Romance Languages (MA; French Certificate; Spanish Certificate; French Minor; Spanish Minor)

Master of Arts in Romance Languages
Graduate Certificate in French
Graduate Certificate in Spanish
Graduate Minor in Romance Languages / French
Graduate Minor in Romance Languages / Spanish

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences

dllc.appstate.edu

James Fogelquist, Chair and Professor
fogelquistjd@appstate.edu

Beverly Moser, Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor
moserba@appstate.edu

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers the following graduate programs:

  • Master of Arts in Romance Languages (Major Code: 222*/16.0999) with concentrations in:
    • French College Teaching (222C)
    • French K-12 Teaching (M Level Licensure) (222B) [T]+
    • Spanish College Teaching (222E)
    • Spanish K-12 Teaching (M Level Licensure) (222D) [T]+
  • Graduate Certificate in French (108A/16.0999)
  • Graduate Certificate in Spanish (111A/16.0999)
  • Graduate Minor in Romance Languages/French (222/16.0999)
  • Graduate Minor in Romance Languages/Spanish (223/16.0999)

The Romance Languages degree programs provide graduate course work targeted toward the following professional populations:

  • Certificate: students holding a baccalaureate degree in the language or a closely related field and a master's degree who seek the credentials needed for teaching college-level French or Spanish.
  • MA (K-12 Teaching): teachers who hold or are eligible to hold the NC "A" certification and seek Master (M) Level Licensure, pursue continued state certification, and prepare to seek national board certification.
  • MA (College Teaching): students holding a baccalaureate degree in the language or a closely related field who are preparing for teaching and/or to work with international populations at the college level.
  • The programs strive to strengthen existing language skills through continued development of target language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, to enhance students' knowledge of the target culture, to develop a functional research capability and teaching skills, and to support practical experiences in using and teaching the target language.

Students entering the programs must:

  • provide a writing sample in the target language (an original essay, personal statement, academic paper, undergraduate portfolio);
  • prepare, under the supervision of a language professor on campus or elsewhere, an audiocassette where they respond orally in the target language to a series of questions;
  • demonstrate credit for at least two literature courses and two culture courses taken at the undergraduate level.

Dual Certification (K-12) in French and Spanish: With approval from the departmental chair, teachers seeking dual certification in French and Spanish may develop a program of study containing 18 semester hours of course work in French and 18 semester hours in Spanish.

Students with Undergraduate Deficiencies: Graduate students who do not have adequate undergraduate credits may begin graduate study, IF, at the same time, they are completing the required undergraduate hours to fulfill the prerequisites and/or distribution regarding coursework in literature and culture. Students whose language proficiency is inadequate may be required to take appropriate courses prior to being recommended for Admission to Candidacy.

Study Abroad: Candidates for the MA are strongly encouraged to arrange a study abroad program of at least six weeks' duration during the course of their studies. Students participating in established graduate-level programs abroad are encouraged to discuss course transfer requirements in advance with the advisor and the program director.

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE GRADUATE MINOR IN ROMANCE LANGUAGES/FRENCH (Code: 222)

A graduate minor in Romance Languages/French consists of 8 to 12 semester hours selected from French offerings (FRE) except for FRE 5989.

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE GRADUATE MINOR IN ROMANCE LANGUAGES/SPANISH (Code: 223)

A graduate minor in Romance Languages/Spanish consists of 8 to 12 semester hours selected from Spanish offerings (SNH) except for SNH 5989.

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN FRENCH

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree in French or closely related field from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; writing sample in French; audiotaped interview for evaluation of oral command of target language (see guidelines at:http://dllc.appstate.edu); two undergraduate literature courses and two culture courses. International students must submit a writing sample in English, and must pass an oral interview in English.

The program faculty will give preference to applicants who meet or exceed the following: GPA: 3.0 or higher; GPA in subject area: 3.2. Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Note: Only 9 hours of coursework from the certificate can be applied to a later MA program of study; students wishing to apply more hours from the certificate to a later MA must take the GRE.

