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World Languages and Literatures
241 Edmund J Cain Hall
The World Languages and Literatures Department offers courses of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with majors in French language and literature and Spanish literature, linguistics, and Spanish for the Professions, and Master of Arts with a major in World Languages and Literatures. In addition, the department offers minor programs in Arabic Language and Civilization, Chinese Studies, French, Japanese Studies, Italian Studies, Spanish, and Spanish Translation as well as courses in German and Portuguese. For more information on the minors in Arabic Language and Civilization, Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, and Italian Studies please see the Interdisciplinary Programs chapter.
The courses help fulfill requirements toward a liberal arts degree, and are also designed to assist prospective language teachers as they increase their skills. Students who complete the degree program also gain training for other careers requiring language skills and cultural knowledge.
Within the major program, students may emphasize the study of language, linguistics, literature and/or cultural studies, although they must include each study emphasis in their coursework. Foreign-born students may not enroll in lower-division classes in their native language. Native speakers and Heritage language speakers of languages other than English are encouraged to consult with the department chair for special advising on course work.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
The College of Liberal Arts, the School of Journalism and a few departments in other colleges have a foreign language requirement. In the College of Liberal Arts, students may meet the requirement by completing course 212 or 227 or equivalents in any language. Second-year students have a choice of a total skills sequence (listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing) or a sequence that stresses reading; Spanish heritage language speaking students may fulfill the requirement by completing SPAN 227 .
SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER LICENSURE
Students in the College of Liberal Arts who are majoring in a foreign language may be licensed to teach in middle and high schools by taking a prescribed number of courses in the College of Education. This includes 33 credits of professional education courses and 12 credits of internship (supervised student teaching) taken at the graduate level.
The teaching major consists of 33 credits in one language, all of which must be upper-division. Please refer to the chapter on Secondary School Teacher Licensure (Foreign Language): https://catalog.unr.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=25&poid=19809