Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Main Departmental Office
Language Building, 101
P.O. Box 311127
Denton, TX 76203-1127
(940) 565-2404
Fax: (940) 565-2581
Web site: www.forl.unt.edu

Jerry C. Nash, Chair

Faculty

Professors Nahrgang, Nash, Olsen. Associate Professors Beckman, Koop, Oxford, Sirvent. Assistant Professors Bustinza, Lee, Marerro, O'Connell, . Lecturers Alvis, Bruce, Carle, Church, Hirst, Martinez, Moses, Muniz, Polanco, Price, Terry, Yoon.

Introduction

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers students instruction that enables them to understand, speak, read and write the language chosen for study. Further, the department helps the student to gain, through the use of these tools, a knowledge of the country where the language is spoken and, as a result of this knowledge, to gain an understanding of the people themselves.

The department's place in the humanities area of the College of Arts and Sciences is based on the effective performance of the task of creating a climate of understanding between peoples separated by linguistic and cultural barriers. The department maintains and promotes a strong program of studies in French, Spanish and German, furnishing the appropriate courses in language, literature, culture and pedagogy.

Departmental Examination

Prior to enrollment in a foreign language course, a student who has earned high school credit for foreign language or who has acquired language skills will be required to take an examination to determine appropriate enrollment. Based on the results of the examination and if credit is desired, the student will pay a fee for the posting of 4-14 hours of credit corresponding to credit earned in courses 1010-2050. Students will be required to enroll for their first language course at UNT according to the course level indicated by the results of the examination. Any questions should be directed to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Arts (html)
Bachelor of Arts (pdf)

Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the "General University Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

2. Major Requirements: 38 hours of foreign language, including: LANG 1010, 1020, 2040 and 2050, plus 24 semester hours of advanced work, including 6 hours in 4000-level courses or above. Placement or credit by examination may be used to satisfy 1010, 1020, 2040 and 2050.

3. Other Course Requirements: None.

4. Suggested Minors for BA with Majors in French, German or Spanish: Recommended minors for students majoring in a foreign language are a second foreign language, English, history, business, economics and computer science.

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

6. Other Requirements:

a. Students majoring in a foreign language should take relevant accompanying history and geography courses;

b. a minimum grade of C is required for a course to count toward the major or minor;

c. a GPA of 2.75 or above is required for graduation with a major in French, German or Spanish.

Minor in Foreign Languages and Literatures

Students may pursue minors in French, German, Spanish or Italian. A minor consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours in one foreign language, including 6 advanced hours. Demonstration of proficiency may be substituted for credit in courses equivalent to LANG 1010-2050.

French Co-op Program

Students majoring or minoring in French have the opportunity to participate in the French Co-op Program:

1. Study in France:

2. Exchange programs with paid internships: Institut Universitaire de Technologie of Le Havre.

Contact the departmental office for additional information.

Teacher Certification

Teacher certification requirements were under review by the State Board for Educator Certification at the time this catalog went to press. Contact your undergraduate adviser and the Department of Teacher Education and Administration for current information.

Bilingual Education Concentration

Interested students should consult with the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education for further information.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers major work in French and Spanish in a Master of Arts degree program. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

Major in French, German or Spanish

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options. ** See Arts and Sciences degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BA with a Major in French, German or Spanish (html)
BA with a Major in French, German or Spanish (pdf)

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3
LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3
MATH (above College Algebra, except 2090)** 3
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3
Elective 3
Humanities* 3
Natural Sciences** 4
Wellness* 3
Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3
Laboratory Science** 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

LANG, Foreign Language (4000 level) 3
LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3
Cross-cultural, Diversity, and Global Studies* 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective 3
Total 18

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3
LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3
Communication** 3
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Elective 3
Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3
PSCI 1050, American Government* 3
Physical Science** 4
Elective 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3
LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3
Literature** 3
Elective 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

LANG, Foreign Language (4000 level) 3
LANG, Foreign Language (advanced) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Total 18
Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice or secondary education courses for teacher certification.

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