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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science


Foreign Languages and Literature


The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature was formed in 1996. The department teaches modern and ancient languages, their literature, and the linguistic and philological study of these languages. The broad departmental structure encourages the development of cross-disciplinary academic undertakings.

Courses



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Arabic

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature offers a minor in Arabic focused on the acquisition of language skills. A sequence of Arabic courses may be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement of the L&S degree. Additionally, Arabic courses may be of particular interest to students in the certificate in Middle Eastern and North African studies, the international studies major, the linguistics major, and the global studies degree program.

Course of Study: Minor in Arabic

The minor in Arabic consists of a minimum of 18 credits, with the following courses (or equivalents) required:

• Arabic 201: Third Semester Arabic (or equiv)
• Arabic 202: Fourth Semester Arabic (or equiv)
• Arabic 301: Fifth Semester Arabic (or equiv)
• Arabic 302: Sixth Semester Arabic (or equiv)
• An additional upper-level language course, at least 3 credits, to be met by one of the following ways: Arabic 489: Internship, 3 credits; Arabic 497: Study Abroad, 3 credits; Arabic 499: Ad Hoc, 3 credits; or Arabic 699: Independent Reading, 3 credits

Retro credits earned at the 200-level or above may count toward the minor. Students who begin their Arabic studies in higher-level courses may need to take additional credits, approved by the Arabic language coordinator, to reach a minimum of 18 credits in Arabic.

A minimum of nine credits must be taken at the 300 level or above in residence at UWM. Students entering with no previous Arabic language experience should enroll in Arabic 101. Students entering with previous knowledge of or high school preparation in Arabic, or transfer students who have studied Arabic in other colleges, are assigned to courses on the basis of a departmental placement consultation with the Arabic program coordinator. Students placed into a course beyond the 101 level, who complete their first course with a grade of at least a 'B', may receive retroactive credits, to a maximum of 16 credits, for the courses leading to the one into which they placed.

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Chinese

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature offers both a Chinese major through the Committee Interdisciplinary Major and a minor in Chinese. Chinese language courses will satisfy the foreign language requirement of the L&S degree. Courses in Chinese also may be of interest to students pursuing the Asian studies certificate, the international studies major, and the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies.

Course of Study: Major:

The Chinese Language and Culture major requires completion of 30 credits in approved Chinese and related courses. Students in the major must complete the fifth- through eighth-semester Chinese courses as the core of the program. In addition, culture-related courses that are taught using the target language are required. Students must complete 30 credits to graduate, at least 15 of them at the advanced level (300 and above) taken in residence at UWM. The major requires a minimum of 18 credits at the 300 level or above taught in Chinese. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.

The following are required:

Chinese 301 Fifth Semester Chinese 3
Chinese 302 Sixth Semester Chinese 3
Chinese 401 Seventh Semester Chinese 3
Chinese 402 Eighth Semester Chinese 3

Students whose language skills allow them to begin their study of Chinese beyond the fifth semester course must discuss with the advisor appropriate substitute courses in order to complete the required 30 credits.

One of the following three courses:

Chinese 320 Contemporary Chinese Societies Through Film 3
Chinese 330 Chinese Language and Culture 3 (In process)
Chinese 441 Business Chinese 3

Capstone Course:
The following course serves as the capstone for the major and satisfies the research requirement of the L&S degree.

FLL 699 Independent Study 1-3 (students must enroll for 3 cr.)

Electives:
Students select additional courses from the following approved electives to reach a total of 30 credits.

ArtHist 382 Chinese Art and Architecture 3
ArtHist 480 Chinese Painting 3
ArtHist 481 Topics in Chinese Art 1-3
Chinese 110 Chinese Popular Culture 3 (in process)
Chinese 130 Business Chinese: Language, Culture, and Business Practice 3 (In process)
Chinese 200 Chinese Calligraphy 3
Chinese 320 Contemporary Chinese Societies through Film 3 (if not selected above)
Chinese 330 Contemporary Language and Culture 3 (in process), (if not selected above)
Chinese 441 Business Chinese 3 (if not selected above)
Chinese 489 Internship in Chinese, Upper Division 1-3
Chinese 497 Study Abroad 3 (highly encouraged)
Chinese 699 Independent Reading 1-3
CompLit 192 Freshman Seminar: "Secrets of Chinese Cinema" subtitle 3
CompLit 230 Literature and Society: "Chinese Literature before the 20th Century" subtitle 3
CompLit 360 Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: "Modern Chinese Literature" subtitle 3
CompLit 363 Chinese Literature in the Global Context 3
English 316 World Cinema: "Hong Kong Cinema" subtitle 3
Hist 376 History of Ancient China: Earliest Times to 220 A.D. 3
Hist 377 Modern China 3
Hist 378 Revolution in China 3
Linguis 200 Aspects of Language: "Introduction to Chinese Linguistics" subtitle 3 (in process)
Pol Sci 314 Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy 3

