Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Modern Languages (MLNG)

MLNG 100    Language and Culture On-Site    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

This course is a survey of non-English language and foreign culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. This course will be used in instances where WKU does not offer the language in question. May be repeated for a total of 3 credit hours.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MLNG 200    Introduction to Global Literature    3 Hours

Introductory study of global literature through fiction, poetry, and drama. Texts come from a specific national literature, varying each time; all reading will be in English. Requires substantial writing about literature and fulfills the Colonnade Literary Studies requirement. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code F-AH | AH

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 100 or ENGL 100C or ENG 101 or ENG 100E or ACT English with a score of 29 or SAT Verbal / Critical Reading with a score of 620 or ENG AA-L or ENG FW1-L)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022; spring 2023; fall 2023

MLNG 410    Second Language Acquisition    3 Hours

Introduction to principal theories of the acquisition of a second or foreign language. Explores how language learning styles and strategies relate to language acquisition and implications for the classroom. Note: Enrollment in P-12 certification program in French, German or Spanish and successful completion of at least two upper-division courses in the teaching language required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MLNG 420    Multimedia Technologies in Teaching Foreign Languages    3 Hours

Pedagogical and hands-on training for pre-teachers. Students will enroll in a course section for French, German or Spanish. Note: Enrollment in K-12 certification program in French, German or Spanish or permission of instructor and successful completion of at least one upper-division course in the language of teaching certification required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MLNG 474    Teaching Foreign Language    3 Hours

Develops skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching foreign language in middle and secondary schools. Field experience in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 250 and SPED 330 and SEC 351 and PSY 310

Corequisite(s): SEC 453

Equivalent(s): SEC 474

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

MLNG 480    Topics in Modern Language Cultures and Pedagogy    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Topics in Modern Language cultures and societies, including literature and the arts, social issues, and current events, as well as aspects of language pedagogy. Students enroll in course sections for the language of their major. Note: Enrollment in K-12 certification program in French, German, or Spanish; successful completion of at least two upper-division courses in the teaching language; senior standing or permission of instructor required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None