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Linguistics, and
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

We also offer the M.A. degree in Spanish providing advanced professional training in the areas of Spanish language, literature, civilizations of the Spanish-speaking world, and teaching Spanish.

We offer specialty courses in our languages focusing on linguistics, business, and travel.

We offer specialty courses in Linguistics focusing on Documentation, Education, and Philosophy and Logic.

Courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement for K-12 licensure and in the TESOL program:

  • WLAN 4315/5315 Methods of Teaching Second Languages
  • WLAN 4325/5325 Second Language Acquisition
  • WLAN 4330/5330 Second Language Assessment

The Department offers courses in the UCA Lower Division CORE in:

  • Inquiry and Analysis in the Humanities (CHIN 2320, FREN 2320, GERM 2320, SPAN 2320, LING 2350)
  • Diversity in Creative Works in the Humanities (WLAN 2315)
  • Diversity in World Cultures in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (LING 1310, WLAN 2325)

Courses in the Department fulfill requirements in the following undergraduate programs outside of Languages & Linguistics:

  • African/African-American Studies major and minor (LING 3325, WLAN 2325)
  • Anthropology major (LING 3325)
  • Anthropology minor (LING 2350, LING 3325)
  • Asian Studies minor (CHIN 2310, 2320, 3300, 3303, 3312, 3320, JAPN 2310, WLAN 2315)
  • Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts major (WLAN2325, LING 2350)
  • Latin-American and Latino Studies minor (SPAN 2330, 2340, 3313, 3315, 3321, 3330, 3398, 4395, 4396, WLAN 2315, 2325, 3390)
  • Writing major and General Writing minor (LING 2320 and LING 3315, 3325, 4320, 4330)

Courses in the Department fulfill requirements in the following graduate programs outside of Languages & Linguistics:

  • MSE in Advanced Studies in Teaching Leadership, Writing Pedagogy: LING 5310, 5340
  • MSE in Advanced Studies in Teaching Leadership, English as a Second Language: WLAN 5315, 5325, 5330
  • MA in English: LING 5310