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Arkansas Tech University         2002-2003 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Department of Foreign Languagesand
InternationalStudies

Dr. Ursula Chandler, Head
Dean Hall, Room 116
(479) 964-0807
Ursula.Chandler@mail.atu.edu

Professors: Chandler, Zakharian
Associate Professor: Ward
Assistant Professors:
Blandon, Camacho

The mission of the Department of Foreign Languages and International Studies is to help students attain a state of intellectual freedom that enables them to grow personally, socially, and professionally. The department works to develop students' learning skills in foreign languages, to teach students to communicate effectively, to foster cultural understanding, tolerance and world perspective, and to prepare students to live in a global society.

The Department of Foreign Languages and International Studies offers programs of study leading to a baccalaureate degree in French, German, Spanish, and International Studies. The programs are designed to prepare students to communicate effectively in another language, as well as live, study, or work in international settings. Study or work abroad opportunities, either as part of or after the four-year program, will be available to students. The programs are supported by the most up-to-date technology, available to students in the Foreign Language Lab located in Dean Hall and Pendergraft Library. Departmental majors will be prepared to pursue graduate degrees and a variety of careers in business and industry, communication, education, foreign service, government, and public relations.

Tech is one of only two universities in Arkansas offering a comprehensive foreign language program. Students may choose a degree program in French, German, or Spanish, and also pursue studies in Chinese, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, and Russian.

The Degree Program in Foreign Languages requires 34 hours in a foreign language. The student's credit by examination and course work must total 34 semester hours.

Foreign Language majors may pursue teacher licensure in French, German, and Spanish. The curricula for teacher licensure in French, German, and Spanish are printed in the catalog section of the School of Education.

Students with previous foreign language experience may petition the Department of Foreign Languages and International Studies for advanced placement and credit. Petitioners will be given written and/or oral examinations by a foreign language faculty member who will then recommend an appropriate foreign language placement level. This placement level will not exceed FR 3013, GER 3013, GRK 2023, JPN 2024, LAT 2013, or SPAN 3013, and will be approved by the department head. Students who have omitted one or more courses in the basic language sequence will receive credit for omitted courses when they have validated their advanced placement by passing the course into which they are placed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students have the opportunity to attend universities abroad for a semester or an academic year (see the catalog entry under Student Exchange Opportunities).

Student advising is an important part of the programs. Departmental majors will work closely with their faculty advisors to assure successful academic progress.
Curriculum in Foreign Languages
(BA Degree with Concentration in French, German, or Spanish)

Freshman Year

Hours

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)1

6

Science1

4

World Civilization I, II (HIST 1503, 1513)1

6

Mathematics (MATH 1103 or 1113)1

3

Physical Activity1

2

Beginning Language I, II (FR, GER, SPAN 1014, 1024)2, 3

8

Fine Arts1

3

Total

32

Sophomore Year

Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)

3

Science1

4

Intermediate Language I, II (FR, GER, SPAN 2014, 2024)2, 3

8

Electives4

15

Total

30

Junior Year

Introduction to World or American Literature (ENGL 2003 or 2013)

3

U.S. History (HIST 2003 or 2013)

3

Conversation and Composition I, II (FR, GER, SPAN 3003, 3013)

6

Introduction to Linguistics (FR, GER, SPAN 3023)

3

Culture and Civilization (FR, GER 3113, SPAN 3123 or 3133)

3

Electives4

12

Total

30

Senior Year

Foreign Language Literature (FR, GER, SPAN 4213, 4223)

6

Electives4

26

Total

32

1 See all appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements" on page82.
2Students with previous study in a foreign language should refer to Foreign Language Advanced Placement and Credit under Credit by Examination.
3Lab attendance is required for the beginning and intermediate foreign language courses.

4At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000-4000 level.

International Studies

The International Studies program is interdisciplinary. The Degree Program in International Studies requires, in addition to the general education core and electives, 27 hours in an area of concentration of the student's choosing, 30 hours of courses selected from an International Studies Core and 9 hours in a foreign language above the 2000 level. Students may select the 27 hours in an area of concentration from any of the departmental majors offered at Tech. All courses need to be in the area of concentration. Students must follow the established course sequence and prerequisite requirements already defined in the catalog.

International Studies majors will have two faculty advisors. The Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and International Studies will supervise the general education, foreign language and international studies requirements and an advisor in the student's area of concentration will supervise the discipline requirements.

International Studies majors who choose a foreign language as an area of concentration, must complete the foreign language requirement of 9 hours above the 2000 level in a second foreign language. Students with previous foreign language experience may petition the Department of Foreign Languages and International Studies for advanced placement and credit. Petitioners will be given written and/or oral examinations by a foreign language faculty member who will then recommend an appropriate foreign language placement level. This placement level will not exceed FR 3013, GER 3013, GRK 2023, JPN 2024, LAT 2013, or SPAN 3013, and will be approved by the department head. Students who have omitted one or more courses in the basic language sequence will receive credit for omitted courses when they have validated their advanced placement by passing the course into which they are placed with a grade of "C" or better.

One of the unique features of the International Studies program is the paid internship opportunities for its graduates. Qualified students, graduating with an overall grade point average of B or better, will receive assistance in obtaining paid internships or job placements with international companies and organizations.
International Studies Degree Requirements
Hours

General Education Requirements

37

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)1

6

Fine Arts1

3

Humanities (ENGL 2003 or ENGL 2013)

3

Mathematics (MATH 1113)

3

Physical Activity1

2

Science1

8

Social Sciences (HIST 1503, 1513, POLS 2003 and AMST 2003)

12

Area of Concentration

27

International Studies Requirements

30

Microcomputer Applications (COMS 2003)

3

Speech (SPH 2003 or SPH 2173)

3

Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)

3

Ethics (PHIL 3023)

3

Comparative Government, International Relations, Current Issues in Global Politics, or Modern European Political Theory
(POLS 3403, 3413, 4403, or HIST 3463)

6

History of Latin America, Europe in the Twentieth Century, History of Russia, The Modern Far East, or History of Modern Africa
(HIST 3353, 4443, 4463,4603, or 4703)

3

Regional Geography of the World, Geography of Latin America, or Geography of Asia (GEOG 2013, 3303, or 3703)

3

Religions of the World, Modern Philosophy, or Contemporary Philosophy
(PHIL 2013, 3013, or 3113)

3

Principles of Economics, General Psychology, or Introductory Sociology
(Econ 2003, PSY 2003, or SOC 1003)

3

Foreign Language Requirements (must be in one foreign language above the 2000 level)

9

Electives2

21

Total

124

1 See "General Education Requirements" on page82.

2 At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000-4000 level courses.



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