Dec 10, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

World Language and Cultures Majors, BA


Majors are available in French and Francophone Studies, German Cultural Studies*, Hispanic Studies, and Italian.


For more information about the World Languages and Cultures department, visit its website


World Languages and Cultures Curriculum


  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

                                
MAJOR (GE) HUMN) LANG 211–212 or 311–312 - Intermediate or Conversation/Composition 3 3
COGNATE Second language or relevant electives3 3 3
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
GE QUANT QUAN ELECT - Quantitative Reasoning Elective   3
GE C/IL C/IL 102/102L - (FYDT) Computing and Information Literacy  5 3  
GE SPCH COMM 100 - (FYOC) Public Speaking  5 3  
GE FSEM First Year Seminar 4    
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy     3
GE T/RS T/RS 121 - Theology I: Introduction to the Bible     3
    15 15

Second Year

   
MAJOR LANG 311–312 - Adv. Conversation/ Comp1 3 3
COGNATE Second language or relevant electives3 3 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
GE NSCI NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electives 3 3
GE PHlL–T/RS PHIL 210 - Ethics  – T/RS 122 - Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
    15 15

Third Year

   
MAJOR LANG ELECT - Advanced Lang. Electives2 6 6
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 3 6
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL ELECT - Philosophy or T/RS ELECT - T/RS Elective 3  
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electives 3 3
    15 15

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR LANG ELECT - Advanced Lang. Electives 6 6
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 3 3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives 6 6
    15 15
 

Total: 120 Credits

1 Students who begin language at the Advanced (311) level will take 6 fewer credits in the major and 6 more credits in the cognate or free elective area in either the junior or senior year. In their second year, they will choose advanced language electives.

2 French majors are required to take FREN 320 .  Spanish majors will take SPAN 320  and SPAN 321  and three of the following four courses: SPAN 313 , SPAN 314 , SPAN 330 , or SPAN 331 .

3Recommended GE electives include a second language or history, political science, art history or other courses relevant to world area(s) of interest, such as HIST 125 /126  and PS 219 /323  for Latin America, HIST 132 -133 , PS 213  and ARTH 211  for Africa.  Consult with your adviser.

4The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

5An approved 3-credit EP Foundation Course may be substituted for COMM 100  and C/IL 102/102L .

Modern Languages


  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French and Francophone Cultural Studies
  • German Cultural Studies*
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian

*Important Note: Applications are not currently being accepted for this major.