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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

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



Foreign Languages and Literature (FLL)

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 equivalent)

3

Arabic 202

Fourth Semester Arabic (or equivalent)

3

Arabic 301

Fifth Semester Arabic (or equivalent)

3

Arabic 302

Sixth Semester Arabic (or equivalent)

3

An additional upper-level culture course, at least 3 credits, to be met by a course approved by the Arabic Program coordinator, or in one of the following ways:

Arabic 489

Internship

3

Arabic 497

Study Abroad

3

Arabic 499

Ad Hoc

3

Arabic 699

Independent Reading

3

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. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work. 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 (no more than 4 credits for any single course), for the courses leading to the one into which they placed.

Courses


Arabic (ARABIC)


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 2.500 GPA on all major credits attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.500 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 (in process)

3

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 (Students must enroll for 3 cr.)

1-3

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 (in process)

3

Chinese 130

Business Chinese: Language, Culture, and Business Practice (in process)

3

Chinese 150 Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture
3
   

Chinese 160

A Taste of China: Learning Chinese Culture and Society Through Cuisine

3

Chinese 200

Chinese Calligraphy

3

Chinese 320

Contemporary Chinese Societies Through Film (if not selected above)

3

Chinese 330

Contemporary Language and Culture (in process) (if not selected above)

3

Chinese 397 Study Abroad
3
   

Chinese 441

Business Chinese (if not selected above)

3

Chinese 489

Internship in Chinese, Upper Division

1-3

Chinese 497

Study Abroad (highly encouraged)

3

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 362

Transnational Asian Cinema: “New Chinese Cinema” subtitle

3

CompLit 363

Chinese Literature in the Global Context

3

Econ 193

First-Year Seminar: “Growth and Development in China, Japan, and Korea” subtitle

3

English 316

World Cinema: "Hong Kong Cinema" subtitle

3

Hist 175

East Asian Civilization to 1600

3

Hist 269

Asian Americans in Historical Perspective

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 (in process)

3

Philos 204

Introduction to Asian Religions

3

Pol Sci 314

Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy

3

Study Abroad
Five courses (minimum 15 cr) from the approved list. At least 6 cr. must be selected from courses focusing on world/global/international cinema, selected from English 316, FilmStd 412, or other appropriate courses approved by the coordinator. The following is a partial list. Other variable content courses with appropriate subtitles may be approved on a semester-by-semester basis to count toward the major. See the list published in the Schedule of Classes under affiliated Film Studies courses, the Film Studies website, or the program advisor.

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 320

Contemporary Chinese Societies Through Film

3

Chinese 401

Seventh Semester Chinese

3

Chinese 402

Eighth Semester Chinese

3

Chinese 441 Business Chinese
3
     

Chinese 497

Study Abroad

3

Chinese 699

Advanced Independent Study

3

Related Programs

Asian Studies Certificate Program
Global Studies Degree
International Studies Major


Courses: Chinese (CHINESE)


Classics


German


Greek

See Classics.

Hebrew/Jewish Studies


Japanese

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 2.500 GPA on all major credits attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.500 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 four courses:

Japan 330

Japanese Language and Culture

3

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.

Japan 500

Research and Writing in Japanese (Japanese majors enroll for 3 cr.)

1-3

Electives: Students select additional courses from the following approved electives to reach a total of 30 credits. At least one course must be taken outside the Japan curricular area.

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

History 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 220

Introduction to Japanese Food Studies

3

Japan 297

Study Abroad

3

Japan 310

Enhanced Knowledge and Skills for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

3

Japan 321

Analyzing Japanese Film Remakes

3

Japan 330

Japanese Language and Culture (if not selected above)

3

Japan 331

Reading Japanese Shore Stories (if not selected above)

3

Japan 361

Translating Japanese Media (if not selected above)

3

Japan 397

Study Abroad

3

Japan 416

Introduction to Translation: Japanese to English

3

Japan 441

Business Japanese (if not selected above)

3

Japan 489

Internship in Japanese, Upper Division

 

Japan 497

Study Abroad

3

Japan 500

Research and Research Writing in Japanese

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 proficiency 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. 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 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.

