College of Arts & Sciences
Curriculum

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers programs of study in French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Students are strongly encouraged to attend our summer study abroad programs: For Italian, at the University of Pisa, in Pisa, Italy; for French, at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France; and for Spanish at the University of Alicante, in Alicante, Spain. Semester and year-long programs can be arranged through the Office of International Programs.

View the College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum requirements »

I.

The sequence of courses for a primary major in French, Italian, or Spanish language is as follows: Credits
  Intermediate I-II (courses numbered 2001-2002)

 6

  Advanced I-II (courses numbered 3001-3002)

 6

  Language, culture, or literature electives above the advanced level: Students may choose from courses in conversation, film, special topics, civilization, business or literature.

30


 Total

 42

   Or  
  The sequence for Heritage learners of Spanish is as follows:  
   Intermediate Spanish for Hispanics (2103-2104)

 6

   Advanced Spanish for Hispanics (3101-3102)

 6

   Language, culture, or literature electives above the advanced level: Students may choose from courses in, film, special topics, civilization, business or literature.

 30

 

  Total

42

II.

 The sequence of courses for a major in Modern Languages, a combination of any two of the following languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish, is as follows:  
 Language A    
  Intermediate I-II (courses numbered 2001-2002)

 6

  Advanced I-II (courses numbered 3001-3002)

 6

  Language, culture, or literature electives above the advanced level: Students may choose from courses in conversation, film, special topics, civilization, business or literature.

 12

  Or  
  The sequence for Heritage learners of Spanish is as follows:  
  Intermediate Spanish for Hispanics (SPAN 2103-2104)

 6

  Advanced Spanish for Hispanics (SPAN 3101-3102)

 6

  Language, culture, or literature electives above the advanced level: Students may choose from courses in film, special topics, civilization, business or literature.

 12

Language B    
  Intermediate I-II (courses numbered 2001-2002)

 6

  Advanced I-II (courses numbered 3001-3002)

 6

  Language, culture, or literature electives above the advanced level: Students may choose from courses in conversation, film, special topics, civilization, business or literature.

 6

  Or  
  The sequence for Heritage learners of Spanish is as follows:  
  Intermediate Spanish for Hispanics (courses numbered 2103-2104)

 6

  Advanced Spanish for Hispanics (courses numbered 3101-3102)

 6

  Language, culture, or literature electives above the advanced level: Students may choose from courses in, film, special topics, civilization, business or literature.

 6

 

 Total

 42

   *It is possible, with special permission of the Department and the Dean, to major in Modern Languages with 24 credits in French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish, and 18 in languages taught in the Department of Asian Studies (Chinese and Japanese), or Classical Studies (Latin and Greek).  
     
Secondary Major: The Department also offers secondary majors in French, Italian, or Spanish. Students in each of the secondary majors are required to complete 36 credits in courses above the elementary level. (The requirements for a secondary major in modern languages are the same as for the primary major, 42 credits in courses above the elementary level).  
  The sequence of courses for a secondary major in French, Italian or Spanish is as follows:  
  Intermediate I-II (courses numbered 2001-2002

 6

  Advanced I-II (courses numbered 3001-3002)

 6

  Language, culture, or literature electives above the advanced level: Students may choose from courses in conversation, film, special topics, civilization, business or literature.

 24

 

 Total

 36

  Or  
  The sequence for Heritage learners of Spanish is as follows:              
  Intermediate Spanish for Hispanics (courses numbered 2401-2402)

 6

  Advanced Spanish for Hispanics (courses numbered 2501-2502)

 6

  Language, culture, or literature electives above the advanced level: Students may choose from courses in, film, special topics, civilization, business or literature.

 24

 

 Total

 36


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