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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Modern Foreign Languages Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education


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The purpose of the major program is to educate students to think and perceive rationally and critically. This education includes reading and thinking; learning about literary and cultural movements; and making connections between the primarily aesthetic literary artifacts of the culture and its political, social, and economic history.

Through the Emerson Foreign Language Laboratory, students are trained to use new learning and technology media at all language levels to allow them to communicate effectively in the world. Likewise, they are encouraged to prepare themselves philosophically and practically to make linkages between the major and other academic disciplines.

Students majoring in modern foreign languages learn about the world of ideas and letters, past and present. This training requires study abroad in both languages, as well as comprehensive examinations in both languages. The cohesive, integrated program of foreign language, culture, and literature courses ensures maximum proficiency in the target languages.

For students pursuing careers in education a minimum GPA of 2.7 is required for student teaching.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Required Courses for Modern Foreign Languages Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education


The Modern Foreign Languages core provides the foundation for all of our programs. Students take the courses listed below in both languages. Any of the courses listed below, except for the 400 Level Senior Seminars, may be taken abroad. Students may need to take 3-4 courses during the summer, in addition to summer ADIN classes scheduled after the junior year, to complete the degree in four years. The additional summer coursework will ensure timely degree completion without overloading course schedules during the fall or spring terms.

 

First Language


Students enrolled in teacher certification programs must take a minimum of 32 advanced credits in the language in which they will receive initial certification.
 

  • First Language 221-222 plus labs Credits: 8
  • First Language 203-204 Credits: 6
  • First Language 300 Level Credits: 12
  • First Language 400 Level Senior Seminar Credits: 6
  • First Language Senior Comprehensive (DEPT 499) Credits: 0
  • First Language Study Abroad (LAN 300/301)

Second Language


A minimum of 26 advanced credits are required for the Second Language.

  • Second Language 221-222 plus labs Credits: 8
  • Second Language 203-204 Credits: 6
  • Second Language 300 or 400 Level* Credits: 12
  • Second Language Senior Comprehensive (DEPT 499) Credits: 0
  • Second Language Study Abroad (LAN 300/301)


*Department chairperson approval is required for 400 Level courses in the Second Language

Required Courses for Inclusive Adolescence Education


See Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Inclusive Adolescence Education  for course requirements.

  • Note - students who are majoring in a Foreign Language with Inclusive Adolescence Education complete their study abroad semester in spring of the sophomore year.

Modern Foreign Languages Senior Experience


The Senior Experience for the Modern Foreign Languages major culminates with two literature seminars (400 level) that encourage students to develop further scholarly and critical thinking, including current theoretical discussions in the academy.

The Comprehensive Examinations in both languages (written, oral) provide students with the threefold opportunity:

  • to ascertain that seniors have adequately mastered the language of their courses in their fields of study

  • to help seniors synthesize the matter of the four-year learning experience

  • to demonstrate a working knowledge of the cultures and literatures of the target languages

Sample Program for Modern Foreign Languages Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 First Language (222/222L)   4
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 Second Language (222/222L)   4
First Language (221/221L) 4 PEQ (2) Science plus lab 4
Second Language (221/221L)   4    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
*It is recommended that students complete one or two PEQ courses during the summer following freshman year: PEQ (3) and PEQ (4)
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Full-year study abroad; minimum one semester in each country
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Study Abroad - coursework may include:   Study Abroad - coursework may include: 15
     *Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 (may use one major course for IS)        *Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway  
     *PEQ (5) and (6)        *Second Language courses 1 & 2 (300-level)  
     *First Language courses 1 & 2 (300 level)        *Second Language (203)  
     *First Language (203)        *PEQ (7)  
         *Integrative Studies (IS) - 2  
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
*It is recommended that students complete either a liberal arts science elective or one PEQ during the summer following sophomore year: PEQ (8)
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ADOL 030 Orientation for Professional Semester    0 LST 301 PII Language and Literacy Development   3
ADOL 410 Principles of Teaching Learning and Assessment for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
First Language (204 level) 3 First Language course - 3 (300 level) 3
Second Language (204 level) 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3 Second Language course - 3 (300 level) 3
Liberal Arts Elective (math) 3 First Language 457 Curriculum Methodology (fulfills one 400 level requirement) 3
EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop   0 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SUMMER A BETWEEN JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR
Note - summer tuition is required
ADIN 440 Foundations of Teaching Secondary Students With Disabilities   3 ADIN 441 Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ADOL 476 Motivation and Management     2 ADOL 480 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture in School & Community   3
ADOL 477 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 First Language Comprehensive 0
ADOL 478 Reflective Seminar   2 Second Language Comprehensive 0
SPN 479 Student Teaching Middle School and High School   6 First Language course - 4 (300 level) 3
    Second Language course - 4 (300 level) 3
    Liberal Arts Elective (science) or PEQ 8 3
    First Language course -2 (400 level) 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 13 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 

*Notes

  • NYS certification standards require that students complete 6 credits in each of the following subject areas, with a minimum grade of “C” or higher in each course: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Eligibility for student teaching requires that students have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Bachelor of Arts programs require a minimum of 90 liberal arts credits; at least 9 credits of Integrative Studies (IS) course or electives must be liberal arts courses.

 

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