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

3

Japan 202

Fourth Semester Japanese

3

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 397

Postwar Japan

3

Pol Sci 313

Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy

3

* Retroactive credits earned at the 200 level or above may count toward the minor.

Related Progams

Asian Studies Certificate Program
Global Studies Degree
International Studies Major

Courses: Japanese (JAPAN)


Korean

For students interested in studying Korean to satisfy the foreign language requirement of the L&S degree, the Asian Studies Certificate, and/or the International Studies major, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature offers a four-semester sequence in Korean.

Courses: Korean (KOREAN)


Latin

See Classics.



Polish

See Slavic Languages.

Russian

See Slavic Languages.

Scandinavian Studies

See Scandinavian Studies in Certificate Programs section.

Swedish

See Scandinavian Studies.

Yiddish

See Jewish Studies.

FLL Faculty and Staff

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

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

Yael Ben-Yitschak, Lect., BA, Hebrew/Jewish Studies
University of Haifa, Isreal

Atsuko Borgmann, Sr. Lect., MA, Japanese
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Renée Calkins, Visiting Asst. Prof., PhD, Classics
University of California, Los Angeles

Anthony A. Ciccone, Prof. Emeritus, PhD, Pedagogy

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

Elisabetta Cova, Assoc. Prof., PM, Classics
University of Cambridge, U.K.

Garry Davis, Prof., PhD, Department of Linguistics, German
University of Michigan

Nina Familiant, Lect., PhD, Russian
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Katherina P. Filips-Juswigg, Prof. Emerita, PhD, Slavic Languages

Yucheng Gan, Asst. Lect., MA, Linguistics, Chinese
University of Virginia

Bernard J. Grossfeld, Prof. Emeritus, PhD, Hebrew Studies

Robert A. Jones, Prof. Emeritus, PhD, German

Khuloud Labanieh, Lect., MA, Education, Arabic
Cardinal Stritch University

Masako Lackey, Sr. Lect., MA, Applied Linguistics, Japanese
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Sooyeon Lee, Lect., PhD, Linguistics, Korean
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Veronica Lundback, Sr. Lect., MA
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Coordinator, Scandinavian Studies

Dana Margolis, Sr. Lect., MSCRP, Hebrew Studies
University of Texas-Austin

Yair Mazor, Prof., PhD, Hebrew Studies
Tel Aviv University

Barbara Merten-Brugger, Sr. Lect., MA Education, German
Universität of Göttingen, Germany

Michael Mikos, Prof., PhD, Polish
Brown University
Coordinator, Polish

Richard C. Monti, Prof. Emeritus, PhD, Classics

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

Meghan Murphy-Lee, Sr. Lect., PhD, Russian
University of Kansas

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

Andres Olson, Lect., MA, Chinese
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Hamid Ouali, Assoc. Prof., PhD, Department of Linguistics, Arabic
University of Michigan
Coordinator, Arabic

Joseph Peschio, Assoc. Prof., PhD, Russian

University of Michigan
Coordinator, Russian

Bruce Precourt, Sr. Lect., MA, Classics
University of ChicagoRoger W. Phillips, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, PhD, Slavic Languages

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

Robert C. Ross, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, PhD, Classics

Ruth Schwertfeger, Prof., PhD, German
Somerville College, Oxford
Coordinator, German

Sueyon Seo, Lect., PhD, Education, Japanese
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

H. James Shey, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, PhD, Classics

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

Roy Arthur Swanson, Prof. Emeritus, PhD, Comparative Literature, Classics

Shinji Takahashi, Lect., MS, Currculum and Instruction, Japanese
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Bozena Tieszen, Sr. Lect., PhD, Linguistics
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Xiaorong Wang, Lect., MA, Chinese
East China Normal University, Shanghai
Coordinator, Chinese

Charles A. Ward, Prof. Emeritus, PhD, Slavic Languages

Yuko Wert (Kojima), Sr. Lect., MA, Language Education, Japanese
Obirin University, Japan

Deanna Wesolowski, Lect., PhD, Classics
University of Missouri-Columbia

Jonathan Wipplinger, Asst. Prof., PhD, German
University of Michigan
Coordinator, German

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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