UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES



Fumiko Fukuta, Chairperson
Department Office: Radford, Room 319
Department Telephone: 920-424-4004

CODE 41 FRENCH, 43 GERMAN, 44 JAPANESE, 48 RUSSIAN, 49 SPANISH

I. FACULTY

Bryan, Dziedzic, Fukuta, Gier, Gómez-Torres, Guillemin-Young, Lareau, Sanders, Stone-Wilms, Thomas, Wade

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Foreign Languages leads to one of the following degree(s): Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science in Education.

Graduate: The Department does not offer a graduate program.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

See the department for a listing of their goal(s).

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The Department offers 3 majors: These are: 1) French, 2) German, and 3) Spanish.

Within the French Major, the Department offers a choice of these 2 emphases: 1) Liberal Arts, and 2) Secondary Education.

Within the German Major, the Department offers a choice of these 2 emphases: 1) Liberal Arts, and 2) Secondary Education.

Within the Spanish Major, the Department offers a choice of these 2 emphases: 1) Liberal Arts, and 2) Secondary Education.

3. THE MINOR(S)

The Department offers 6 minor(s):

  1. French: Liberal Arts;
  2. French: Elementary and Secondary Education;
  3. German: Liberal Arts;
  4. German: Elementary and Secondary Education;
  5. Spanish: Liberal Arts;
  6. Spanish: Elementary and Secondary Education.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Foreign Languages and Literatures major or minor. Refer to the following Sections for complete major/minor course requirements.

REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE/WISCONSIN TEACHER CERTIFICATION

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet the requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS AND MINORS WITH EDUCATION EMPHASIS

FRENCH/GERMAN/SPANISH MAJOR (Secondary Education emphasis)

Students seeking K-12 licensure must complete:

  • 13-330 Foreign Languages in the Elementary School and
  • 14-347 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages
  • 13-311 Teaching Language Arts or 15-305 Reading Methods and Strategies
Students seeking 6-12 or 9-12 licensure must complete:

  • 14-347 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

Comment:

Students majoring in a foreign language with an education emphasis might consider the possibility of minoring in ESL, Bilingual Education, or a second foreign language.

FRENCH/GERMAN/SPANISH MINOR (Education emphasis)

Students seeking K-12 licensure must have a K-12 major and must complete:

  • 13-330 Foreign Languages in the Elementary School
  • 14-347 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages
  • 13-311 Teaching Language Arts or 15-305 Reading Methods and Strategies
Students seeking 6-12 licensure must complete:

  • 14-347 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORS seeking licensure in French, German, or Spanish must complete:

  • 13-330 Foreign Languages in the Elementary School
  • 14-347 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORS seeking P-K-3 or 1-6 licensure in a foreign language must complete:

  • 13-330 Foreign Languages in the Elementary School
  • 14-347 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION FOREIGN LANGUAGES IMMERSION REQUIREMENT.

Students majoring or minoring in Spanish, French, or German (Secondary and Elementary Education) and seeking Department of Public Instruction certification (DPI) should be aware of the following: "The program shall require a period of language immersion in residence in a country in which the language is spoken. Exceptions to the requirement, such as participation in a language immersion study program or a cultural immersion experience or program, must be mutually approved by the certifying institution and the DPI."

Study Abroad Programs Sponsored by the DFLL:

1. French

The DFLL participates in the UW-Milwaukee Study in Paris Program at the Universités de la Sorbonne and sponsors a total immersion French study abroad program in Canada at the Université du Québec at Chicoutimi.

2. Spanish

The DFLL sponsors two study abroad programs: The Oshkosh in Salamanca (Spain) program held at the Universidad de Salamanca and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Study in Mexico program held at Escuela Cuauhnahuac, C.I.C.L.C. in Cuernavaca. Prerequisites: Students wishing to participate in the Spain program must complete 49-332 while those electing to participate in the Study in Mexico program must complete 49-335.

Please consult chairperson and/or language coordinators for informal regarding additional programs in French and Spanish or programs in other languages.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Foreign Language

French
  • 41-110 Introduction to French I Lab 4 cr.
  • 41-111 Introduction to French II and Lab 4 cr.
  • 41-203 Intermediate Structure and Expression 3 cr.
  • 41-204 Intermediate Reading 3 cr.
  • 41-208 Intermediate Conversation 2 cr.
  • 41-209 Vignettes Culturelles 2 cr.

German
  • 43-110 Introduction to German I and Lab 4 cr.
  • 43-111 Introduction to German II and Lab 4 cr.
  • 43-203 Intermediate Structure and Expression 3 cr.
  • 43-204 Intermediate Reading 3 cr.
  • 43-207 Intermediate Conversation 2 cr.
  • 43-208 Intermediate Conversation 2 cr.

Spanish
  • 49-110 Introduction to Spanish I and Lab 4 cr.
  • 49-111 Introduction to Spanish II Lab 4 cr.
  • 49-203 Intermediate Structure and Expression 3 cr.
  • 49-204 Intermediate Reading 3 cr.
  • 49-207 Intermediate Conversation 2 cr.
  • 49-208 Intermediate Conversation 2 cr.

