Nov 27, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 QUAN  QUAN ELECT - Quantitative Reasoning Elective   3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3  
 EP FYOC - FYDT  Level I Oral Communication (FYOC) and Level I Digital Technology (FYDT) 3  
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar 4    
 GE PHIL  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy     3
 GE T/RS  T/RS 121 - (P) 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 - (P) 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

1Students 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.

2French 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.

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.