M.A. in Languages and Cultures

College of Arts and Humanities

Required Courses for all languages

LNC 501Linguistic Studies3
LNC 502Interpretive Strategies3
LNC 503Cultural Studies3
Select 12 semester hours of electives from below, or from the general curriculum:12
Electives for the professions
French Business Culture
Internship in Foreign Languages
Seminar I
Electives for teaching professionals
FRE 521Topics in French Literature3
LAN 500Methods and Materials of Research in Second Language Education3
LAN 503Techniques of Second Language Teaching3
LAN 569Teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) PK-123
Electives for graduate certification in a language
Select four of the following required courses for certification in the College of Education and Social Work at WCU; graduate language methods courses are also available at Millersville University. 1
EDA 511Inclusion & Collaboration3
EDA 542Foundations of Special Education3
EDP 531Principles Of Educational Testing3
EDP 550Advanced Educational Psychology3
EDR 550Literacy Development for Students w/ Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms3
EDS 505Field Experience For Secondary Teachers3
EDT 500Integrating Ed Tech For Effective Instruction3
LAN 503Techniques of Second Language Teaching3

French Concentration

Select two of the following:6
Oral Proficiency
Translation Techniques
Writing French Children's Stories
Select two of the following:6
Francophone Literature & Culture
French Theater
French Narrative
Contemporary France
French Civilization
Topics in French Literature and Language
Topics in French Literature
French Film Studies

Spanish Concentration

Select two of the following:6
Spanish Phonetics and Applied Linguistics
Advanced Spanish Grammar and Stylistics
Living in Two Languages
Select two of the following:6
Contemporary Latin America
Spanish Comedia of the Golden Age
Spanish Literature of the Golden Age (Novel and Poetry)
The Generation of 1898
Colonial Latin American Literature
Shaping National Identity in Latin America
Latin American Theatre
Hispanic Women Writers
Art and Culture of Spain
Nobel Laureates in Hispanic Letters

German Concentration

German Communication courses available at Millersville University.
Select two6
Select two of the following:6
20th Century German Culture
Post-Wall German Literature and Film
Survey of German Film
German Society: Dramatic texts: Wilhelmine era to the Present

Please see the MATESL program for electives from the graduate ESL courses.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.