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Language Major Requirements|Department of Modern & Classical Languages

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Language Major Requirements                                                          (Lake Argentina, Patagonia)

Undergraduate Language Major

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers work leading to a bachelor's degree with majors in French, German, Russian and Spanish, or concentrations for the bachelor's degree in humanities and fine arts. It also offers course work in Chinese, Classical Civilizations, Greek Latin, Japanese and Literature in Translation. Those considering majoring in a language should seek help from their advisers to work out a coordinated study program.  For course offerings during a specific semester, please click under the Class Schedule for the desired semester, then "Course Offerings", then "A&S", and then the desired Language.

All language majors must take 30 (French = 31, Spanish Linguistics =33) semester hours of work beyond 2030 (third semester).


2040 (Beginning Conversation)
2130 (Contemporary French Culture) or 3110 (Contemporary French Civilization)
2140 (Introduction to Reading)
3005 (French Phonetics)
3050 (Third Year French I)
3060 (Third Year French II)
4080 (Studies in French Language -- 3 hours)
4100 and 4110 (Survey of Literature, two semesters)

Plus 6 hours of electives in French at the 4000-level
Course Descriptions


2040 (Beginning Conversation)
2140 (Introduction to Literature)
3050 (Intermediate Composition and Conversation)
4100 and 4110 (Survey of Literature, 2 semesters)

Plus 15 hours of German electives above 2030
Course Descriptions


2040 (Beginning Conversation)
2140 (Introduction to Literature)
3050 (Third Year Russian I)
3060 (Third Year Russian II)
4070 (Fourth Year Russian I)
4080 (Fourth Year Russian II)

Plus 12 hours of electives in Russian at the 3000-level or above
Course Descriptions


2040 (Second Year Spanish II)
2140 (Introduction to Literature)
3050 (Third Year Spanish I)
3100 (Survey of Spanish Literature)
3120 (Survey of Spanish American Literature)

Plus 15 hours of Spanish electives above 2030
Course Descriptions

Spanish: Language/Linguistics Track

2040 (Second Year Spanish II)
2140 (Introduction to Literature)
3050 (Third Year Spanish I)
3060 (Third Year Spanish II)
4070 (Fourth Year Spanish I)
4080 (Fourth Year Spanish II)
4090 (Spanish Phonetics and History of the Language)
ANTH 4750 (Introduction to Linguistics)
Strongly recommended in addition are: Spanish 3100, 3120 (Literature Survey Courses), ANTH 2200 (World Ethnography)

Plus electives for a minimum of 33 credit hours.
Course Descriptions

Humanities/Fine Arts Majors

Students in the Humanities/Fine Arts major wishing to complete a language component should take classes 2040, 2140 and 3050 in the given language. The department strongly recommends an additional area of concentration, such as a second foreign language, English, fine arts, philosophy, history, a social science or a science.

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