SLA Required Coursework

M.A. Required Coursework (minimum 33 credits)

Pedagogical Training (3 credits)

  • Slavic 7801 Teaching Workshop (3)

1 course in Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)

  • Slavic 8801 Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Bilingualism (3)
  • Slavic 8802 Language and Memory (3)
  • Slavic 8803 Language, Culture and Cognition (3 cr.)
  • Other courses as approved by advisor

1 course in Slavic Linguistics (3 credits)

  •       Russian 5601 Structure of Russian I (3)
  •       Russian 5701 History of Russian (3)
  •       Slavic 6626 Old Church Slavonic (3)
  •       Other courses as approved by advisor

3 courses in Russian Literature and Cultural Studies (9 credits)

  •       Russian 5250 The Russian Writer (3; repeatable for credit with new topic)
  •       Russian 5530 Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture (3)
  •       Russian 6252 Issues in 19th-century Russian Literature (3)
  •       Russian 6253 Issues in 20th-century Russian Literature (3)
  •       Russian 6254 Russian Literary Genres (3; repeatable)
  •       Russian 7356 Gender, Feminism, and Russian Women’s Culture (3)
  •       Russian 8550 Seminar in Russian Literature, Film, and Culture (3; repeatable)
  •       Other courses as approved by advisor

1 course in Film/Film Theory (3 credits)

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

2 Electives (6 credits)

Choose two courses in Russian or Slavic Literature or Cultural Studies. In addition to the courses listed above, the following may be used:

  •       Polish 5230 Polish Literature (3)
  •       Slavic 5280 Slavic and East European Literature (3)
  •       Slavic 5450 Global Human Trafficking: Realities and Representations
  •       Slavic 5570 Austro-Hungarian Grotesque (3)
  •       Slavic 7370 Violence and Alterity in the Balkans (3)
  •       Slavic 7455 Film Adaptations of Slavic Literature (3)
  •       Other courses outside the department as approved by advisor when courses above are not offered

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)

Additional Requirements

  • M.A. Examination
  • Russian Proficiency Exam (for non-native Russian speakers)
  • Note on M.A. Course Load

A typical course load at the M.A. level averages 10-11 credits a semester. Any credits beyond the 33-credit minimum can be applied to the Ph.D. requirement. M.A. students are strongly encouraged to take additional courses, whenever possible, to help speed up progress toward candidacy.

 

Ph.D. Required Coursework (minimum 50 credits)

Note: At least 50% of the credits for the SLA Ph.D. 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)

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