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Language Major Requirements

Department of Modern & Classical Languages

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The Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers coursework 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 coursework 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, view the Class Schedule for the desired semester and language.
All language majors must take 30 (French = 31, Spanish Linguistics =33) semester hours of work beyond 2030 (third semester).


2040 (Second Year French II)
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)
4100 (Survey of French Literature I)
4110 (Survey of French Literature II)

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

4-Year Plan


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

German in-residency requirement: German majors need to take 3 of the following 6 courses to meet the in-residency requirement: GERM 4100, 4110, 4145, 4240, 4230, 4265.
Course Descriptions

4-Year Plan

Spanish:  Culture, Literature, and Cinema Track

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

4-Year Plan

Spanish:  Language/Linguistics Track

2040 (Second Year Spanish II)
3050 (Third Year Spanish I)
3060 (Third Year Spanish II)

4310 (Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics)
4090 (Spanish Phonetics and History of the Language)

Plus 15 hours of Spanish electives above 2030

For electives in the linguistics track:

Highly recommended are: SPAN 3080 (Spanish in the USA) and SPAN 4080 (4th Year Spanish)

It is possible to take one class from the following: SPPA 3160 (Speech and Language Development); ANTH 4775 (Language and Gender), ANTH 4785 (Language and Racism); ANTH 4795 (Language Change).

Course Descriptions

4-Year Plan

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.

Contact Us

Modern & Classical Languages

Hoyt Hall 126

Dept. 3603

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4176

Fax: 307-766-2727


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