Tobias Barske, Chair
Room 488C, Collins Classroom Center
This department is in the College of Letters and Science .
Faculty: T Barske, D Breining, R Craig-Odders, E Gregori Selles, V Klekovkina, T Leek, A Runnion, R Sarma-Traynor, A Toumi.
The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish, and Teaching English as a Second Language.
When you enter UW-Stevens Point as a freshman or transfer student and elect to take courses in French, German, Russian, or Spanish, you are required to take the UW System placement examination. It works out best if you make arrangements with your guidance office to take this exam before your assigned registration day.
After you take the exam you will be placed in the appropriate world language course according to the following rules.
- On the basis of the placement exam the department will grant up to 16 credits for foreign language courses you completed in high school. Then you must complete the course into which you are placed with a grade of B- or better to receive the retroactive credits.
- The department may also grant credit for language proficiency you have gained through nonacademic means. After you take the placement exam you must complete the course into which you are placed with a grade of B- or better to receive credit for prerequisite courses which you have not taken formally.
Please realize that the department will not recommend granting credit for high school work or other language proficiency until AFTER you have completed a world language course on this campus.
There may be other situations where students who demonstrate proficiency in a world language will be placed in the appropriate world language course by the department.
Academic Standards (Teaching) for the Department of World Languages and Literatures
- Student Teaching: The chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures and the director of the Office of Field Experiences approve student teaching programs. You register for FLED 398 (1- 16 credits), FLED 400 (1 credits), and receive an assignment at the grade level for which you are seeking certification.
- Professional Education Program: Requirements for the Professional Education Program are listed in the Education section earlier in this catalog.
Academic Standards (Nonteaching) for the Department of World Languages and Literatures
To graduate with a nonteaching major or minor in the Department of World Languages and Literatures, you must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA in all courses for the major/minor, including transfer courses, regardless of any declaration of academic bankruptcy. See the Grade-related Policies section of this catalog for the course repeat policy.
Courses in world languages are open to all students who meet the prerequisites. If you are not accepted into teacher certification programs, you must have consent from the chair to enroll in teaching methods courses.