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 (FLS 201-202). These hours must include FLS 303, 304, 306, 307, 309-310 and 311-312, 316 and at least two courses at the 400 level. Substitutions may be approved by the department. FLS 251-252 may be counted toward a major or minor. Students planning to certify as Spanish teachers at the elementary or secondary level should also take FLS 491, Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages, and FLS 492, Applied Linguistics.

Spanish Minor

A student must complete no fewer than 18 hours beyond the general studies requirement. Within these hours must be included FLS 303, 304, 306, 307, 311 and any one of the following: 309, 310 or 312.

French Major

The course of studies leading to a major in French requires no fewer than 30 hours beyond the general studies requirement (FLF 201-202). These hours must include FLF 311, 312, 331, 341, 342, 447, 446 and three more courses at the 400 level. Substitutions may be approved by the department. FLF 251 and 252 may be counted towards a major or minor. 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 311-312, 331, and 341-342.

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)