Study Abroad

Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad. The Chinese Language Program offers short-term study abroad programs in China during the summer and in Taiwan during UWinteriM. Up to 12 credits from study abroad programs will be accepted for the major. Any language credits acquired from study abroad must not duplicate language credits acquired from classes taken at UWM.

Course of Study: Minor:

The minor in Chinese consists of 19 credits distributed as follows:

Chinese 201 Third Semester Chinese 5
Chinese 202 Fourth Semester Chinese 5
Chinese 301 Fifth Semester Chinese 3
Chinese 302 Sixth Semester Chinese 3

An additional, upper-level 3-credit language course selected from the following:

Chinese 310 Business Chinese 3
Chinese 401 Seventh Semester Chinese 3
Chinese 402 Eighth Semester Chinese 3
Chinese 497 Study Abroad 3
Chinese 699 Advanced Independenet Study 3

Related Programs

Asian Studies Certificate Program
Global Studies Degree
International Studies Major

Courses: Chinese (CHINESE)


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Classics


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Croatian

See Slavic Languages

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Dutch

See German

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German


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Greek

See Classics

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Hebrew/Jewish Studies


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The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature offers both a Japanese major through the Committee Interdisciplinary Major and a minor in Japanese. Japanese language courses will satisfy the foreign language requirement of the L&S degree. Courses in Japanese also may be of interest to students pursuing the Asian studies certificate, the international studies major, and the Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies.

Course of Study: Major

The Japanese Language and Culture major requires completion of 30 credits in approved Japanese and related courses. Students in the major must complete the fifth- through eighth-semester Japanese courses as the core of the program. In addition, culture-related courses that are taught using the target language are required. Students must complete 30 credits to graduate, at least 15 of them at the advanced (300 and above) level taken in residence at UWM. The major requires a minimum of 18 credits at the 300 level or above taught in Japanese. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.

The following are required:

Japan 301 Fifth Semester Japanese 3
Japan 302 Sixth Semester Japanese 3
Japan 401 Seventh Semester Japanese 3
Japan 402 Eighth Semester Japanese 3

Students whose language skills allow them to begin their study of Japanese beyond the fifth semester course must discuss with the advisor appropriate substitute courses in order to complete the required 30 credits.

One of the following three courses:

Japan 331 Reading Japanese Short Stories 3
Japan 361 Translating Japanese Media 3
Japan 441 Business Japanese 3

Capstone Course:
The following course serves as the capstone for the major and satisfies the research requirement of the L&S degree.

FLL 699 Independent Study 1-3 (Japanese majors enroll for 3 cr.)

Electives:
Students select additional courses from the following approved electives to reach a total of 30 credits.

Anthro 325 Japanese Culture and Society 3
ArtHist 383 Japanese Art and Architecture 3
ArtHist 482 Topics in Non-Western Art History: "Japanese Architecture" subtitle 3
English 316 World Cinema: "Japanese Cinema" subtitle 3
Hist 394 History of Japan to 1600 3
Hist 395 Hsitory of Japan Since 1600 3
Hist 397 Postwar Japan 3
Japan 110 Japanese Popular Culture 3
Japan 200 Japanese Culture and Its Effect on Language 3
Japan 297 Study Abroad 3
Japan 321 Analyzing Japanese Film Remakes 3
Japan 331 Reading Japanese Short Stories 3 (if not
selected above)
Japan 361 Translating Japanese Media 3 (if not
selected above)
Japan 397 Study Abroad 3
Japan/Trnsltn 403 Introduction to Translation: Japanese to English 3
Japan 441 Business Japanese 3 (if not selected above)
Japan 489 Internship in Japanese, Upper Division  
Japan 497 Study Abroad 3
Japan 699 Advanced Independent Study 1-3

Study Abroad

Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Up to 12 credits from study abroad programs will be accepted for the major. Any language credits acquired from study abroad must not duplicate language credits acquired from classes taken at UWM.

