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    Nov 25, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

World Languages and Cultures B.A., with Applied Linguistics Concentration


World Languages and Cultures B.A.


The Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and Cultures offers students a solid foundation in language and linguistic skills, as well as knowledge of diverse cultures. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to interact and participate in a global environment.

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

For Admission information specific to the College of Arts & Sciences, see the information at College of Arts and Sciences .

State Mandated Common Prerequisites


Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • XXX XXXX * 6-12 credit hours

*Must demonstrate proficiency by testing or completion of a foreign language through the intermediate level.

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that the student take the degree courses at the lower division, although the courses are not required for entry into the program.

NOTE: Native or heritage speakers or other persons with experience in a foreign language may qualify for a higher level language course, or exempt course(s) entirely. Please see the university to ensure proper advising and placement.

Required Courses: (6 credit hours)


Major Core Courses: 2 courses; 6 credit hours


Required Concentrations: (24 credit hours)


Students complete a World Languages and Cultures program of study and at least one concentration in: Applied Linguistics; Chinese Language and Culture; Classics; East Asian Languages and Cultures; French and Francophone Studies; German; Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations; Italian; Russian; Spanish and Latin American Studies; or a combination of two concentrations (dual concentrations), completing 12 credit hours in one chosen concentration and 12 credit hours in the other chosen concentration.

Prior to declaring a dual concentration, students should consult with the World Languages advisors and faculty to determine the best combination of coursework. Some dual concentrations may require additional credit hours to meet the minimum credit hours for the concentration.

The following dual concentrations are not allowed:

  • Chinese Language and Culture + East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Classics + Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations

Applied Linguistics Concentration: 8 courses; 24 credit hours


The Applied Linguistics concentration will help students comprehend a broad range of language-related issues to better understand how language functions both in the lives of individuals and in society. The coursework in this concentration will prepare students for a wide range of career options, including pedagogical preparation for language teaching domestically or internationally, cross-cultural competency for careers in industry, and foundational knowledge in applied linguistics to be successful in graduate work in the field.

Prerequisite/Supporting Courses


The following courses are prerequisite/supporting courses for this concentration. They are required for the concentration but are not counted in the total hours for this major but count toward general/unrestricted electives:

  • Completion of 11-12 credit hours of any foreign language through the intermediate level or demonstrated proficiency by testing.

Concentration Core: 2 courses; 6 credit hours


Concentration Restricted Electives: 6 courses; 18 credit hours


Select six courses from the following list.

Note: Of these six elective courses, one literature or culture course can be substituted (e.g. Russian Literature in Translation, Introduction to Chinese Culture).

Dual Concentration in Applied Linguistics


If taking Applied Linguistics as a dual concentration, these are the requirements.

1. Prerequisite/Supporting Courses


The following courses are prerequisite/supporting courses for this concentration. They are required for the concentration but are not counted in the total hours for this major but count toward general/unrestricted electives:

  • Completion of 11-12 credit hours of any foreign language through the intermediate level or demonstrated proficiency by testing.

2. Concentration Core: 2 courses; 6 credit hours


World Languages and Cultures B.A. - Additional Information


GPA Requirements


Major GPA (All USF courses which are applied to major requirements):  2.0 
General Education GPA (All USF courses which are applied to General Education requirements):   2.0
USF GPA:  2.0
Overall GPA 2.0

Grading Requirements


A C- or better to meet major course requirements unless specified elsewhere. Will vary by area.

Note:  Some USF courses have higher grade criteria to meet prerequisite knowledge necessary for progression into higher level courses.

Residency Requirements


Department and College of Arts & Sciences Major Academic Residency Requirement - 50% of major must be completed at USF.

USF Academic Residency Requirement - 30 of the last 60 hours earned must be from USF.

Research Opportunities


All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914  course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.

Advising Information


USF students schedule advising appointments online through USF Archivum Platform.   Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester to discuss courses planning, degree progression, and career preparation. 

Tampa Campus Website:  https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/students/academic-advising/index.aspx
For questions, email LanguagesAdvise@usf.edu.

St Pete Campus Websitehttps://stpetersburg.usf.edu/academic-advising
For questions, email advising@usfsp.edu

4 Year Plan of Study - World Languages and Cultures B.A.


NOTES:

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 16

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 16

Semester 3 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 6 (Summer)


  • Concentration Course Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 3


Semester 7 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 8 (Spring)


  • Concentration Course Credit(s): 3
  • Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 9 (Summer)


  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


  • Concentration Course Credit(s): 3
  • Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 11 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

2 Year Plan of Study - World Languages and Cultures B.A.


NOTES:

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 2 (Spring)


  • ✳️ FOT 4131 - Understanding World Cultures  Credit(s): 3 
  • Concentration Course Credit(s): 3
  • Concentration Course Credit(s): 3
  • Concentration Course Credit(s): 4
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 16

Semester 3 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


  • Concentration Course Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Concentration Course Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 5 (Spring)


  • Concentration Course Credit(s): 3
  • Concentration Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Concentration Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 1

Total Credit Hours: 16