B.A. in Languages and Cultures with Elective Certification - Russian Concentration
|General Education Requirements|
|English Composition requirements||6|
|Public Speaking requirement||3|
|Behavioral & Social Science requirements||6|
|Diverse Communities requirement||3|
|Writing Emphasis requirements||9|
|Major Language Courses 1|
|Tier 1: Language Skills|
|RUS 101||Elementary Russian I 2||3|
|RUS 102||Elementary Russian II 2||3|
|RUS 201||Intermediate Russian I 3||3|
|RUS 202||Intermediate Russian II 3||3|
|Tier 2: Proficiency||6|
|Select one 6-credit course sequence:|
|Advanced Grammar and Composition I|
and Advanced Oral Russian I
|Advanced Grammar and Composition II|
and Advanced Oral Russian II
|Tier 3: Competency Content 4|
|Select one course from each of the following groups:||9|
|Advanced Readings in Russian Literature|
|Russian Civilization I|
|Language and Linguistics|
|Seminar in Russian|
|Select one course in cultural, film, or literary studies:||3|
|The Russian Novel|
|The Russian Drama|
|Russian Poetry of the 20th Century|
|Independent Studies in Russian Language|
|Seminar in Russian|
|Immersion Experience 5||3-12|
|Immersion study and/or internship work is an essential component of the B.A.L.C. curriculum. Languages and cultures are inextricably entwined. The goal of the immersion experience, which is a requirement for graduation, is to enable students to apply linguistic and cultural knowledge in an authentic social context, and for them to experience the challenges and the gratification of living in another culture.|
|Pennsylvania certification in languages K-12 6|
|Effective August 2013 students must complete professional education sequence of the following:|
|EDA 103||Foundations of Special Education||3|
|EDM 349||Technology Tools to Transform Teaching and Learning||1|
|EDP 250||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDP 355||Assessment For Learning 7-12||3|
|EDP 349||Adolescent Development||3|
|or PSY 382||Infant, Child and Adolescent Development|
|EDR 347||Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|Following formal admission|
|EDA 304||Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators||3|
|EDS 306||Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools||3|
|LAN 401||Teaching of Modern Languages: K - 12||3|
& EDS 412
|Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half|
and Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half
|PDE Prerequisites and Requirement for Program|
|LAN 327||Introduction to Linguistics for Language||3|
|or LIN 230||Introduction to Linguistics|
|LNC 368||Comparative Cultural Studies||3|
|Second Mathematics Course||3|
|Total Minimum Credits Required||123|
Minimum grade of C required in all courses.
Students may substitute RUS 103 for RUS 101 and RUS 102.
Students may substitute RUS 203 for RUS 201 and RUS 202.
Students may substitute 400-level courses in Tier 3.
See the department chairperson and student handbook for options.
For national recognition, the Department of Languages and Cultures, along with ACTFL and CAEP (formerly NCATE), requires OPI and WPT testing with the expected achievement of Advanced Low (AL). The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires teacher candidates score Intermediate High (IH) on the ACTFL OPI and WPT; consequently, those student who reach IH or AL on the OPI and WPT are recommended in PDE’s Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) for K-12 certification by the College of Education. Students enhance their career options and competitiveness in the job market by achieving AL. The Department of Languages and Cultures recognizes that school districts are looking for candidates who meet the ACTFL requirement of AL on the WPT and OPI. Therefore, for those teacher candidates who do not reach AL on the OPI or the WPT, we create remedial plans informed by a candidate’s OPI or WPT diagnostic feedback acquired from ACTFL/LTI.
See the Teacher Certification Programs section of this catalog for an explanation of related requirements.
To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.