RETROACTIVE CREDIT POLICY

The Department participates in the Experiential Credit Program. For further information, consult Department Chairperson. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Advanced Placement and Retroactive Credit Policy: Students with prior foreign language training are eligible to earn up to 16 retroactive credits, shown in parentheses, by successfully completing one of the following courses with a grade of B or better: 111(4), 203(8), 204(13), 300 level (16). To determine the appropriate course(s) in which to enroll, all incoming students are advised to take a placement test (given in the Testing Center without charge to the student). To receive retroactive credits, the student must apply at Radford Hall 319 when the course is completed. The department honors retroactive credits granted to transfer students. A detailed explanation of the Retroactive Credit Policy and Advanced Placement procedure is available from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. A minimum of 14 university-level credits of one foreign language is necessary in order to fulfill the basic requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree. The Department also offers instruction in Russian and Japanese which satisfies the Bachelor of Arts language requirement.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. FRENCH MAJOR

Recommended for students who seek a rich foundation in the language, literature and civilization of France and the Francophone countries, one of the most vital intellectual and artistic sources of our world. A double major (ex: French/Journalism) is a plus for a rewarding career within a global context.

Required Credits: 42 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses listed above, see following paragraphs for the list of courses in each specific area.

A. French Major (Liberal Arts emphasis)

Recommended for students who wish to pursue a profession in Diplomacy, International Business, Interpreting and Translating or for cultural interests. Students are encouraged to consider a minor in European or International Studies.

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Course:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's upper level offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

B. French Major (Secondary Education emphasis)

Recommended for students who wish to fulfill requirements leading to Department of Public Instruction licensure for either grades K-12 or 6-12.

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's upper level offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

Comment:

The Department encourages students to participate in the Semester in Paris Program, co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in conjunction with other universities; the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi programs sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and other programs in France. Students considering graduate work in French, Comparative Literature, or Foreign Language Education should consult with French Division faculty.

2. GERMAN MAJOR

Recommended for students who wish to pursue careers requiring proficiency in German language and for students who seek a rich foundation in the language, literature and civilization of German-speaking countries.

Required Credits: 42 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses listed above, see paragraphs following for courses required in specific emphases.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement. See paragraphs following for information on electives in the emphases/options.

Comment:

Students are urged to participate in one of the many study abroad programs in German-speaking countries offered by various American universities. Those who intend to undertake graduate work in German or Foreign Language Education, should consult a faculty member of the German Division.

A. German Major (Liberal Arts emphasis)

Recommended for students who wish to pursue a career in Government, International Business, or Translating/Interpreting or those who wish to complement other fields of study including Political Science, History, Music, Art and Literature.

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's upper level offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

B. German Major (Secondary Education emphasis)

Recommended for students who wish to fulfill requirements leading to Department of Public Instruction Licensure for either grades K-12 or 6-12.

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's upper level offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

3. SPANISH MAJOR

Recommended for students who seek a rich foundation in the language, literature and civilization of Spain and Spanish America.

Required Credits: 40-42 minimum

Required Courses: See paragraphs following for courses required in specific emphases, in addition to the Core Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

See paragraphs following for information on electives in the emphases/options.

Comment:

The Department encourages students to participate in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh study abroad programs in Mexico and Spain or other University-approved programs throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

A. Spanish Major (Liberal Arts emphasis)

Recommended for students who are pursuing careers in Political Science, Criminal Justice, International Business, Library Science, Tourism, Nursing, Social Work, Foreign Service and other fields in which the ability to speak Spanish is either highly desirable or mandatory. Students are encouraged to consider minoring in either Latin American or European Studies offered by the Department of International Studies.

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

3 courses from: 49-301, 49-304, 49-307, 49-308, 49-312, 49-313; three literature courses taught in the target language numbered 300-499 including 49-360 numbered Special Topics on literature.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies: 49-301, 49-304, 49-309; and other upper level course.

Comment:

Students pursuing this emphasis are urged to consider choosing a minor in Latin American Studies, International Business or European Studies.

B. Spanish Major (Secondary Education emphasis)

Recommended for students who wish to fulfill requirements leading to Department of Public Instruction licensure for either grades K-12 or 6-12.

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

  • 49-307, 49-312, or 49-313; three courses taught in the target language numbered 300-499 including 49-360 numbered Special Topics on literature; and one of the following civilization courses: 49-332, 49-334, 49-335.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies: 49-301, 49-304, 49-309; any other upper level courses.

Comment:

Students considering graduate work in Spanish, Comparative Literature, or in Foreign Language Education, should consult a member of the Spanish faculty.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. FRENCH MINOR (Liberal Arts)

Recommended for students who wish to pursue diverse interests and career goals in fields such as International Business, Foreign Service, Library Science, or Tourism.

Required Credits: 27 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement. All Foreign Languages electives must be upper level courses.

2. FRENCH MINOR (Elementary and Secondary Education)

Recommended for students who wish to fulfill requirements leading to Department of Public Instruction Licensure.

Required Credits: 27 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement. All electives must be upper level courses.

3. GERMAN MINOR (Liberal Arts)

Recommended for students who wish to pursue diverse interests and career goals in fields such as International Business, Foreign Service, Library Science, or Tourism.

Required Credits: 27 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement. All Foreign Language electives must be upper level courses.

4. GERMAN MINOR (Elementary and Secondary Education)

Recommended for students who wish to fulfill requirements leading to Department of Public Instruction Licensure.

Required Credits: 27 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement. All electives must be upper level courses.

5. SPANISH MINOR (Liberal Arts)

Recommended for students who wish to pursue diverse interests and career goals in fields such as Tourism, Social Work, Human Services, Library Science, International Business, Nursing, Foreign Service, Criminal Justice, Journalism, and Radio-TV.

Required Credits: 25-27 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement: All electives must be upper level courses.

6. SPANISH MINOR (Elementary and Secondary Education)

Recommended for students who wish to fulfill requirements leading to Department of Public Instruction Licensure.

Required Credits: 27 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement. All electives must be upper level courses.

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Last Updated July 1, 1999