Functional Units and Degree Programs | Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Functional Units and Degree Programs

The Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies offers a wide range of degree programs and degree program specializations:

1.             BA in American Sign Language;

2.             BA in Classics, BA in Latin, MA in Latin;

3.             BA in French, MA in French;

4.             BA in German, MA in German, BA in Russian;

5.             BA in Spanish, MA in Spanish;

6.             Teacher licensure in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Russian and Spanish;

7.             MA in French, German, Russian and Spanish with Pedagogy specialization;

8.             BS in French, German, Russian, and Spanish Translation;

9.             MA in Translation and PhD in Translation Studies.

For purposes of governance:

1. The BA in Classics, BA in Latin, MA in Latin, BA in French, MA in French, BA in German, MA in German, BA in Russian, BA in Spanish, and MA in Spanish degree programs will comprise the Literature/Culture/Language functional unit. This functional unit is further divided into four sub-units: Classics/Latin, French, German/Russian, and Spanish.

2. The BA in American Sign Language and teacher licensure programs in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Russian and Spanish as well as the MA in French, German, Russian and Spanish with Pedagogy specializations will comprise the Pedagogy functional unit;

3. The BS programs in French, German, Russian, and Spanish Translation and the graduate programs in Translation will comprise the Translation functional unit.

Each of these functional units is responsible for the development and maintenance of its major and minor program(s), including responsibility for advising. Programmatic revisions in one unit that involve or impact other units must include appropriate consultation, discussion and communication.

Each functional unit has the right to develop an internal structure (for instance, language sub-units) to best serve its governance needs and to ensure equitable representation of disciplinary units on the FAC and other committees.