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Languages Statement of Policy

            A placement examination determines the level of a student’s initial enrollment in elementary and intermediate language courses.

            If a student enrolls in GEFREN 1202 or GEGER 1302 or GESPAN 1602 and completes the class with a grade of C or better, the student may be eligible for validated credit for GEFREN 1201 or GEGER 1301 or GESPAN 1601. If a student enrolls in GEFREN 2201 or GEGER 2301 or GESPAN 2601 or a higher level class and completes the class with a grade of C or better, the student may be eligible for validated credit for GEFREN 1201 and GEFREN 1202 or GEGER 1301 and GEGER 1302 or GESPAN 1601 and GESPAN 1602. Other restrictions may apply. For further information contact the Chair of the Department of Government, International Studies, and Languages.

Requirements for Certification in Languages

            For certification as a modern language teacher in Missouri, grades K-12, 30 semester hours are required in the language taught, or 27 hours in the language taught plus two or more high school units in that language.

            Certification for grades K-9 only requires 21 semester hours in the language taught, or 18 semester hours in the language taught plus two or more high school units in that language.

MODERN LANGUAGES Major, Bachelor of Arts Degree (42-574)

The graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

• Use the target language orally and in writing in a variety of informal and formal situations

• Comprehend a variety of authentic materials in the target language for personal and/or professional use

• Demonstrate knowledge of linguistic elements, pronunciation and intonation, grammar, forms of discourse, and vocabulary to satisfy a variety of everyday tasks

• Engage in socially appropriate forms of communication

• Demonstrate an understanding of the target cultures in their geographical and historical contexts, including perspectives, practices and products.

Additionally, students pursuing the Education Concentration within the Professional Application Area will use the knowledge and skills gained in the program to:

• Teach essential elements of the target language at elementary and/or secondary school levels.

                                                                                                                                    Sem. Hours

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS                                                                                               39-69

Students select from ONE of the two following options:

                                    Option 1 Language and Culture

GISL 4244 Cross-Cultural Cinema                                                                                       3

36 hours of ONE language beyond Elementary II                                                                 36*     

                                    Option 2 Professional Applications

33 hours of ONE language beyond Elementary II                                                                 33*

Languages in the Professions/Translation (ML 4050), 3 OR Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages ( ML 4054), 3                                                                                                             3           

Select ONE Concentration listed                                                                                           33

                                    Marketing Concentration - 33 hours

MKT 3405 Marketing Policy                                                                                                  3

MKT 3430 Professional                                                                                                          3

MKT 3435 Internship in Marketing                                                                                        6

MKT 3480 Consumer Behavior                                                                                              3

**MKT 4460 International Marketing                                                                                   3

(10) GISL 4244 Cross-Cultural Cinema                                                                                 3

MGT 3315 Management of Organizations                                                                             3

Electives from the following                                                                                                  9

BLAW 2720 Legal Environment of Business                                                                        3

(GE) ECON 1010 Principles of Macroeconomics                                                                  3

MKT 3410 Retail Management                                                                                              3

MKT 3420 Principles of Advertising                                                                                     3

MKT 3450 Digital Marketing                                                                                                 3

MKT 3460 Advanced Professional Sales                                                                               3

MKT 4454 Sports Marketing                                                                                                  3

** Departmental consent required

                                    Criminal Justice Concentration - 33 hours

(GE) CJ 1000 Introduction to Criminal Justice                                                                      3

CJ 2300 Criminal Law & Procedure                                                                                       3

CJ 3006 Corrections                                                                                                               3

CJ 3010 Policing a Democratic Society                                                                                  3

CJ 3020 Comparative Justice Systems                                                                                   3

CJ 4503 Dynamics of Criminal Behavior                                                                               3

CJ 4602 Internship in Criminal Justice                                                                                   3

(10) GISL 4244 Cross-Cultural Cinema                                                                                 3

Electives in Criminal Justice                                                                                                   9

                                    Hospitality Management Concentration - 33 hours

(10) GISL 4244 Cross-Cultural Cinema                                                                                 3

HM 1800 Introduction to Hospitality                                                                                                3

HM 2830 Hospitality Management Case Analysis (1 credit, take 3 times)                            3

HM 3800 Lodging Management                                                                                            3

HM 3810 Internship                                                                                                               3

HM 3825 Events Management                                                                                               3

HM 3844 Restaurant Operations                                                                                            3

ACCT 2101 Financial Accounting                                                                                         3

MGT 3320 Systems, Teams and Organizational Behavior                                                     3

MGT 3325 Business Communications                                                                                   3

HRM 3920 Human Resources Management                                                                          3         

                                    Public Relations Concentration - 33 hours

COMM 2620 Introduction to Public Relations                                                                      3

COMM 2625 Writing & Editing for Public Relations                                                           3

COMM 3010 Interpersonal Communication                                                                          3

COMM 3100 Communication Research Methods                                                                 3

**(GE) COMM 3340 Intercultural Communication                                                              3

COMM 3620 Strategic Planning & Research for PR                                                             3

COMM 4605 PR Internship                                                                                                   3

COMM 4670 Strategic Crisis Communication                                                                       3

COMM 4680 Advanced PR Writing                                                                                     3

(10) GISL 4244 Cross-Cultural Cinema                                                                                 3

POLS 4520 Principles of International Development                                                            3

** Instructor consent required

                                    Education Concentration (for K-12 Certification) - 33 hours

*See “Teacher Education” in this Catalog for more information on Certification requirements, Admission to the Teacher Education Program, and Admission to the Professional Education Semester/Student Teaching.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS                                                        33

EDFL 2100 Introduction to the Teaching Profession                                                            3

GEEDFL 2240 Educational Psychology                                                                               3

EDFL 2250 Introduction to ELL and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy                               2

EDFL 4210 Teaching of Reading in Secondary Schools                                                       2

EDFL 4972 K-12 Content Area Literacy                                                                               1

EDFL 4970 Secondary Teaching and Behavior Management                                               2

EDFL 4973 Content Specific Classroom Management Techniques                                      1

EDFL 4974 Content Specific Assessment                                                                             1

EDSP 2100  Education of the Exceptional Child                                                                  3

FLDX 2150 Introductory Field Experience                                                                           1

FLDX 3000 Field Experience in Content Area                                                                      1

FLDX 4970 Field Experience II in Content Area                                                                  1

Student Teaching semester

FLDX 4496 Student Teaching Elementary II                                                                                    4

FLDX 4468 Student Teaching Secondary II                                                                         8

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS                                                               39-42

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See pages 47-50 for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are required by the Education Concentration in this major:

                                                                         

GEHIST 1350 History of US to 1877, 3 or

GEHIST 1351 History US from 1877, 3                                                                               3

GEPOLS 1510 American Government                                                                                   3

GEPSY 4230 Psy. of Adolescence                                                                                        3

Minimal computer literacy and proficiency in media technology (required prior to student teaching) is addressed in the major sequence, in ML 4054 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages.

FREE ELECTIVES                                                                                                                         9-39

MINIMUM TOTAL                                                                                                             120

 10Competency 10 course PSY 4230 Psy. of Adolescence, 3