MALLT Plan of Study

Standard program with a single concentration: 30 credits

  • Classics (program currently on hiatus)
  • Comparative Literature
  • French and Francophone Language, Literature, and Culture
  • German Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Latin
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish and Hispanophone Language, Literature, and Culture*
  • Translation

* Students who desire to concentrate ONLY in Linguistics or Spanish and Hispanophone Language, Literature, and Culture should apply to the Linguistics or Spanish Department's M.A. program, respectively. MALLT allows students interested in Linguistics or Spanish to complete double concentrations, a concentration in Spanish Translation, or the joint MLIS/MALLT coordinated degree.

  • 2 core seminars (6 cr)
  • 5-8 courses in your area of concentration (15-24 cr)
  • 0-3 interdisciplinary courses (0-9 cr)
  • A typical Plan of Study (pdf 28kb) for Translation concentration
  • A blank Plan of Study form

Concentrations in two areas: 36 credits minimum

Students completing a double concentration take two core seminars (6 cr) and five courses in two areas of concentration (10 courses/30 cr). Both concentrations appear on your UWM transcript.

Examples of double concentrations:

  • Two languages (e.g., Spanish and French)
  • A language and Comparative Literature
  • A language and Linguistics
  • A language and Translation (e.g., German & German Translation)

MALLT Core Seminars

The following is a list of MALLT core seminar courses:

  • MALLT 702: Seminar in Literary Forms
  • MALLT 703: Seminar in Language and Communication
  • MALLT 704: Seminar in Cultural Studies, Sample Syllabus (pdf 42kb)
  • MALLT 706: Seminar in Foreign Language Methodology and Pedagogy, Sample Syllabus (pdf 32kb)
  • MALLT 707: Seminar in Methods of Literary Analysis, Sample Syllabus (pdf 66kb)
  • MALLT 708: Pro-seminar in Linguistics, Sample Syllabus (pdf 35kb)
  • MALLT 709: Seminar in Literary and Cultural Translation, Sample Syllabus (pdf 35kb)
  • MALLT 740: Approaches to the Modern I
  • MALLT 741: Approaches to the Modern II, Sample Syllabus (pdf 42kb)

Teaching Assistants in foreign language courses are required to take MALLT 700: Language Teaching Methods in their first semester. This course provides an introduction to practical issues of language instruction for new teaching assistants and language teachers, and explores some of the theoretical issues related to second- and foreign language learning.

MALLT/MLIS Degree Program

In cooperation with the School of Information Studies, the MALLT program offers the Master of Arts in Language, Literature, and Translation/Master of Library and Information Science (MA/MLIS) coordinated degree program to prepare students for specialized positions in a variety of libraries or as curators of special subject collections.

  • Students enrolled in the coordinated program concurrently pursue MALLT and MLIS degrees, and will be expected to fulfill the degree requirements of both programs.
  • Nine of the 30 credits normally required for a MALLT degree will be satisfied by courses taken in the School of Information Studies.
  • Courses in related areas must be approved by the MALLT Coordinator.
  • Prerequisite to the award of either degree in this program is the simultaneous award of its counterpart degree.

For additional information about the coordinated degree program visit the School of Information Studies program web page.

MALLT students in the MALLT/MLIS coordinated degree program may be eligible to apply for MLIS scholarships. Please contact Jessica Hutchings ( for further information.