The foreign language requirement of the General Education curriculum at Morehouse College may be satisfied by taking two semesters (6 hours) of a foreign language at the 201-202 intermediate level (or 251 and 252 for the Honors Program). This entire sequence must be completed in the same language. Courses taken at the 101-102 elementary level may be taken for elective credit only.
Before arrival on campus, all incoming students (including beginners, transfer students and native speakers) who want to take French, German or Spanish to complete the Morehouse general education requirement in language must complete the WebCAPE online placement exam. Students should take the exam as soon as possible to expedite the completion of their schedule. (For students interested in Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and Latin, see instructions below.)
The exam should be taken in a quiet place with no external aids (i.e., electronic devices, books, notes, other students, etc.). Students are expected to adhere to basic standards of honesty and academic integrity when taking the exam. At the beginning of the semester, your instructor will verify your level of competency and you might be asked to take the exam again and the student will be reassigned accordingly. (Modern Foreign Language Department reserves the right to require students to retake the placement examination to ensure proper placement.)
You CANNOT use this exam to place out of the Morehouse language requirement. Only verified AP, International Baccalaureate, OPI and CLEP scores, or transferrable credit and native-speaking ability, will be reviewed for credit. Even if credit is granted, the Department of Modern Foreign Languages strongly encourages students to continue taking upper-level language courses to maintain and improve their fluency.
A word of advice: Considering the essential role of a second language for graduate schools and careers, the Department of Modern Foreign Languages strongly encourages students who already speak a second language well to continue taking upper-level language courses to maintain and improve their fluency.
To re-access exam results, log back on, fill in the top part of the survey as you did when you took the exam, and click the resume button. (This process also works if the exam is interrupted—as long as you have answered at least one question.)
If you are interested in taking Chinese, contact the Director of Chinese Studies, Dr. Ruihua Shen. The Director will evaluate your Chinese level and determine what course level you will need to register into.
For other foreign languages offered at the Atlanta University Center (Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College) such as Japanese and Latin, you will contact the department that teaches the language you would like to take. The language instructor will determine your appropriate course level. At the beginning of each semester, you must get the appropriate instructor’s signature to cross-register into the course. Once your level has been determined, you need to contact Dr. Michael Dillon, Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, and copy to your Divisional Advisors.
Dr. Natasha Crosby
Division of Science and Mathematics
Nabrit-Mapp-McBay, Room 108
Ms. Jacquelynn Davis
Division of Business and Economics
Leadership Center, Room 320
Mr. Onoriode Evwaraye
Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
Wheeler Hall, Room 109
For off-campus approval, complete the designated form (read the guidelines) and send as a pdf file using your Morehouse email account only. CC to your major department Chair, MFL Chair and advisor. Evaluation of the request will take approximately 3-4 days.