Plan of Study

There are nine transcript-designated concentrations approved by the Graduate School:

  • Comparative Literature
  • French and Francophone Language, Literature, and Culture
  • German Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Translation
  • Linguistics (double concentration or joint degree only)*
  • Spanish and Hispanophone Language, Literature, and Culture (double concentration or joint degree only)*
  • Classics (program currently on hiatus)
  • Latin (program currently on hiatus)

Students may also complete an interdisciplinary degree without a transcript-designated concentration, with the approval of the MALLT Coordinating Committee.

*Linguistics and Spanish and Hispanophone Language, Literature, and Culture cannot be stand-alone, single concentrations for MALLT degrees. Students can pursue either field of study as a second concentration, or as a single concentration as part of the joint MLIS/MALLT coordinated degree. Students not interested in double concentrations or joint degrees should apply directly to the Master of Arts in Spanish program or the Department of Linguistics’ graduate program.

 

Standard program with a single concentration: 30 credits minimum

  • 2 core seminars (6 cr)
  • 5-8 courses in your area of concentration (15-24 cr)
  • 0-3 interdisciplinary courses (0-9 cr)

Concentrations in two areas: 36 credits minimum

Students completing a double concentration take two core seminars (6 cr) and five courses in two areas of concentration (10 courses/30 cr). Both concentrations appear on your UWM transcript.

Examples of double concentrations:

  • Two languages (e.g., Spanish and French)
  • A language and Comparative Literature
  • A language and Linguistics
  • A language and Translation (e.g., German & German Translation)

MALLT Core Seminars

The following is a list of MALLT core seminar courses:

  • MALLT 702: Seminar in Literary Forms
  • MALLT 703: Seminar in Language and Communication
  • MALLT 704: Seminar in Cultural Studies, Sample Syllabus (pdf 42kb)
  • MALLT 706: Seminar in Foreign Language Methodology and Pedagogy, Sample Syllabus (pdf 32kb)
  • MALLT 707: Seminar in Methods of Literary Analysis, Sample Syllabus (pdf 66kb)
  • MALLT 708: Pro-seminar in Linguistics, Sample Syllabus (pdf 35kb)
  • MALLT 709: Seminar in Literary and Cultural Translation, Sample Syllabus (pdf 35kb)
  • MALLT 740: Approaches to the Modern I
  • MALLT 741: Approaches to the Modern II, Sample Syllabus (pdf 42kb)
  • COMPLIT 820/TRNSLTN 820: Translation Theory

Teaching Assistants in foreign language courses are required to take MALLT 700: Language Teaching Methods in their first semester. This course provides an introduction to practical issues of language instruction for new teaching assistants and language teachers, and explores some of the theoretical issues related to second- and foreign language learning.

MALLT/MLIS Degree Program

In cooperation with the School of Information Studies, the MALLT program offers the Master of Arts in Language, Literature, and Translation/Master of Library and Information Science (MA/MLIS) coordinated degree program to prepare students for specialized positions in a variety of libraries or as curators of special subject collections. Students enrolled in the coordinated program concurrently pursue MALLT and MLIS degrees, and will be expected to fulfill the degree requirements of both programs.

Nine of the 30 credits normally required for a MALLT degree will be satisfied by courses taken in the School of Information Studies. Courses in related areas must be approved by the MALLT Coordinator. Prerequisite to the award of either degree in this program is the simultaneous award of its counterpart degree. For additional information about the coordinated degree program visit the School of Information Studies program web page. MALLT students in the MALLT/MLIS coordinated degree program may be eligible to apply for MLIS scholarships. Please contact Jessica Hutchings (jhutch@uwm.edu) for further information.

MALLT/MBA Degree Program

In cooperation with the Lubar School of Business, the MALLT program offers the Master of Arts in Language, Literature, and Translation [Translation concentration]/Master of Business Administration coordinated degree program to prepare students to meet the diverse needs of the community, state, region, and nation for outstanding researchers and practitioners in translation, interpreting, and language services in the highly specialized field of Business Administration.

Students enrolled in the coordinated degree program concurrently pursue MALLT and MBA degrees, and will be expected to fulfill the degree requirements of both programs. Nine of the 30 credits normally required for a MALLT degree will be satisfied by courses taken in the Lubar School of Business. Courses in related areas must be approved by the Chair of Translation and Interpreting Studies. Prerequisite to the award of either degree in this program is the simultaneous award of its counterpart degree.

Integrated Degree Programs

Integrated BA French / MA Translation

The Integrated BA French / MA Translation allows high-achieving students with advanced proficiency in French to earn a BA in French and an MA in MALLT, with a concentration in French>English Translation, in only five years. Because the course of study is highly individualized, students must seek advising from their French advisor (with input from the MALLT Coordinator) on the undergraduate portion of the degree; students will then be assigned an advisor from Translation to complete the MA degree requirements. Please email frenchtranslation3-2@uwm.edu for more information.

Integrated BA German / MA Translation

The Integrated BA German / MA Translation allows high-achieving students with advanced proficiency in German to earn a BA in German and an MA in MALLT, with a concentration in German>English Translation, in only five years. Because the course of study is highly individualized, students must seek advising from their German advisor (with input from the MALLT Coordinator) on the undergraduate portion of the degree; students will then be assigned an advisor from Translation to complete the MA degree requirements.

Integrated BA in Global Studies-Communication track / MA Translation

The Integrated BA Global Studies / MA Translation allows high-achieving students with advanced proficiency in Arabic, French, German, Russian, or Spanish to earn a BA in Global Studies and an MA in MALLT, with a concentration in  Translation, in only five years. Because the course of study is highly individualized, students must seek advising from their Global Studies advisor (with input from the MALLT Coordinator) on the undergraduate portion of the degree; students will then be assigned an advisor from Translation to complete the MA degree requirements.

Integrated BA in Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latin@ Studies (LACUSL) / MA Translation

The Integrated BA in Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latin@ Studies (LACUSL) / MA Translation allows high-achieving students with advanced proficiency in Spanish and/or French to earn a BA in LACUSL and an MA in MALLT, with a concentration in French>English, or Spanish<>English Translation, in only five years. Because the course of study is highly individualized, students must seek advising from their LACUSL advisor (with input from the MALLT Coordinator) on the undergraduate portion of the degree; students will then be assigned an advisor from Translation to complete the MA degree requirements. Please email lacusltranslation3-2@uwm.edu for more information.

Why Choose an Integrated Degree Program?

Integrated Degrees build upon a solid foundation of crucial language skills and essential social, literary, political and cultural knowledge, and as a result, they

  • reduce the time and money you need to earn both a BA and an MA degree;
  • combine your academic program of study with a professional degree;
  • make you more marketable in the field of Translation & Interpreting, known for its flexibility, travel opportunities, and its projected 46% increase in job outlook!