Location: On Campus, with some on-line or blended instruction offerings

 Course Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in French (Code: 108A)
Semester Hours Required (minimum): 18
 
Suggested Courses
  • LLC 5590: Issues in Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures (3)
  • 6 s.h. in literature-focused electives chosen from the following courses:
    • FRE 5001: Francophone Children's and Adolescent Literature (3)
    • FRE 5002: Masterpieces of Francophone Art and Literature (3)
    • FRE 5021: Poetry of French Expression (3)
    • FRE 5023: Theatre and Performance in French (3)
  • 6-9 in language- and culture-focused electives chosen from the following courses:
    • FRE 5004: The French Media (3)
    • FRE 5025: French Cultural Studies (3)
    • FRE 5026: Francophone Cultures (3)
    • FRE 5555: History of the French Language (3)
    • FRE 5565: Advanced French Expression (3)
    • FRE 5500: Independent Study (3)
    • FRE or F L 5530-5549: Selected Topics (3)
  • 0-3 additional s.h. may be selected from other FRE or LLC graduate electives with the approval of the graduate advisor
18

 

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SPANISH

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree in Spanish or closely related field from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; writing sample in Spanish; audiotaped interview for evaluation of oral command of target language (see guidelines at:http:// dllc.appstate.edu); two undergraduate literature courses and two culture courses. International students must submit a writing sample in English, and must pass an oral interview in English.

The program faculty will give preference to applicants who meet or exceed the following: GPA: 3.0 or higher; GPA in subject area: 3.2. Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Note: Only 9 hours of coursework from the certificate can be applied to a later MA program of study; students wishing to apply more hours from the certificate to a later MA must take the GRE. .

Location: On Campus, with some on-line or blended instruction offerings

 Course Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Spanish (Code: 111A)
Semester Hours Required (minimum): 18
 
Suggested Courses
  • Choose 18 s.h. from the following courses (may include up to 3 s.h. of independent study or 6 s.h. of selected topics)
    • SNH 5001: Hispanic Children's and Adolescent Literature (3)
    • SNH 5002: Masterpieces of Hispanic Art and Literature (3)
    • SNH 5003: Hispanic Short Fiction (3)
    • SNH 5005: The 20th Century Hispanic Novel (3)
    • SNH 5023: Poetry in Spain and Latin America (3)
    • SNH 5024: Theater and Performance in the Hispanic World (3)
    • SNH 5026: Hispanic Cultural Studies (3)
    • SNH 5027: The Media in Latin America and Spain (3)
    • SNH 5028. Seminar in Spanish Linguistics (3)
    • SNH 5075. Migration in Literature and Film (3)
    • SNH 5500: Independent Study (1-3)
    • SNH 5530-5549: Selected Topics (1-4)
    • SNH 5555: History of the Spanish Language (3)
    • SNH 5565: Advanced Spanish Expression (3)
18

 

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE MASTER OF ARTS IN ROMANCE LANGUAGES

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree in the target language or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official general GRE exam scores; writing sample in the target language; audiotaped interview for evaluation of oral command of target language (see guidelines at: http://dllc.appstate.edu); two undergraduate literature courses and two culture courses. International students must submit a writing sample in English and must pass an oral interview in English.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School. In addition, the program faculty will give preference to applicants who meet or exceed the following: Cumulative Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 or higher; GPA in subject area: 3.2. Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

*K-12 Teaching Concentration Applicants: You must provide evidence of NC "A" licensure or the equivalent from another state prior to admission.

Location: On and Off Campus, with some on-line and blended instruction offerings

 Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in Romance Languages
Semester Hours Required (minimum): 36
 
Required Courses
  • LLC 5590: Issues in Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures (3)
  • LLC 5601: Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition (3)
6
Concentration (CHOOSE ONE)

French College Teaching Concentration (Code: 222C) (6 s.h.) (Does not lead to licensure)

  • Select 6 s.h. from the following
    • HE 5420: The Community College (3)
    • HE 5430: Organization and Governance in Higher Education (3)
    • HE 5440: College and University Teaching (3)
    • HE 5630: The Adult Learner (3)
    • HE 6631: Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education (3)

OR
French K-12 Teaching Concentration + (Code: 222B) (9 s.h.)

