PROGRAMS

A degree in a foreign language can open up opportunities that you may have never known existed. There are several careers directly related to foreign language majors, such as teaching, interpreting and translating, however there are even more careers where foreign language skills are extremely useful and sometimes almost even necessary. Do you already have a major? Then double major in languages. A language major can be combined with any other major offering you a competitive advantage in your profession.

Spanish Major 

The course of studies leading to a major in Spanish requires no fewer than 30 hours beyond the general studies requirement (FLF 201). These hours must include FLS 202/252, 303/251, 304, 306, 307, 308, two additional elective courses at the 300 level, 446 and one additional elective course at the 400 level. Substitutions may be approved by the department. For honors students FLS 251 replaces FLS 303. Students planning to certify as Spanish teachers at the elementary or secondary level should also take FLS 492:  Applied Linguistics and FLF 491:  Methods of Teaching Modern Foreign Languages.

Spanish Minor

To minor in Spanish, a student must complete no fewer than 18 hours in Spanish beyond the general studies requirement. Within these hours must be included FLS 202/252, 303/251, 304, 306, 307, and 308.

French Major

The course of studies leading to a major in French requires no fewer than 30 hours beyond the general studies requirement (FLF 201). These hours must include FLF Intermediate 202/252, 303/251, 304, 306, 307, 308, two additional elective courses at the 300 level, one Afro-French Literature (432,433,434), and one additional elective course at the 400 level. Substitutions may be approved by the department. For honors students FLF 251 replaces FLF 303. Students planning to certify as French teachers at the elementary or secondary level should also take FLF 492:  Applied Linguistics and FLF 491:  Methods of Teaching Modern Foreign Languages.

French Minor

A student must complete no fewer than 18 hours in French beyond the general studies requirement. Within these hours must be included FLF 202/252, 303/251, 304, 306, 307, and 308.

Asian Studies Minor

The program offers a teaching format that is designed to develop a student's competence in the language, history, culture, and politics of a particular cultural region, or minority in the United Sates. In summary, this minor offers an interdisciplinary study of language, historical and contemporary experiences of Asian-ancestry groups in local, national, and global contexts.

To minor, a student must complete no fewer than 18 hours:

  • 3 Courses in Chinese/Japanese (200/300) (civilization/linguistics/literature/film/business)
  • 1 Course in another language: Chinese/Japanese (100 or 200)
  • 2 Courses in History (Asian content) or Asian content course in another department European Studies minor

Latin American Studies Minor

The program offers a teaching format that is designed to develop a student's competence in the language, history, culture, and politics of a particular cultural region, or minority in the United States. In summary, this minor offers an interdisciplinary study of language, historical and contemporary experiences of Latino-ancestry groups in local, national, and global contexts.

To minor, a student must complete no fewer than 18 hours:

  • 3 Spanish courses in Latin American Content (Spanish/Portuguese/French) (civilization/linguistics/literature/film/business)
  • 1 Course in another language: Portuguese/Spanish/French (100 or 200)
  • 2 Courses in History (Latin American content)

European Studies Minor

The program offers a teaching format that is designed to develop a student's competence in the language, history, culture, and politics of a particular cultural region (European Union) and their relationship with the United Sates. In summary, this minor offers an interdisciplinary study of language, historical and contemporary experiences of European groups in local, national, and global contexts.

To minor, a student must complete no fewer than 18 hours:

  • 3 Courses in European Content (French/German) (civilization/linguistics/literature/film/business)
  • 1 Course in another language: German/French (100 or 200)
  • 2 Courses in History (European content)