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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Modern Languages (B.A.)


A major consists of classes above the 100 level taken in the same language, except for Spanish. (Spanish courses apply beginning with SPAN 361.) 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 correspondto 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 website

Bachelor’s degree requirements

French: (32 credit hours)


Required:


  • At least three 700-level literature courses

German: (32 credit hours)


Spanish: (31 credit hours)


  • Courses begin with SPAN 361.

Note:


Does not count toward the major.

Hispanic studies option


300 to 500 level requirements


  • SPAN 400 or higher elective Credits: (6)

One literature course required, choose from the following:


At least three 700-level courses, including


Category 1: Civilization and culture


Category 2: Language or culture (SPAN 772 or 773 or other language/culture course)


  • Elective Credits: (3)

Category 3: Electives


  • Elective Credits: (3)

Total (31 credit hours)


Study abroad is strongly recommended

Hispanic literature option


300 to 500 level requirements


  • SPAN 400 or higher elective Credits: (6)

One civilization course required, choose from the following:


At least three 700-level courses, including


Category 1


  • Spanish Literature Credits: (3)

Category 2


  • Spanish American Literature Credits: (3)

Category 3


  • Elective Credits: (3)

Total (31 credit hours)


Study abroad is strongly recommended

Major option ‘‘with distinction’’


(3.5 GPA in all courses taken toward the major)

French: (38 credit hours)


Required, in addition to the regular major:

  • Two additional courses, one of which must be at the 700 level.

German: (38 credit hours)


Required, in addition to the regular major:

  • Two additional courses, one of which must be at the 700 level.

Spanish: (37 credit hours)


Required, in addition to the regular major:

Hispanic Studies option:

  • One additional literature course and one additional 700-level course

Hispanic Literature option: