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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Modern Foreign Languages


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Majors and Minors

The department offers majors in French and Spanish. Minors are offered in French, Japanese, and Spanish. All discussions and lectures in 400-level courses are in the appropriate language. The department also offers courses in Latin and other languages according to demand.

For a foreign language major, 28 credits are required in courses numbered 211 or higher. For a foreign language major with teacher certification, 30 credits are required in courses numbered 211 or higher.

For a foreign language minor, 18 credits are required in courses numbered 211 or higher. Foreign language minors who are candidates for teacher certification must complete 20 credits in courses numbered 211 or higher.

Placement Examinations

For those students who have had any previous contact with the language they intend to study, placement in first and second-year language courses (111, 112, 211, 212) will be by examination. This examination is for placement purposes only. The department reserves the right to require a student to enroll in a more advanced course if his/her ability proves to be greater than indicated by the examination.

Credit by Examination

Only in exceptional circumstances and only upon recommendation by the department chairperson to the Dean of the College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences will credit by examination be given for 211 or 212. Native speakers or people with near-native fluency will not receive credit for 111, 112, 211, 212, either for class work or by examination. They may apply for credit by examination for language courses numbered 300 and above. Students may take no more than 9 credits by examination.

Programs

    MajorMajor/CertificationMinorMinor/Certification

    Courses

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