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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate 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. The department also offers courses in 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 300 or higher.

For a foreign language minor, 18-20 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 300 or higher.

Placement Examinations

For students who have had any previous contact with the language they intend to study, placement in language courses 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.

Students who have earned the Michigan Seal of Biliteracy, or another state’s Seal of Biliteracy that demonstrates language proficiency at the Intermediate High level or above, will be placed in courses numbered 300 or above.

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

      FrenchGermanJapaneseLatinModern Foreign LanguagesSpanish

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