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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

World Languages and Cultures


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College of Humanities
Department Office: 1400 Languages and Communication Building
Mailing Address: 255 S. Central Campus Dr., Rm. 1400, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0490
Phone: 801-581-7561
Website: www.languages.utah.edu

Department Chair: Katharina Gerstenberger
Director of Graduate Studies/Associate Chair: Therese De Raedt
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Alexis Christensen

Academic Advisors: Lisa Hutton and Copeland Johnston, LNCO 1400, languages@hum.utah.edu

The Department of World Languages and Cultures is the largest and most diverse in the College of Humanities, culturally and programmatically. Our programs and courses offer multiple opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study in language, literature, culture, and language education. All foreign languages and their respective literatures at the University of Utah are taught in the Department, which provides students with a forum for research and education in more than 20 linguistic and literary traditions. Our program in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS) is further evidence of our commitment to fostering a critical and comprehensive understanding of diverse cultures through the study of their literature, language, film, art, history, and socio-political contexts. We also aim to help students develop an analytic understanding of the structure of language and communicative competence in a wide range of languages. In all these endeavors we strive to train students to think independently and critically in order to function effectively in a contemporary global environment.

Interdepartmental undergraduate programs are available in International Studies, Linguistics, Middle East Language and Area Studies, and Asian Studies. Interdepartmental graduate programs are available in Linguistics, International Studies, Latin America Studies, Middle East Language and Area Studies and the Masters of Arts in World Languages program.

Languages and Programs

American Sign Language
Arabic
Cambodian
Chinese
Classical Civilization
Classics (Latin | Greek)
Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
Coptic
French
German
Greek
Hindi-Urdu
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin
Nahuatl
Navajo
Persian
Portuguese
Quechua
Russian
Spanish
Vietnamese

 

Undergraduate Program

Please see the Program and Course Offerings section for list of Language Majors and Minors.

Teaching Certification

Please refer to the Secondary Teacher Licensure  in the catalog for more information.

Scholarships

The department offers several merit-based and one need-based scholarship. Please see languages.utah.edu/scholarships for more information.

Graduate Programs

Please see the World Languages and Cultures M.A., Ph.D., Language Pedagogy M.A., and World Languages M.A. listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

Areas of Specialization
M.A. Degree

Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
French
Spanish (Peninsular or Latin-American).

Language Pedagogy

Spanish

World Languages

Combines an MA with licensure to teach in the public schools, especially in critical languages (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Japanese, Korean, Persian/Farsi, and Russian). Student may apply to study other languages as well.

Ph.D.

Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
Spanish (Peninsular or Latin-American)

Specific Admission Requirements

There may be additional admission requirements for these programs. Please see the program pages for more information.

Program and Course Offerings

Programs

    Undergraduate MajorMinorMasterDoctorate

    Courses

      American Sign LanguageArabicCambodianChinesePage: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

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