Course of Study: Minor:

The minor in Japanese has the acquisition of language competency as its primary objective. Students take language courses through the third-year level, but the minor also allows coursework in Japanese culture, history, and politics. Those who are able to begin their study of Japanese beyond the third-semester level will take additional elective credits, approved by the Japanese language coordinator, to complete at least 18 credits in the minor. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits in language courses. The following (or equivalent or exemption) are required.

Japan 201 Third Semester Japanese 5
Japan 202 Fourth Semester Japanese 5
Japan 301 Fifth Semester Japanese 3
Japan 302 Sixth Semester Japanese 3

At least 3 additional credits, selected from courses in Japanese above 102 or from the following:

Anthro 325 Japanese Culture and Society 3
ArtHist 383 Japanese Art and Architecture 3
English 316 World Cinema (Japanese subtitle) 3
Hist 394 History of Japan to 1600 3
Hist 395 History of Japan Since 1600 3
Hist 297 Postwar Japan 3
Pol Sci 313 Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy 3

• Retro credits earned at the 200 level or above may count toward the minor.

• A minimum of 9 credits must be taken at the 300 level or above. A minimum of 9 credits must be taken in residence at UWM. Students entering with no previous Japanese language experience should enroll in Japan 101. Students entering with previous knowledge of or high school preparation in Japanese, or transfer students who have studied Japanese in other colleges, are assigned to courses on the basis of a departmental placement consultation with the Japanese program coordinator. Students placed into a course beyond the 101 level, who complete their first course with a grade of at least a 'B', may receive retroactive credits, to a maximum of 16 credits, for the courses leading to the one into which they are placed. The college requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted at UWM. In addition, students ust attain a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.

Related Progams

Asian Studies Certificate Program
Global Studies Degree
International Studies Major

Courses: Japanese (JAPAN)


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Polish

See Slavic Languages

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Russian

See Slavic Languages

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Scandinavian Studies

See Scandinavian Studies in Certificate Programs section  [ TOP ]

Serbian

See Slavic Languages

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Ukrainian

See Slavic Languages

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Swedish

See Scandinavian Studies

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Yiddish

See HebrewStudies

FLL Faculty and Staff

Rachel Baum, Sr. Lect., Ph.D., Hebrew/Jewish Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Coordinator, Hebrew/Jewish Studies

Joel Berkowitz, Prof., Ph.D., Hebrew/Jewish Studies
City University of New York
Director, Center for Jewish Studies

Atsuko Borgmann, Senior Lect., M.A., Japanese
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Anthony A. Ciccone, Prof., Ph.D., Pedagogy
State University of New York at Buffalo
Director, Center for Instructional and Professional Development

Alan D. Corre, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D., Hebrew Studies

Elisabetta Cova, Asst. Prof., P.M., Classics
University of Cambridge, U.K.

Garry Davis, Prof., Ph.D., German
University of Michigan

Katherina P. Filips-Juswigg, Prof. Emerita, Ph.D., Slavic Languages

Bernard J. Grossfeld, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D., Hebrew Studies

Jason Jones, Asst. Prof., Ph.D., Japanese
Osaka University, Japan
Coordinator, Japanese

Robert A. Jones, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D., German

Veronica Lundback, Lect., M.A.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Coordinator, Scandinavian Studies

Yair Mazor, Prof., Ph.D., Hebrew Studies
Tel Aviv University

Michael Mikos, Prof., Ph.D., Polish
Brown University
Coordinator, Polish

Richard C. Monti, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D., Classics

David D. Mulroy, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D., Classics

Kevin Muse, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Classics, Chair
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Joseph Peschio, Assoc. Prof. Ph.D., Russian
University of Michigan
Coordinator, Russian

Roger W. Phillips, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D., Slavic Languages

Andrew Porter, Asst. Prof., Ph.D., Classics
University of Missouri-Columbia

Robert C. Ross, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D., Classics

Ruth Schwertfeger, Prof., Ph.D., German
Somerville College, Oxford
Coordinator, German

H. James Shey, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D., Classics

Roy Arthur Swanson, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D., Classics

Sooho Song, Asst. Prof., Ph.D., Foreign Languages and Literature
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Daniel Vyleta, Asst. Prof., Ph.D., German
University of Cambridge, UK

Charles A. Ward, Prof. Emeritus, Ph.D., Slavic Languages

Jennifer Watson, Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., German
University of Illinois
Associate Dean, L&S Humanities and Communication

Related Programs

Ancient Mediterranean Studies Certificate Program

Asian Studies Certificate Program

Global Studies Degree

International Studies Major

Russian and East European Studies Certificate Program



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