+Leads to NC Teacher Licensure: Requirements for this degree were designed, and have been approved by the appropriate bodies at the state level, to meet the advanced competencies as mandated in the North Carolina Excellent Schools Act for Master-level teacher education programs. Students must complete 3 education courses.

  • CI/SPE 5045: Advanced Topics in Diversity (3)
  • CI/LSA 5585: Teacher Leadership and School Improvement (3)
  • LLC 5525: Product of Learning (3)

OR
Spanish College Teaching Concentration (Code: 222E) (6 s.h.) (Does not lead to licensure)

  • Select 6 s.h. from the following
    • HE 5420: The Community College (3)
    • HE 5430: Organization and Governance in Higher Education (3)
    • HE 5440: College and University Teaching (3)
    • HE 5630: The Adult Learner (3)
    • HE 6631: Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education (3)

OR
Spanish K-12 Teaching Concentration + (Code: 222D) (9 s.h.)

+Leads to NC Teacher Licensure: Requirements for this degree were designed, and have been approved by the appropriate bodies at the state level, to meet the advanced competencies as mandated in the North Carolina Excellent Schools Act for Master-level teacher education programs. Students must complete 3 education courses.

  • CI/SPE 5045: Advanced Topics in Diversity (3)
  • CI/LSA 5585: Teacher Leadership and School Improvement (3)
  • LLC 5525: Product of Learning (3)
6 or 9
Elective Courses

Spanish Language Concentrators:

  • Choose 21 or 24 s.h. from the following courses
    • SNH 5001: Hispanic Children's and Adolescent Literature (3)
    • SNH 5002: Masterpieces of Hispanic Art and Literature (3)
    • SNH 5003: Hispanic Short Fiction (3)
    • SNH 5005: The 20th Century Hispanic Novel (3)
    • SNH 5023: Poetry in Spain and Latin America (3)
    • SNH 5024: Theatre and Performance in the Hispanic World (3)
    • SNH 5026: Hispanic Cultural Studies (3)
    • SNH 5027: The Media in Latin America and Spain (3)
    • SNH 5028. Seminar in Spanish Linguistics (3)
    • SNH 5075. Migration in Literature and Film (3)
    • SNH 5555: History of the Spanish Language (3)
    • SNH 5565: Advanced Spanish Expression (3)
    • Electives (SNH 5500, SNH 5530-5549, LLC 5530-5549), chosen with the approval of the Advisor or the Program Director (0-6)

French Language Concentrators:

  • Choose 21 or 24 s.h. from the following courses
    • FRE 5001: Francophone Children's and Adolescent Literature (3)
    • FRE 5002: Masterpieces of Francophone Art and Literature (3)
    • FRE 5003: French Women Writers (3)
    • FRE 5004: The French Media (3)
    • FRE 5021: Poetry of French Expression (3)
    • FRE 5023: Theater and Performance in French (3)
    • FRE 5025: French Cultural Studies (3)
    • FRE 5026: Francophone Cultures (3)
    • FRE 5555: History of the French Language (3)
    • FRE 5565: Advanced French Expression (3)
    • 0-6 s.h. of graduate electives (FRE 5500, FRE 5530-5549, LLC 5530-5549), chosen with the approval of the Advisor or the Program Director
21 or
24

Other Requirements for the MA in Romance Languages

  • Thesis: Not required
  • Proficiency: Proficiency in the language is required.
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive:
    • College Teaching Concentrations: Each MA candidate develops a portfolio of representative work generated in the course of the MA Program. The portfolio contains fully revised versions of the candidate's best work produced for all classes in the content area, and serves as the basis for a one-hour oral comprehensive examination. Refer to specific guidelines for the portfolio at: http://dllc.appstate.edu.
    • K-12 Teaching Concentrations: Requirement is fulfilled via successful presentation of the Product of Learning.
  • Product of Learning:
    • Community College Teaching: Not required.
    • K-12 Teaching: Requirement is fulfilled via successful completion and presentation of the Product of Learning. Refer to specific guidelines for the Product of Learning at: http://dllc.appstate.edu.

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