Second Language Acquisition Concentration

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Years 1-2: Required Coursework (minimum 30 credit hours)

Pedagogical Training (3 credits)

  • Slavic 7801 - College Teaching of Slavic and East European Languages (3)

Introduction to Film/film theory (6 credits)
Choose two courses from the following list:

  • Slavic 6457 - Film Theory, Gender, and National Identity in Slavic Cinema (3)
  • Slavic 7480 - Slavic Film Directors (3; repeatable for credit with change of topic)
  • Other courses as approved by advisor

One class in theory (3 credits):
Choose one course from the following list:

  • Slavic 6500 - Proseminar in East European Literary & Cultural Studies (3)
  • Other courses as approved by advisor

Russian/Slavic Literature and Culture (6 credits)
Choose two courses in Russian or Slavic Literature or Cultural Studies from the following list:

  • Polish 5230 - Polish Literature (3)
  • Russian 5225 - Russian Emigre Literature (3)
  • Russian 5230 - Utopia and Dystopia in Russian Literature (3)
  • Russian 5250 - The Russian Writer (3) (repeatable with change of topic)
  • Russian 5460 - Russian Media
  • Russian 5530.01/.02 - Madness and Power in Russia (3)
  • Russian 5630 - Russian Translation: Theory, Practice, and the Profession (3)
  • Russian 6252 - Issues in 19th-Century Russian Literature (3)
  • Russian 6253 - Issues in 20th- and 21st-Century Russian Literature
  • Russian 6254 - Russian Literary Genres (3)
  • Russian 8550 - Seminar in Russian Literature, Film, or Cultural Studies
  • Slavic 5280 - Slavic & East European Literature (3)
  • Slavic 5450 - Global Human Trafficking: Realities and Representations (3)
  • Other courses outside the department as approved by advisor when courses above are not offered

Russian linguistics (6 credits)
Choose two classes from the following list:

  • EEURLL 5627 - Reading Course in a Balkan or East European Language (3)
  • EEURLL 7628 - Balkan Linguistics (3)
  • Russian 5601 - Structure of Russian 1 (3)
  • Russian 5701 - History of Russian 1 (3)
  • Slavic 6625 - Old Church Slavonic (3)
  • Other courses as approved by advisor

Second Language Acquisition (6 credits)
Choose two classes from the following list:

  • Slavic 8802 - Language and Memory: Psycholinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (3)
  • Slavic 8803 - Language, Culture, and Cognition (3)
  • Other courses as approved by advisor

Proficiency in Second Slavic or East European Language (8 credits)

  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, or Romanian 1101-1102 (S/U option)
  • Czech, Hungarian, Ukrainian, or any other non-Russian Slavic or East European language may be substituted with permission from advisor

One of the following courses may be substituted for 1101 and 1102:

  • Slavic 6625 Old Church Slavonic (3)
  • Slavic 8741 Medieval Slavic Workshop (6)
  • EEURLL 5627 Reading Course in a Balkan or East European Language (3)

Professionalization (6-12 credits)

  • Russian 7150 - Russian Language Maintenance and Professionalization (1-2, repeatable; maximum of 6 credits toward M.A., Ph.D. degrees)
    • 1 credit is required for each term of language teaching           
    • 1 credit is required each term for non-native Russian speakers
  • Russian 8150 - Graduate Student Teaching Apprenticeship (1; limit of one per year; maximum of 3 credits toward M.A. and Ph.D. degrees) (optional) *This course may be taken any term except during exams
  • Slavic 6000 - Slavic Literature, Film, and Cultural Studies Forum (1; repeatable) (required each term; maximum of 3 credits toward M.A. degree)

Research Hours (3 credits) (to be taken in the third semester of study)

  • Slavic 6999 - Master's Research in Slavic (3)

Additional Requirements

  • Russian Proficiency Exam (for non-native Russian speakers)

*The RPE must be passed by the end of the third semester in the program.

Note on First- and Second-Year Course Load

A typical course load during the first two years of the program averages 10-11 credits a semester. Any credits beyond the 30-credit minimum can be applied to the credit hour requirement in years 3-5. First- and second-year students are strongly encouraged to take additional courses, whenever possible, to help speed up progress toward candidacy.

Years 3-5 Required Coursework (minimum 50 credits)

Note: At least 50% of the credits for the SLA concentration must come from DSEELC.

Prerequisites

  • Slavic 7801 Teaching Workshop (3 cr.) (if not taken for the M.A. degree)

2 courses in Cognitive aspects of SLA (6 cr.)

  • Slavic 8801 Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Bilingualism (3 cr.)
  • Slavic 8802 Language and Memory (3 cr.)
  • Slavic 8803 Language, Culture and Cognition (3 cr.)

2 courses in Pedagogical aspects of SLA (6 cr.)

  • French 8302 Acquisition of Lexicon (3 cr.)*
  • French 8302 Acquisition of Grammar (3 cr.)*

(*Both courses are offered regularly under the same number)

  • EDUTL 8610 Second Language Acquisition (3 cr.)
  • EDUTL 7306 Language Socialization (3 cr.)
  • EDUTL 7010 Diverse Approaches to Research on Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
  • EDUTL 7344 Bilingualism and Biliteracy (3 cr.)
  • EDUTL 7645 Issues and Research in Foreign Language Testing and Assessment (3 cr.)
  • German 8600 Acquisition of Pragmatics (3 cr.)

2 courses in Linguistics aspects of SLA (6 cr.)

  • Linguistics 5051 Quantitative Methods (3 cr.) (mandatory)
  • Linguistics 5651 Languages in Contact (3 cr.)
  • Linguistics 8650 Seminar in Contact Linguistics (3 cr.)
  • Slavic 8843 Code-switching (3 cr.)
  • Slavic 8860 Seminar in Second Slavic Language Acquisition (3 cr.; repeatable)

1 course in Language and Psychology (3 cr.)

  • Linguistics 5701 Introduction to Psycholinguistics (3 cr.)
  • Linguistics 8700 Seminar in Psycholinguistics (cross-listed as Psychology 7695) (3 cr.)
  • Linguistics 5703 Eye Tracking in Psycholinguistics (3 cr.)
  • Psychology 5615 Psychology of Language (3 cr.)
  • Psychology 7847 Language Development (3 cr.)

2 courses in Slavic Linguistics (6 cr.)

  • Russian 5601 Structure of Russian (3 cr.)
  • Russian 5701 History of Russian (3 cr.)
  • Other courses as approved by advisor

Post-M.A. Paper (3 cr.)

  • Slavic 8999 Supervised Research (3 cr.)       

Professionalization (6-9 credits)

  • Russian 7150 Russian Language Maintenance and Professionalization
  • (1-2, repeatable; maximum of 6 credits toward M.A., Ph.D. degrees)
  • 1 credit is required for each term of language teaching          
  • 1 credit is required each term for non-native Russian speakers
  • Russian 8150 Graduate Student Teaching Apprenticeship (1; limit of one per year; maximum of 3 credits toward M.A. and Ph.D. degrees) (optional)

            This course may be taken any term except during exams

Required Candidacy Registration (9 credits)

            Slavic 8999 Supervised Research (3 cr. per semester)