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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Modern Languages (B.A.)


A Modern Languages major consists of classes at and above the 200 level taken in the same language, except for Spanish (Spanish courses apply beginning with SPAN 361). Retroactive credit, study abroad credit (approved by the department), and AP credit apply. With the exception of transfer credit or credit by examination that is approved by the department, students who major in modern language must either (a) receive a grade of C or higher in all courses counted toward the major or (b) have a GPA of at least 2.50 in all courses counted toward the major.

Note: Literature courses in translation may not be applied toward the major. Two non-transfer courses are required at the 700 level.

The Department of Modern Languages strives to provide the best possible learning environment for its students, and for this reason we take very seriously the placement of students in courses that match their abilities. Each class in the sequence of our courses is designed so that students advance in reading, listening, writing, speaking, and cultural proficiency. In order to best serve each individual, the Department reserves the right to remove students from the rosters of classes that do not correspond to their proficiency levels. Students who have acquired advanced language skills abroad or at home must consult with Modern Languages staff in order to determine their appropriate entry point in our language sequence. Students who begin their coursework at advanced levels may qualify for retroactive credit in as many as four courses. For details, please see the Department of Modern Languages web page.

In addition to meeting the general requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, a Modern Languages must complete the following requirements:

Bachelor’s degree requirements

French: (33 credit hours)


Required:


  • Thirty-three credit hours of French courses at and above the 200-level.
  • 15 of which must be at the 500-level (including FREN 520 and FREN 521)
    and
  • 9 credit hours at the 700-level.
  • A grade of “C” or better or a minimum 2.5 GPA is required in all French courses counted towards the major.
  • Study abroad accepted, retroactive credit accepted. Minimum of two 700-level courses must be completed on campus.

Program of Study:


Intermediate Lanuages Courses (9 credit hours)


Major Option “with distinction”


The department also offers a major option “with distinction”.

  • Students seeking this option must maintain a 3.5 GPA in all courses taken toward the major while they fulfill the requirements.
  • 6 credit hours, in addition to the regular major: Two additional courses, one of which must be on the 700-level.

German: (32 credit hours)


Required:


  • Thirty-two credit hours of German courses at and above the 200-level.
  • A grade of “C” or better or a minimum 2.5 GPA is required in all German courses counted towards the major.
  • At least three 700-level courses.
  • NOTE: GRMN 503, GRMN 524 and GRMN 525 do not count toward the major.

Major Option “with distinction”


The department also offers a major option “with distinction”.

  • Students seeking this option must:maintain a 3.5 GPA in all courses taken toward the major while they fulfill the requirements.
  • 6 credit hours, in addition to the regular major: Two additional courses, one of which must be on the 700 level.

Spanish: (31 credit hours)


Required:


  • Thirty-one credit hours of Spanish courses at and above the 300-level.
  • A grade of “C” or better or a minimum 2.5 GPA is required in all Spanish courses counted toward the major.
  • At least three 700-level courses.
  • NOTE: SPAN 408 does not count toward the major.

Foundation Courses: (7 credit hours)


More advanced courses may be substituted for foundation courses upon recommendation of the Department.

Bridge Courses: (3 to 6 credit hours at the 400 level or above)


More advanced courses may be substituted for foundation courses upon recommendation of the Department.

Advanced Courses: (A minimum of 9 credit hours at the 600-700 level)


Minimum of ONE class from EACH group

Major option ''with distinction''


The department also offers a major option “with distinction”.

  • Students seeking this option must:maintain a 3.5 GPA in all courses taken toward the major while they fulfill the requirements.
  • 6 credit hours, in addition to the regular major: Two additional courses, one of which must be on the 700 level.

Total credit hours required for graduation: (124)